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 Post subject: 1994 TREK 8000 Aluminum
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:52 pm 
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as an act of frustration after not getting the Kilauea, I bought this bike on Ebay. :)

Bike was located near to me so collected it the next day. Well used but with all OE parts still on it.


a bit dirty & shabby. All cable liners are broken and the rear shifter was not downshifting any longer (old sticky grease). Removed every part of it and gave them and the frame a good clean & polish. Fitted new cables and liners, brake pads and BB as well as a new chain. Rear shifter was also fixed and everyting put together.

Thats the result:



rear brake set up

original Matrix rims & Trek Big Kahuna tires

mfg. in the USA :)

Frame: Easton 7129 E9 ProGram Taper Wall Aluminium
with Easton Aluminum alloy tapered stays
Color: Ice Indigo
Fork: Trek System 2 butted CroMo

Headset: DiaCompe made by Tange
Stem: Trek System 2 CroMo
Handlebar: Trek System 3 butted alloy, 170 gr.
Grips: Trek
Barends: none

Brakes: Shimano Deore LX BR-M560
Pads: Trickstuff
Cables: Shimano
Canti cable
hangers: Shimano
Levers: Shimano Deore LX ST-M563

Shifters: Shimano Deore LX ST-M563
Derailleur: Shimano STX "LE"
Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT RD-M737
Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano HG 11-28
Chain: Shimano HG70
Cranks: Shimano Deore LX FC-M563
Bolts: Shimano
rings: Shimano 42/32/22
bolts: Shimano
Bracket: Shimano BB-UN54 73mm / 118 mm spindle

Skewers: Shimano Deore LX
Rims: Matrix Single Track Pro, 32 Hole
Hubs: Shimano Deore LX HB-M563 / FH-M563
Nipples: Sapim 14/15G butted stainless
Spokes: Brass
Tyres: Trek Big Kahuna 26 x 2,1
Tubes: Trek

Saddle: Trek Sastem 2 made by Vetta
Seatpost: Trek System 2 w/accessory mount
Binder: Trek

Weight: 24,50 lbs./11,113 kg

I have to out myself as a TREK fan :) Like that bike in particular. Short test drive yesterday. After setting the correct seat hight everything fits perfectly and the bike feels very good. What else you want ?

Will change the tires, as they are 15 years old. Any recommandation for a classic looking blackwall modern tyre ?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:10 pm 
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Thats cool, I like old treks

On ebay uk I found some tioga psycho edge/tt tyres. Should be delivered soon, but they seem a nice retro ish blackwall tyre.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:01 pm 
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Location: In trubble'fsumthin r'uther....North Warwickshire first proper bike was a 1990 trek 8000 and had a soft spot for them since.....good to see it.....

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:56 am 
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I like Treks also. I own 2 at the moment - one MTB and a roadie. The road bike (a 1991 1420) has the same tube set as yours Easton E9. Very comfy for Aluminium as it isn't a big oversize tube.

Been trying to keep an eye out for bonded 8000 or a 8500 but I think my wife'd shoot me if one appeared in our garage!

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