Powdercoat & Rebuild: Monica’s 1986 Trek

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Monica found this Trek Elance 400 on Craigslist for $500 complete, with Velo Orange randonneuring handlebars, Sugino crankset, and a Brooks B17 saddle.  She had been getting ready for a long tour with some friends, a southward journey from Portland to San Francisco.  This one fit her much better than her previous Trek Multitrack.

The tour was a success, but upon returning she had a few more ideas to improve on, particularly, the saddle and paint scheme. She went with the Specialized Auro, white Fizik bar wrap, and a creamy powder coat

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  • Frame: Trek Elance 400 with Reynolds 531 tubeset
  • Powdercoated in off-white RAL 9010
  • Wheelset: Sun CR18 rims, Velo Orange sealed hubs, handbuilt
  • Tires: Panaracer Col de la Vie 650A (26×1-3/8),
  • Handlebar tape: Fizik Microtex Superlight in white
  • Saddle: Specialized Oura Expert Gel, 155mm width
  • Shifting: Campagnolo Daytona
  • Crankset: Campagnolo Record
  • Brake Calipers: Tektro R559, nutted


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