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Trek 950 650b trail/rando build

Old 03-13-15, 03:16 PM
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More pics. Looks much better covered in dirt.











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Old 06-14-16, 07:42 PM
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Just posted this in the show your Trek thread but wanted to crosspost here because this thread was instrumental in building my 950. Also, what is that spring in the last picture on the seat post/clamp?

I had been looking for a well priced pre-1991 lugged 970, 950, or 930 for a while. I think 1991 is when they switched from 1" to 1 1/8" stems. Luckily, I stumbled across this 1989 950 in my top color choice for a steal.

My goal was to diversify a bit by adding a mountain bike that I wasn't afraid to ride on light trails, I'm a big guy and was afraid of breaking my 1985 600 (which is for sale on my local craigslist btw). I moved the 650b setup, upright bar setup, and other parts over from that bike.

Key details: Nitto Technomic, Nitto Promenade B603 bars, Son Dynamo/Phil Wood/Velocity Synergy 650b wheels, Panaracer Pacenti Pari-Motos (38mm), Suntour XC thumb shifters flipped and mounted inside, Tektro cr720 canits, Stanley 20oz One Hand Vacuum Mug....great for frozen margaritas. Still need to rig up the Supernova lights.

Future plans: beige SKS longboard fenders, Compass Switchback Hill Tires (48mm) unless something bigger comes out, salmon Koolstop pads, maybe a slighter longer stem.



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Wow! Thanks for showing off your build. I found a Trek Singletrack 930 in the dumpster this weekend and I plan on doing a very similar build and using yours and some of the other trek singletrack builds as blueprints.
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Gotta love a nice 650b conversion!
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Is it possible to run a 1/10? Anyone have suggestions on a decently priced drivetrain? I was looking at late 90's treks to harvest a drive train from. Are they any good? I mean would it be worth it to take parts off an old Trek Antelope 820?
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Originally Posted by NicRuiz41
Is it possible to run a 1/10? Anyone have suggestions on a decently priced drivetrain? I was looking at late 90's treks to harvest a drive train from. Are they any good? I mean would it be worth it to take parts off an old Trek Antelope 820?
Definitely possible. If you want to do it on the cheap you could just run the middle ring on a triple and use a locked FD as your chain keeper.
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So glad to stumble upon this thread, I am thinking of converting my 950 to 650b as well. But I can't seem to view any of the photos here...
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Originally Posted by nivekelyk
So glad to stumble upon this thread, I am thinking of converting my 950 to 650b as well. But I can't seem to view any of the photos here...
This is quite the zombie thread that you’ve found.

Plenty of 650B conversions in this ongoing active thread on the subject:
Show Us Your 650B Conversions
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