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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:54 pm 
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Since friday i'm the proud owner of a 1993 TREK 8700. Bike is in very good shape (some scratches due to chainsuck i'm working on that..) And after a good cleaning looks like new. Bike is equipped with XT front and rear derailleur. Shifters/levers Deore DX as well as the brakes. It's amazing how well these shimano items are built absolutely no play! I'm a happy owner. It will be used for commuting to work (22 KM every day)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:41 pm 
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That's rather splendid. . . 8) 8) 8)

As much as I prefer the neon orange variant, I'm quite taken by this more subtle version.. 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:55 am 
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Welcome!! Love that colour scheme! What are your plans? Any upgrades?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:10 pm 
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Thanks for the compliments! My plans so far are getting the right size stem (allready taken care of..) and thinking about the tyres. Maybe a suspension fork RS Mag21 or if i can find one the FSX... I want to keep this one original!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:01 pm 
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Love this bike, in the yellow & orange they look damm nice, but this in blue looks amazing!.. I really wanted the ones on ebay recently, but house move came first :(.. damm wife and kids..lol

Nice bike!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:08 pm 
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Lovely bike Dale C. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Does anyone of you know the colorcode for this particular bike?? I've emailed Trek Benelux for some paint but they do not have these anymore.. I can look at a carshop but to find the right color.... :oops: :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:43 pm 
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Can't work out if that is the same as the Trek (linked in my sig) either way, superb bikes.

I tried to get the colour code out of Trek ages ago to no avail, these bikes always seem to have bad chain suck.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:15 pm 
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If you take the bike to a good shop, they can take a 'sample' of the colour with some kind of camera.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:00 pm 
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Today i've made some improvements. I fitted a longer stem some new (foam) grips and a set of 1.6 continental sportcontact tyres. Now it's ready for some commuter work. I know it doesn't look like a proper MTB anymore but this one is needed for work.
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