Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-13-11, 04:37 PM   #1
barturtle
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Bikes: Jamis Coda
Posts: 798
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gravel Grinder conversion for 99 Trek 930

I've got a vintage steel Trek 930 that I picked up a couple years ago. It was basically unused. Factory tires were unworn. I've been using as my grocery bike, winter commuter and occasionally taking it on lower paced club rides (road rides).

I'm looking to convert it to something more suitable to use for gravel grinding (while still doing grocery runs). The current plan is to go rigid with a Surly 1x1 fork and switch out the bars. I've been looking at the Soma 3-Speed II or Sparrow bars, with reverse levers (and problem solvers, as I can't find a long pull reverse lever.) I'm hoping this setup will make it a more confident ride. I'm not currently thrilled with it on high-speed descents, as I like to keep the brakes covered, but I'm more comfortable with the handling on the bar ends.

Anyone have any experience with these bars?

How about with using problem solvers with reverse levers, or just in general?

Any other suggestions for gravel grinder conversions?
barturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:02 AM.