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Trek Elance 400D Townie

Frame:
1983 Trek Elance 400d

Fork/Headset:
Stock Trek

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Daytona 172.5mm Campagnolo Veloce 111mm bb

Pedals:
MKS Sylvan, All-City Cages, Cadence Double Straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
39t Campy chainring, 6-speed freewheel cassette, 30 year old chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Deore rear derailleur, one Deore downtube shifter

Handlebars/Stem:
No-name risers, 140mm Salsa with World Champ decals

Saddle/Seatpost:
Titanium Rolls, Kalloy

Brakes:
Front Sora, Rear Deore

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Specialized hub, Mavic MA40, Maxxis

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Malliard hub, Mavic MA40, Maxxis

Accessories:
Ourys, some day a basket or front rack

More Info:
<3 this bike

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Gears!

Current Stage Info:

Grocery getter as of now, once I get a Chorus groupset for the Bianchi, I'll move the 105 to this bike, build up some 650b wheels, get a front and rear rack and panniers, and make this my touring bike!

Added by SillyGooseCookie. Last updated over 2 years ago.

Latest 25 Comments

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Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

wow, great bike!
144BCD of cranks eh?

Posted over 1 year ago

willemdoom1

willemdoom1 says:

Nice bike dude. But can i ask where you guys find the salsa stems with the worldchampionchip decals or the angeld down ones. Thanks

Posted over 1 year ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

swap meets! I have like 5 salsa stems now and I've paid like $5-$15 for each.

Posted over 1 year ago

willemdoom1

willemdoom1 says:

wow lucky dude you are, i think im gonna have a hard time finding them where i live.

Posted over 1 year ago

StevenPreusser

StevenPreusser says:

Looks great! It's good to see something different.

Posted almost 2 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Thanks! I'm rebuilding it with mustache bars and an 8-speed 105 group now. All I need is a new chain, and then eventually fenders and racks, and then it's done!

Posted almost 2 years ago

veggie

veggie says:

Your mom is a giant

Posted over 2 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

lol yep. I really should update this bike, the only thing that hasn't changed are the pedals and tires.

Posted over 2 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

Love this build man.. It looks super fun :D

Posted almost 3 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

thanks! It sure is fun! cruiser bars are the best :D

Posted almost 3 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

I want some cruiser bars now lol.. but i need to get myself a steel frame first lol..

Posted almost 3 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

you could totally put cruiser bars on your Bianchi! I just checked with my caliper and the Wald 867's have a 25.4 clamp. and there are 25.4 threadless stems out there, Velo Orange makes a really nice polished one http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/...

Posted almost 3 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

I would like to build something with just chrome parts and use that stem it looks sweet.

Posted almost 3 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

that'd be really cool, throw some high-polish H+Sons on there. TB14's would look nice

Posted almost 3 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

I was thinking of doing that to a mercier or a bianchi pista, but I need cash 1st lol.. after the holidays i should be able to save up.

Posted almost 3 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

I'd say go for chrome parts on your Concept! change it up a bit, throw some cruiser bars on too! :D

Posted almost 3 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

not a bad idea lol... But I just want to start a new project and swap my SRAM Omniums onto a new build since I do want to use chrome parts.

Posted almost 3 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NJS-KEIRIN-Giro... it looks like it needs some work, but this is pretty cool, and I think it's in your size

Posted almost 3 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

if you got it stripped and repainted, then it would make a very nice steel track frame, and it's NJS-stamped!

Posted almost 3 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

Thats exactly what I have in mind something like those beautiful NJS frames. Its actually not to expensive compared to other NJS frames on ebay that go for way more.

Posted almost 3 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

and then there's also this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-NOS-53c... sure is expensive, but it's also really goddamn cool

Posted almost 3 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

now that is FANTASTIC!!! its perfect i even like that red.. I can picture it built up with chrome parts.

Posted almost 3 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

I was thinking of trading my front HED3 for this guys njs frame.. what do you think? http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/276...

Posted almost 3 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

I think you should do it! that frame is sweet!

Posted almost 3 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

it has one small dent tho, but I like the frame

Posted almost 3 years ago

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