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1998 Trek SubCulture SS

1998 Trek SubCulture SS

Looked for one of these for a while - Getting a rebuild now

March 29, 2012 - finally got around to cleaning her up in time for the Spring Fling.

DK seat, ODI bar ends, Wellgo platforms, Black chain.

I built a close approximation of the OG rear wheel with a Kin Lin steady class Araya 7X clone and a Schwinn XS sealed hub.

I couldn't get all the chrome to shine as someone sanded parts of it to dull -would take serious buffing or re-chrome.

Altogether, looks great, shines up, is light, rides nice, and fits well since it's a long bike.




I actually bought a mint one of these on Ebay two years ago for a ridiculous good price, but the seller couldn't let it go.

Well, I finally got another one -local on Craigslist.  It needs more work but in good condition and all there.


Trek SubCulture SS

The SS was the upgrade of the SubCulture -basically it added the three piece cranks

CU92 aircraft aluminum frame with clear coat

Vigorousport 3 piece hollow chromoly cranks 180

Wellgo platform / clipless combination pedals

Long Trek threadless stem

Chromoly Pro handlebars and Trek fork

Aheadset SX-1 threadless headset

Formula sealed bearing front hub laced to Araya 7X.  Rear is a replacement

Odyssey P-lite Frequency G tires, both are 20"x1.75"

Tektro V-Brakes

Shadow seat post.  Orig would have been chromoly 26.8mm

Shadow seat with chromoly rails


I'm in the process of stripping off the cracked clearcoat and giving this frame a polish

Cleaning and polishing all the chrome parts

NOS Trek saddle to go on here

Rear wheel is missing, so replacing with a double wall rim and sealed bearing hub.



Submitted by Fatboy

  • Race
  • Company: Trek
  • Model: SubCulture
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 21.5
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"

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