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1989 Trek 7000 Dirt-Drop Conversion

I found this classic aluminum Trek MTB in great condition and decided to convert it to a dirt-drop 'chubby-tire' road bike/commuter.

Frame:
1989 Trek/Alcoa 6061 T6 Aluminum

Fork/Headset:
Trek chromoly large-blade uni-crown fork/Ritchey Logic headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Original Shimano Mountain LX crankset & square-taper bottom bracket

Pedals:
Wellgo MG-5

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano XT 11-34t 9-speed cassette (with 16t cog removed vis a vis the Sheldon Brown 7-8-9 method)/Shimano 105 34t chainring + Shimano CX70 46t chainring/KMC X9.93 chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano XTR rear derailleur/Original Shimano LX front derailleur/Shimano Dura-Ace 9-speed bar-end shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
Origin8 Gary 2 bars/Nitto Technomic stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Cinelli Unicanitor 'Barry McGee' Edition saddle/Origin8 Pro-Fit seatpost

Brakes:
Tektro CR720 brakes with Kool Stop Salmon pads/Shimano 105 SLR aero levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Original Matrix wheel & hub/Stolen Joint HP 26x2.2 tan-wall tire/Shimano XT skewer

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Original Matrix wheel & hub/Stolen Joint HP 26x2.2 tan-wall tire/Shimano XT skewer

Accessories:
North Street Bags Hip Pack (with handlebar-conversion)/ATM Goods Tube Sack/Minoura Dura Cage/UpStand bike stand/Rock Bros bell/Cinelli cotton gel bar tape/Jagwire Road-Pro cables/Yowamushi Pedal saddle charm

Added by cinemafia. Last updated over 2 years ago.

14 Comments

PuddyCranks

PuddyCranks says:

Literally using this as a blueprint to build up a clone with my newly acquired Diamondbackframe!

Posted 13 days ago

cinemafia

cinemafia says:

FYI I converted this 'ol girl to townie bars recently for my wife to ride, but I haven't updated the pics yet. Anyway I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Posted 13 days ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

How have I missed this? So good!!

Posted over 1 year ago

cinemafia

cinemafia says:

Thanks!

Posted over 1 year ago

polobreaka

polobreaka says:

super awesome!

Posted almost 2 years ago

Pissoffski

Pissoffski says:

beauty!!!

Posted about 2 years ago

PuddyCranks

PuddyCranks says:

RAD.

Posted over 2 years ago

cinemafia

cinemafia says:

\m/ (>_<) \m/

Posted over 2 years ago

seilor

seilor says:

Sooo NIIIceeeee

Posted over 2 years ago

cinemafia

cinemafia says:

Thanks so much!

Posted over 2 years ago

Dimaz

Dimaz says:

сool!!!!!!!

Posted over 2 years ago

cinemafia

cinemafia says:

Thank you!

Posted over 2 years ago

vp1337

vp1337 says:

Hands down one of the best drop MTB conversions I have ever seen, terrific job!

Posted over 2 years ago

cinemafia

cinemafia says:

Thank you so much! This was a budget build so I tried not to go too crazy with it, but I made an effort to give it a lot of character, and I'm glad you like it.

Posted over 2 years ago