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2001 Trek/VW 8500 Decal

Old 11-04-19, 02:50 PM
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2001 Trek/VW 8500 Decal


Does anyone have a 2001-ish Trek bike with an intact version of this decal that you could email a photo of to me?
This is from a 2001 Trek/Volkswagen 8500 Hardtail as shown on P 27 of the attached 2001 Trek Catalog. Of course, the follow-up question is...does anyone know a source of a replacement for my damaged decal? I've done an exhaustive search but found nothing.
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Doubt if you will find any replacement decals for bikes like that, especially as those were bikes just given away with certain VWs as a promotion (with VW roof racks usually included) that did not last many years, so no reason for anyone to keep such decals in stock, anywhere.
Happened with many car companies during the 90's ATB craze.
Somebody at Trek USA might still have a few old decals bouncing around in a drawer at work that you can ask for, but that will be a very long shot at best.

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001 Trek/VW 8500 Decal

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Doubt if you will find any replacement decals for bikes like that, especially as those were bikes just given away with certain VWs as a promotion (with VW roof racks usually included) that did not last many years, so no reason for anyone to keep such decals in stock, anywhere.
Happened with many car companies during the 90's ATB craze.
Somebody at Trek USA might still have a few old decals bouncing around in a drawer at work that you can ask for, but that will be a very long shot at best.
Nope - this was not one of those give-away bikes. This was the top of the line alloy hardtail in 2001 (it's hown on P 27 of the catalog that I attached). Came with a SID fork ands XTR/XT components. Trek and VW jointly sponsored a very successful mountain bike racing team at that time and that is the basis for the decals on this bike. https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tre...g-partnership/
I doubt that the give-away bikes were XT/XTR/SID equipped or ever showed up in a catalog.
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Hey if you're still looking for these, I found some for ya. I'd post a link but I'm not allowed because I haven't posted 10 times yet. Shoot me a message!
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2001 Trek/VW 8500 Decal

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Hey if you're still looking for these, I found some for ya. I'd post a link but I'm not allowed because I haven't posted 10 times yet. Shoot me a message!
message sentÖI think, but it isnít showing up yet as a sent message. Let me know if doesnít get to you and Iíll try again.
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I got an email saying there was a private message but it won't let me look at it because I still don't have enough posts haha.
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Try this

velocals dot com

/trek-handbuilt-in-the-usa-spherical-flag-tubing-decal-1-piece/
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Another option is search for eBay auction 255222564632

Not your bike but that one sticker is the same
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I purchased one of those sets in that last eBay auction I sent you. If you need actual pictures let me know
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Originally Posted by photofix86
Hey if you're still looking for these, I found some for ya. I'd post a link but I'm not allowed because I haven't posted 10 times yet. Shoot me a message!
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velocals dot com

/trek-handbuilt-in-the-usa-spherical-flag-tubing-decal-1-piece/
Thatís it! Thanks! I usually check velocals first but Iíve learned that you need to know the right words to use in your search to find things that they j have but are very difficult to find.
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Try to find this bike on German ebay ( for example Ebay-kleinanzeigen ) You can try with phrase " Trek rennrad"
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Hello, I sent you a message with the photo of the sticker, I hope it's not too late, 5 years later
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Originally Posted by gofelu
Hello, I sent you a message with the photo of the sticker, I hope it's not too late, 5 years later
Didnít get a message but I was able to purchase a high quality repro decal sale back. Thanks for your effort.
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