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    American made steel hard-tail. Great bike, very low maintenance, rides nice.
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    I just bought a really nice old '84 or '85 lugged Trek on Craigslist for a friend to use as a beater bike. No pics (sorry!), but it had nice old bullmoose bars and Suntour Mountech derailleurs. I think it was the lower end of the two or three "ATBs" they offered back then, but for $45 it was a nice deal, and rode so nicely on the way back to my house I thought about hogging it for myself. Even had some decent condition Specialized Ground Controls in skinwall...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVG 99
    Yep , boutique stuff for sure …... So your'e putting the Trek 900 series in the same class ? ( I mean , you are comparing the two )....... Kudos to the Treks .

    Blak Byke , is that brown beauty for sale ?

    Girlonbike, what makes you think I'm a “ He “ anyway ? …. just wondering .

    Crap! I just started parting it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt H.
    I'll admit to a soft spot for steel Treks. I would have kept this '89 950 if it was a bit larger:
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    I had the 930 the same model year as this one. First brand new mountain bike I ever bought. Sold off some of my bmx stuff to get it. The suntour group sucked though.

    2 bikes after that I got a 95 930 with a sweet red>black metallic fade and state of the art quadra fork. Wouldn't mind getting that frame again if I can get one for $50 or less shipped to me. (So, like... free plus shipping )

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    Citation lust? bummer, better than K-Car I guess. I am actually restoring/upgrading one right now. I have two of the things (930), Ice Cyan and Ice Inkwell Blue (1996). The Ice Inkwell Blue was the SHX model, which came with a fine RS Quadra Boat An...I mean suspension fork (frozen solid). The 9XX series are uber-commuters; rock solid frames with braze-ons. A big bonus is they accept 1 1/8" headsets. The True Temper tubing is good stuff as well - I guess they suffer from being well made and mass produced. The Inkwell Blue 930 has a major stuck seatpost, but I am planning on emptying the parts bin plus a few upgrades (depending on seatpost extraction.) Gone will be the STX (I put that on a ...gulp...720) instead it will have a 1X9 setup with XTR RD with an SRAM Attack shifter, Truvativ Blaze 32t crank, RS Dart 2. Disc in front, V-Brake in the rear. I presently ride a rigid fork custom steel frame, I have a full suspension but like the feel of the rigid fork - just a blast to ride. However I have all this stuff lying around and a front suspension would make the ride a bit better until the cow tracks are smoothed out in spring.

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    seat post extraction

    invert the frame and pour a Coca-Cola down the seat tube from the bottom bracket

    let it stew overnight

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    Quote Originally Posted by H_Tuttle
    seat post extraction

    invert the frame and pour a Coca-Cola down the seat tube from the bottom bracket

    let it stew overnight
    Really?

    Does it come unstuck with coca cola? I have heard about caustic soda

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    the phosphoric in the coke does the trick
    http://www.fooducate.com/blog/2009/0...-in-coca-cola/
    6. Phosphoric acid is commonly used for rust removal.

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    Glad I got bored this winter & put this together. Next new ride will definitely be steel. Forgot what a good feel steel has after riding alum the past 10 yrs.


    '98 trek 930, surly fork

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    My '99 930 Gravel Grinder

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    They still made the 900s in 1999? Pretty cool commuter.

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    Why is this thread not in the manufacturer forum?! That is so strange. Hollister should contact Gregg.

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    Shhhh. Don't give them any ideas. They might move the Salsa threads in the middle of the night.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    I'm still jonesing for a 1995 990 in the rootbeer metallic finish; I always thought that bike looked amazing.

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    Regrettably I just sold my 930 rootbeer 990 this past Saturday

    Still have the brown 970 though
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    Quote Originally Posted by blak_byke
    Regrettably I just sold my 930 rootbeer 990 this past Saturday

    Still have the brown 970 though
    I ended up purchasing a Rock Lobster to satisfy my steel lust, but when I come across a nice rootbeer 990 frame I'm still planning to snatch it up! :thu:

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    1993 Trek 930

    I just scored this off craigslist .. It sat un-used and until I finished overhauling her and taking het out on a maiden voyage, un-loved as well.
    I totally get the idea that the Trek 900 series steel bikes are mass produced and don't hold that mystique that other steelies from this era do..but daannng! I am in love with steel all over again!








