A follow up to Single Speed #111 is my very own 1985 Trek 400. Shown below are before and after photos showing the reconfigured and improved version of the bike.

This bike was another cheap eBay find. This time it was a pre-converted fixed Trek which wasnât executed very well. I saw an opportunity to do right by it and make it better.

The "original" parts weren't very good and needed to be replaced. The frame was in much need of a repaint. After parting it out and flipping the unused parts back on eBay, I wound up with a frame and wheelset that cost nothing. The upside was that I was able to upgrade to threadless parts in the process while remaking the bike into this current, lighter incarnation.

Below is a list of the part list. I've noted what was saved from the original bike and what is now new to this revived single speed.

Frame - Trek 400 (original)
Fork - PZ Racing (new)
Headset - Ritchey Logic (new)
Stem - KORE, 120mm (new)
Handlebar - KORE, 44cm (new)
Handlebar tape - Profile cork (new)
Brakes - Tektro (new)
Brake levers - Tektro (new)
Crank - Bontrager, 50t (new)
Bottom bracket - TruVativ (new)
Chain - KMC (new)
Freewheel - Shimano DX, 18t (new)
Hubs - Maillard (original)
Rims - Sun Mistral (original)
Spokes - DT (original)
Tires - Panaracer Elite (new)
Pedals - MKS (new)
Toe clips - Christophe, XL (new)
Toe straps - Lapize, white (new)
Seatpost - Control Tech (new)
Seat - Sella San Marco Rolls (new)

I really like the way it's set up now. It is a bit racier and definitely higher end with a modern twist.

Gary Passmore
Oswego, Illinois



Trek 400 - side view, before
Trek 400 -  front view
Trek 400 - After
Trek 400 - front view
Trek 400 - side view
Trek 400 - head on view




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