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 Post subject: 92 Trek 8000 Project
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:13 am 
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I have got a 92 Trek that I would like to turn into a single speed mountain bike. Any ideas or suggestions. I do not know where to start as I only have the frame.


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 Post subject: Re: 92 Trek 8000 Project
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Hiya,

Welcome to RB!

here's a couple of links to get you started.

1992 Trek catalogue - to work out what the period bits were.
https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www ... 1ms92yiiWg

Trek 8000 Fixie disc conversion. (note no welding needed if you are just going single speed)

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=243649

- looks like the guy got away without a chain tensioner - which is sometimes required if single-speeding a bike with vertical drop outs. A lot of bike designed for singlespeeding have horizontal dropouts rather than the vertical ones commonly found on MTB's - this allows you to tension the chain by moving the back wheel forwards or backwards.

The important things about a single speeder is a single speed rear wheel. The rest can be standard or you can do things like get a specific single speed crankset.

Nice workshop on it here :
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/w ... eed-18464/


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