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    Long lost 1996 Trek 7000 ZX

    Do you or anyone you know have a 21” 1996 Trek 7000 ZX? They had a distinctive purple powder coat paint job. It was the best looking bike I’d ever seen when I saw it in the bike store that day 17 years ago. Mine eventually had a cable bracket on top of the top tube get a little lose. I took it in to get it repaired and when I came back they replaced the whole frame. I’m sure they thought I’d be happy but I was heartbroken. And the old frame was long gone.
    If you have one and can spare it let’s talk.
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    It will be better for you to buy a new trek and have someone paint it in the color you want!

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    Long lost 1996 Trek 7000 ZX

    I have a 19.5 but my buddy has a 21. I will reach out to him to see if he wants to sell it.

    It was my first mtb and I have it setup as a single speed winter commuter right now.

    They did a matte and glossy? Which finish do you prefer?

    Are you looking for the frame and all the OEM parts?

    How do you plan to ride this bike?

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    [attach=config]848310

    Here is mine, purchased it new in 1996.....Now converted to singlespeed permanently with magic gear, 32/16 and a little bit of Dremel tool work! Still a blast to ride/fully rigid with an exotic fork.
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    Beautiful!

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    When a guy repainted my bike before he said he couldn't do the purple powder coat and it would be hard for most to do it. I don't know if this true or not. But, I love the decals, too. I don't know if it would be even possible to get those.
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    That would be great! Matte definitely. Just like the one below that Borbntm posted. I'd like a complete bike but yeah the frame is what I'm really interested in. Having the original front fork would be great, too. I'd ride it on crushed rock trails and a little on the street.
    Thanks for any help!

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    Might want to post this in the Trek forum, too, if you haven't already.
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    I did not think of that. Thank you for thinking of that! I will do that right now.

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    1996 Trek 7000

    Long lost 1996 Trek 7000 ZX-2014-02-20-19.02.54.jpg

    I have a 96 Trek 7000 18" with the Rock Shox. Was planning on listing it for sale. If you are still looking for one let me know.

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    That is a pretty color.
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    winter warm and summer cool
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    Thanks! I got my 21" back late last year.

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    you can search "all of craigslist" and find stuff like this: Trek 7000 zx sell or trade

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    That looks pretty sweet!

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    In hindsight, I probably should have gone 19.5. I'm actually using it for single track now since my son is getting into it. Before it was a city bike/heavy duty Ragbrai bagger bike. Now my 21 is feeling kind of big going up and down all the craziness. Being more nimble would be good.

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    I’ll have what he’s ^ having.

    A 5 year thread bump that makes zero sense.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regularry View Post
    In hindsight, I probably should have gone 19.5.
    in hindsight, you should avoid bumping ancient threads unless you have a really, really good reason. the forum gods frown upon you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    in hindsight, you should avoid bumping ancient threads unless you have a really, really good reason. the forum gods frown upon you.
    I am not a “forum god”. I simple read a post that makes zero sense by the op of a very old thread. If it made sense I wouldn’t have said anything. Maybe if he quoted the post he was referring to it would have made more sense, my apologies to you the op and all that I offended.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Sorry for my embarrassing faux pas. I thought this would only be seen by the little "Trek 7000 ZX Club" I found 5 years ago. I'm sure that was the only time previously I've ever been part of a forum and am pretty clueless about their reach. Well until 2023, good riding everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regularry View Post
    Sorry for my embarrassing faux pas. I thought this would only be seen by the little "Trek 7000 ZX Club" I found 5 years ago. I'm sure that was the only time previously I've ever been part of a forum and am pretty clueless about their reach. Well until 2023, good riding everyone.
    No need to run. Hopefully this will become the “Trek 7000 ZX Club”. Maybe also try the Trek forum as Net Wurker suggested 5 years ago.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    You should at least show us a photo of you Trek 7000 ZX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I’ll have what he’s ^ having.

    A 5 year thread bump that makes zero sense.
    Why? It‘s his thread...
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    I had that bike too. Got stolen off of my third floor balcony at my apt at the time. Crushed me since I was poor as crap at the time and had saved and saved to get it.

    J-

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjc155 View Post
    I had that bike too. Got stolen off of my third floor balcony at my apt at the time. Crushed me since I was poor as crap at the time and had saved and saved to get it.

    J-
    7000 ZX heartbrake. Yeah, there's something about that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    Why? It‘s his thread...
    Pretty sure I explained that 4 posts above yours. I even included an apology.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsup View Post
    You should at least show us a photo of you Trek 7000 ZX.
    You're right I should get it cleaned up and post a shot. It looks alright for 22 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I am not a “forum god”.
    ...just the "self appointed judge and jury".

    I had a Trek 7000 from "98. It was the one with the bright yellow iridescent paint, not the gold. I think that was near the end of the domestic produced aluminium frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    ...just the "self appointed judge and jury".
    Touché. Man, a guy can’t even have one go off the deep end moment around here without being crucified.

    I like how this is becoming the Trek 7000 club. Good looking old bikes in my opinion.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Touché. Man, a guy can’t even have one go off the deep end moment around here without being crucified.

    I like how this is becoming the Trek 7000 club. Good looking old bikes in my opinion.
    Touche' should be in the list of words we like....You want to go down and do it, or you want me to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    ...just the "self appointed judge and jury".

    I had a Trek 7000 from "98. It was the one with the bright yellow iridescent paint, not the gold. I think that was near the end of the domestic produced aluminium frames.
    I just hunted down a photo of that one. Very nice. The memories that went along with these old bikes make them look even better. And people wonder why we have a hard time parting with old bikes. I needed to edit down a little. So, I gave my old Trek 1220 to one of my best friends. He's dipping his toe into road biking and I can at least visit it from time to time.

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    Is this the bonded aluminum frame?
    Bikes, lots'o bikes

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