as an act of frustration after not getting the Kilauea, I bought this bike on Ebay.
Bike was located near to me so collected it the next day. Well used but with all OE parts still on it.
a bit dirty & shabby. All cable liners are broken and the rear shifter was not downshifting any longer (old sticky grease). Removed every part of it and gave them and the frame a good clean & polish. Fitted new cables and liners, brake pads and BB as well as a new chain. Rear shifter was also fixed and everyting put together.
Thats the result:
rear brake set up
original Matrix rims & Trek Big Kahuna tires
mfg. in the USA
Frame: Easton 7129 E9 ProGram Taper Wall Aluminium
with Easton Aluminum alloy tapered stays
Color: Ice Indigo
Fork: Trek System 2 butted CroMo
Headset: DiaCompe made by Tange
Stem: Trek System 2 CroMo
Handlebar: Trek System 3 butted alloy, 170 gr.
Brakes: Shimano Deore LX BR-M560
Levers: Shimano Deore LX ST-M563
Shifters: Shimano Deore LX ST-M563
Derailleur: Shimano STX "LE"
Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT RD-M737
Cassette: Shimano HG 11-28
Chain: Shimano HG70
Cranks: Shimano Deore LX FC-M563
rings: Shimano 42/32/22
Bracket: Shimano BB-UN54 73mm / 118 mm spindle
Skewers: Shimano Deore LX
Rims: Matrix Single Track Pro, 32 Hole
Hubs: Shimano Deore LX HB-M563 / FH-M563
Nipples: Sapim 14/15G butted stainless
Tyres: Trek Big Kahuna 26 x 2,1
Saddle: Trek Sastem 2 made by Vetta
Seatpost: Trek System 2 w/accessory mount
Weight: 24,50 lbs./11,113 kg
I have to out myself as a TREK fan
Like that bike in particular. Short test drive yesterday. After setting the correct seat hight everything fits perfectly and the bike feels very good. What else you want ?
Will change the tires, as they are 15 years old. Any recommandation for a classic looking blackwall modern tyre ?
"My greatest worry is (when I'm dead) my wife will sell my bikes for what I said I paid for it"
any 1996 KONA frameset or full bike