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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:06 pm 
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Location: Lahndon
Found this site a few weeks and it has really wetted my appetite to get my old bike all spangly again!

Current Spec:

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
Skewers: XTR
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
Seat: Flite
Stem: Syncros
Bars: Scott Carbon LFX

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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

Option 1:
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?

Option 2:
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?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:18 pm 
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hi sorry i dont have the answers you need but just wanted to say that is a very nice bike

8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:34 pm 
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It looks great as is. Would certaily not recommend rubbing down the frame, so would go with option 2 of locating another frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:53 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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leave as is but get some nicer tires then buy a project you can polish to your hearts content...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:48 pm 
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The trek's looking sweet !! Option 2 definately!! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:19 pm 
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Thats a nice looking bike 8)
I would leave the carbon alone, but I can see where your coming from with the polishing.
I think polishing the ally would look great next to the carbon and give the bike a bit of a face lift, (not that it's ugly in anyway cos it's not).


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:42 pm 
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option two.....i would leave that frame alone,its value lies in its originality.....very nice it is too!!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:19 am 
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Location: Rollin' in my 6-4,with everybody sayin..
lovely bike...just ditch the grifter tires.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:33 am 
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That looks so lovely,

Really makes me wish mine was a 17" like yours and not a farm gate sized 19"


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