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Old 10-01-2019, 07:40 PM
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1989 Trek 970

18" 1989 Trek 970
Still playing around with fit, but more or less here it is
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:30 PM
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Very cool. I used to work at a Trek dealer in the early 90's. I had a Trek 990 mtb. Steel frame like this one. Really nice riding bike. What are your plans for it? Trail use, commuter?
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:41 AM
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That’s a very cool olde skool bike
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:35 AM
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I owned one of these, seeing your picture really brings back some memories for me. Looks great!
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:56 PM
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Very cool. I used to work at a Trek dealer in the early 90's. I had a Trek 990 mtb. Steel frame like this one. Really nice riding bike. What are your plans for it? Trail use, commuter?
Mountain biking! My first mtb, I have just been riding local trails on cx bikes until now. Breaking it in on the Taconic Crest/Skyline trail this weekend, and then flying out to Colorado to ride the Kokopelli Trail next week!

Frameset along with a lot of the cockpit and drivetrain were gifted to me. The saddle to bar drop seems like it might make some descents/technical features sketchy, but I'll figure it out or hike.

I'll eventually get some RTPs for more commuting/camping rides.

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Old 10-02-2019, 02:23 PM
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Ripper!
Looks great, how long is that stem? 130?
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:01 PM
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Looks great, how long is that stem? 130?
I think a 90 equivalent
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:14 PM
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Old school MTBs look best with a lot of saddle to bar drop. You may be right about descents and technical features--but if I remember my own old school MTBs correctly,* sketchy was part of the fun!



*I clearly remember going over the bars in a dual slalom.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:03 AM
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That's just fantastic!
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:35 AM
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It was a good weekend.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:40 AM
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Where was the first pic taken
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:38 AM
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:50 AM
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Haven't you heard? 26" wheels are dead
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:35 AM
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26 ain't dead
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:10 AM
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Kokopelli must have been gorgeous last week. Did you use the huts or go self-supported?
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