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Old 01-06-21, 02:58 PM
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1989 Trek 930 Single Track

I just bought a 1989 Trek 930. I'm having a hard time finding the specs for the bike. I know its a steel frame bike. I know that the derailleurs are exage 400 lx. I might replace the front derailleur. The rear one looks okay. Any thoughts and/or links? Thanks!
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here's the '89 brochure. (scroll way down for mtbs) i don't see a 930 in the brochure, although the 950 matches your color

https://www.vintage-trek.com/images/t...89Brochure.pdf
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there is a 930 listed in the '90 brochure

https://www.vintage-trek.com/images/t...rek/90Trek.pdf
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Hey!

I saw that Trek come up on CL! Nice one. I see you live around there. That part of our state has some nice bikes for sale!

My 930 is a 96 year. Love it!
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Originally Posted by grizzly907la View Post
I just bought a 1989 Trek 930. I'm having a hard time finding the specs for the bike. I know its a steel frame bike. I know that the derailleurs are exage 400 lx. I might replace the front derailleur. The rear one looks okay. Any thoughts and/or links? Thanks!
This is a 1992 model. I have the same bike in the other color offered for this year: red.

Catalog link: It's annoying that the page with the picture for the 930 is missing from this pdf, but the specs are there on page 34.
Trek Catalogue 1992 | Catalogues | Retrobike
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
This is a 1992 model. I have the same bike in the other color offered for this year: red.

Catalog link: It's annoying that the page with the picture for the 930 is missing from this pdf, but the specs are there on page 34.
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Thanks for the info!
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Hey!

I saw that Trek come up on CL! Nice one. I see you live around there. That part of our state has some nice bikes for sale!

My 930 is a 96 year. Love it!
I'm in western NC, near Asheville. I figure that I can build it into a respectable touring bike.
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Originally Posted by grizzly907la View Post
I'm in western NC, near Asheville. I figure that I can build it into a respectable touring bike.
I would say you can! Progress pics when you get a chance.
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I would say you can! Progress pics when you get a chance.
I was thinking about filming the work, but I will take plenty of pictures. I just took apart the rear wheel hub. I got some mad scientist ideas for this bike. I just took out the rear axle and free wheel hub. I'm pretty sure it needs to be serviced. My biggest obstacle is finding a spot where I can spray paint it (the current color scheme isn't doing it for me, plus the current had dings, and scratches. I don't want to be touring on what looks like a meth bike.) Once I've got the old paint off, that and buying components. I might swap the fork out for an inexpensive carbon, fork and mount a front disc brake on it. I considered getting a bracket brazed on the back, but decided it against it because it seems to complicated and expensive. If I keep the original fork, I'm going to upgrade the brakes from cantilevers to v-brakes for the front and back.
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I'm going to upgrade the brakes from cantilevers to v-brakes for the front and back.
Levers may not be V brake pull compatible
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Levers may not be V brake pull compatible
they are, though. tektro 520's are specifically made for them. i'd had them on a cross check at one time. they work fine if you keep the pads adjusted close to the rim and have good pads. the standard black ones just aren't that great, ime. i have some v-brakes on one ride currently. i put some kool stop salmon mtb pads on last week and i have to use caution slamming on the brakes. modulation is good enough
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they are, though. tektro 520's are specifically made for them. i'd had them on a cross check at one time. they work fine if you keep the pads adjusted close to the rim and have good pads. the standard black ones just aren't that great, ime. i have some v-brakes on one ride currently. i put some kool stop salmon mtb pads on last week and i have to use caution slamming on the brakes. modulation is good enough
OP has flat bars and didn't mention converting to drop bars which are what 520 levers are for. Nor did they mention what the existing levers are or changing levers at all.
The OPs levers may in fact be switchable between canti pull and V pull, but without knowing what they are, I can't say.
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OP has flat bars and didn't mention converting to drop bars which are what 520 levers are for. Nor did they mention what the existing levers are or changing levers at all.
The OPs levers may in fact be switchable between canti pull and V pull, but without knowing what they are, I can't say.
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There was a nice '92 Trek 930 recently on Blue Lug's Flickr.
https://flic.kr/p/2khUPi9

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OP has flat bars and didn't mention converting to drop bars which are what 520 levers are for. Nor did they mention what the existing levers are or changing levers at all.
The OPs levers may in fact be switchable between canti pull and V pull, but without knowing what they are, I can't say.
The bike originally came with flat bars, though I am going to replace them with some trekking bars. I am also replacing the shifters and levers.

I've also used long pull levers, with caliper brakes on my old Denali and they worked just fine. Dumb luck, maybe.
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Here's a purple 930


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I was thinking about filming the work, but I will take plenty of pictures. I just took apart the rear wheel hub. I got some mad scientist ideas for this bike. I just took out the rear axle and free wheel hub. I'm pretty sure it needs to be serviced. My biggest obstacle is finding a spot where I can spray paint it (the current color scheme isn't doing it for me, plus the current had dings, and scratches. I don't want to be touring on what looks like a meth bike.) Once I've got the old paint off, that and buying components. I might swap the fork out for an inexpensive carbon, fork and mount a front disc brake on it. I considered getting a bracket brazed on the back, but decided it against it because it seems to complicated and expensive. If I keep the original fork, I'm going to upgrade the brakes from cantilevers to v-brakes for the front and back.
You're mad! Mad I say!!

Good luck getting the paint off; Imron is automotive paint, and very tough. For a paint booth, if you have a furniture store around, see if they'll give you one of their oversized cardboard boxes; refrigerator boxes work well too. Dings and scratches are called "patina" around here; battle scars showing the bike's had a life. But, to each their own; paint away! Definitely make a rebuild thread. We like to watch...

And since we're showing off our 930's,


Zoe (Washburn), my badass off-pavement ride.
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As has been pointed out, it's a '92. Here's mine.

That bike and others like it are a very flexible platform. When I took this picture I had trekking bars, but later converted to drop bars. These make respectable touring frames, but because of the higher bottom bracket it's not going to be as stable under really heavy loads as a purpose-built touring bike does.

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Since everyone else is showing theirs. My Mean green 930.



Built up with Deore 9 speed. This my son's bike for campus uses.
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Showing? Well okay!


96 in inkwell blue.
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I shall take plenty of pics! Not to worry, I'll add my own battle scars to the bike....as I am building it back up and I am sure to get some as I ride it.
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As has been pointed out, it's a '92. Here's mine.

That bike and others like it are a very flexible platform. When I took this picture I had trekking bars, but later converted to drop bars. These make respectable touring frames, but because of the higher bottom bracket it's not going to be as stable under really heavy loads as a purpose-built touring bike does.

Define heavy and why would a higher bb effect stability? Just curious.
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Originally Posted by grizzly907la View Post
Define heavy and why would a higher bb effect stability? Just curious.
This is heavy. The bike is a 1983 Trek 720. Lower BB = lower center of gravity, improved stability.


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That does look heavy. I have a steel shogun frame, that needs stripping and painting. Thanks for the answer. That helps me better understand things.
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