January 27, 2009
Trek Singletrack 920
The Trek 920 bike, is a non-suspension mountain bike. According to BikePedia.com, the year of the 920 was 1994. I think it was called a Trek Singletrack because the wheels that are on the bike, also made by Trek/Bontrager are called Single Track. Made of steel, the 920 will be relatively heavy compared to aluminum bikes that were made more recently. Steel has favorable reviews because of its smoother ride capability and it has "more soul". My husband swears by steel bike frames now, preferably Reynolds 853 steel.
The bike that I got for my high school graduation was a Trek Mountain Track. It was also TIG-welded steel. We got it from Marinette Cycle Center in Marinette, WI.
My husband had the Trek Singletrack before I met him. The story goes that he either gave or sold the bike to a friend of his in college--Matty Battjes. This is the bike that Bill rode when he initially got interested in mountain biking. I imagine the bike looked a lot like this one available on Craigslist. I just googled Matt Battjes, who now is on Facebook in Portland and has commented a few times out there on the internet about "spinning cranks"--seems to be riding bikes.