1992 Trek 8700

July 5th 2015

This carbon-tubed Trek popped up on Gumtree last week … and I bought it.

1992 Trek 8700 02

The seller was the original owner, a retired fella by the name of Bernie (top bloke). He’d worked in Silicon Valley for a while and had bought the bike new from Velomeister, Los Gatos, California (it still has the shop sticker on the frame).

It’s well used (almost every component has been replaced) but the frame itself is in decent condition. I read that some of these frames have issues with the carbon / aluminium bonding, but this one seems OK. The photo below is from Bernie’s For Sale ad.

1992 Trek 8700 01

The plan is to strip it down, refurbish the frame, and hunt down the original Deore DX / XT components, tyres, rigid fork etc.

 

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