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Old 05-13-24, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by eeuuugh
Just finished building this electric conversion. 1992 Trek 950.
That looks like one fun and comfortable ride!!!

Nicely done!

These 950's are familiar to me.

I found two of them locally in the Dallas Ft Worth area a number of years back in the 22" size.

One , a 1989 and one a 1990 in this same bright blue color but the paint on both was very scratched up so I had both power coated, one gray and one silver.
They are both mentioned in this thread about mid thread or so.

My son has one that he occasionally rides and the frame of the other resides in my garage waiting to be rebuilt.

A friend took it for a while and recently traded it back less wheels and most of the parts.

I once did some looking online at these 950's and came across a fellow that had converted his for loaded up touring and rode it the perimeter of the United States.

These rigid fork vintage mtb's are tough and versatile bikes worthy of quite a few different applications.

Safe riding on yours eeuuugh
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Old 06-06-24, 05:12 PM
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This thing looks like a hoot! I really like those Wald bars, I might need to grab some for my next build.
Honestly, I ride that old Woodlands more than about anything else these days.
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This week I finished another vintage MTB project.

This is a 1989 Specialized Hard Rock Comp I've had probably 10 or a few more years.

Paint was rough and at one point my neighbor and I repainted it burgundy.

I rode it quite a bit back in those days.

Our paint job eventually got all chipped up and I disassembled it and it's just been hanging in the garage for multiple years. I moved on to other bikes.

Four days ago I was bored again for a project. I took it down and used a citrus based stripper to remove all the paint except for the fork which had a good grey powder coating from a previous project.

Remarkably the fork powder coat grey and frame bare finish match up very well.

I built it up over the last few days with wheels and parts from my plentiful parts bins.

I just returned from a 7 mile ride and remembered what a great riding bike it is .

Some are reticent to run bare finish frames but I've had 4 or 5 over the years and haven't had a problem with rust.

Every other month or so I would just spray WD-40 over the frame, wipe it down.

I never rode those bikes in the rain.

I'm overall pleased. I'll probably switch to a longer stem. Note how relaxed that head tube angle is .

On my ride this 4th of July morning I passed a neighborhood parade. Cool stuff!

Bikes are fun, especially if you can do your own wrenching.

It's kinda my chill out, meditative happy place.

Happy 4th and safe riding to all .











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Old 07-04-24, 10:02 AM
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Nice pics, cooperryder
When I needed my first bike (since I was a kid) coincidence bought me a Trek mtb from Goodwill. In between my second mtb was a freebie beach cruiser. The beach cruiser is occasionally ridden as a single speed. All that to say that I DON'T ordinarily (ever) ride trails and have been doing all my errands and trips through urban/suburbia on mountain bikes. Hopefully these two qualify for the thread

My do it all for 10 years. Now a cargo trailer hauler and bench warmer for the Yokota.

My current flame. My size and it's RED! Da wed wuns go faster!!!
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Originally Posted by Steel Monkey
Nice pics, cooperryder
When I needed my first bike (since I was a kid) coincidence bought me a Trek mtb from Goodwill. In between my second mtb was a freebie beach cruiser. The beach cruiser is occasionally ridden as a single speed. All that to say that I DON'T ordinarily (ever) ride trails and have been doing all my errands and trips through urban/suburbia on mountain bikes. Hopefully these two qualify for the thread

My do it all for 10 years. Now a cargo trailer hauler and bench warmer for the Yokota.

My current flame. My size and it's RED! Da wed wuns go faster!!!
Thank you.
Great bikes for a variety of uses and builds.
Thanks for sharing your bikes.
Safe riding.
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My commuter Alpinestars Cromega LX with 36 teeth desckas, 7 speeds, ergotec handlebar, some parts from aliexpress like fake Paul thumbies mounts, fake esi grips too, cheap but very similar to originals parts. Idéale 92 seat from an old bike, Continental Contact Speed tyres. Wheels, crank and brakes are deore lx items. Bags and front rack were fitted on my former commuter bike. This Alpinestars in Tange tubes is fast and comfortable.

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Old 07-10-24, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by George Abitbol

My commuter Alpinestars Cromega LX with 36 teeth desckas, 7 speeds, ergotec handlebar, some parts from aliexpress like fake Paul thumbies mounts, fake esi grips too, cheap but very similar to originals parts. Idéale 92 seat from an old bike, Continental Contact Speed tyres. Wheels, crank and brakes are deore lx items. Bags and front rack were fitted on my former commuter bike. This Alpinestars in Tange tubes is fast and comfortable.
Nicely done .
I have set up several bikes as 1x 's.

I read this Velo Orange blog post this morning about vintage mtb's. They set it up as a 1x.

Of course they dropped some serious coin for that particular build.

I keep my builds pretty budget friendly.

Safe riding .
https://velo-orange.com/blogs/thevelo...eid=2d9c371704

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