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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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    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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    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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    Its too quiet in here

    Did a few more upgrades to the 930


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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR_TOY View Post
    Its 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.

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    Hi guys,

    I built this 930 up recently to an SS cruiser, love that comfy lugged steel, Schwalbe Fat Franks, Azonic bar, Specialized Stout hub, Surly Singleator tensioner, Avid brakeset, etc.

    Thoughts? Upgrades?

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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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    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.

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    That was thoroughly enjoyable! Brings back fond memories of college and cracked Cannondales. Id have better off if Id started on the Bridgestones or Treks.
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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. Its 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
    ^

    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

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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.
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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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    Hi blak_byke,

    New member here, looking at either doing a 650b conversion or staying 26" w/ the Compass RTP's on a '95 Trek 970. Are you running the RTP's on a 90's Trek? Would you mind giving me some pointers on minimum rim width? I have a nice set of Mavic 217's from that era. Also, do you think they would fit/clear on a stock rigid fork? My eyeballing w/ a set of calipers looks "close".

    By my calculation, these would measure up ~4-5mm less in diameter than a 650b with a 47 or 48mm tire.


    Thanks! Really looking forward to redoing the 970 into a sorta expedition/bikepacking go anywhere & everywhere bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deann View Post
    Hi blak_byke,

    New member here, looking at either doing a 650b conversion or staying 26" w/ the Compass RTP's on a '95 Trek 970. Are you running the RTP's on a 90's Trek? Would you mind giving me some pointers on minimum rim width? I have a nice set of Mavic 217's from that era. Also, do you think they would fit/clear on a stock rigid fork? My eyeballing w/ a set of calipers looks "close".

    By my calculation, these would measure up ~4-5mm less in diameter than a 650b with a 47 or 48mm tire.


    Thanks! Really looking forward to redoing the 970 into a sorta expedition/bikepacking go anywhere & everywhere bike.

    Deann,

    On my 970 I ran Schwalbe Super Motos which are 26x2.35...larger than the RTP's. Not sure what the rim width was but your 217's will work just fine for the RTP's on the 970 with room to spare. Keep in mind, the RTP's run wider when tubless than when running tubes. So with tubes the may end up more like a 2.2 than a 2.3. I'm going to mount my Rat Trap Pass on my 517's and set them in my 930 frame and I can take a pic of the clearance to show how much room you're working with.


    My old 970...

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    Thank you Sir. Well, it turns out I was at my LBS yesterday, saw they had the RTP's and decided to buy them and figure it out from there...

    They fit & look great on the stock rims, even on the stock fork. Ultimately, I want to go tubeless with them, so I have some work to do finding/building up a wheelset for such.


    Is that the Exotic CF fork on your bike? I have one on a Kestrel CSX, which this 970 build is replacing. I may switch it to the 970 as I like how it creates a more upright riding position & gives me some extra steerer tube to work with, as compared to the stock fork. I am a bit torn between the aesthetics of the stock fork vs. the function of the Exotic though.

    Here's my new project coming together, going to try out the swept back bars but will probably ultimately stick w/ the trekking bars I've grown accustomed to.

    Thanks again for the response and this thread gave me the encouragement to jump in headfirst on my build project!
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    Whoa! I dig it! That's coming along quite nicely! I have an older lugged 970 that I want to powder coat the same color with the more modern decals.

    Yes it is an exotic fork and it allowed me to accomplish everything you're looking to accomplish. Note...I did not start out with the factory fork so I was forced into a decision on what fork to buy. As much a I like the aesthetic of straight blade forks I say keep yours as is. I'm a lines guy all day long. The exotic will add black accents to a build that, in my eye, looks to leading towards more of a classic feel with the silver components. Again...that's just me because I'm more of a retro-mod guy.

    Glad any info I've provided was of help to you especially since I've gotten so much info from the forum. Keep us posted on your build!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blak_byke View Post
    Whoa! I dig it! That's coming along quite nicely! I have an older lugged 970 that I want to powder coat the same color with the more modern decals.

    Yes it is an exotic fork and it allowed me to accomplish everything you're looking to accomplish. Note...I did not start out with the factory fork so I was forced into a decision on what fork to buy. As much a I like the aesthetic of straight blade forks I say keep yours as is. I'm a lines guy all day long. The exotic will add black accents to a build that, in my eye, looks to leading towards more of a classic feel with the silver components. Again...that's just me because I'm more of a retro-mod guy.