    I am glad some of us a showing some love for these under appreciated steel bikes.
    I have been looking for one of these for a while now and I scored this puppy for a whopping
    $65 I replaced all the cables and shifters. I had the tires lying about so.. not including my labor, this bike cost me just over $100!! To ride one of these early 90s steel Treks, is truly to love one!
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    Nice ride!, you will enjoy !

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    Nothin like the supple & responsive ride of a nicely built American made cromoly bike!
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    1994 Trek 930SHX. Upgraded in 2010.

    I bought this bike in college while working part time @ minimum wage. It was more than I could realistically afford at the time and it treated me well for a long long time. Last year I gave it a full refresh - everything other than the frame was replaced. It's still one sweet ride.
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    Is that an 80mm Fox? How does it handle with the taller shock?

    Quote Originally Posted by linger
    1994 Trek 930SHX. Upgraded in 2010.

    I bought this bike in college while working part time @ minimum wage. It was more than I could realistically afford at the time and it treated me well for a long long time. Last year I gave it a full refresh - everything other than the frame was replaced. It's still one sweet ride.

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    It's not a motorcycle, Baby, It's a chopper.
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    1990 950. My first mountain bike. It was repainted by Trek in 91 (I think) after I broke a brake boss. The steerer extension was a quick/cheap fix that is kind of hideous, but vastly improves the old school geometry. Mostly just a grocery go getter, but had a great ride with it on Saturday while my new bike is still being built.
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    I've got to get some more pics of my old 990. I finally got the heinous suspension fork off of it and the original Tange Big Fork back on, also put the old XC Pro drivetrain back on it. Need to reconnect the cables and get it back out on the trail.
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    1996 Gary Fisher X-Caliber RX

    I'm sticking this here because it's virtually an orphan everywhere else. Same spec as a lot of the 9xx range. Probably same factory. I'd like to hear what you guys know about it.

    Specs: http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...r+RX&Type=bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRXPilot View Post
    I'm sticking this here because it's virtually an orphan everywhere else. Same spec as a lot of the 9xx range. Probably same factory. I'd like to hear what you guys know about it.

    Specs: http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...r+RX&Type=bike

    Yep.. jigged and tig'd in Wisconsin.. looks to be a 1996..first year for the Trek / GF marriage.
    That is one heck of a nimble WI singletrack machine! I had a '96 Aquila back in the day that a friend of mine still owns. The seat post has since seized in the frame, but I am working on getting that puppy back from him as I type this. Love those mid 90's steel Fishers and Treks. If you ever want to sell her..PM me.
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    Just repainted my 1995 950, building it up for the summer:

    5 is the old new black; 6 is the new new black...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    Just repainted my 1995 950, building it up for the summer:

    That's a pretty sick scheme. I have painted my '92 950 in a Kleinesque linear fade and am needing decals as well. Velocals has a new '94 930 decal set with what I believe is the OX logo your looking for. Unfortunately for me It's too new.

    http://www.velocals.com/servlet/the-...letrack/Detail

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    Quote Originally Posted by DexterMustard View Post
    1990 950. My first mountain bike. It was repainted by Trek in 91 (I think) after I broke a brake boss. The steerer extension was a quick/cheap fix that is kind of hideous, but vastly improves the old school geometry. Mostly just a grocery go getter, but had a great ride with it on Saturday while my new bike is still being built.
    It's a 1991-1993. OS head tube and top routed cables. The decals are 1995-1996 vintage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRXPilot View Post
    I'm sticking this here because it's virtually an orphan everywhere else. Same spec as a lot of the 9xx range. Probably same factory. I'd like to hear what you guys know about it.

    Specs: http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...r+RX&Type=bike


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    Manufactured right along side the 9xx series in Waterloo since 1994.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fattybikejones View Post
    I just scored this off craigslist .. It sat un-used and until I finished overhauling her and taking het out on a maiden voyage, un-loved as well.
    I totally get the idea that the Trek 900 series steel bikes are mass produced and don't hold that mystique that other steelies from this era do..but daannng! I am in love with steel all over again!








