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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:10 pm 
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Dean48 has a lovely 8900 Composite from 1990 and just entered it into the contest at the German forum:

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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:09 pm 
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24pouces wrote:
Rahbari wrote:
@ Trek 1990 8900 owners:
I have the "Matrix" labelled Cooks crank in good condition. 176mm. PM me if interested. :)
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Here is my offering.......the 8900 is a more tarty variation on the same theme, great bike......

I've got both, 8900 and 8700 :lol:



To be honest, it was yours that inspired me when I saw it.......every now and again I see something that goes beyond 'I'd really like that' and into 'I'd really like that so much that I'm going to do something about it!'......this 1990/1991 trek stuff is right where it's at for me, right on the sweet spot.....I rode the bike in the pic on a national ride a fortnight ago, and I fell in love with it all over again......just great....naive when compared with modern carbon, but all the better for it, oodles of character, like a classic old jag........


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:12 pm 
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.......and that one in the pics above is just perfect too.......utterly lovely!


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:30 am 
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I so need one of these as I have the road bike version and love it. It is my training bike.

Anyone know one for sale.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:02 pm 
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feetabix wrote:
To be honest, it was yours that inspired me when I saw it.


Thanks ! :D
The first time I saw this bike was in 1991, but I wasn't rich enough for buying it. But I always looking for one,
but hard to find in my size and in a good shape for the neon color.
Trek has never been my cup of tea, but they built a dream bike in 1991-90 with Bullseye, answer or Suntour XC pro components.
The first time I rode this Trek was in April, when I received and restore it. The bike is quite confortable, near a steel frame, quite lightweight and very fun. I usually rode ti bikes but this Trek is one of my favorite bike for riding. The frame doesn't seem to be brittle, and many 8700-8900 frames are still rode.

Actually, I've got a 8900 to restore but a lot of job on it…
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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Actually, I've got a 8900 to restore but a lot of job on it.... :shock: :shock: :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:19 pm 
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feetabix wrote:
Actually, I've got a 8900 to restore but a lot of job on it.... :shock: :shock: :shock:


Cleaning the frame and the paint job (removing the old gel coat on the carbon fiber, swaping the decals…) and restoring the old RS1 :D


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:45 pm 
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it was the rs1, and complications therein, that made me plump for the 8700........lovely bike though.....


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:51 pm 
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The RS1 technology is elementary. There's still easy solution for restore them :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:20 pm 
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bm0p700f wrote:
I so need one of these as I have the road bike version and love it. It is my training bike.

Anyone know one for sale.


I have one for sale... frame, fork and headset only. $150 usd. Not sure how much shipping is to the UK.... size I think is around a med, 17"ish. Can double check if you are seriously interested.


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