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Old 01-14-20, 01:10 AM
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Trek 950 vintage


Just bought this beauty for some one needed a commuter. I just tried tp prep it. I put reflectors, rear rack, adjust head set, . Feels good wrenching., and helping some body out .. ps one of the previous owners drillled out the rim holes for presta valve. 😒Gonna have to ride like this a while.. .

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Old 01-14-20, 10:20 AM
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Nice find. These are great all around bikes. They can take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. If I had to have one bike....

You could also do so many things with it. Gravel, cross country, commute, grocery getting, training rides, etc. They also fit fenders with no problems.
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This fellow evidently rode his 1989 950 on some great adventures.

http://m.youtube.com/user/ThreeWheel...able_polymer=1

I have two of them and enjoy riding them a lot.
One is set up with racks and baskets for grocery and other carrying duties and the other without racks just for fun riding around my area.

I wasn't planning on two of them but found the first one with rough paint and had it
powder coated, built it up and was liking it quite a bit when a 2nd one very nearby popped up for sale at a decent price in the almost same scratched up paint condition so I bought it, repeated powder coating and rebuild process to set up with racks and baskets for hauling duty.

Enjoy your 950.
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I had one a while back, but my arms didn't like the stretch to the bars. These have a long top tube... I did like the looks of that beautiful lugged frame!
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I just rebuilt mine with a trekking bar. It's a keeper for sure.
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Old 01-15-20, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by rossiny View Post
Just bought this beauty for some one needed a commuter.
Excellent, you rescued one of the last of the US-made lugged-frame bikes ever. The wholesale offshoring of the industry was fast apace at the time. Bike is a snapshot of a fleeting moment. My 950 is just a couple years newer, still USA made, but not lugged. Is yours that "sour grape" purple? It's in awesome shape.
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I had one a while back, but my arms didn't like the stretch to the bars. These have a long top tube...
They also came stock with a pretty long reach stem, as the above photos show. My stem was even longer. A shorter stem can make a big difference with that stretch experience.
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Old 01-15-20, 05:26 PM
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Nice bike! A shorter stem and/or swept bars make all the difference in the ride.
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Originally Posted by rossiny View Post
. ps one of the previous ownere drillled out the rim holes for ait valve. Gonna have to ride like this fir a while..
https://www.greggscycles.com/product...waAiwZEALw_wcB
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Old 01-15-20, 07:53 PM
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yes was purple , she loved it , we thought was black from the pics but when I picked up was that deep purple. I personally have a 970. I also scored a 950 a while ago for my son. I am surprised how they both popped up in the right frame size.
yes amazing made in USA.
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Old 01-15-20, 09:41 PM
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1989 950. I really need to get this bike out and ride... And get some new pics. I'd like to find one bigger though.
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The lugged Trek 950's are great bikes, I've had a few pass through my hands. However, this 970 I restored and kept for my fiance.

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I've been restoring this 1990 Trek 950 slowly throughout the winter. It's a wonderful bike. Amazing frame. I should have it completed near the end of January.

I'm not quite sure where the 950 will fit into my arsenal though, as I already ride a '92 Rockhopper for trail ripping and bikepacking. I'll probably ride it throughout the summer. And if I really love it, maybe do a full repaint next fall, and a drop bar conversion.

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Old 01-16-20, 10:58 AM
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have been looking at touring bikes and wondwering if I should attempt a drop bar conversion and make my trek 970 a touring bike? They seem to have a long wheel base and pretty heavy duty . Does it cost a lot of money to do? Do you have to change out brakes and shifters etc? Have not done to much wrenching and would it be cost effective . I will say I looked at a Masi Giromondo and like the discs and does seem to have a comfort geoemetry ...it costs about 1400
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Sure wish I could find one in a 22.5" or 23" frame size. They look like great bikes.
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They are out there. This one's a not-so-glamorous 930.

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have been looking at touring bikes and wondwering if I should attempt a drop bar conversion and make my trek 970 a touring bike? They seem to have a long wheel base and pretty heavy duty . Does it cost a lot of money to do? Do you have to change out brakes and shifters etc? Have not done to much wrenching and would it be cost effective . I will say I looked at a Masi Giromondo and like the discs and does seem to have a comfort geoemetry ...it costs about 1400
I've tried that, the reach was long (tried a shorter stem than in the photo), but I wanted a 31.8 clamp without using a thread less conversion. Put a few hundred miles on it, but after breaking my wrist badly (different bike), I reverted it to make it more stable.

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A TIG-welded 930 just came up today on the local CL:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...057299810.html

Trek 930 - $175

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A TIG-welded 930 just came up today on the local CL:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...057299810.html

Trek 930 - $175

i just finished up a 930 a few weeks ago. Itís a lot of fun to ride. Great bike.





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A 1997 Trek 820, powder coated, SS drivetrain, v brakes/ v levers and drops. Did this conversion back in 2015. Still a joy to ride.

Only stock parts are the skewers on wheels & seatpost.
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Originally Posted by katsup
The lugged Trek 950's are great bikes, I've had a few pass through my hands. However, this 970 I restored and kept for my fiance.
Sweet Ride! I also own and recently restored the same bike ('89 Magenta/Black 970).
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Old 01-17-20, 04:06 PM
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I enjoy gravel grinding mine like bikemigs (1993) in warm months on forest roads and mellow single track. That tru temper ox is built like a tank and just cool to have the last lugged USA built. They are heavy and the long top tube is not relative to seat tube, not sure I would want to tour on it! But a keeper for sure, the rigid forks ones ( ironically they were the "lower" level). I just found a 93 example in good shape listed recently for 120, guess prices have not changed much in the last 5 years!

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