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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:06 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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A few months ago I couldn't think owning a singlespeed bike! But as I came across a nice cheap Trek 970 Single Track I changed my mind. But I wouldn't do a normal SS-bike. I want it to be a little over-the-top! A bit of a cruiser, looking like a MTB...
These are some pics of te status of the bike so far.

It's a Trek 970 Single Track from 1991. Black with white splatters...
black XT brakes (the originals)
black Truvativ cranck with Salsa 34t ring
black Wolber rims with Deore DX hubs
black On One QR's
black On One Doofer
Shimano DX Singlespeed 16t cog
black Diatech brake levers

Brown Schwalbe Fat Frank's 26x2.35 (balloon tyres)
Brown leather grips
Brown Singlespeed saddle

As you can read, it's gone be black and brown.....

Like to hear your opinion
:)

Hope to post some better pics soon!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:32 pm 
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I like brown! :D

Al.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:24 pm 
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Yeah!! Brown is soooo retro.... 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:32 pm 
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Cool. That looks like a lot of fun.

Love the wheels 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:22 pm 
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that does look great! the tires are super :) I love the paint on that frame too...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:35 pm 
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Update!

Still looking for a 1 1/8' threaded cable hanger in black. Dia Compe or Logic might do, but hard to find...... :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:36 pm 
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More pics....


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:35 pm 
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very nice :) , the tyres grips and saddle work really well together 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:50 pm 
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brown tyres on snowflake laced wheels!!!.......i bet you were the coolest kid at school??


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 4:18 pm 
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Great job. I have the exact bike and have been considering converting my 970 to a fixed gear(instead of selling it). Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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