i have a trek 7300 and a db comfort bike (completely taken apart).
just for kicks....i've decided to convert one frame/bike into a flat bar road/cx bike. the other bike i'd like to convert to more of a rough/off road bike.
i'm not sure what things i have to consider before i start buying parts....
here are some initial thoughts i have
-the crank arms on the trek are too long for me. however, i haven't been able to find shorter cranks without having to buy the entire crankset.
-i hate the suspension seatpost and fork on my trek. i'm thinking the trek should be my flat bar/cx bike for these reasons.
-the db uses 26" wheels...so i'm thinking it should be my rough terrain bike.
-i don't like the fork or seatpost with the db. soooooo, i'm thinking i'll take the fork and post off the trek and put them on the db.
-i'll put an aftermarket cf fork, a new stem and new bars on the trek.
can i even put a 27" fork on a 26" frame? is there a way of lowering how the brakes are mounted in order to work with a longer fork?
both bikes have quill stems. can i easily replace the trek's fork with a threaded one and use a stem for a 1 1/8" fork?
will a differnt headset fit this frame?
the db frame has chrome cups stamped onto each end of the head tube. do i need to remove these cups before i can fit the trek fork on this bike?
should i just trash the db and convert the trek?