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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 12:57 pm 
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Sorry to hijack the thread mm!......the trek is stunning, the very epitome of what this site is about.....I love it!....


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respraying job has begun for mine.
First step, removing the old paintjob, and removing the varnish on the carbon tubes. I could do this last job with a cutter blade. The varnish was like "scotch tape".
I could keep the decals which were in a good shape.
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Just cutting the neon orange parts in a adhesive vinyl
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 Post subject: Re: trek 8700 project
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:37 pm 
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Many thanks for Chris2loo and We_are_stevo for collecting that bike for me : afrench connexion story

So what would you do if you work on a bike project since some years… until you find it in a good shape with quite all original parts ?
Here's what I received last friday… :D
After a cleaning week-end…

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 Post subject: Re: trek 8700 project
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:12 pm 
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Very, very nice mate. Just bought a 91 6000 and love the detail on the frame. Love these composite treks. Great build.


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 Post subject: Re: trek 8700 project
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:29 pm 
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...and that's a much nicer saddle 8)


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 Post subject: Re: trek 8700 project
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:07 pm 
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24pouces wrote:
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So what would you do if you work on a bike project since some years… until you find it in a good shape with quite all original parts ?
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I'll be glad insane :lol: That's very nice TREK ...and also nice pics.

Are these Suntour XC cantilever?


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 Post subject: Re: trek 8700 project
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:28 pm 
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viewtopic.php?f=6&t=217643&hilit=Trek+8700

That's lovely, just lovely........this thread inspired me the first time around, the above link will show you to the result!......


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 Post subject: Re: trek 8700 project
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:36 pm 
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feetabix wrote:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=217643&hilit=Trek+8700

Cheers :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:58 am 
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Nader wrote:
I'll be glad insane :lol: That's very nice TREK ...and also nice pics.

Are these Suntour XC cantilever?

No, it's the original DiaCompe with SS5 levers.
The 8900 got grafton !
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