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    Re-furbing 1998 Trek 7000

    Hey Folks,

    I don't know if 1998 qualifies for classic/vintage or not, but the MTB forum seems to be mostly newer bikes.

    So I have a 1998 Trek 7000 MTB that I haven't ridden in about 6 years and I'd like to refurb it a bit. Basically, it needs a new wheel set, new drivetrain and possibly a new fork. Otherwise, the frame is in fine shape as are the brakes.

    That said, would it be worth it to replace at least the wheel set and drivetrain? If so, any ideas? I've been out of MTBing for so long that I'm pretty clueless about what's possible.

    I really just need something comparable to what came with the bike (listed below), which I believe were middle-of-the-line at the time.

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    Fork: Rock Shox Indy XC

    Components: Group Mountain Mix
    Brakeset: Avid 1D-10 brakes, Avid AD-1.0 L levers
    Shift Levers: Shimano STX-RC RapidFire SL
    Front Derailleur: Shimano STX top-swing, top-pull
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX SGS
    Crankset: Shimano STX-RC, 24/34/42 teeth
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN52, 113mm spindle

    Wheels: Hubs, Shimano STX-RC
    Rims: Matrix Swami, 32-hole
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    Here it is on BikePedia.

    Thanks a ton for any feedback.
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    It's pretty new...should be easy to find replacement parts.

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    Is there a particular reason that it needs new wheels/fork/drivetrain? Are the old ones damaged?
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    Please send me all the parts you swap out. I'll pay shipping.
    '98 seems pretty new as far as bikes go. Just plug and play parts if you need to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrated View Post
    Is there a particular reason that it needs new wheels/fork/drivetrain? Are the old ones damaged?
    both hubs are shot - lots of play in both - but i suppose i could just have those replaced instead of the whole wheel, but i thought i new wheel set might be nice.

    i've got some bent teeth on two of the front chain rings, and a bunch of the teeth on the cassette are worn to nubs. on closer inspection, RD and FD cage look OK.

    i'm really not sure about the fork. i'll keep it but i want to get it checked out. i really beat the living hell out of this bike for the time i rode it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
    Please send me all the parts you swap out. I'll pay shipping.
    '98 seems pretty new as far as bikes go. Just plug and play parts if you need to.
    i'll let you know what i end up doing with the bike. thanks for the offer. this is kind of a classic hard tail and, as i said, the frame is pretty mint.

    thanks for the replies, guys.
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    Most/all mountain bike depreciate very rapidly. You will not get your money out of those extensive upgrades.

    Hubs don't sound shot to me. Sounds like they need to be adjusted. That's pretty normal maintenance for a bike that is 11 years old. Just have those hubs adjusted/maybe the bearings replaced. That should be a cheap job at your local bike shop. Or read up on the parks tool site on how to do it yourself (pretty easy job).

    The bike is worth finding a replacement crankset, cassette and chain.

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    The other way to look at this is the only thing salvageable is the frame. It appears to be an Alpha aluminum frame similar to Trek's current low end bikes. I don't think I would go to the trouble to try and salvage it. You can easily find a decent used mountain bike on Craigslist for $200. I imagine it would cost more than that to fix yours up, unless you can find an old bike with a damaged frame that you can swap out the components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotch View Post
    both hubs are shot - lots of play in both - but i suppose i could just have those replaced instead of the whole wheel, but i thought i new wheel set might be nice.

    i've got some bent teeth on two of the front chain rings, and a bunch of the teeth on the cassette are worn to nubs. on closer inspection, RD and FD cage look OK.

    i'm really not sure about the fork. i'll keep it but i want to get it checked out. i really beat the living hell out of this bike for the time i rode it.
    Based on what you are describing you don't need to replace any major parts. New chainrings and cassettes (and chain) are standard maintenance items. The LBS can rebuild the fork for you if it's an issue and you don't want to try it. The hubs just sound like they need maintenance. I believe they are standard loose bearing cup and cone, cheap an easy to repair (replacing the bearings and cones is normal maintenance).
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    First off, you don't have a mountain bike here, you have a hybrid. While it may look like a mountain bike in many respects, it is decidedly not as rugged. Trek's own web site and catalogs specify that this bike is for the road or BEATEN path. Having said that, if it's used up, get a new one. They don't cost too much and this type of bike loses value fairly rapidly. While it will one day be vintage, I doubt if that bike will ever be a classic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearonabike View Post
    First off, you don't have a mountain bike here, you have a hybrid. While it may look like a mountain bike in many respects, it is decidedly not as rugged. Trek's own web site and catalogs specify that this bike is for the road or BEATEN path. Having said that, if it's used up, get a new one. They don't cost too much and this type of bike loses value fairly rapidly. While it will one day be vintage, I doubt if that bike will ever be a classic.
    Trek pulled a switch with the 7000 moniker - up to 1998 the 7000 was a mountain bike, newer bikes labelled 7000 are hybrids. See http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...7000&Type=bike

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    Heres my 1998 7000zx...

    New in 1999 parts:
    WTB SST.98 Saddle
    '99 Rock Shox SID SL Fork
    XT Crankset
    UN72 Bottom Bracket
    XT Front Derailleur
    XT 8spd Cassette
    XT Shifter/brake Levers
    XT Linear Pull Brakes
    Easton EC70 Seatpost
    Easton EC70 Monkeylite Bars
    Ritchey Pro Stem
    Cane Creek S2 Headset (2009)
    Mavic X717 Rims,Wheelsmith Spokes, XT Hubs (2008)
    Tioga Biogrips
    Sun Ringle ZuZu Pedals

    Weight 23 lbs.

    Love this bike and will probably never get rid of it. Obviously to me it was worth upgrading. This picture is not recent enough to show the new wheels and headset.

    Last edited by Old Yeller; 08-03-10 at 04:31 AM. Reason: forgot to add weight

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