single speed question

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  1. none

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    Hello, I'm intrested in building a single speed commuter out of this bike I found on ebay. Linkage:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3611454963&category=7298 It's an older (early
    90's) trek 700 just in case the link doesn't work. However, I need to know if the crank/bottom
    bracket is upgradable on this bike. If yes, would it be possible to put on something a little more
    modern (i.e. something made in the last couple of years)? I did a google search on bottom bracket
    compatibility and it turned up loads of stuff. Any info is much appreciated.

    Thanks, Curt
     
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    <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hello, I'm intrested in building a single speed commuter out of this bike I found on ebay.
    > Linkage:
    >
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3611454963&category=7298
    > It's an older (early 90's) trek 700 just in case the link doesn't work. However, I need to know if
    > the crank/bottom bracket is upgradable on this bike. If yes, would it be possible to put on
    > something a little more modern (i.e. something made in the last couple of years)? I did a google
    > search on bottom bracket compatibility and it turned up loads of stuff. Any info is much
    > appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks, Curt

    It is just a standard english thread BB, anything of the correct shell width and threading
    should work. You'll need to buy a proper length BB axle for the crank you intend to use (the one
    on the bike currently is a riveted/welded unit which cannot be disassembled from a triple to a
    double or single )

    Just an FYI - The 700 was the cheapest trek mountain bike model of the time - stamped steel and
    plastic, entry level Shimano components. Hi-tensile steel frame ( heavy ), etc. You can buy a brand
    new version of the same thing for under $200, so don't pay too much :)
     
  3. A shy person wrote:

    > I'm intrested in building a single speed commuter out of this bike I found on ebay. Linkage:
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3611454963&category=7298 It's an older (early
    > 90's) trek 700 just in case the link doesn't work. However, I need to know if the crank/bottom
    > bracket is upgradable on this bike. If yes, would it be possible to put on something a little more
    > modern (i.e. something made in the last couple of years)? I did a google search on bottom bracket
    > compatibility and it turned up loads of stuff. Any info is much appreciated.

    That looks like a prime candidate. Like all Treks, it will take any standard ISO/English bottom
    bracket, no problem.

    See: http://sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed

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    Thanks for the input guys. Sheldon, awesome site, keep up the good work. One more quick question,
    I'm 6.0" with a 32" inseam, is this bike the right size for me? I'm concerned it may be too big.

    Thanks, Curt On Mon, 02 Jun 2003 20:35:16 GMT, [email protected] wrote:

    >Hello, I'm intrested in building a single speed commuter out of this bike I found on ebay. Linkage:
    >http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3611454963&category=7298 It's an older (early
    >90's) trek 700 just in case the link doesn't work. However, I need to know if the crank/bottom
    >bracket is upgradable on this bike. If yes, would it be possible to put on something a little more
    >modern (i.e. something made in the last couple of years)? I did a google search on bottom bracket
    >compatibility and it turned up loads of stuff. Any info is much appreciated.
    >
    >Thanks, Curt
     
  5. A shy person asked:

    >>I'm intrested in building a single speed commuter out of this bike I found on ebay. Linkage:
    >>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3611454963&category=7298 It's an older (early
    >>90's) trek 700 just in case the link doesn't work. However, I need to know if the crank/bottom
    >>bracket is upgradable on this bike. If yes, would it be possible to put on something a little
    >>more modern (i.e. something made in the last couple of years)? I did a google search on bottom
    >>bracket compatibility and it turned up loads of stuff. Any info is much appreciated.

    > Thanks for the input guys. Sheldon, awesome site, keep up the good work. One more quick question,
    > I'm 6.0" with a 32" inseam, is this bike the right size for me? I'm concerned it may be too big.

    Certainly not too big. Probably just fine.

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    +--------------------------------------------------------------+
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    Massachusetts Phone 617-244-9772 FAX 617-244-1041 http://harriscyclery.com Hard-to-find parts
    shipped Worldwide http://captainbike.com http://sheldonbrown.com
     
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