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    turning my trek7000 mtb into an urban spec bike

    so..what all should i look for/change on my bike to make it an urban capable bike? currently it's just a stock 00 7000....

    i'm thinking about starting by getting rid of hte 3 speed in favor of a 2 speed and bash guard...whats a good way to go with this?

    and what kind of fork/tires should i be looking for?

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    Start off with a better frame, the trek frame won't hold up too long to urban abuse. And it doesn't have the greatest urban and dirt jumping geometry. It probably has little to no standover height? (you must have a bigger frame, say a 17'' or maybe even a 19,5''.)
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    well...i'm probably goign to be buying a kona stinky here soon for any of my off road riding...and i've got this thing around, and just want to do SOMETHING with it....and i do a lot of around town riding/jumping/drops....and just wanted to beef it up some. i just bought the bike for $125..so even if i trashed it, i'd not be hurting too bad

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    Make a SS out of it.

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    Ss???

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhd
    Ss???
    Single Speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhd
    Ss???
    They want you to enrole in the Hitler Youth Program
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhd
    well...i'm probably goign to be buying a kona stinky here soon for any of my off road riding...and i've got this thing around, and just want to do SOMETHING with it....and i do a lot of around town riding/jumping/drops....and just wanted to beef it up some. i just bought the bike for $125..so even if i trashed it, i'd not be hurting too bad
    You might not care if the bike gets trashed, but I'm sure that you'll care when your face meets the ground unexpectedly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    You might not care if the bike gets trashed, but I'm sure that you'll care when your face meets the ground unexpectedly.

    haha...isn't that half the fun in it??


    and...for a single speed...where's a decent/cheap conversion kit i can buy?

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    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...rsion+Kit.aspx

    that is if you have a 8/9 speed cassette hub
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    alright...so that's the rear
    what about the front?


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    I just hope the frame won't snap on something big. As far as the front goes, a gold label or rock shox argyle would probably your best bet. Don't cut the steerer, that way you'll be sure to be able to switch it frames or even sell it when the trek snaps in half.
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    has talking about gears in the front.......unbolt the crank,unbolt the cahinwheel,slide it off,put the crank back on......if you dont understand take it to your LBS, they can do it
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    i don't have a crank remover, square drive crap

    and which ring do you keep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhd
    i don't have a crank remover?
    They look like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudden_Judgement
    They look like this

    haha....if it'd work...i'd do it...serioulsy.

    btw...where the HELL is the faq for the SS forum...link?

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    Buy a used 03 Marzocchi Z1 or DJ. No one who has one seems to want them anymore, and you can pick it up for about 170ish and beef up your front end to the max (without going 150 mm or triple crown). Argyles and Gold Labels are nice and everything, but save your money until you have a frame worthy of a kickass fork. Sell the Marzocchi when you want a new fork.

    They're rather long (03 Marzocchis), but since this frame is gonna snap, you probably won't have the bike around long enough to care about fork length.

    XSL_WiLL is gonna say that Marzocchis suck and I don't know what I'm talking about, but I actually HAVE an 03 DJ2, which is long, very strong, and purchased used as well. It's actually not as heavy a fork as it may look (but still a bit on the heavy side). The 2003 Z1 looks the same, but I believe has different internals.
    I'm out of things to say . . .

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    Yeah. Long sucks. Why would you want to rake out the front end of an urban bike and make it handle like a pig? Why would you want to stress a frame even more? Are you asking to take a nice big bite of concrete?

    Marzocchi blows. Horrible CS. HSCV was mediocre at best. The o3s were "light." The o4 and o5 forks were unacceptably heavy.

    So in essence, yeah, you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

    Save your money, buy a better frame, don't get hurt.

    Using a hammer for a crank extractor will distort the interface between the crank and the bb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudden_Judgement
    They look like this
    wait so to remove the crankset you dont need a special crank pullet/tool (whatever it is called)?

    You just need a hammer?

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    i MIGHT get another frame sometime...if i end up enjoying jumping around town....but, i think you ppl might be giving me a little more credit than i'm due as to saying the frame is gonna crack so easily. i don't ride THAT hard...yet. but, when i do..i will get a new frame. for now, i just want an enjoyable bike to bounce around town on...doing little drops (no more than 4-5') and stuff like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhd
    i MIGHT get another frame sometime...if i end up enjoying jumping around town....but, i think you ppl might be giving me a little more credit than i'm due as to saying the frame is gonna crack so easily. i don't ride THAT hard...yet. but, when i do..i will get a new frame. for now, i just want an enjoyable bike to bounce around town on...doing little drops (no more than 4-5') and stuff like that.
    Four to five feet are pretty decent sized, that's not something that your Trek was designed for (at all). If you're a hack, or land to flat a lot, that's disaster for just about any aluminum frame.

