I bought this rad little guy from a forum friend on BFSSFG so he could fund this awesome thing. I put most of my miles on this bike and every time I take it out for a long ride it always surprises me. It’s quick, it’s nimble, it’s comfortable, and it also happens to be the perfect size for my small leg/long torso combination.
I built up some 650b wheels with 38mm tires and set them up tubeless, and it’s one of the best things I could’ve done, never again will I run tubes. The 1334g(!) 650b wheels spin up so fast it feels like I’m cheating. 38mm tires give me more traction in loose conditions and it makes a comfy bike even comfier-er.
I’m not in love with these tires, they can be a little squirmy when cornering and they’re pretty susceptible to cuts. I still want more volume, but 38mm is most likely the max this frame can handle.
I can ride this thing all day and the only thing I have to worry about is eating enough food to keep me going.
|Frame||1992 Trek 400|
|Handlebars||Dajia Cycleworks Shallow Drop|
|Chainrings||Dajia Cycleworks 34t/48t|
|Cassette||Shimano HG51 11-28|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 600|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT Deore|
|Rims||Pacenti SL23 650b|
|Front Hub||BikeHubStore SL79|
|Rear Hub||BikeHubStore SL210|
|Tires||Panaracer Col De La Vie 38c|
|Handlebar Bag||Swift Industries Paloma|
|Saddle Bag||Swift Industries Zeitgeist|