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Old 06-11-15, 02:00 PM
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Pink Trek mountain bike info

Hello, I just picked up a pink Trek 16 inch framed mountain bike at a sale. Original paint with factory decals sealed under clear on the lower tube .No other decals or model number. It has red Rolf rims, Thompson seat post, Icon crank and gooseneck. The derailers are Shimano Deore XT and Avid brakes. WTU B 003884 R are serial numbers. The local Trek shop has looked at it and said the site shows no such serial nor have they ever seen this frame, though the name badge indicates around 2001. The frame has a mount for perhaps a disc brake. There are other numbers on the crank housing. The bar scan code shows no such bike either. A bit perplexed as to origins.
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We need pics to really help. Also, you can read the two letter code numbers on the backs of the derailers. Those will disclose the year the derailers were made and from that you can determine the year. I know you think it's a 2001 and that may be correct, but verification using the two letter codes would help. You can use the vintage Trek website to identify the year the derailers were made or post here and someone else can look it up for you. You might also want to check bike pedia to see if they can identify the bike.
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There are a couple of sources Vintage Trek and Retobike where you can find old catelogs.

You need to post a few pictures. My wife has a 2001 Trek 8000. I know that bike.

The problem you have is that I'm not sure if a solid pink is an original color and you have what may be a mix of possibly 1999, 2000 and 2001 parts.

I think Icon stems and bars were gone by 2001. There was a recall in 2000 for specific Icon stems and I think that Trek had moved onto Bontrager. My wife's bike has Bontrager.

The 2001 Trek catelog shows an option for Red Rolf wheels on the last page. My wife's bike has the standard black Rolf wheels.

For 2001 16" was a WSD size. My wife's bike is not WSD and it is 15-1/2".

The 2001 headbadge is the crappy foam one.

A picture of the fork will probably be very beneficial.

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Added: Our son has a 1999 Trek 8500, but I built that from the frame so the components won't match the bike, year, or anything else.

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M750 is the number on the derailer. I'm trying to post photos but having trouble doing so. Ran the numbers through Trek again, but no luck. Had the paint verified as original. Did see the ones in the catalog that was mentioned on a previous comment. Will try photos again.
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Old 06-13-15, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Vontrike View Post
M750 is the number on the derailer. I'm trying to post photos but having trouble doing so. Ran the numbers through Trek again, but no luck. Had the paint verified as original. Did see the ones in the catalog that was mentioned on a previous comment. Will try photos again.
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Looks like it could be a Trek frame, it has the wishbone seat stays and a 22mm disc brake mount on the chain stay.

The 22mm disc mount puts it in the late 1990's to early 2000's

The paint looks to be new as does the TREK decals on the down tube.

New decals can be bought: http://bicycledecals.net/trekdecals.htm

The lack of a decal with the model number is a good indication that it's new paint.

Components on the bike can be changed so they aren't always a good way of telling what year it is.

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Old 06-14-15, 10:41 AM
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Thanks much for the help, I've learned a bit more. Appreciate it !!!!!
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The fork looks like it could be a late 90's Manitou, maybe a SX model.

There's probably a date stamp on the crown.

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