    I am glad some of us a showing some love for these under appreciated steel bikes.
    I have been looking for one of these for a while now and I scored this puppy for a whopping
    $65 I replaced all the cables and shifters. I had the tires lying about so.. not including my labor, this bike cost me just over $100!! To ride one of these early 90s steel Treks, is truly to love one!
    Would you mind giving me the fork a-c length on your 93 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanetti View Post
    It's a 1991-1993. OS head tube and top routed cables. The decals are 1995-1996 vintage.
    I don't think so. I know I bought it in 91 as a closeout, and after the wreck I had to strip it down and send it back to trek which occurred before 94. They did respray it and I remember noticing the decals were different though...

    Also there is a sticker on the fork stem that has "grape" written on it, which I don't think I ever noticed because they sent the frame and fork back assembled. I'll have to get a picture of it in the sun because the purple paint has always been what I really loved about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post

    As for the bike, agreed, pretty much exactly what Rumpfy said. Kinda like collecting and coveting Chevy Citations......
    Except if you actually ride bikes the 900 series Trek's are better than 90% of the "COOL" collectable "FILLET BRAZED " or others from the eighties that are nice to look at but not so much to actually ride unless getting groceries getter is where it is at.

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    Lord, I miss my old 95 930shx, broke the crown on the Indy C in 03 in Moab, went to a shop, the guy looks at it for a minute, goes in back and rummages through some boxes, pulls out another Indy C and $10 later I'm pedaling down the road. Sold it at a bike swap in 04 for $150, the $150 is long gone but I am sure that bike is still ripping it up somewhere.

    Now that rigid 94 Schwinn Clear Creek, that's whole nother story...

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    Hi friends,

    Where could I get some catalog or information about a TRek 970 ??
    Sorry I don not know the year.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVG 99 View Post
    My 1994 930 now has upgraded LX / XT shifters and drive train with new speed springs / Risse gem 75mm travel upgrade :


    Wow I remember seeing that in the dealership in 94'!!!! I know it ain't steel but that same year I bought an Ice green w/ purple decals 7000 that served me well. Wish I would'a kept it when I bought another bike.......Except for the STX ''Special Edition'' components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlitos el mago View Post
    Hi friends,

    Where could I get some catalog or information about a TRek 970 ??
    Sorry I don not know the year.

    Thank you in advance.
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    [QUOTE=detroitmike;7869690]Glad I got bored this winter & put this together. Next new ride will definitely be steel. Forgot what a good feel steel has after riding alum the past 10 yrs.



    Would anyone know what kind of surly fork this is, looking for something compatible with a trek 990. I found a used one here.

    I found a surly instigator fork on craigslist with specs:

    * Straight bladed CroMoly TIG-welded tubing
    * ISO disc tab and removable canti pivots
    * 26" wheel size, suspension-corrected for 100mm travel
    * Fork Rake: 43 mm
    * Steerer Tube Length: 210 mm / 8 1/4"
    * Brake Type: Disc,Linear Pull - Canti
    * Wheel Size: 26"
    * Disc Mount Type: 51mm I.S. Front
    * Weight: 1420 g
    * Steerer Tube: 1-1/8" Threadless
    * Axle to Crown Length is 447mm

    Would this bolt on a trek 990 19.5"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by detroitmike View Post
    Glad I got bored this winter & put this together. Next new ride will definitely be steel. Forgot what a good feel steel has after riding alum the past 10 yrs.



    Would anyone know what kind of surly fork this is, looking for something compatible with a trek 990. I found a used one here.

    I found a surly instigator fork on craigslist with specs:

    * Straight bladed CroMoly TIG-welded tubing
    * ISO disc tab and removable canti pivots
    * 26" wheel size, suspension-corrected for 100mm travel
    * Fork Rake: 43 mm
    * Steerer Tube Length: 210 mm / 8 1/4"
    * Brake Type: Disc,Linear Pull - Canti
    * Wheel Size: 26"
    * Disc Mount Type: 51mm I.S. Front
    * Weight: 1420 g
    * Steerer Tube: 1-1/8" Threadless
    * Axle to Crown Length is 447mm

    Would this bolt on a trek 990 19.5"?
    The Crown to axle is set up for a 100mm fork and the 990 was likely designed around either 63mm or 80mm of suspension - so while it will work it may be a bit long crown to axle- making steering a bit slower along with other geo issues -

    If you already have a threadless headset you can measure your current stack height to make sure the 210mm steer tube is long enough other wise simply measure the head tube and add in the stem and headset stack height you are planning on using-

    Hope that helps a bit-
    I Just wish I could ride more!