    You need a crank extractor.

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    sorry, I was basing the thing I said about DJ2s on a different looking trek7000, one that looks more like my cousin's, a more mountainy one. Your bike is practically a hybrid! DO NOT TAKE IT OFF OF DROPS! You won't make it home riding your bike.

    My Marzocchi does not suck, Will. I don't know where you get your thing about Marzocchis from. Yes, they were very heavy in 04/05, yes they don't have the gentlest rebound ever (still never topped out my fork) but if you buy a good one, they do what they're supposed to. Also, before you start calling Marzocchis overpriced, take a look at Foxes.
    I'm out of things to say . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhd
    i MIGHT get another frame sometime...if i end up enjoying jumping around town....but, i think you ppl might be giving me a little more credit than i'm due as to saying the frame is gonna crack so easily. i don't ride THAT hard...yet. but, when i do..i will get a new frame. for now, i just want an enjoyable bike to bounce around town on...doing little drops (no more than 4-5') and stuff like that.
    LOL I wouldn't take your bike off anything higher than a curb.
    And i'd only do 4' drops on a steel hardtail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Yeah. Long sucks. Why would you want to rake out the front end of an urban bike and make it handle like a pig? Why would you want to stress a frame even more? Are you asking to take a nice big bite of concrete?

    Marzocchi blows. Horrible CS. HSCV was mediocre at best. The o3s were "light." The o4 and o5 forks were unacceptably heavy.

    So in essence, yeah, you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

    Save your money, buy a better frame, don't get hurt.

    Using a hammer for a crank extractor will distort the interface between the crank and the bb.
    XSL, you realize that your bias agaisnt marz in this thread won't change anything, he could be riding manitou, rock shox, fox, white bros or anything of the sorts, but as soon as he starts doing drops, his bike will eventually(and quite fast) snap at the head tube, whatever he does ride. Dirt jumpers for that year have the advantage of looking cool and being cheap, why not crash in style?

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    i don't have a crank remover, square drive crap

    and which ring do you keep?
    have your LBS do it

    keep the one you want to keep
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    XSL, you realize that your bias agaisnt marz in this thread won't change anything, he could be riding manitou, rock shox, fox, white bros or anything of the sorts, but as soon as he starts doing drops, his bike will eventually(and quite fast) snap at the head tube, whatever he does ride. Dirt jumpers for that year have the advantage of looking cool and being cheap, why not crash in style?
    Already covered the issue of the frame being unsafe for that type of riding. Look up and down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyharry
    sorry, I was basing the thing I said about DJ2s on a different looking trek7000, one that looks more like my cousin's, a more mountainy one. Your bike is practically a hybrid! DO NOT TAKE IT OFF OF DROPS! You won't make it home riding your bike.

    My Marzocchi does not suck, Will. I don't know where you get your thing about Marzocchis from. Yes, they were very heavy in 04/05, yes they don't have the gentlest rebound ever (still never topped out my fork) but if you buy a good one, they do what they're supposed to. Also, before you start calling Marzocchis overpriced, take a look at Foxes.
    I tune suspension, and I get paid quite well to do it. I know how to set up forks right. It's not just outdated tech, but also poor CS. Unlike a lot of tools on forums, I don't read all about it. I don't praise or rag on a product until I have ridden it and given it a fair chance. Marzocchi has had 4 chances. And they've messed up every one. The only good thing I have to say about Marzocchi forks is that they're relatively easy to work on.

    Fox may be overpriced, but they produce a better product. Better dampening, lighter, etc. My only complaints are that their source for seals suck. I replace them with Enduro seals out of the box. Fox also has poor CS, supposedly it's because of internal restructuring.

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    Just one question, will:

    What Marzocchis did you have and break?
    I'm out of things to say . . .

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    ok....so i guess doing anymore drops is out i've been doing 3-4' ones for a couple weeks on it....my rims are way out of true...but, that's about the worst of it. i mean, i have $125 in the complete bike so far...so imma beat it till it breaks, then get a real bike.

    what's a good "budget" bike (that's not a bmx) under..$1000ish

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    Giant STP, Kona's dirt jumping line, used norco 416, ryde, 4hun, 250(you get the idea), specialized P. Series. If you build up an azonic steelhead from scratch with used parts you could probably pull off a sub $1k build.

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    ok, i decided i want to just stick to a 1x9 and keep the rear as it is.

    I'm also thinking about some ring worms on my wheels

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    yeah i think my dog had them...try holy rollers or kenda k-rads.

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    i was going to ask which would be better....i kinda like the holy rollers

    just, whatever is cheaper at the time of purchase i guess

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    K-rads are cheaper.

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    well, there ya go..haha

    where's a good place to pic 2 up at?

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