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Trek 1400(9 posts)

Trek 1400HENRY K
Dec 7, 2003 4:12 PM
I just picked up an older Trek 1400 and I would like to find out approximately how old it is. It is white with red lettering, says Aluminum on the top tube, has seven speeds and has downtube shifters. Anyone that has any idea?
try www.vintage-trek.commartym
Dec 7, 2003 4:53 PM
Take a look at www.vintage-trek.com. Pretty neat site. You can take a look at all of the old literature.
vintage-trek = lugged steel only nmwooglin
Dec 7, 2003 4:59 PM
re: Trek 1400High Gear
Dec 7, 2003 6:16 PM
I would be willing to guess 1988-1989. I had the 1200. It had the same frame but came with the lower Shimano 105 group. You have the Ultegra group....right?
re: Trek 1400gregdogg62
Dec 7, 2003 6:24 PM
I would say 1989. I had a bike similar to the one you describe, and if the same, mine was a 1989 and came with Shimano 105.
Probably 1990pitt83
Dec 8, 2003 5:30 AM
I had the same bike. Anodized 105 group, right? I believe that was the first year that 105 and index shifting were available. Put a ton of miles on that baby until I crashed it. Wasn't a pretty death, but it sure was a great bike.
105 was indexed in 1986.russw19
Dec 8, 2003 4:01 PM
In 1986 pretty much every group in Shimano's line was indexed. All the way down to the pretty low end "Light Action" derailleur, which was 2 steps below 105 at the time.

But it still sounds like 1990 is a fair guess for the age of that Trek frame.

Russ
I'm sure it was 1990pitt83
Dec 8, 2003 4:13 PM
I won a butt-load of money in the NCAA basketball pool and blew 1/3 of it on that bike. Thanks UNLV Rebels!
I'm sure you're right about 105 indexed in 1986 though nmpitt83
Dec 8, 2003 4:16 PM