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Details about  Trek 990 Cyclocross bike mountain road Mavic wheels XTR XT Race Face sram 950

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Trek 990 Cyclocross bike mountain road Mavic wheels XTR XT Race Face sram 950
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Jun 29, 2012
US $850.00
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Item location:
pasadena, CA, United States


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Last updated on  Jun 16, 2012 12:39:18 PDT  View all revisions

Item specifics





Complete Bike/Frame:

Complete Bike



Frame Material:

Steel True Temper Ox Comp III

Model Year:


converted mtb frame to 700cc:

travel agent brake/ rollamajig shiftmate

Frame Size:

17.75" / 53-54

Hello Bidders...this is a great auction.  The buy it now price includes not only the Trek 990 full build with 3 sets of pedals, plus MORE..***SEE BELOW DESCRIPTION ITS A LOT***

I will take any offers, however, only the BUY IT NOW gets you everything I have mentioned.  The seat in NOT INCLUDED unless you  BUY IT NOW...I have also decided that if the winner of the auction wants to try the clipless pedals (any of the three) I can include the following:  with the Shimano Look style pedals I can include at least a set of used Look gray pedals (4.5 degrees of float) and if you want one of the sets of clipless I have a used pair of size 10 Specialized MTB shoes with used Shimano SPD cleats  (they are nice, have life left both cleats and shoes--the shoes were about 100 bucks new--let me know if you want pics)...

I just made a photo album that has about 200 pictures of my bike.  It is public, go to photobucket.com/trek990 and see as many as you want.  I got every angle, every part, every lighting...check it out (there are other things in there too--most are listed on Ebay in my other auctions). 

This is the toughest auction I have ever listed.  It is my Trek 990, a True Temper Ox Comp III Triple Butted steel frame.  It is a one of a kind frame.  Quite possibly the best frame and paint job Trek ever made.  It is handmade in the USA in a rare gunmetal grey color (only a few hundred of these were made), and is very light for a Trek frame.  It originally came (in 1996) with all Shimano XT M737 components and a Rock Shox Judy XC fork.  I have rebuilt this bike a few times over the years.  That is the beauty of this bike.  It has a Mavic adapter on the back wheel that allows the bike to fit 700cc wheels.  With the Time Slice Prodigy SI fork and Promax road brake along with Shimano 600 brake levers (using a brand new NOS travel agent on the back brake), it is basically an on road off road cyclocross style touring bike.  I have even had a Manitou suspension fork and Mavic brake adapter in front and run 700cc wheels off road with a front fork.  This latest build is the lightest it ever was, and when I had everything you see here except Chris King on Velocity Aerohead rims for wheels (same tires), the bike weighed just over 22 pounds.  It can be used to race or train cyclo, a great commuter or touring bike, and also switch it over to a hardtail mountain bike by adding the 26" wheels and a suspension or rigid MTB fork.  As it sits it weighs 22 lbs at the shop scale. 

Here are the parts, and these are included with the bike (WITHOUT THE BUY IT NOW PRICE):  ATTN: the front tire alone is over a pound (490 grams) and the tubes are both filled with slime also adding weight (Albuquerque NM where I am currently working is full of thorns and goatheads), so easily with regular tubes and another Specialized tire ((All conditions are about 260gms)) like the back and you lose more than 2 pounds...

