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 Post subject: Buying a TREK Y
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:57 pm 
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I'm in the process of buying a TREK Y22 from 1997. Seller sent me some photo's and told me what's wrong with it. Rear derailleurhanger is bust so it had to be replaced. Is it also a good idea to change the bushings and the pivot?? The only problem is that they are not available anymore.. And are there more specific things to look if i go over there (200 km away...)?? I mean framewise and other weak points?? Rest of the parts is easy to replace with shimano. Thanks for the help!!


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a TREK Y
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:14 pm 
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Never mind bike has been sold....


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a TREK Y
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:25 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Buying a TREK Y
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:33 pm 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
Next time you might not be so lucky!


Had to read that twice PMSL.

As with all retro things maybe the OP just wanted one regardless BITD.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a TREK Y
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Was asking for advice instead of comments....


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a TREK Y
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:42 pm 
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dalecooper wrote:
Was asking for advice instead of comments....

Advice?
Ride one before you spend money on one.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a TREK Y
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:59 am 
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I worked for Trek back then for a while, they had problems back then never mind nearly twenty years later!


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a TREK Y
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:44 am 
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Hmm are they that bad? Read some story's here and got the impression that the owners were quite pleased with them. And riding one is a good idea but not possible they are quite rare. I know the suspension is outdated but you can't compare with todays suspension. I think every brand have their specific problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a TREK Y
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:41 am 
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I'm sure there are plenty of Reliant Robin owners who will rave about how great a car they are..... still doesn't mean that they are any good :wink:

I guess the only way to know for sure is to try one out for yourself, I can see the bearings/bushings being a bit tricky to find though (I used to have a Proflex and bushings and rear shocks for those were not easy to come by either).


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a TREK Y
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:21 pm 
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Hhmm... When new i rode a Trek y5 without problems. I've recently bougth a '98 Y22 and i think it rides great! And i love the sound of it when riding and shifting gear!


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