The White Rabbit

92-trek-400-22589_27

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.

The Build:

Frame 1992 Trek 400
Handlebars Dajia Cycleworks Shallow Drop
Stem Origin8
Seatpost Shimano 600
Saddle Origin8 Road
Pedals Shimano 105
Crankset Sugino VP
Chainrings Dajia Cycleworks 34t/48t
Cassette Shimano HG51 11-28
Front Derailleur Shimano 600
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Deore
Chain KMC Z72
Brakes Tektro r559
Levers/Shifters Campagnolo Veloce
Rims Pacenti SL23 650b
Spokes Wheelsmith DB14
Front Hub BikeHubStore SL79
Rear Hub BikeHubStore SL210
Skewers BikeHubStore QR43
Tires Panaracer Col De La Vie 38c
Handlebar Bag Swift Industries Paloma
Saddle Bag Swift Industries Zeitgeist

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