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    Here's my sons with your choice of Bontrager's Mtn bike tires, commuter tires, or Schwabble road tires.

    Sweet bike in either set up.





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    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    My '99 930 Gravel Grinder

    Surly Fork
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    Where did you get that bottle cage? I need one like it. Could you show a closer picture please?

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    Can someone post a pic of their 95 ice rootbeer brown 990? I'm looking to paint my grey 96 brown and need something to go by to match the paint. Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Whoa. My first mountain bike. Bussed a lot of tables to get it. And I had that exact same U lock bracket on it.

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    Really? Let me look, I think it has the lbs sticker it was bought from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Really? Let me look, I think it has the lbs sticker it was bought from.
    Mine was from Bike Line in ardmore,pa.

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    Nobody has a 95 rootbeer brown 990 on here, desperately needing some pictures to match color to at paint shop. Anything would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Slick View Post
    Nobody has a 95 rootbeer brown 990 on here, desperately needing some pictures to match color to at paint shop. Anything would be appreciated



    This one?

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    Same bike just need it to be in brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Slick View Post
    Same bike just need it to be in brown.

    Page 3 - post 63 of this thread is the best I can do.
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    Thanks! Do you still have that 990 frame? IF so perhaps you can take some upclose pics and email them.

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    Unfortunately no. I do still have the 970 though.
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    Whats the deal with the thumb shifters always going bad on the 930's and such? We get a ton in at my buddies bike recycling program that are super clean, but the rear shifters are all crap on them. Was there a recall or maybe a fix for these? We have a ton that need repaired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Whats the deal with the thumb shifters always going bad on the 930's and such? We get a ton in at my buddies bike recycling program that are super clean, but the rear shifters are all crap on them. Was there a recall or maybe a fix for these? We have a ton that need repaired.

    often it's due to the old grease just being gummed up. sometimes they can be freed up by simply 'flushing' the shifter with Tri-Flow, brake cleaner, etc.

    there is also one main pawl and spring that can be worked back and forth a few times with a sharpened spoke or similar, in conjunction with the flushing/lubing.

    i'd say we have better than 50/50 luck on repairs- the rest usually get inexpensive gripshift mrx 7speed sets...

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    Quote Originally Posted by surly357 View Post
    often it's due to the old grease just being gummed up. sometimes they can be freed up by simply 'flushing' the shifter with Tri-Flow, brake cleaner, etc.

    there is also one main pawl and spring that can be worked back and forth a few times with a sharpened spoke or similar, in conjunction with the flushing/lubing.

    i'd say we have better than 50/50 luck on repairs- the rest usually get inexpensive gripshift mrx 7speed sets...
    These have no tension on them at all like a spring is broken. I haven't torn into one yet but on fellow did and he claimed that something was broken and they needed new shifters.

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    Does anyone know if rootbeer brown 990 was a base coat clear coat paint job or a powdercoat? It looks like it has some clear on it in the 95 trek catalog that I found on retrobike.com

    Would anyone recommend powdercoating or just base and clear? thanks

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    I have a 93 950 in that deep forest green. I got it for free 4 years ago after some one dumpd it next to the trash can. the back wheel was bent real bad, but scored a crapy diamondback with it, and snatched that wheel. I rode it FOREVER.. Then hundreds of miles later had to strip it down and rebuild it. I traded in everything but the frame, cobled it back together with some other less worn parts. Rode the heack out of it for another year until I wore out that junk. Now its been striped down completly AGAIN, For the past 6 months I have been scrapin up the best parts I could find on a budget. deore hubs, XT v brakes,manitou minute forks,husselfelt stem, mx style bars, some nice botanger tires FREE!, picked up some rhino lite rims today, gona pick up the spokes saturday. hopefuly riding on sunday! I think I am only 50 bucks into it after subtracting the credit I recived at my LBS for the last parts trade in. Youd be amazed what people just throw or give away.

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    So why not much love for the 800's? They we're pretty similar, we're they not?

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    The 800s are similar in that there is a frame, some wheels, and drivetrain. Much lower quality all the way around - component spec especially. Keep in mind that my 950, a third tier down bike (990, 970, 950) was spec'd with DX shifters and LX components - pretty quality and durable stuff. The 800s had the next level down, I can't remember what it the lower component specs were called back then but basically like the azera of today. (I can't find a good historical comparison of gruppos, which would be really cool to have. Mombat seems to only want to talk about XTR/XT/DX.)

