My 05 stumpy is on layaway until I can save up a few more paychecks (just graduated from college and started a new job so basically I have $0) but it should be out by the end of October or in early November...
Anyway, I have this 1999 (98?) Trek Mountain Track 830 XC bike that I bought when I thought you only needed one bike and I thought $500 was a damn expensive bike I know it is not the best frame, the components pretty much suck (I do like the rear derailler) but the bike has been through a lot and has been a good one. When I got it I didn't know that you need a DH bike to ride down hills, or a different bike for hucking, jumping, whatever. This bike did it all: tricks, jumps, drops, downhill, trail riding... Then I was off to college and so it sat neglected for about 3.5 years with the parents. I got it again to commute with and get back into riding... It is still stock as ever, I changed the seat, put a new chain on, cables, tires, minor stuff. There is a little bit of rust (some screws...nothing that can't be changed)
So, I really don't want to get rid of the bike, I would not get anything for it, so I turn to you guys(/gals) for some suggestions. I will probably still do some commuting on it, some path riding with my wife, but probably not any serious singletrack or anything. I am pretty open to suggestions beyond a pseudo comfort/mountain/commuter bike. I am not in a huge rush to go out buy a bunch of parts and get it ready right away (but over time change this out with that...keep my eyes open for good parts- that kind of thing). So, what kind of components would you guys suggest? The fork sucks, I've never liked it... any ideas on a decent fork for commuting and light trail riding? I also hate the front derailler and know I will need to change it out eventually.
None of these pics are very exciting, but maybe by seeing the frame, someone will see something I don't and will suggest the perfect use for the bike (other than the garbage can )
Cheers with beers
Sorry the pics are so small, I guess I can only put up 100KB? Guess I need winzip...