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    Deadite Resurrected (Trek 8300)

    OK, got my old Trek 8300 back up and running.
    I use it for geocaching so its dedicated to pavement, sidewalks, biketrails and occasional dirt path along canals. Its days of XC use and abuse are over, mostly 'cause the clear coat is bubbling off the carbon fiber. I checked the frame over carefully and cannot find any damage to the carbon, but decided not to take any chances. (I also weigh a good 80lbs more then in my heyday).

    The Vitals:

    GPS: Garmin eTrek Legend
    Computer: Avocet Altimeter 50
    Frame: '92 Trek 8300 Carbon Fiber/Aluminum composite
    Fork: Trek/Showa DDS3
    Headset: Tioga
    Neck: T System2 135mm
    Handlebars: Bontrager Titec Titanium 22"
    Bar Ends: Onza
    Grips: Oury
    Shifters: Suntour XC Expert
    Front Derailer: Suntour Micro-drive
    Rear Derailer: Suntour XC Comp
    Crankset: Suntour Comp Micro-drive 22,32,42
    Pedals: Shimano SPD737
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN51
    Brakes:
    Levers-Suntour XC Comp
    Rear-Suntour XC Expert w/ Kool Stop II pads
    Front-Shimano w/ Kool Stop II pads
    Front Hub: Pulstar straight spoke
    Front Rim: Sun CR17A
    Front tire: Bontrager Comfort
    Rear Hub/cassette: Suntour Micro-drive 11-28
    Rear Rim: Matrix Single Track
    Rear Tire: Bontrager Comfort
    Tire Skewers: Ringle Titanium/aluminum skewers
    Saddle: Forte' softail
    Saddle Skewer: Ringle Titanium/aluminum skewers

    The Bike:






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    You got that back together quick.

    Looks good except that saddle.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com

    Wanted: Syncros 27.2 x 425 seatpost, 26.8 x 400 IRD seatpost

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    ahh yea, the saddle.
    no butt, all gut
    It was cheap, so I picked it up so I can ride again. I'll be changing it eventually.

    Putting it together was easy. strip it down to the frame, then a lot of cleaning, inspecting, re-grease, replace the expendables. Some parts could be replaced but for what i'll be using the bike for, its good for now.

    Eventually I'll have to make the decision to try to dig up NOS parts or replace with easier to find parts.

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    Your frame is a 1993 model. Trek didn't make the 8300 in 1992.

    '93 was also the first year Trek offered threadless headsets on their MTB lineup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanetti
    Your frame is a 1993 model. Trek didn't make the 8300 in 1992.

    '93 was also the first year Trek offered threadless headsets on their MTB lineup.
    I bought it in '92 so guess thats why I said '92

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