    The I'm pretty sure the geometry was more relaxed also. I don't remember how the frames were made either (i.e welded/lugged).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DexterMustard View Post
    The 800s are similar in that there is a frame, some wheels, and drivetrain. Much lower quality all the way around - component spec especially.
    Yep...

    The 800 series frames were TIGed instead of lugged, had geo that was slacker, and came with Exage or lower-end Suntour groups.

    Trek had a several aluminum frames and four different 900 series bikes. The 800 series were fine for what they were, but they were lower-end introductory bikes. It's hard to get too excited about them.
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    I thought we had a lugged 8XX something come in the shop the other day. It was blue. I'll have to go check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    So why not much love for the 800's? They we're pretty similar, we're they not?
    The 800 series from that era used pretty much off the shelf straight gauge Hi Ten and cro mo mix frame sets, if I'm not mistaken. To ride a 900 series TT OX framed Trek from the early/mid 90s is to love one. I just scored another 930. This one is a '92. Lugged TT OX frame and clean! Pix when I get her home and cleaned up.
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    I don't remember any of the 800 series having lugs. Maybe the pre-89 models, but that is a guess.

    As the poster before mentioned, they were constructed of cro-moly, and in the case of the 800 and 820, I think those were a mix of cro-moly and hi-tensile steel.

    Actually, from my experiences riding the 830 and 850s, they didn't ride that bad. In the case of the lugged 930s, 950s, 970s, and 990s, I think they ride like bricks. I suspect its the True Temper tubing from that time frame. Take my '86 Stumpie Sport, it's lugged, but has way more compliance and a smoother ride quality than any of the post '89 steel Treks ever had. Apart from that, the build quality was impeccable on the Trek line made in Waterloo, so they had Special Ed really beat there.

    I still would love to have a black 930 or white '89 950 for a town/XC mess around bike.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    My 1990 930.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    My 1990 930.

    I built so many of these in '90, loved test riding them and every now and then off-roading as well. Rides like a brick in some respects, but I really admired the black paint and Suntour gruppo.

    Looks great, btw!
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Thanks! I have the original black wheel set. It's a great bike. Had a wonder crash on it yesterday!

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    The same 930 with the original black wheels and different saddle.
    These are off of an aluminum 950 Singletrack, much lighter wheel set.

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    I built this for my wife looking to get her on something with suspension. It turned out to be to long in the TT for her desired fit so i have been riding it lately. With the 70MM Marzocchi with 45MM rake the steering is plenty fast. It's a blast in fast tight singletrack! Nice riding bike for a cheap thrown together build. Great for long rides, kinda disappears under you until you crank up the speed Can any Trek junkies pinpoint the year?
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    Here's my junk, 96 X-caliber.


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    Quote Originally Posted by THE ARS View Post
    Here's my junk, 96 X-caliber.

    Nice hub on the ground there. :|
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    Quote Originally Posted by THE ARS View Post
    Here's my junk, 96 X-caliber.
    Just curious what in that picture is a mid to late 90's Trek 930, 950, 970, 990?

    Did I miss something? Is this an inside joke I'm on the outside of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog View Post
    Just curious what in that picture is a mid to late 90's Trek 930, 950, 970, 990?

    Did I miss something? Is this an inside joke I'm on the outside of?

    frog
    It clearly has Bontraeger hoops

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    The reflector is slightly askew.

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    Bought my first mtb in 1991, a trek 820 antelope. I wanted a 9 series trek, but it was too much $. Sold the 820 a year or two later and bought a used, but like new '91 970 from the same bike shop I bought the 820 from.

    I have been riding that bike on and off over the years and it is indestructible. Sorry I got no pics, it's currently in storage, however seeing all the other 900 beauties is making me want to get it back on the singletracks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Nice hub on the ground there. :|
    Yeah, that rim was starting to split, hence the $50 no namer on the back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog View Post
    Just curious what in that picture is a mid to late 90's Trek 930, 950, 970, 990?

    Did I miss something? Is this an inside joke I'm on the outside of?

    frog
    Trek bought Gary Fisher right around that time.

    The only differences between my bike and a 96 970 are the stickers and the crank.


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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    The reflector is slightly askew.

