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Old 11-15-10, 02:05 PM   #1
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Any Trek or Specialized hybrids with fork lowrider mounts?

I'm thinking of a possible hybrid build for dirt trail touring and am wondering what models and years had front fork braze ons for lowrider mounts. I can't seem to find much information about the mid to late 90's versions I would be interested in.

Am I wrong to think bikes/frames of this type and vintage would be relatively cheap and easy to find?
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If it comes down to a good bike for your purpose without lowrider mounts, P-clamps are an effective, albeit slightly less attractive solution.
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Am I wrong to think bikes/frames of this type and vintage would be relatively cheap and easy to find?
You're probably right, but only if you aren't looking for one. If you are actively looking you'll probably see very few and they'll all be priced like Italian steeds.

I've been keeping an eye out for the same sort of thing, and it seems like I used to see them all the time, but now that I'm looking they're not coming up very often and when they do they're ~$100 or more above what I would expect.
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If it comes down to a good bike for your purpose without lowrider mounts, P-clamps are an effective, albeit slightly less attractive solution.
The only problem is my extra rack is a Blackburn Custom lowrider that I think requires a bolt through since it goes on both sides of the fork. Come to think of it I probably need to check how far I can spread them since a hybrid fork will likely be thicker than a road bike.

brockd15 - You are so right about not finding a reasonable one when you are looking! I see loads of Trek 700 and an occasional 720 (hybrid) but the higher number models seem relatively rare. Maybe it will take a few more years before people tire of them and unload them like they do their old roads bike now.
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I have a '91 Jamis Coda which has them.
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My 1995 Trek 730 has them. http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/95/Trek95.pdf
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I'm thinking of a possible hybrid build for dirt trail touring and am wondering what models and years had front fork braze ons for lowrider mounts. I can't seem to find much information about the mid to late 90's versions I would be interested in.

Am I wrong to think bikes/frames of this type and vintage would be relatively cheap and easy to find?
I had a Giant Nutra that had them. Early 90s model as I recall.
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