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Trek 1420 - Ole Blue

My first full build. Frame was gifted to me from a family member who bought it new in the early 90s. I stripped it down and began acquiring parts on craigslist and ebay. I've been wanting to get into longer rides than my 1.5 mile commute and needed a bike to do it on. This whole build was a matter of trial and (many) errors, coupled with hours of googling and learning along the way. Proud of the end result!

1991ish? Trek 1420 - 54cm, Easton E9 Aluminum


Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano RS500 - 172.5mm/Ultegra BB

Shimano PD-540

11-26, 50-34, KMC Missing Link 10 speed chain

Shimano 105-5700

3T Ergonova, No-name 90mm Carbon Stem

Prologo Kappa, No-name Carbon

Tektro, Jagwire Cables

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Aeromax, Vuelta hub

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Aeromax, Vuelta hub

More Info:
21 lbs - fully loaded Let me know if you can pinpoint a date for this frame!

Added by PuddyCranks. Last updated about 7 years ago.



jjputz says:

LOVE your bike. Using it as my "template" for the 1420 I just purchased. Question ... if you would not mind. What was the model number of the Origin8 headset and the No-name Caron stem that you used?

Posted about 7 years ago


PuddyCranks says:

Thanks so much! Happy to help.

The Origin 8 headset was from amazon:

There's just enough threads on the steerer tube to get it on so it won't slip off. I had my LBS install it for me. You will need to do a 1inch to 1-1/8 quill stem adapter to be able to use the carbon stem.

That I purchased from AliExpress (hence the Noname Chinese carbon - worked great so far):


Let me know if I can help with anything else!

Posted about 7 years ago