Trek 1400 ID year

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Steve F
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Trek 1400 ID year

Postby Steve F » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:41 pm

I'm new to road bikes and just picked this up.

Anyway, I've no idea on the year, looks like a early 2000's frame but the seat stem etc doesn't seem to match any of the 2005 Treks I can find and I can't find any the same colour. Any info would be great.

It has 2x9 Shimano 105 gears with 105 brakes etc.

Wheels are Rolf Vector (2001 or earlier I think), pedals I put on today as it had Exustar pedals and I have never ridden with clips before.

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Thanks for any help.

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Steve

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Re: Trek 1400 ID year

Postby Duck! » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:34 pm

I can't give an exact date, but tracking the component evolutions within the 105 series I can narrow it down. The shifter cover plates are the early one-piece version, which dates it to 1999-2002; '03 to the end of 5500-series production in '05 had two-piece cover plates with a chrome finish on the outer plate.

The second clue is the part number on the crank, etched on the inboard face near the pedal hole. FC-5500 identifies the crank as the early solid-arm version, dating from '99-2000. FC-5501 identifies the crank as the hollow-armed version from '01-onward. The hollow crank did also wear a Hollowtech logo printed on. So using these clues, the bike can be dated to within two two-year windows.

Photo resolution isn't great, but the logo on the crank appears to me more like the early, solid-arm version, which dates the bike to a '99 or 2000 model.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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