Trek 990 1996 model year, True Temper Ox Comp III triple butted steel, 17.75"/ 53-54 frame, 29" standover w/ 700cc wheels
Time made in France Carbon Fiber Fork, for 700cc wheels, Model: Slice Prodigy SI (orig manu for Cannondale)
Mavic Ma3 rims laced to Shimano 105 hubs (f/r matching handlaced set, trued by Bikeworks of Albuquerque, NM, true to w/in less 1mm) light use (backups til Jan 2012)
Shimano LX M570 Hollowtech Crank 170mm arms, super light at 525 grams (recently weighed) w/ matching Shimano bottom bracket
***Race Face 48 T tooth big ring (ANO SILVER), BBB 36 T tooth middle (ANO BLK/ SILVER), 26 T tooth machined aluminum granny (ANO BLK/ SILVER)
***SRAM PG 950 11-28 Cassette 9 speed
***SRAM PC 951 9 speed chain
***all brand new as of 12/25/11--I rebuilt this with all new parts, greased crank, BB, cleaned the frame
Shimano XTR M910 Rear Derailleur with aluminum jockey wheels (ANO BLUE ANO PURPLE) BRAND NEW CABLE
Shiftmate (or "rollamajig") ANO PURPLE NOS shifting assist, just installed along with new derailleur cable and new parts for housings where needed
Shimano XT M 750 front derailleur, brand new cable (less 2 months)
Shimano XT thumb shifter yes the holy grail of shifters for a right side--the 7 speed with the ghost 8 and 9th clicks, even shifts 10 speed in FRICTION MODE!
Shimano Deore Left Thumb shifter
***both shifters are mounted on the metal Deore mounts, this is a custom move that allowed me to put thumbies on a drop bar
Avid Single Digit Seven V-brake (rear) w NEWLY ADDED NOS BLACK ANO TRAVEL AGENT and CABLE
Promax (front)  *not pretty, but rebuildable and super strong, brand new SERFAS pads
Shimano R 600 brake levers, vintage and cool, little beat up--missing the cover for the peaks on both (typical but replaceable if you can find them)
Front Tire 700cc 28 622 Vittoria Randonneur WHITE (used and has a little cracking, but has plenty of miles in it)
Rear Tire 700 cc 28 622 Specialized All-Condition BLACK (used but was brand new in April so less than 1500 miles)
HEADSET Cane Creek
SEATPOST IS A SPECIALIZED S-Works Carbon Fiber with Zertz inserts, very comfortable
STEM Race Face Revolution 90mm shot peened alum BLACK (light, c 120grams)
BARS FSA 2015 Alum 40mm (weigh only 215 grams for aluminum!!)
Salsa QR seat clamp--black
Salsa rear skewer--black
Mavic Ti Front Skewer (seriously this is the lightest front skewer on the market at 39 grams)
Specialized Rib Cage bottle cage in matching grey
Cork--brand new Profile Design--Grey and black marble

***and yes I have the seatpost clamp turned around backwards...it just fit me better that way...it can be turned around

***and yes I left the Kooka sticker (downtube) as well as the vintage Mavic stickers on the seatstays (very classic looking), there is an XTR sticker on the seattube as well, and a True Temper sticker on the top of the seatstay as well as a "Fatbol" (a friend of mine's company) and an Albuquerque Bikeworks sticker on the left side of the fork. 

I just re-wrapped the bars with brand new, black and grey marble Profile Design cork.  I did leave one layer of an extra thick Salsa MTB tube around the hot spot of each drop and one layer of Specialized Thin tube around the top (underneath the cork of course), and custom wrapped the strange but cool thumb shifter on top (see last pic). One bar end is a Profile (I just got--"aged" it) and the other is a well broken in Pearl Izumi (if you're like me you could care less).  I also "re-built" the tops of the Shimano 600 brake hoods--I tried to find the replacement tops (which are long gone) but couldn't and instead used bike tubing and electrical tape.  It is comfortable.  You can absolutely find replacement hoods and tops but these are still okay with a lot of life.  THIS WAS A CUSTOM move of my own, as it saves my hands when off-road as I am a guitar player not just a bike enthusiast and mechanic.  I figured I would just leave it. A lot of people like different things and you may change the bars out anyways.  You can always unwrap the cork and remove what is underneath and replace it since I just put it on.

THIS is my 10th or so bike that I have sold here on Ebay.  I have had this guy the whole way through.  I have only seen a few other Trek 990s...they had the double butted version in red but only this triple butted version came out in 1996 only in this grey and another root beer colored one (shiny metallic brown looking one).  I am only selling this because I need the money to get a new road bike (I am now commuting further than ever into mountains)...

It will be sitting at the local bike shop along with the wheels I have listed.

heres the surprise...

If you BUY IT NOW:
I will include the saddle which matches the gunmetal grey frame, its a rare, San Marco Racing Edition Pirelli Team Regal, with the stitching that says "no slip", as well I will include the pedals you see on the bike which are Shimano LOOK style PD-7401 pedals (same as item #280878277009, older version is item#270958624627), Shimano M747 pedals, Bontrager SPD MTB pedals, a REAL 44 tooth chainring BRAND NEW NOS, and a Specialized seatpost bag.

If you buy it now, the shipping is still only $70.00.




Good luck bidders...

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