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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

    Mid to late 90's Trek 9xx series (930,950,970,990).............-klunker5.jpg

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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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