    Girl, I know what it looks like.

    I literally went to town on that thing with a two pound hammer and all I was doing was breaking the concrete.

    Say what you want about the 70's department store bike I stole that off of, but that accessory was built for the long haul.

    I needed to clear that cable, it was temporary, I promise.



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    Here's a 930 SHX I just had given to me. I think it's a 94 or 95. I have all of the striped parts in a bag.

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    I have a question about the fork. It's locked up. It will not compress. Before I rebuild it, which I will, is there a way to unfreeze it first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    I have a question about the fork. It's locked up. It will not compress. Before I rebuild it, which I will, is there a way to unfreeze it first?
    Put a Marzocchi Z2 70 mm travel on that, it works really good with the 45 mm rake .

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    I just bought a 1992 Trek 990. I would like a rigid fork and am not sure where to start

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybentwrench View Post
    I just bought a 1992 Trek 990. I would like a rigid fork and am not sure where to start
    Didn't you get enough answers in the other thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hegstad1 View Post
    Didn't you get enough answers in the other thread?
    Thread(s).....

    Determine steerer diameter. 1" or 1 1/8".

    Determine threaded or threadless.

    Determine steerer tube length required.

    Research axle to crown to make sure you keep handling consistent, but realize that a half inch or so difference isn't going to ruin your ride, or day.

    Buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybentwrench View Post
    I just bought a 1992 Trek 990. I would like a rigid fork and am not sure where to start
    Trek Cro Moly 26" Bicycle Fork 1 1 8" 141mm Blue Bike Fork Cycling | eBay

    You want 395ish axle to crown for 92.

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    That's the wrong fork for 1992 990.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    That's the wrong fork for 1992 990.
    That's why I said he needed a 395 mm trek, the link was only to illustrate that there are something like 87 forks listed for trek in the fork section.....I am sure he can find the right one.

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    I got it. The 990 was a BIG fork. Thanks again for babysitting me

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    Wasn't the 990 the sprung model?

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    1992 was sprung. not sure when they started putting shocks on. I am not sure what I want to do. The shock on the bike is in working order. I just think a rigid fork is less to deal with. john

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    The proper rigid fork on a 990 will make for a great bike. I wouldn't mess with sus for it--if it is old and short enough to be appropriate it won't well; if it is new and long enough to be plush, it will chopper the bike out. The early 90s 990 is kind of the pinnacle of mass production lugged MTBs, after all. Go with rigid and get some fat tires
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Here is the bike as it sits. I use it for groceries, post office and general running around. It came with Panaracer knobbies which are on a shelf. I have a neighbor who is a mountain bike guy with a truck!!
    This replaced a 1983 schwinn high sierra no comparison. .
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    Nice bike. I love the color. It looks like the fork isn't fried so if it works you might as well ride it. That said, if you picked up a rigid Big Fork and spray bombed it black it would look pretty good.

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    Thanks, The fork seems and feels solid, but it will eventually fall. I see trek 950 tapered red forks for sale. 35.00 shipped to my door.

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    The year matters. The fork for a 950 from 1997 will suck on your 1992. The Big Fork that hedstad linked you to in one of the other threads you posted in would be perfect.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    The head tube from the lower end to right under the top nut is 650. I do not think that fork would work?

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    650 what? Do you mean 6 and a half inches?

    The fork hegstad posted was listed with a 146mm steerer tube, which would be 5.75 inches. But yes, finding the right steerer length is crucial indeed!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    It looks like a 1/18 threaded fork on there. Measure your steer length , your head tube length, and your axle to crown length with you on the bike in your riding position. I have a DB'ed Trek fork with around a 8- 8.5 " threaded steer tube and a 402mm a-to-c.

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    Allright Johnny, Check out this link to the '93 Trek catalog. These are still the same lugged frames as the 1992 you have and the 970 came in the same red color. The fork is a tapered cro-moly that you prefer. It looks to be a threadless though. FInd this one and you're money.

    http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/bikekatal.../trek/1993.pdf

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    Thanks everyone, The head tube is 650mm and the fork to crown is 16"-16"1/8. Doesn't a rigid fork lower the stand over height? I am not sure why the fork to crown is important as long as a 26" wheel fits right?
    Ironically I sold a GT last year and gave away an incomplete trek 990 frame with rigid fork, BB, Brakes and stem

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