    Glad any info I've provided was of help to you especially since I've gotten so much info from the forum. Keep us posted on your build!
    Thanks! Yeah, the old form vs. function dilemma. The only "good" solution I've come up with so far in my head is to build two bikes....one w/ the aesthetics for the local 10-20 mile day rides and one for my loaded rail-trail rides up to 70 miles/day.

    Now to find a practical solution.... I've considered having the steerer tube extended with a brazed in sleeve/extension tube and using a Chris King headset w/ the high five, extended steerer race for a little front end lift. Also looking at couple of after market steel forks which I could possibly have color matched. But both of those are potential budget busters at this point.

    I will probably end up going to the exotic fork, ride comfort ultimately trumps looks. I'm sure I would have thought differently 20 years ago though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deann View Post
    Thanks! Yeah, the old form vs. function dilemma. The only "good" solution I've come up with so far in my head is to build two bikes....one w/ the aesthetics for the local 10-20 mile day rides and one for my loaded rail-trail rides up to 70 miles/day.

    Now to find a practical solution.... I've considered having the steerer tube extended with a brazed in sleeve/extension tube and using a Chris King headset w/ the high five, extended steerer race for a little front end lift. Also looking at couple of after market steel forks which I could possibly have color matched. But both of those are potential budget busters at this point.

    I will probably end up going to the exotic fork, ride comfort ultimately trumps looks. I'm sure I would have thought differently 20 years ago though.
    I completely understand. Not sure what your fork budget is, but look at Soma and see if you can find a Salsa Comoto 26 with canti bosses and disc tabs. The Salsa is rare but worth looking for.

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    Has anyone tried a Maxxis Hookworm 26x2.5 or a Surly Extraterrestrial 26x2.5 on one of the 900 series Treks? I have a 950 that is ready for new tires. I like these tires but am doubtful they'll fit. Thanks.

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    I have 26x2.3 Schwalbe Big Apples on my wifes 930 and Im not sure theres room for much more. We may have briefly run hookworms on it to try - but if was a few years ago and I recall it being a bit sketchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123wheels View Post
    Has anyone tried a Maxxis Hookworm 26x2.5 or a Surly Extraterrestrial 26x2.5 on one of the 900 series Treks? I have a 950 that is ready for new tires. I like these tires but am doubtful they'll fit. Thanks.
    What year singletrack do you have? I have a 90 and 91 and both fit beefy 2.5 wide knobbies in the rear with room left over. There is a pic of one of my bikes with these tires and the clearance on the previous page if you want to look. I doubt there would be any issues with fitting 2.5 hook worms on a 90 or 91, but not sure about other years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 123wheels View Post
    Has anyone tried a Maxxis Hookworm 26x2.5 or a Surly Extraterrestrial 26x2.5 on one of the 900 series Treks? I have a 950 that is ready for new tires. I like these tires but am doubtful they'll fit. Thanks.
    Finally finished building up my '95 970 with the Compass 2.3" tires & there is ~.25" of clearance on either side of the tire and the chain stays.

    I'm running these tubeless w/ Stans & they measure 52mm wide on the stock rims.

    These are the extralight version of the rat trap pass. I took the bike out for its maiden voyage this morning & did a quick 12 mile ride. Set the tires to 40 psi and it was very smooth, but I plan to try it at 35 psi to see how it feels there too.
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    Well alrighty then....very nice! I like more of a racy look (for myself) but you nailed this! Any plan for racks or panniers?

    1x10?
    "Just remember, all bikes have front suspension once you put your hands on the handlebars!" - 1SPD

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    Quote Originally Posted by blak_byke View Post
    Well alrighty then....very nice! I like more of a racy look (for myself) but you nailed this! Any plan for racks or panniers?

    1x10?
    Thanks!! Yes, 1x10. Rear rack & panniers eventually. I plan to ride the Katy trail (or possibly the GAP) next summer with this bike. Unless I find a rack that just looks killer on it, I will probably leave off until then. Not a fan of front racks personally, but that's just me.

