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Old 04-27-11, 06:36 PM   #1
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Softride Beam kit

What would I get if I parted this out? Trying to decide if I should snag this from a pawn shop. 1995-ish Trek 930 with a Softride beam added and a Softride suspension stem. The beam seems to be in great shape aside from a little rust on the mounting hardware. The stem won't move but probably just needs a clean and lube job. The bike is nothing special, just a worn STX group.
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Old 04-27-11, 07:45 PM   #2
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part out the whole bike or just the goofy beam? those were nice bikes in the day. unless you can recoup your investment selling the bike whole, sans beam, I would stay away
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Old 04-28-11, 11:43 PM   #3
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I see your point. Wasn't sure if it was a cult item or not.
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I don't know, you might get something decent for it, here's just the stem that went on ebay for $50. http://cgi.ebay.ca/Vintage-Softride-...item20b8e522f6



More completed listings: http://completed.shop.ebay.com/i.htm..._ipg=50&_rdc=1

They are pretty neat and I would want it if it was cheap enough but I have a thing for my teenage years dream bike parts lol.
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How does that not buckle the top tube?
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How does that not buckle the top tube?
Because the weight is distributed. It's science!
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Kind of hard to see but there is a triangulated brace attached to the down tube. Also comes with a nice plug to finish off the seat tube.
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