follow up to Single Speed
#111 is my very own 1985 Trek 400. Shown below are before and
after photos showing the reconfigured and improved version of the
bike was another cheap eBay find. This time it was a pre-converted
fixed Trek which wasnât executed very well. I saw an opportunity
to do right by it and make it better.
"original" parts weren't very good and needed to be replaced.
The frame was in much need of a repaint. After parting it out and
flipping the unused parts back on eBay, I wound up with a frame
and wheelset that cost nothing. The upside was that I was able to
upgrade to threadless parts in the process while remaking the bike
into this current, lighter incarnation.
is a list of the part list. I've noted what was saved from the original
bike and what is now new to this revived single speed.
- Trek 400 (original)
- PZ Racing (new)
Headset - Ritchey Logic (new)
- KORE, 120mm (new)
Handlebar - KORE, 44cm (new)
Handlebar tape - Profile cork (new)
Brakes - Tektro (new)
Brake levers - Tektro (new)
Crank - Bontrager, 50t (new)
Bottom bracket - TruVativ (new)
Chain - KMC (new)
Freewheel - Shimano DX, 18t (new)
Hubs - Maillard (original)
Rims - Sun Mistral (original)
Spokes - DT (original)
Tires - Panaracer Elite (new)
Pedals - MKS (new)
clips - Christophe, XL (new)
Toe straps - Lapize, white (new)
Seatpost - Control Tech (new)
Seat - Sella San Marco Rolls (new)
really like the way it's set up now. It is a bit racier and definitely
higher end with a modern twist.