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    Mid to late 90's Trek 9xx series (930,950,970,990).............-img_1033.jpg
    I'm having problems uploading pictures, but this is the finished product.
    Disk brakes, 1st gen XTR crankset, 29'r conversion by removing the seat stay and chain stay bridges, Salsa fork, Biopace chainring. I had everything for this build just sitting around in my garage except for the Kenda Small Block 8 tires and the riser bar. I love that there are folks out there that appreciate these old Trek Singletrack bikes. I would like to think of this as sort of a restomod, combining old and new, for a one of a kind ride.

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    Mid to late 90's Trek 9xx series (930,950,970,990).............-img_1042.jpg

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    Pretty cool, how's it ride with the seat stay and chain stay bridges removed?

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    I can't imagine those rack eyelets are strong enough to anchor a disc brake for very long but I am not an engineer. Removing both the seat and chainstay bridges is equally impressive.

    Please give us a ride report. Good on you for doing something outside the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonadogie View Post
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    Always interested to see something different.

    Looking forward to ride report.

    Hope you have small feet...looks like a bit of toe overlap.



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    [QUOTE=girlonbike;13023240]I can't imagine those rack eyelets are strong enough to anchor a disc brake for very long but I am not an engineer. Removing both the seat and chainstay bridges is equally impressive.

    The dropouts/eyelets are one piece forged steel beauties, so I'm not too worried about their strength. I was more worried about removing the bridges, but after some research, most custom frame builders leave them off unless they need a fender or brake mount (or kick stand :-)

    The toe overlap looks a lot worse in the photos than it really is. Shouldn't be a problem.

    Won't get too many miles on it till it warms up. Thats why i'm in the garage! Will post some ride impressions later.

    Thanks for the replies!

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    an 8000 with 700c

    she's my beater

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    Hi, can you please share details on the v-brake adapters you used? Best, Rich

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    sure....found'em on ebaytype v bake adapters

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    Thanks, easy enough....

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonadogie View Post
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    That is a beautiful bike. I'm getting a 930 frame in 18" tonight - do you think the geometry is the same on both frames so I can do the same to mine? Have you ridden it yet? I'm wondering about long-term stability with the bridges removed.

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    My Wife is still running her 95 970, nothing left on its original, sram x0 1x9 with a 48 chainring, and road tyres. It's a little over 10kg and just spins along. You can ride this thing all day. It's fun to watch her go past youngsters on their road bikes. Still trying to convince her to let me have the frame stripped and resprayed

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    It’s too quiet in here

    Did a few more upgrades to the 930


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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR_TOY View Post
    It’s too quiet in here

    Did a few more upgrades to the 930
    You installed an analog speedometer?

    Oh no, sorry, that's Photobucket being an arse.

    Grumps

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    Hi guys,

    I built this 930 up recently to an SS cruiser, with nice components -
    Schwalbe Fat Franks, Azonic bar, matching tan grips and saddle, Specialized Stout hub, Singleator tensioner, Avid brakeset, etc. - but I do need to sell since have way too many bikes.

    I'd like to get $375 shipped cont. US if anybody is interested. It will go on eBay soon otherwise.

    Thanks for looking.

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    what's everyone using for an up-loader these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR_TOY View Post
    what's everyone using for an up-loader these days
    Just use the forum file uploader in the Advanced reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR_TOY View Post
    what's everyone using for an up-loader these days
    Postimage.org β€” free image hosting / image upload

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    Trying to get my 950 back up to moving after a newish 9 speed SLX shifter died. I'm not running the original wheelset as the axles were toast (I still have them though - DX hubs and matrix rims), but man even 9 speed gear is getting hard to find. I can't imagine how hard it is to keep a 7 speed drive train going. Going to go back to 3 rings up front too as I found the 1 ring to suck when trying to pull a kid trailer. Pics soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BStrummin View Post
    I can't imagine how hard it is to keep a 7 speed drive train going.
    Me, my wife, and my two kids all ride vintage MTBs with 3x7 Shimano drivetrains. I also have a '90s road bike with a 3x7 drivetrain.

    While you may not find them in stock at your LBS, 7-speed cassettes and chains aren't any more difficult to order than anything else at your favorite bicycle parts website.

    Here are twenty-nine different 7-speed cassettes at one site, for example:

    https://www.bikeparts.com/categories...=1&f%5B%5D=844

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    Figure this should be posted here.

    Early 90's Trek Singletrack action! Totally rad.

    Get out of the gutter and onto the mountain top.

