Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:50 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: 1990 trek 8500
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:44 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Posts: 6118
Location: GUNNESS NTH LINCS
:facepalm: another project................. :roll: retrobike eh, not addictive they said :lol:

soooooooooooo, outed on gumtree here and thanks to Sir Mike of daaaawn saaaaath doing a stirling job checking out, buying, collecting and sending me the bike i now hoave another 80s mtb 8)

collected from the P:O at lunchtime, took it to work and assembled it i the staffroom to get the general jist of it.......

Image

love it, been singing new old bike day all afternoon at work :facepalm: the headtubes a bit shy in height but the rest fits lovely so i'll either get over it or just on with it :) the flexstem is okay, needs a new elastomer and i may just lift it a tad for the sake of my back. chuffed its nearly all original but i can get over new/shit tyres being fitted, a USE suspension post 8) ,nice saddle and the girvin being the only obvious upgrades. it even has the OE pads!!!

plans are to:

strip it
clean it
restore/refirb tired bits like the post and stem
new cables, maybe outers, tyres and a service
find matching rims or fit the m231/lx wheels of the rockhopper and build some wheels at a later date .....
rebuild it
ride it

i do however have some rc35k's that i want to fit, i have a lovely threaded steerer but i now realise the trek as a 1" headset and my spares are 1 1/8 :( (anyone have a spare to sell/swap?)

daisy approves, but ssshhhhhhhhhh dont tell mummy ive another new bike :wink:

Image

gonna see how the pedals restore and possible fit toe clips and straps for real retroness..............or powergrips if i can find some :roll:

Image



looks like the rear of the house wont get repointed next month, far too busy now :mrgreen:


Last edited by longun on Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:04 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
gold | rider | rBoTM

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:06 pm
Posts: 12296
Location: Worthing, West Sussex
1"? :facepalm:

My bad, sorry mate! :roll:

I am starting to regret passing it on already! :lol: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1989 trek 8500
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:18 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Posts: 6118
Location: GUNNESS NTH LINCS
you can have a lap at mayhem next year

cheers dude


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:23 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
gold | rider | rBoTM

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:06 pm
Posts: 12296
Location: Worthing, West Sussex
You're welcome buddy :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1989 trek 8500
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:39 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:32 pm
Posts: 850
Location: Preston
Jealous :-(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1989 trek 8500
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:46 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
gold | rider | rBoTM

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:06 pm
Posts: 12296
Location: Worthing, West Sussex
DICKO10 wrote:
Jealous :-(


Hey Carl,

I've seen a few larger 'Dales on eBay recently :wink:

I got to have steel, maybe a P7 if one came up in man size! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1989 trek 8500
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:48 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:32 pm
Posts: 850
Location: Preston
Mike Muz 67 wrote:
DICKO10 wrote:
Jealous :-(


Hey Carl,

I've seen a few larger 'Dales on eBay recently :wink:

I got to have steel, maybe a P7 if one came up in man size! :lol:

Had a p7 last yr sold it:-(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:07 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
gold | rider | rBoTM

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:06 pm
Posts: 12296
Location: Worthing, West Sussex
Seems like a lot of people here had one!

Why no longer though? What am I missing?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1989 trek 8500
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:19 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:32 pm
Posts: 850
Location: Preston
It was to small Mike that's all.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1989 trek 8500
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:10 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Posts: 6118
Location: GUNNESS NTH LINCS
small update

completely stripped and frame, TRF'd, washed, de stickered of owt not standard and quickly polished with cheap spray polish.

Image
amazing splatter
Image
Image

xt bb, headset and cable guide cleaned
Image
the posts shims a tad small for my liking so ordered another that should be safer and a bit tighter

hoping to assemble frame, forks,bb and headset later......


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], saxon and 49 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group