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  • Anyone successfully geared up a trek SS 69er?
  • Premier Icon Mal-ec
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    Getting too old for this singlespeeding malarky, but love the ride of the Trek 69er + wondered about gearing it up.

    Had a quick go of an alfined one but that weight out back killed the feel of it.

    Anyone played with different dropouts + chain device up front?

    Premier Icon fontmoss
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    get a geared trek 69er?

    Premier Icon Mal-ec
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    The thought had occurred, but the geometry was different IIRC? Rode one way back + it felt like a different bike. Trying to hang on to my favorite frame, so just wondered if anyone had managed a successful bodge?

    If I’m going to have to sell the bike + start again would probly explore the newer 29ers coming out.

    Premier Icon fontmoss
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    I loved the trek ss 69er but have to say superfly ss is even better 😀

    Premier Icon Mal-ec
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    Interesting. Thats exactly the sort of comment thats going to get me in trouble 🙂

    Premier Icon fontmoss
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    it’s a bike that merits some trouble..

    Premier Icon Mal-ec
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    Have you sold that tag line to Trek yet?

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    lol

    Premier Icon Singlespeed_Shep
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    Have you got a picture of your dropouts?

    you can pretty much put gears on any frame going. where there a will and a dremel theres a way.

    If not get an alfine.

    Premier Icon timbur
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    SS – sliding dropouts on the 69er SSYou might be able to bodge a DMR gear dropout in I guess with some head scratching and a beer fuel evening in the shed.

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    Premier Icon Singlespeed_Shep
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    First to hand if not fancing the geared hub is a old style saint hub/mech assembly as the mech mounting to the axle not the droupout.

    or speak to these guys to see if they can get a hold of a dropout that fits the bolt holes on your frame:

    Ceeway

    Or send you drive side dropout to BETD and ask them to copy it with a mech hanger attached,

    Premier Icon Singlespeed_Shep
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    OR this bad boy

    Premier Icon Mal-ec
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    Thats really helpful, thanks Shep.

    Premier Icon Singlespeed_Shep
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    No probs, I usually send bikes the other way but have come across some gizmo’s in my time.

    Let me know if you get stuck with anything, but there is no reason to change a frame you like.

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