Trek 1400 Project Bike

GENERAL BIKE INFO

  • BIKE MODEL: 1996 Trek 1400
  • SIZE: 54cm

FRAMESET

  • FRAME: Easton Program aluminum, bonded
  • FORK: System 2 Road epoxy bonded aluminum
  • HEADSET: Tange Seiki Passage (22.2/30.2/26.4, stack height 30.9)

CONTROLS

  • HANDLEBARS: System 2 (clamp diameter 25.4mm)
  • STEM: System 2
  • SHIFTERS: Shimano RSX STI Dual Control
  • BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano RSX
  • GRIPS: White cork tape

BRAKES

  • Shimano RSX

DRIVETRAIN

  • CRANKSET: Shimano RSX (46/36, 94mm bolt circle)
  • PEDALS: System 2 Road with clips and straps
  • DERAILLER: Shimano RX100 (Clamp size 34.9mm, 1 3/8)
  • DERAILLER: Shimano RSX SS
  • CASSETTE: Shimano HG50 (Compact HyperGlide 7sp cassette, 11-24, R dropout width 127.5mm)
  • CHAIN: Shimano HG50
  • BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-LP26 (Width 68mm, Length 110mm)

WHEELSET

  • HUBS: Shimano RSX
  • RIMS: Matrix Aurora WM, anodized (32 hole)
  • TIRES: Continental Super Sport Ultra (700×23, max 700×28)
  • TUBES: Presta valve
  • SPOKES: Marwi USA stainless

SEAT

  • SADDLE: Vetta TT Traverse, Manganese rails
  • SEATPOST: System 1 (diameter 27.2mm)
  • SEAT BINDER: System Road, 5mm allen, M6X25

WEIGHT

  • 21.9 lbs (9.96 kg)

COLOR

  • Ice Fire with white decals

GEOMETRY AND FIT

  • HEAD ANGLE: 73.5
  • SEAT ANGLE: 73.5
  • EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE: 550
  • CHAINSTAY LENGTH: 415
  • BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT: 267
  • OFFSET: 43
  • WHEELBASE: 984
  • TRAIL: 55
  • STANDOVER HEIGHT: 792
  • STEM: 100
  • REACH: 650
  • HANDLEBAR WIDTH: 420
  • CRANKARM LENGTH: 170
  • SEATPOST LENGTH: 250
  • HEADTUBE LENGTH: 121
  • STEERER CUT LENGTH: 164

PROGRESS

2018-09-02 – Found this bike on LetGo a few weeks prior, listed for $175. Finally made an offer of $100, seller offered to go down to $125. Clara and I met the seller and looked the bike over. Seemed to be in good physical shape, wheels fairly true, a few scratches and such. Shifters were non functional, but everything else looked good…as well as all original with the saddle being the exception. Seller is fairly confident that shifter cables are the culprit. This will be a months long project to bring it to an acceptable condition. Hopefully, will have it ready to roll by March of 2019, as I intend to use it for bike tours, training and fitness.

2018-09-03 – Performed a better inspection today. After some research online, found that the problem with the shifters may very well just be dirty internals and lack of lubrication. Working the action some proved this to be the cause of the shifting problems. Will be removing the shifters and cleaning to remedy the problem. Removed the bar tape and the shifters for cleaning. If this doesn’t work, found a company online that sells a set of brake and shifter levers that would make a good replacement. The Microshift SB-R472 units seem to be a great option. But, I may just convert to downtube shifters and standard brake levers.