Found this site a few weeks and it has really wetted my appetite to get my old bike all spangly again!
Frame: 1992 Trek 8700 Carbon/Alu
Forks: Pace RC36 Pro Class (want to Swap out for RC31 Rigid with V Mounts)
Shifters/Levers: XTR M950 8 Speed
Brakes: XTR V M950
Hubs: Hope Ti
Rims: Mavic X517
Rear Mech: XTR M950
Front Mech: XTR M950
Spokes: Ti (2cross Front, 2 + 3cross Drive Side Rear)
Cranks: Middleburn RS3 with Pace Rings 45,34,24 and Syncros Crank-o-Matics
Seatpost: Syncros Ti 10th Anniversary 27.2
Bars: Scott Carbon LFX
Frame is 1992, I upgraded most/all parts when I worked in a bike shop at Uni in 97, and all are in good to excellent condition, I just need a new project and am wanting to do one of the following
Restore/Strip and Polish Frame.
Has anyone ever stripped down a Trek Carbon/Alu frame back to the alu then polished it up? any photos? How good are the underlying lugs/tubes for polishing? Any problems with re-laquering the carbon, where would I get decent Repo Transfers?
Buy a New Frame, possibly Ti, Needs to be a 27.2 Post and 1.1/8 Head and 17 or 18" Size. Anyone know of anything that fits the bill?