July 5th 2015
This carbon-tubed Trek popped up on Gumtree last week … and I bought it.
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.
The plan is to strip it down, refurbish the frame, and hunt down the original Deore DX / XT components, tyres, rigid fork etc.