    The handlebar (a custom, jerry-rigged setup w/ modified bar ends in the middle) gives me three unique hand/riding positions. Forward position feels almost like being on roadbike hoods, back position is relaxed, upright/cruiser position and the middle just feels perfect for long rides, although the angle does feel a little off.

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    [QUOTE=daytonadogie;13023994]
    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    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!
    Ride report? I'm interested on how the stays hold up without those bridges and disc setup. Nice, interesting resto-mod setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeeze View Post
    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
    This is exactly what we found... These sorts of bikes are dime-a-dozen almost everywhere you look: garage sales in expensive neighborhoods, thrift stores, end-of-year flea markets at colleges where rich kids ditch all the expensive gear their parents bought them. One we even got for free. A neighbor had put it out with his trash. A nice Trek 820. The only thing wrong with it was that the screw holding rear brake cable had come loose so there was no rear braking. All you have to be able to do is pick out which bikes are old, but good quality versus no-name trash. Not hard to do. Our family bikes are all Trek something-or-others acquired this way. I usually find some way of raising the handlebars for a more comfortable upright, cruiser position for family rides. On a couple of hard nose, quill stem Treks, I put on BMX bars. I also usually convert the 3x7's into 1x7's using the smallest front ring. That's all the top end gear you need for family rides, while preserving the all important climbing gear the wife and kids rely on. And I usually get around to installing v-brakes... All the cheap Treks I've come into have the mounts for them. I have an ever so slightly newer Trek ($40 at a yard sale) an alloy 6000 model. It has a Manitou fork with post mounts. I am converting it to disc. Just need to find a frame welder in the greater Denver area to weld on an IS tab for the rear.

    -Peter

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    My Trek Singletrack 930

    Отправлено с моего LLD-L31 через Tapatalk

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    Not a 7k series

    Quote Originally Posted by blak_byke View Post
    I know this is an old thread, but after coming to the conlusion there needs to be a single speed urban assault bike in my stable... well... this post just solidified the dream! I just picked up a stiff pristine 92 Trek 7000 fully rigid with XT/LX/Matrix build that may be the ticket. Add a period Campy Ergo Power Shifter for 1x8 or SA3 speed rear hub?

    It's on!

    Just realized I posted this in the wrong thread.
    Last edited by caveman70; 09-30-2018 at 09:27 PM. Reason: Wrong forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by caveman70 View Post
    I know this is an old thread, but after coming to the conlusion there needs to be a single speed urban assault bike in my stable... well... this post just solidified the dream! I just picked up a stiff pristine 92 Trek 7000 fully rigid with XT/LX/Matrix build that may be the ticket. Add a period Campy Ergo Power Shifter for 1x8 or SA3 speed rear hub?

    It's on!

    Just realized I posted this in the wrong thread.


    Maaaan I miss that bike! I found a mint 930, green to purple fade, that is getting the same treatment.
    "Just remember, all bikes have front suspension once you put your hands on the handlebars!" - 1SPD

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    Quote Originally Posted by blak_byke View Post
    Maaaan I miss that bike! I found a mint 930, green to purple fade, that is getting the same treatment.
    What is a good inexpensive fork option for one of these old rigid frames. I like how yours has a forward swept crown that would be perfect for street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caveman70 View Post
    What is a good inexpensive fork option for one of these old rigid frames. I like how yours has a forward swept crown that would be perfect for street.
    Gracias. That was an Exotic Carbon fork w/alu steerer. You really don't want anything longer than an AtoC of 425mm...MAX. 410mm may be optimal. Depending on the look / material / use / tire clearance / braking you desire, Exotic or Trigon's carbon offerings may be what you seek. I just happen to like the aesthetic straight forks. If you are patient, look for Salsa Cromoto 26 with V brake bosses and disc tabs. The disc only 26" fork is suspension correct for 100mm of travel. If you want period correct, your local co-op or LBS may have old 26" forks galore!


    Another cool option is a CX fork since they have almost the same A to C and a 90's MTB rigid fork...390-410mm. If you can run disc up front, a Tange / IRD / Soma straight blade CX fork will clears my 26x2.35 Schwalbe Super Moto. That tire measures 59mm wide!
    "Just remember, all bikes have front suspension once you put your hands on the handlebars!" - 1SPD

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