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    Senior Member GordoTrek's Avatar
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    Finished rebuilding my 1990 trek 930

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    the original picture is not my actual bike, i didn't take a before pic (idiot!!) but this was the closest one to what it looked like.. parts and paint job..

    the after.. after paint job and reassembly with new parts, wheels tires..etc..

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    That original picture is my bike.

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    Your front QR skewer is on backwards

    Also, that saddle is at a really bad angle. Makes my wrists hurt just looking at it. Enjoy your new ride!
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE ARS View Post
    Works the same on either side.
    Works the same, but looks hack on the wrong side.
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

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    Senior Member Drummerboy1975's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by THE ARS View Post
    We'll have to agree to disagree.

    I always put mine on the right.

    Easier access for me, but your the boss.


    Tom
    Easier access? You can't reach the other side of your bike? Let me guess, you use your qr while riding and it easier to use on the wrong side while also shifting.........

    But FWI, everyone is right, thats the wrong side.

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    On my first day at the bike co-op an experienced mechanic told me that the "correct" orientation for both skewers is that the lever should be on the non-drive side. I've done it that way ever since and notice that 99% of bikes have them oriented that way. Does it really matter on the front? Probably not, but it's that attention to detail that marks one as a craftsman and lets you know that if they pay that much attention to the little things, the rest of the job was probably done well too.
    Lead, follow or get out of the way

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    Senior Member Drummerboy1975's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myosmith View Post
    On my first day at the bike co-op an experienced mechanic told me that the "correct" orientation for both skewers is that the lever should be on the non-drive side. I've done it that way ever since and notice that 99% of bikes have them oriented that way. Does it really matter on the front? Probably not, but it's that attention to detail that marks one as a craftsman and lets you know that if they pay that much attention to the little things, the rest of the job was probably done well too.
    Well put sir, well put.

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    looks good Gordo. how come you changed the cranks?

    or did u

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    holy crap... thats a bit much with qr... honestly i didn't know that it really matters...oh well, i replaced everything on the bike, fd, rd,bb, cranks,stem, bars, headset, rims, went to an 8 spd cassette from a 7spd freewheel, v brakes, from center pulls

    i know it wasn't cost effective, i ended up spending a lot of money, but giftcards actually paid for a lot more then out of pocket cash, i really did for the learning experience, which i think is money well spent

    thanks for all the input, ill make sure that i have qr in line next time i post a picture...

    thanks to drummerboy for using your picture, i didn't have an original and this was the closest i could find to what my bike looked like

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    drummerboy's is sharp, all black except the seat post and fd. ninja bike!

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    Now in it current state with road tires.

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    Enclosed cam QR looks better on the right in my opinion with the lever neatly tucked behind the fork leg.

    Doing something the conventional way and paying attention to detail can be mutually exclusive.

    As to the bike--are you using it for commuting? I took an old 820 and made a commuter/tourer I've been very happy with.
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    Not wearing a helmet makes me more aware of my surroundings. I find myself anticipating the hardness of concrete 50 or 100 feet in front of me, it's almost a zen-like connection between my face and the pavement.

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    Senior Member GordoTrek's Avatar
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    its my main bike, riding in the tour de cure in june with it... hopefully doing a metric century...

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    Drummerboy
    I have an almost identical Trek 930. Except it doesn't have the original Wheels. So a couple of drive train questions.
    What are you using for Rear gearing (cogs). Are you running a Shimano cassette or a freewheel. I think I can get the 7 speed Suntour X-1 drivetrain to work with a Shimano freehub and 7 speed cassette. The chain clearance to the bottom of the seatstay looks really small. Does your chain run really close to the seatstay? How much are your cogs offset from the lock nut?

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    Maybe someone can help me with this. i don't think I have enough clearance between chain a d seat stay on my trek 930. Heres a couple pictures.

    Is this a lock nut to small cog offset issues. Would a freewhell work better in this situation?

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    Which tour de cure? I did the 50 at Saratoga Springs on sunday and it was a blast. When i was done I didnt feel the need to do more or less miles so i think the 50 was a good choice. It took exactly 3.5 hrs to complete the ride including one 15 min rest 10 miles before the end.

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