Thread: 1991 Trek 990
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Old 10-25-20, 07:51 AM
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fishboat
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Great bike at a mostly reasonable price. Whoever did that to the paint..yikes..shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a good bike.

I have a 970(1993)..same frame as your 990. I believe you have a 1991. Clean it up and ride it..you'll love it. If your inclined, the drivetrain on this bike makes for a very easy, inexpensive drop-bar conversion. Road shifters are fully compatible. Add in a high-ride stem, drop bars, and shifters and you're done.

As for tires..Schwalbe (Raceguard) Almotion, Big Bens, Big Apples, or Maxxis DTH will give you an easy rolling, comfy ride. I run Big Ben Raceguards and love them. The Plus or Greenguard versions will be heavier and stiffer..Raceguards are nice..do some research on the Schwalbe website. I've heard the G-ones are nice too.

Show Your Vintage MTB Drop Bar Conversions

https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires

https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/gravel
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