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    That was thoroughly enjoyable! Brings back fond memories of college and cracked Cannondales. I’d have better off if I’d started on the Bridgestones or Treks.
    'Tis better to bail and not to hurt, than not to bail and eat much dirt!
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    It's BACK! The purpose here isn't any kind of restoration, but a usable steed made from parts I mostly had laying around, so sorry if that bothers any purists. As posted previously this was my first mtb and was bought new from Octopus Bicycles in Walnut Creek CA around '91 I think. It has seen lots of miles around the bay and in Chico during college. At one point one of the rear brake bosses was broken off due to very long mud ride down from the Mt. Diablo summit and the frame was sent back to Trek for repairs. I still have many of the original parts but they are toast - deore LX hubs laced to matrix rims with destroyed spindles, deore DX shifter combos that don't work at all, and the brakes too. I've tried several times to do something interesting with it over the last 10 years but it's never worked very well: single speed (dear god why - I drink way too much beer for that to ever be fun) and most recently a 1x9 due to lack of parts/lazyness. Current parts are no name wheels off a 2000 Trek 7500, new deore rear derailleur and shifters, old xt front derailleur. Still working on dialing the shifting in as the front derailleur seems like it is probably bent funny or something, or the newer rear hub is just wide enough that it fit but has screwed up the chainline. It’s workable for now though.
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    Rode my 930SHX today. Over the years I have moved to FS, and rode the same park with my 930. I must have been an animal back in the day!
    It was an SHX, but I swapped out the fork for rigid, but I am looking for a Quadra 10 to make things right.


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    Trek 950

    This is my "shopping" bike, a trek 950 singletrack from early 90's I believe

    It's converted to a single speed to do some small trips here in Amsterdam.
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    Any more Trek updates? I recently installed a Pauls chain keeper that's not pictured.


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    Just picked up a 1993 purple 930, after two years of searching. Do 27.5 wheels fit? If so, what's the widest tire size? Thanks!

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    ^I would think a 27.5x2.0 should easily fit in the rear. According to this bicycle tire diameter chart a 27.5x2.0 has about the same diameter of a 26x2.5.

    BikeCalc.com - How to calculate Bicycle Wheel Size

    There is a pic of my ‘91 970 showing how a high volume 26x2.5 fits in the rear on the previous page in this thread if you want to see. There is plenty of room between the tire and the seat/chain stay bridges so you may be able to squeeze a 27.5x2.2 in there. ‘91 frames should be very close to the ‘93.

    I am curious as to how you plan to handle the brakes for the new wheel size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
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    I am curious as to how you plan to handle the brakes for the new wheel size.
    Brakes are the issue. Modern bikes can swap wheel sizes because they have disc brakes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
    ^I would think a 27.5x2.0 should easily fit in the rear. According to this bicycle tire diameter chart a 27.5x2.0 has about the same diameter of a 26x2.5.

    BikeCalc.com - How to calculate Bicycle Wheel Size

    There is a pic of my ‘91 970 showing how a high volume 26x2.5 fits in the rear on the previous page in this thread if you want to see. There is plenty of room between the tire and the seat/chain stay bridges so you may be able to squeeze a 27.5x2.2 in there. ‘91 frames should be very close to the ‘93.

    I am curious as to how you plan to handle the brakes for the new wheel size.
    I knew I saw something like that before, I just couldn't find the post. Must of glossed over it. Not sure about the brakes yet, possibly a disc brake conversion of some kind. I am taking it one step at a time. Since this is a project bike patience will be key in all decisions.

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    ^ I saw this adapter in the Bontrager thread. Easy and cheap way to try out 27.5” wheels without having to make major modifications for disc brakes.

    https://www.brgstore.com/en/brake-ca...ators-box.html

    Mid to late 90's Trek 9xx series (930,950,970,990).............-3b531eeb-2d14-4423-a063-a419053b2b91.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
    ^ I saw this adapter in the Bontrager thread. Easy and cheap way to try out 27.5” wheels without having to make major modifications for disc brakes.

    https://www.brgstore.com/en/brake-ca...ators-box.html

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    Good find! I will be checking this out if I decide to go the 27.5 route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
    ^ I saw this adapter in the Bontrager thread. Easy and cheap way to try out 27.5” wheels without having to make major modifications for disc brakes.

    https://www.brgstore.com/en/brake-ca...ators-box.html

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    The problem with these brake adaptors is that they require your frame to have removable brake bosses in order to install them....Bonty's do but your frame does not. If you plan to go with cantilever brakes, I believe the Tektro CR720's and Shimano CX-70 have enough pad adjustment to cover the ~12-15mm difference in rim height. They will be at their max and pads 'may' contact the rim at a bit of an angle. There are various V-brake options out there...Paul's and FMX to start.

    Now...considering the fact that 650b/27.5 rim brake rims are a bit scarce these days and require a new wheel build (kinda makes it fun), consider staying @ 26" and using Compass Rat Trap Pass tires @ 26x2.3. They measure up just shy of a 650b x 47. They are a bit on the expensive site but still way less expensive than a 650b/27.5 conversion. The ride is pretty supple and you can go tubed or tubeless, black or tan wall, standard or extra light casings. I checked mine and these fit with ample clearance. The frame will even fit a Schwalbe Super Moto @ 26x2.35 but with a little less clearance.
    "Just remember, all bikes have front suspension once you put your hands on the handlebars!" - 1SPD

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    If you really want to do 650B another great choice are the old Cane Creek Direct Curve 5. I did a mid-90's slingshot a few years ago and was able to easily clear 27.5x2.3 Pacenti Neo-Motos.

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    If you do end up going the route of linear pull brakes with the pads run WAY up high on the arms, match them with regular pull levers (I used Paul's in this case).

    Worked ace.

    Another tip: DON'T bother with cantilevers (below: same bike/wheels). The above setup with the linear pulls was SO SO much better.
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    I love my Singletrack 970 from 1996, this was on the day I bought it two years ago:

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