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my New (for me at least) SS convertion!(5 posts)

my New (for me at least) SS convertion!mattcrout
May 6, 2003 10:29 AM
I got a '83 Trek 500 frame from a guy on I needed wheels and got them from Carbonfiberone on this board. They were 7-speed 105 freehubs laced to campy rims. It had a mix of SR and suntour componants which i took off, and moved the small front ring (40T) to the outside and put a 19 on the back. I took off the cassette and replaced the cogs with a bunch of spacers. i live in hilly seattle so i figured i'd make it a bit easy gearing, and see how it goes. it's easier to make the chain shorter then longer later. and so now here it is!
rear wheelmattcrout
May 6, 2003 10:30 AM
Rear cassette/wheel
May 6, 2003 10:37 AM
chain line. This took a lot of moving around of spacers. I got a lot of practice using a chainwhip and a lockring tool!
May 6, 2003 1:01 PM
Looks great Matt! Very nice job on the chainline also. Hope you two have fun together.
May 11, 2003 8:46 PM
How do you like that bar setup?
I've tryed just about every bar set-up I could think of. Just wanted to try everyone. Flat-bar with a fixed gear and a 120x15degree rise stem makes for easy control, wheres a pair of moustash bars make for a more aro and comfortable ride. Right now I have drop stem and drop bars on it for ultra aero traffic dodging speedey-ness

I love my Trek 700 and plan to re-paint it. The only reson I wouldent want to re-paint it is that I couldent ride it for a while. But I solved that problem by securing another Trek from the same guy I got my 700 from.

Theres something magical about Treks I think