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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:47 am 
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my first proper mtb.......loved that bike....more pics please!.....


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:52 am 
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feetabix wrote:
my first proper mtb.......loved that bike....more pics please!.....


More photos to follow as the bike takes shape.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:35 am 
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Need to swap out the rear mech for a DX one


It's almost twice the price of the whole bike but you know it's worth it:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-SHIMA ... _657wt_689


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:24 pm 
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Couple more photos. Wheels cleaned up nicely :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:59 pm 
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Found my dad's Trek 8000 1991 rotting in my auntie's beach house, the bike was left hanged in the wall for years, so, the sea salt corroded almost everything. The only parts that I could save was the frame, fork, stem and wheels, everything else was corroded. So, I asked him to ship it to me here in London where I just started the restoration process.

Last week I left the frame and fork with David at http://www.colour-tech.co.uk to get it sandblasted and painted in white pearl matte, the TREK/8000/USA decals will be repainted but in a different way, just the outline, I think is will look quite nice, the ALUMINUM decal will be replaced/painted with a new word, VINTAGE 1991, using the same font. Not cheap, £220.00

I managed to find on eBay a brand new boxed set of the original Shimano Deore XT ST-M092 cambio MTB shifter 7x3 speed, also a Shimano Deore DX 1 1/8" Threaded Headset, a Shimano DX Front Derailleur FD-M650 in pristine condition, a Shimano Deore DX Rear Dérailleur RD-M650 in very good condition and the set of Shimano Deore XT BR-M734 cantilever brakes in tip tip condition. I will not search for the original bottom bracket, I rather buy a modern sealed one instead, like a SHIMANO BB-UN26, it will be cheaper and much better compared with the original. A 7 speed Shimano cassette, chain, seat post, quick release, pedals and a flatbar can be purchased on http://www.bike-discount.de for a very good price. The only thing remaining to complete the set now is the Shimano Deore DX Crankset FC-MT60, which has been very difficult to find one in very good condition. I actually found a brand new one but the guy is asking a fortune for it. Need to keep searching every week.

In about three weeks time I will pick up the painted frame and will start to assemble the bike, it will look beautiful. I will surely post new updated!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:00 am 
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Great stuff!
I had some fun and challenges restoring my old '92 8000, you can see the thread here if you like viewtopic.php?f=6&t=377478&p=2801750#p2801750
Make sure to start your own build thread 8)


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