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650B Trek 660

Formerly: sketchy Gevenalle ripoff ft. v brake noodle. Currently: sketchy 650b v-brake conversion- now semi-low trail with a sketchy custom fork

Frame:
Trek 660, 1985

Fork/Headset:
Custom Fork: Pacenti Crown, 59mm Rake

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Suntour Superbe Pro

Pedals:
Deore XT PD-T780, drilled for 4-40 pins

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
53/42, 11-36

Derailleurs/Shifters:
105, Superbe Pro, Dura Ace 7900

Handlebars/Stem:
Soma Highway 1, Nitto

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Royale, China Ti

Brakes:
Alivio

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Pacenti Brevet 650b, GravgravKing 42

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Pacenti Brevet 650b, GravgravKing 42

Accessories:
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More Info:
direct mounted Wald 1372 #deletebasketsonracks

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Stage 3
  4. Stage 4
  5. Stage 5
  6. Stage 6

Current Stage Info:

weird things are happening

Added by Kyono. Last updated 3 months ago.

Latest 20 Comments

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Kyono

Kyono says:

Thanks, glad you like it. It's 54 C-T, 55 TT. There was only clearance for 700 x 28 before dimpling the chainstays, now there's a few mm's space for 650b x 42 slicks. I did a little cold setting for the rear triangle, but it's not really necessary. Long reach brakes like Paul Racer's would be sweet for a bike like this- If I had more $$ I would've gone with those!

Posted about 1 month ago

zonaut

zonaut says:

Sick build. Is this a 52 cm?
Also, how much tire clearance do you have with those 42's? Did you have to space the rear triangle to 130mm? I have a Trek 600 in Imron Blue and thinking of doing something similar down the line, though maybe not the v brakes.

Posted about 1 month ago

sublorange

sublorange says:

bikes like this are the reason i keep coming back to the tire fire that is pedalroom

Posted 6 months ago

Kyono

Kyono says:

cheers

Posted 6 months ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Love it!!

Posted 6 months ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted 6 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

dude the DIY canti studs + 650b conversion is seriously next level. never sell this one!

Posted 9 months ago

vstkrc

vstkrc says:

I take it that the chainstay dimple is not original? What method/tool did you use to dimple it?

Posted 11 months ago

Kyono

Kyono says:

I 3D printed a die with the curvature I wanted, then used a tube block as a clamp to do the smooshing

Posted 11 months ago

vstkrc

vstkrc says:

Very cool! Yet another unexpected use of 3d printing. The result looks good!

Posted 11 months ago

Kyono

Kyono says:

Thanks! The dent really needs to go bigger for proper clearance, but I'm still figuring the best way to get enough clamping force without being able to fit a vise between the stays

Posted 11 months ago

arekey

arekey says:

Cool bike! How did you make that Gevenalle rip-off?

Posted over 1 year ago

vp1337

vp1337 says:

+1 on that, would be interested too!

Posted over 1 year ago

Kyono

Kyono says:

I drilled one hole in the brake lever, trimmed the extra shifter clamp material, replaced the friction shifter bolt with one long enough to reach through the brake lever, and remounted the whole assembly. The Sunrace shifter is dirt cheap, definitely worth a try!

Posted over 1 year ago

ridehardordie

ridehardordie says:

Nice,do you mind showing how you've done it?

Posted about 2 years ago

Kyono

Kyono says:

I don't have detailed pictures unfortunately, but it was a pretty straightforward job. I drilled one hole in the brake lever, trimmed the extra shifter clamp material, replaced the friction shifter bolt with one long enough to reach through the brake lever, and remounted the whole assembly. The Sunrace shifter is dirt cheap, definitely worth a try!

Posted about 2 years ago

ridehardordie

ridehardordie says:

Where you got that gevenalle style levers?did you mod them or bought them somewhere?

Posted about 2 years ago

Kyono

Kyono says:

I made it myself- used a Sunrace 10 speed friction shifter and Tektro single speed levers

Posted about 2 years ago

FABEL

FABEL says:

awesome color!, latest photos look great. I wouldn't change anything until something wears out. as an aside, the single PDW cage works well w/ the tire & wheelset

Posted almost 3 years ago

Kyono

Kyono says:

glad you like it! I'm thinking of going to a 5700 RD, with new downtube shifters. The SLX is a little overkill

Posted almost 3 years ago

Kyono

Kyono says:

for the race fit

Posted almost 3 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

So good!

Posted almost 3 years ago

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