Hello everyone from Canada!
I stumbled upon this website/forum just recently. I had no idea that so many others where interested in restoring mid 90s mountain bikes!
In 1994, when I was 15 years old, I bought my first real mountain bike: A 1994 Trek 930 SHX.
Over the first two years I replaced almost every part on the Bike. In hind-site I really should have bought a 990! By 1996 it was converted to the following specs:
-1994 Deore XT hubs, cassette, front and rear deraileur, shifters / brake levers.
-1994 Deore LX crankset and cantilevers.
-Rock Shox Judy XC
-Panaracer Magic tires
-Bontrager c20 saddle
-Onza HO TI clipless pedals
I sold the bike in about 1997 to buy a brand new Proflex 856. I bought it just as they where being sold to K2 and I think I paid $1300 for it brand new..I want to shoot myself for selling the proflex, but that is another story!
I keep the proflex until I got my current 2003 Cannondale Jekyll.
I always had fond memories of the Trek, mainly because I built it entirely myself. Just a few weeks ago I snapped and tracked down the guy I sold it to. He still had it!..13 years latter!. I offered to buy it back and he gave me a crazy price. We negotiated a bit and made a deal.
He hadn't done much to the bike since he bought it. It had 1999-2000 Deore XT cranks and rear derailleur..and pretty much lost interest in it. When I came to get it it was under a pile of junk.
Long story short I want to completely restore this bike to exactly, and I mean EXACTLY the way it was in 1996. I thought about making a few period upgrades, but in the end, I just want my bike back the way it was.
The frame is a mess, covered in scratches and gashes, but it is totally rust free and staright.. I contact Velocals and JR told me he might have a decal kit for it. If he comes through, I will have the frame striped and repainted (by a custom car painter), decals installed and clearcoated.
In the meantime, I have been collecting parts. Here is a list of what I currently need:. If anyone has this stuff please contact me, I really want all NOS stuff, and am willing to pay!
-Panaracer MAGIC white 2.1 front and rear tires
-Mavic M 231 PSP front and rear rims (Will rebuild new wheels with existing hubs)
-1994 Trek head badge
-1994 Trek chainstay protector
-1994 Trek 930 decals kit (In case Velocals doesnt come through)
-1994 Trek system 2 seatpost (27.2)
-1994 Trek Seatpost quick release (painted grey, thin not polished)
-1994 Trek system 2 handlebar (painted grey, not polished)
-Onza HO TI clipless pedals
-1994 Deore LX crankset
-1994 Deore XT shifter/brake levers
-Bontrager C20 saddle
Here is a few pictures (the first one taken in 1996)..thanks!
File comment: Ah the memories..thats me in 1996. If I can just have my bike back the way it was, it might cure my quarter life crisis!
IMG00879-20101005-2154.jpg [ 126.26 KiB | Viewed 10885 times ]
File comment: How I got it back just a few weeks ago!..note the non period crank and rear derailleur. I gave the owner a good ribbing for that..some people just dont undertand! He had thrown out the Magics and told me he thought they where "girly"...
IMG00820-20100923-1755.jpg [ 118.65 KiB | Viewed 10894 times ]
File comment: After stripping..I have since removed the modern non period bottom bracket and aheadset cups. ill be getting a NOS UN-51 sqaure taper..that I can find easy enough, so not on the list.
IMG00841-20100930-2211.jpg [ 108.49 KiB | Viewed 10894 times ]
File comment: Pile-o-Parts. I actually do have the correct (for me) 1994 Deore LX crank and System 2 Trek Handlebar, but they are pretty chewed up. So if I can find NOS I ll pounce on them!
IMG00840-20100930-2137.jpg [ 154.32 KiB | Viewed 10894 times ]
Last edited by 34henry3w on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:11 am, edited 2 times in total.