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    Trek 980 Conversion

    I will post more info later, but here are some pics.

    Gearing is 34 X 18
    Project was done pretty cheap. The "Before" is after I took original components off and made it an ultra low budget SS. Then, I decided to strip it and have it powder coated.




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    nice! now all you need is black rims.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Very Nice!! What made you go rigid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funrover
    Very Nice!! What made you go rigid?
    The
    Indy XC was toast. I decided rather than mess up the geometry anymore, I'd go rigid and keep the bike simple. The rigid fork was pretty cheap.






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    I also powder coated the cranks. I should have had the cranks sand blasted prior to coating. The powder coat on the cranks are a bit sloppy.




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    Final Pictures. Overall I am very happy with the bike and build. I'd like to upgrade to lighter wheels and thats it. I swapped out pedals to SPDs.




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    very well done , you should get some trek stickers , which forte tires are those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtcastillo
    Overall I am very happy with the bike and build. I'd like to upgrade to lighter wheels and thats it...
    that's what i keep telling myself everytime, "i just need this part and i'm done". a SS bike is never done, so many revisions, next thing you know you are buying that new crankset, new tires, bars, etc...
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    very well done, you should get some trek stickers..
    no way! or you will end up having a GT bike
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    very well done , you should get some trek stickers , which forte tires are those?
    Sherwood 2.1, and they were cheap. I think 11 or 13 bucks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek
    no way! or you will end up having a GT bike
    lol! opps i forgot about that fiasco.....never about them stickers.
    plain black just kills me though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    lol! opps i forgot about that fiasco.....never about them stickers.
    plain black just kills me though.
    Plain black was the least expensive powder coat option. A friend who works for a powder coating company did the job for me. I could have done other color but that would have cost more money.

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