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    To single speed or not; That is the question.

    Hmmmmmmm. Been thinking about this for the last week or so. 1988 Trek 400 w/semi adjustable drop-outs, steel w/brazed cast joints. Hmmmmm. SS Cross bike? SS roady? Geared? What do you think my SS friends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tractor
    Hmmmmmmm. Been thinking about this for the last week or so. 1988 Trek 400 w/semi adjustable drop-outs, steel w/brazed cast joints. Hmmmmm. SS Cross bike? SS roady? Geared? What do you think my SS friends?

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    FIXED??? Ouch................

    Not too sure about the fixed gear thing. Might end up tearing my legs off!! LOL. I'll think about it.

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    I also have these vintage hubs too...............

    My '89 Shimano Dura-Ace 8-speed hubs, newly rebuilt after 6000miles. I have my GCA that I can run a 39/22 or 53/22. Hmmmmmmmm...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tractor
    Not too sure about the fixed gear thing. Might end up tearing my legs off!! LOL. I'll think about it.

    Rob
    No really... as long as your terrain is not super hilly and you gear sanely, you should be OK. Many say SS road is boring. I wouldn't know cuz I'm either geared or fixed on asphalt. Here is my earlier vintage Trek:
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    LOL! I have the same seat-post!!

    What year is your Trek? I was thinking of having mine blasted, powder coated red again and have Vbrake-studs brazed on it. Or I'll just leave it as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tractor
    What year is your Trek? I was thinking of having mine blasted, powder coated red again and have Vbrake-studs brazed on it. Or I'll just leave it as is.

    Rob
    I believe it's a 1983 560, going on the catalog. It's just rattle-canned with matte black auto paint. Someday it will be painted or powdercoated the original metallic grey; I'll have to make new seat tube decal though. Have you seen this link? http://www.vintage-trek.com/

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    Yeah,

    I've had that site for a while. Just been dragging my butt about getting the Trek back together. I'm wondering, will those older long-reach calipers be ok for cyclocross use? I have a set of Panaracer Cross-blaster tires that I want to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tractor
    Hmmmmmmm. Been thinking about this for the last week or so. 1988 Trek 400 w/semi adjustable drop-outs, steel w/brazed cast joints. Hmmmmm. SS Cross bike? SS roady? Geared? What do you think my SS friends?

    Rob
    SS cross, my vote. Flip flop so you could try fixed.

    BTW-the leg thing, that's what stitches and surgeons are for
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