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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:13 pm 
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The Trek is dead, long live Trek.

My 2001 Fuel 100 died due to a frame fracture a couple of weeks ago and after some negotiating and buckets of charm, Trek are kindly replacing the dead frame with a 2011 Fuel EX9 frame and rear shock. :D

It's going to take a couple of weeks to ship the frame from the states and when it arrives I have a whole load of components to source, purchase and then to fit because sadly, very little will be of use from the old bike.

So in the meantime I'm going to leave this image below as a place holder until the frame arrives and the build begins and offer my apologies because I'm quite excited about the prospect of riding a modern bike for the first time in 9 years!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:48 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing this go from frame to trail weapon!

What sort of stuff are you going for? What sort of build are you going for?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:55 pm 
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At the moment I'm looking to build it on a no compromising budget...that means trying to buy decent gear, at a low price. :wink:

I have my eye on a 2009 FOX 32 F120RLC set of forks and I think a set of Elixir 5 brakes for each corner. I'm not sure on the wheels and gears yet and the crank will most likely be the modern Deore which I'd just placed on my old Trek to get me through summer, but I would like to change that to an XT item in the not too distant future. I've got stems and handlebars of varying sizes here, but until the frame arrives I'm not sure which I'll use.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:12 pm 
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Cracking bike... Dont tell anyone but had to sell all my bikes recently leaving one and my ex8 was my choice :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:17 pm 
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That's really nice! What Fork are you running?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:20 pm 
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Its totally standard 2009 model , Fox Float 130 RL

Really well balanced, there very fast climb well too


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:28 pm 
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Gorgeous looking bikes. Love them. I would be tempted with a set of Sid XX up front. Some nice light weight wheels too!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:58 pm 
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Looks an awesome frame Nick. Well worth any 'hassle' of getting new parts to build it up. New toys are great.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:45 am 
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We need lots of updates in this thread fella. I love a good 'build from scratch' thread.

Pics of the frame when you get it, and every part you buy.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:21 pm 
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It'll be as drawn out as the Kona build thread in my sig, so don't worry. :wink:


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