OK, I don't know if this is the sort of thing you'd want to post on current classics. It would have been a current classic, were it not for an unfortunate event...

I bought an '86 Trek 400 Reynolds 531 frame with a bit of rust. Sanded to bare metal and painted with Eastwood Rust Encapsulator, which I thought looked pretty good, so I clearcoated it. Built up to a brevet bike with spare parts and rode to work one week and then rode one brevet. After another week of riding, someone tried to cut across my path but ran straight into me instead -- the bike was totalled (I was lucky and only broke a cheekbone and a tooth). Most of the spare parts went to the Gunnar that replaced it. But while I was waiting for the Gunnar, I remembered a friend had said he had a Trek 400 in the basement, and he kindly gave it to me. Pictures to follow in separate post.




Trek 400 - before the resto


Trek 400 - driveside view


Trek 400 - front end detail
Trek 400 - Enjoying the sunlight
Trek 400 - Ouch!





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