Olivia’s Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990…

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

Olivia's Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990… || blog.peterlombardi.com

so this is one of my latest “un-published” projects, well, the only one, haha, this one being for my girlfriend Olivia. all of these shots were done on my new Sony A7R, so cut me some slack 😉 it’s going to take a bit to learn all of the functions (as I just got the camera yesterday and I’ve been a solely Nikon shooter for the past, oh, I don’t know, 15 or 20 years). I’m also getting used to how the lenses shoot; what f stop they prefer, blur, shake, etc.

thus far it’s really very basic (from front to back), Avid Single Digit Ultimate V-Brakes (from my 750 which has gotten MiniMoto’s from Paul Component Engineering), a modified Soma Quill Riser stem (hacked off several inches and used a different quill bolt), vintage Shimano 1″ XT headset, Vuelta 1″ spacers, Thomson 70mm x 10? X2 stem, Nitto Mustache bars with a Problem Solvers 26 to 31.8mm shim, Jagwire housing, Blackburn bottle cages, Thomson 26.8 seatpost, Terry Butterfly X saddle, and some vintage Shimano XT skewers.

the wheelset is just temporary, cool though, but I will be building up a Shimano Alfine Dynamo/Alfine 8 wheelset to replace it, I haven’t decided quite yet on rims.

it should be a very comfy and fun bike 🙂 more, of course, as I get to it,
-peter

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13 Comments

  1. Ron G.

    Excellent! Sharp! 🙂

  2. Ron G.

    Just met a fellow photog, while out and about shooting, and he has the A7, and is going to purchase the A7R to. Also a Nikonian! 🙂

  3. Ron G.

    Have you specked the D4S yet, all I can say, is ‘GIVE ME ONE”. Completely usable images at 25600 ISO.

    • peterlombardi

      Oh geez, yes please! haha I have spec’d it, sadly… just makes me want one more. I think at that price I might just save up a bit longer and start thinking about medium format, it’s just a crazy price.

  4. Amauri Martins

    How did you managed to put so much spacer in the threadless adapter? Is that solid? Did it affected the handling? Thinking ’bout doing the same on a bike. Thanks

    • peterlombardi

      Hey Amauri, the spacers are actually slid over the top of a Soma quill adapter ( http://store.somafab.com/sohiristad.html ). I cut them down to the size I need, as they are WAY too tall to start with. I then use a long Nitto quill bolt, or a chinese copy off of ebay.

      After I have it all setup the length that I want, I use aluminum ducting tape to make the quill portion thick enough for 1″ spacers.

      The spacers are only for looks, they provide nothing to the equation other than looking better than a tall quill, which is completely my opinion haha.

      I haven’t noticed any detrimental effect to steering, as I’d be running a dirt drop quill if I didn’t hate routing bars through quills. 😉

  5. Junior

    Hello, The Avid Single Digit Ultimate are compatible with 650b? which shifters will you use?

    • peterlombardi

      Hey Junior, I believe they would have enough reach to work with a 650b conversion on for a 26″ bike, though I haven’t tried so I’m not certain. I haven’t decided on what components I’m going to go with on this bike yet, it might be XT 10sp or an Alfine 8 w/ Patterson crank, then I would a JTek shifter.

  6. Junior

    Hello do you have the trek decals to send to me?

    • peterlombardi

      Sorry, no Junior, all the paint on my Trek’s is original and I’m not sure where you could pickup a set of decals for them. Good luck! Let me know if you find any 🙂

  7. Don Young

    That is a 1987 990. I bought a new ’87 970 and they were nearly identical frame/forks except for the 990 sticker. I own a ’91 990 and it’s black and conch (orangeish/pink).

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