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 Post subject: 1991 Trek 1200 and 1400
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:48 am 
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hi... here are my Trek road bikes... both nearly NOS from the first owner.. just cleaned and new oil...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:46 pm 
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great quality photo's . i guess a couple never found the time to use them much in the early 90's.nice level t/tubes . out of interest how much do they weigh.?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:04 pm 
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What sizes are they and what length are those stems? Sorry for asking a lot of questions but what height are you etc.

Just trying understand as I'm 5.10/11 and ride a 56cm 1994 Trek 2200 (post here somewhere) and upgraded the stem length to 110mm.

Thank you in advance.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:46 pm 
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Hi matt,and greetings to that great cycling county,i shall never forget those beautiful coastal rides torquay/dawlish.
stem length is sometimes trial and error, the shorter the safer, as too long can give you back ache which may
not happen till after the ride,sometimes a long ride say 50m or more can reveal all sorts of things like that saddle
not being quite as comfy as at 25m. ideally a racing cyclist wants to get low and stretched forward but even this may take time as sinews grow and adapt.Cipolini put his stem as low as poss and got the longest stem he could get.[myself doing the same=absolute disaster] bitd i had a bioracer fit every dimension poss is given,
A good cycling shop or builder will do the same and watch you on a rig, then if you want to get more stretched
and lower with time i would do it very gradually :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:20 pm 
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i think I just need to ride more as everything seems comfy as you say but a good few miles in my back does ache. I think I just need to tone up all round lol. I'm used to riding mountain bike so this road malarkey is all new.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:27 pm 
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When I saw this posting I wanted to add a picture of my 1992-ish Trek 1000 to help make up the range:
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I've had this since new, bought in a sale. It's probably a little too big for me. I got more into mountain biking after buying it and didn't use it much, but have got back more into road bikes recently.

The bike is fairly original. The saddle is a Specialized. I've got the original one. I replaced the pedals with A530? SPD, have changed the bar tape and the skewers as the originals were a bit lardy and were starting to tarnish. I removed the plastic spoke protector from the rear wheel. The front tyre might be original, as are the Sun Tour bi-pace gears.

I love the looks of the bike but do find the ride a little harsh.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:22 pm 
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I like old Treks. Unfortunately my 92 2300 has modern stuff on it.

Looking untidy and not clean with light on.
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still like the owner above I really like riding it. It is comfortable over 100 miles as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:04 pm 
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augh you finally got to send a pic of it then! grammo stem? :o ? is this the 17lb build you have mentioned before.
thewheels look interesting,[weight inc hubs?look really fast] youve put a pump under the top tube :D
is there a titanium b bracket hiding there ?
this thread isnt so mediocre all of a sudden . i have a centaur group/khamsin wheels a 1 mile circuit outside my front door, a fast country road that will take me the 30 or so miles to my girlfriend in southampton.
i just need one of these frame sets ! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:50 am 
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With the new wheels the weight has gone up a bit it is now 17.6lbs (with pump, pedals, bottle cages, and saddle bag but no lights). The wheels are 25mm wide 50mm deep and my 23mm tyres come up at 26mm giving a tubular feeling. Weight for these clinchers is 1650g not too bad for the hubs I have used (Miche Primato) and the 500g rims. The chainset is DA 7000 and the BB is external 6700. I don't leave the house without a frame fit pump! Grammo stems rock this one in 130mm length is only 190g!

One day I will take proper pics of my bike and do a thread.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:34 pm 
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i like your idea of the pump, a complete back turn to co2 cartridges! l
i wanted to build a retro level top tube carbon and thought giant cadex then i got more ambitious £ and thought
colnago c40 for a while then tvt or alan.then i got less ambitious £ and wanted a trek 2300 or a specialised epic.so its always good to here readers opinions on weight and handling. thanks
[and nice ones on the d/tube shifters]


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