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Old 01-10-12, 09:34 PM
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Nick, I think that is the first 200 I have seen in that blue color. Very nice..
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Old 01-10-12, 09:51 PM
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OK, I guess I should participate. The Cadex is now gone, although it was a very robust, well built frame. The Trek 9800 is being ridden on nasty, rocky singletrack by one of my sons, who praises it's qualities. I am building up another, not pictured, Trek 2300 for my other son.









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Old 01-11-12, 01:01 AM
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RFC, I have always wanted a KG196.
But its got to be yellow

My only current vintage carbon

Although I still haven't sent it to repair. Deraillieur hanger is toast, imagine that, vintage CF and its the aluminum part that fails.
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Old 01-11-12, 01:18 AM
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That's still one of the sweetest bikes on the forum.
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Old 01-11-12, 09:24 AM
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Sick bikes!

Sick bikes on this thread! Attached are three vintage Treks I used to have. My favorite was the 2500 Composite - a 1987. Fully original (except for the saddle) with 6 speed Dura Ace. It rode nice, except when I got out of the saddle to accelerate the rear end would flex so much the tire would hit the non-drive side chainstay. Either that frame was a whippin' stick or my legs are just too powerful!

Anyway, if anyone on this thread needs to ever repair one of their vintage carbon rides, I'd be happy to help out. We mostly repair newer frames, but for those with old rides that have sentimental value, it's probably worth the expense. Check out our website or FB page below for examples of our work.

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Old 01-11-12, 06:09 PM
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I found this thread while researching for a restoration of a Trek 2120. At this time, I have the entire frame sanded down with 100 grit. What do you guys think would be the finest grit I should sand the carbon to before clear coating?
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Old 01-11-12, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by supafast213 View Post
I found this thread while researching for a restoration of a Trek 2120. At this time, I have the entire frame sanded down with 100 grit. What do you guys think would be the finest grit I should sand the carbon to before clear coating?
wow 100 grit?

build your way up to 800-1000?
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Old 01-12-12, 08:09 AM
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If my memory serves me right. The OCLV won't have that carbon look if that's what your going for. I think it has more of a particle board look compared to a woven look of the more standard carbon. I could be wrong though.
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wow 100 grit?

build your way up to 800-1000?
I used 100 grit to get through the clear coat. The carbon is undamaged. The bike does have the particle board style carbon, but it still gives a nice hologram effect. I will post pics when its finished.
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Old 01-12-12, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Genshammer View Post
Sick bikes on this thread! Attached are three vintage Treks I used to have. My favorite was the 2500 Composite - a 1987. Fully original (except for the saddle) with 6 speed Dura Ace. It rode nice, except when I got out of the saddle to accelerate the rear end would flex so much the tire would hit the non-drive side chainstay. Either that frame was a whippin' stick or my legs are just too powerful!

Anyway, if anyone on this thread needs to ever repair one of their vintage carbon rides, I'd be happy to help out. We mostly repair newer frames, but for those with old rides that have sentimental value, it's probably worth the expense. Check out our website or FB page below for examples of our work.

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I suppose this would be considered vintage. '92 Paramount 9c. I've had it about 6 months. I still can't believe it's 20 yrs old.


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Old 02-20-12, 06:13 PM
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Here is a nice discussion on Kestrel/carbon history;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3-5L...feature=relmfu
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i love this thread. i've had a soft spot for carbon frames with classic lines (not a huge fan of monocoque frames) for a while now.

my Look KG281. i got it at a swap meet with busted cable guides, so i just set it up as a single speed and love it.
the KG281 came out in 1999, winning "bike of the year" in france. it was the first frame to use variable-thickness carbon tubes.
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i love this thread. i've had a soft spot for carbon frames with classic lines (not a huge fan of monocoque frames) for a while now.

my Look KG281. i got it at a swap meet with busted cable guides, so i just set it up as a single speed and love it.
the KG281 came out in 1999, winning "bike of the year" in france. it was the first frame to use variable-thickness carbon tubes.
" it was the first frame to use variable-thickness carbon tubes."

Perhaps for a lugged carbon frame, the Kestral above you was already there in 1989. I can't argue about "classic lines" , but some would argue that a monocoque frame can should ride better do to a inherent engineering advantage of not having he carbon interrupted.
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well i'm just going off of second-hand information. but i assumed they were referring to the thickness of the tubes, i.e. like "butted" carbon, not the tube diameter. is that your understanding as well? i mean yeah monocoque frames were being made for over a decade earlier (by look and others).

and monocoque frames may ride better, obviously all the pros ride them, but i'm not a pro, and i can't ride what (in my opinion) is an ugly bike, lol.
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Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
well i'm just going off of second-hand information. but i assumed they were referring to the thickness of the tubes, i.e. like "butted" carbon, not the tube diameter. is that your understanding as well? i mean yeah monocoque frames were being made for over a decade earlier (by look and others).

and monocoque frames may ride better, obviously all the pros ride them, but i'm not a pro, and i can't ride what (in my opinion) is an ugly bike, lol.
LOL, If I am looking at the bike while I ride, I crash! Look at the Kestrel TT, 31MM at the headset, 36 MM near the ST.

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My Alan cyclocross, bought as frame from Belgium. Built up with a mix of bits, campy wheels, da crank, au tour barcons.
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So would you guys go down a steep incline at 40mhp on an 18 year old carbon frame? No offence but I don't I would.
Yes. I do. I will again.

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Look at the Kestrel TT, 31MM at the headset, 36 MM near the ST.
yeah, that would be the diameter of the tube, not the thickness of the carbon fiber, which is what i believe is being referenced in the KG281
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This just got dropped off by our painter. I'm going to wait a few days before using any compound on it.

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I remember they were super expensive when it first came out. And not as stiff. So a lot of negatives why people should buy them. But Lemond rode one of the early ones I think on the TdF.
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My '93 Koga Miyata RoadWinner Carbolite:

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My '93 Koga Miyata RoadWinner Carbolite:

Isn't the "Carbolite" name owned by Peugeot for their "Carbolite 103" tubing?
I suspect that Myata might have been able to use it as Peugeot might have stopped making the tubing by then, but they ususally hang on to the rights for the name.
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Update "garage door" pic of my "Tout French" 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7 with the newly installed Gilles Berthoud Galibier Ti railed saddle:

Aside from maybe finding French tubs, I think she's finally all done!

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