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Tighty Whitey 1x8

I wanted a geared bike with upright bars because I wasn't sure about putting a baby seat on a brakeless fixed gear bike. Turns out my wife's hardtail mtb is way better suited for the baby seat so now I have an awesome geared daily driver (and somewhat period correct) and my knees love me again.

Frame:
1992 Trek 400 (lugged True Temper RC2)

Fork/Headset:
Stock Cr-Mo fork / Shimano 105 headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 600 tricolor / UN55

Pedals:
MKS GR-9

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano 8-spd 13-26, 42t up front

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano 600

Handlebars/Stem:
Velo Orange Porteur / Shimano 600

Saddle/Seatpost:
Concor Light / Shimano 600

Brakes:
Shimano 600 dual-pivot / VO City levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open SUP CD / Campy Chorus / Pasela TG 28mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open SUP CD / Shimano 600 / Pasela TG 32mm

More Info:
Originally built as a beater lockup bike but honestly, after building this from the frame up i'd be devastated if this got stolen.

Added by preplove. Last updated about 5 years ago.

As of about 5 years ago, preplove has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

15 Comments

pedwa41

pedwa41 says:

Hi, I was wondering what specific chainring you're using as I have a 600 tricolour bike that I was going to convert to 1x8.

Posted over 3 years ago

preplove

preplove says:

Hi! I haven't had this bike for a while, but I used the 42t ring that came with the crankset (it was originally 42/50). I ended up removing 1 link on the 8-speed chain to tighten up the slight slack.

Posted over 3 years ago

sheepdog84

sheepdog84 says:

would ride. so much.

Posted almost 7 years ago

preplove

preplove says:

Thanks! I'm really diggin' your street-sensible Vig.

Posted almost 7 years ago

smoovebert

smoovebert says:

those bars don't look all that upright to me

Posted over 7 years ago

smoovebert

smoovebert says:

:)

Posted over 7 years ago

smoovebert

smoovebert says:

OMG I LOVE YOUR BIEK THOUGH

Posted over 7 years ago

preplove

preplove says:

Come get your Haro before I post it up here.
;)

Posted over 7 years ago

DomeShot503

DomeShot503 says:

nice roadie. done with class..

Posted over 7 years ago

preplove

preplove says:

Thanks! That's how i try to do everything ;)

Posted over 7 years ago

Eastsider

Eastsider says:

I agree. Great style. But be careful, it will be grabbed by the BIG HAND :)

Posted about 7 years ago

MincedFeet

MincedFeet says:

Total badass bike

Posted over 7 years ago

preplove

preplove says:

Thank you! Commuting just got a lot more fun.

Posted over 7 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

LOL at thr knees comment. But does she mind being the kid taxi? Very nice build. These Treks are a secret jewel hiding behind the CF wonders.

Posted over 7 years ago

preplove

preplove says:

Thanks! Actually she's only 2 inches shorter than I so we can just switch bikes after some minor adjustments if we want to.

Posted over 7 years ago