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    '05 Trek Fuel 80 Build

    finshed up my build the other day...I picked up the Fuel Frame cheap from a friend and pieced it together with some new parts and some I had laying around from other bikes.....here is a little of what I put on it.

    '05 Fuel 80 Frame
    Rock Shox Recon fork
    Chris King Headset
    Niner Flat Bar
    Race Face Stem
    Salsa Seat Clamp
    Thomson Seatpost
    Oury Grips

    The back "triangle", the seatpost clamp, and the front piece of the stem I had powder coated in red....all said and done I think I maybe have $650-$700 in this bike (frame and all parts) and it will be a nice little addition to my Salsa singlespeed 29er.


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    Very nice. It is good to see someone keeping an older bike alive.
    2015 Niner Jet 9 Carbon
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith View Post
    Very nice. It is good to see someone keeping an older bike alive.

    The frame was in really good shape (well taken care of and my friend was the original owner so I know it wasn't abused) and I figured that I could get a FS bike with the parts that I want and not what comes from the factory and get it built for under $700 was too good to not take advantage of....only thing will be getting used to it...I've been riding a rigid, singlespeed 29er for the past year or so....so going to a FS, geared with 26" tires is a little weird (I think I forgot how to shift gears...lol)

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    Great job on recycling that frame. Love to see custom builds, threads like this are some of the best stuff on the forum.

    Gotta post more pics!

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    Very nice job, glad to see te old fuel get a new fe and I Wally like your powder coating you had done.

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    Nice build... looking to do a project much like yours in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith View Post
    Very nice. It is good to see someone keeping an older bike alive.
    Older bike? LOL a 2005 is not "older", it is barely broken in!

    Says the guy whose newest bike is a 2001!

    That is a sharp looking bike, the red housings really pop on the dark frame!

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