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New project day. 1992 Trek 950

Old 07-03-22, 03:28 PM
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New project day. 1992 Trek 950

I swung by a coop today and noticed a huge pile of bikes in the back. Pre scrapyard sale. I picked this old thing up for the princely sum of $20. It even came with both Deore LX derailleurs and brakes. Just needs some wheels.
My 1991 990 is a 20 so it has uprights. This is a bit smaller so Im thinking it is perfect for some drops or maybe a mustache setup I have in the parts bin.


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Wow! Do you literally live in portland metro? I feel like you can't buy.......anything here for $20 anymore.

Good score, looking forward to your build.
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Old 07-03-22, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
Wow! Do you literally live in portland metro? I feel like you can't buy.......anything here for $20 anymore.

Good score, looking forward to your build.
i live in Gresham, but was in town. Just one of those right place, right time kinda things.
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Hard to fathom they'd be scrapping an intact 950. I wonder what bikes they deem worthy of rebuilding.
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Ooh, I am looking forward to this because I have a Trek bike in mind that I would like to do similar work to. Does it have huge wheel clearance like the one I have in mind? Will you use 26" wheels?
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Hard to fathom they'd be scrapping an intact 950. I wonder what bikes they deem worthy of rebuilding.
the only thing i can think is the paint has a some good scratches, no dents though, and the seat post was stuck in pretty damn good. It took a bit of work with a dead blow and PB Blaster, but I got it out.
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Originally Posted by gthomson View Post
Ooh, I am looking forward to this because I have a Trek bike in mind that I would like to do similar work to. Does it have huge wheel clearance like the one I have in mind? Will you use 26" wheels?
I will be sticking with 26. I seem to like 1.5 and 1.75 though there is plenty of room for larger tires.
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Good on ya for saving it. I have a DB converted '93 970. One of my fav bikes. It's doing touring duty at the present. I run Schwalbe Big Bens on it (26x2.1)..it feels like a big road bike. Fun bike to ride and surprisingly fast. The '92 has a shorter top tube (as does my 93). From 1994 and up the top tube got longer by about 1.5cm(if memory serves..).
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