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Trek Elance 400D

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Trek Elance 400d, 63cm, 1983

Risers, 140mm Salsa

Trek, Tange

Specialized hub laced to Mavic MA40, Maxxis tires

Malliard hub laced to Mavic MA40, Maxxis tires

Campagnolo Daytona, Campagnolo

Original Titanium Rolls, Kalloy

MKS Sylvans, All-City Cages, Cadence Double Straps

Left side Deore downtube shifter, Deore rear derailleur

Shimano Sora front, Shimano Deore rear, MTB brake levers

39t Campagnolo chainring,

My very first bike project. It was originally a touring bike used by my mom, then it became my fixed gear conversion, then it was rebuilt (still as a conversion) with different parts, then it became a 1x6 with risers! When I get the Chorus gruppo for the Bianchi, I'll move the 105 over to this bike. I also plan on building up a 650b wheelset and getting chrome hammered fenders. It's really fun to ride as it sits now, so the new parts won't happen for a while.

People who friended this bike socal3rensho, campystamp, juicemankilla, Beckets, Captain p, Giannangeli, vqstaphbeard, cg3288, quixoticle, gunther, per.k, j-RAD

So sick, I really want one

So sick, I really want one of these.
The left DT shifter/rear derailleur trick is boss as fuck.

I'm considering building it

I'm considering building it back up like this. It was so much fun to ride. It does look nice in touring mode, but this was a lot more usable and helluva lot simpler. I have to run the left/rear setup w/ dt shifters because the rightside mount is slightly damaged so I can't fit a dt shifter there.


The touring/mustache bar setup is so bad ass, but if it gets ridden this way more why not change it back.

Nice bike!

Nice bike!




You say your mom used this as a touring bike? She must be some kind of giant amazon woman.

Haha yep, she's 6'1", but

Haha yep, she's 6'1", but with an inseam not too much shorter than mine.

same wavelength

I have an '83 TREK 560 at paint right now, full reynolds 531 and silver brazed, not the lightest or stiffest, but great predictable compliant all day ride!
Do you have some sort of keeper instead of the front deraileur?

I was thinking about just

I was thinking about just running the front derailleur as a chain keeper, but I decided that it's not really necessary as I spend almost all of my time in smallest cog (straight chainline means the chain isn't going to fall off if I hit a bump). I haven't had it fall off, but if it does then I'll probably throw the front derailleur on.

you finally uploaded

you finally uploaded it.

looks awesome.

Thanks, and yeah, I finally

Thanks, and yeah, I finally got around to resizing the pictures so I could upload it.


Cool setup, so practical.

Thanks, it makes the perfect

Thanks, it makes the perfect commuter/grocery getter!

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