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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 about 10 years ago.

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Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

wow, great bike!
144BCD of cranks eh?

Posted over 9 years 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 9 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

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

Posted over 9 years ago

willemdoom1

willemdoom1 says:

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

Posted over 9 years ago

StevenPreusser

StevenPreusser says:

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

Posted almost 10 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 10 years ago

veggie

veggie says:

Your mom is a giant

Posted about 10 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 about 10 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

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

Posted over 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

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

Posted over 10 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

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

Posted over 10 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 over 10 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

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

Posted over 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

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

Posted over 10 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 over 10 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 over 10 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 over 10 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 over 10 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 over 10 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 over 10 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 over 10 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 over 10 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 over 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

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

Posted over 10 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

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

Posted over 10 years ago

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