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Born Again Trek

Old 07-12-13, 07:06 AM
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Born Again Trek

So im really starting to get into Mtn Biking a lot more now than when I was a young kid. My 5 yr old wanted me to get a bike so I could ride with him. so I went back to Wal Mart and started looking again (after all the guys on the Fire Department showed me their 26 & 29er's that they dropped a couple grand on) I have a 5 yr old son and a 3 month old newborn,...NO WAY I could justify that kind of money for a bike I wont ride that much or race. So im looking at Wally World bikes and found a couple I started reviewing a 26 and 29er. well I talked to another guy at the FD and he said do not buy a Wal Mart bike. He had 2 bikes in my garage ive been thinking about selling since he just bought a new Cannondale Scalpel. One was a Trek "69er" full suspension loaded bike he wanted $700. the other was an older model Trek 26" 8000sl Hardtail, for $200. Just what I was looking for at the right price. so I bought it and rode it a bit and LOVE it. Ive only ha it about 3 weeks now. On my days off from the Fire department I own a Powder Coating business, and with the bike starting to show its age a little I decided to tear it down re-finish it and put it back together. So here are just a few pics of what has happened over the past couple of days.
Here are the befores of what I bought and started with
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Old 07-12-13, 07:09 AM
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And here is the transformation that has taken place over the past couple days. After: Frame- GM Silver, Pedals & seat post- Matte Black
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Old 07-12-13, 08:01 AM
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You did a very nice job refinishing it, congrats! I believe that was a very premium model hardtail in its day.
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Old 07-19-13, 09:02 PM
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Great work! Must have been a fun project. I restored my 2001 Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra last year and I tell ya....the feeling is priceless. Here is my Ceramic Automotive Engine Enamel respray, with 200degree F slow bake job:

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Awesome job!, Looks Great!! definitely love taking something thats a little older but perfectly capable of getting a job done and making it look brand new again and stepping back and saying Wow, I did that!. Nice bike too, im Kind of in the market for an older road bike. Just wanting to get out and ride, get a little excercise on, nothing fancy
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Originally Posted by ArkTrekRider View Post
So im really starting to get into Mtn Biking a lot more now than when I was a young kid. My 5 yr old wanted me to get a bike so I could ride with him. so I went back to Wal Mart and started looking again (after all the guys on the Fire Department showed me their 26 & 29er's that they dropped a couple grand on) I have a 5 yr old son and a 3 month old newborn,...NO WAY I could justify that kind of money for a bike I wont ride that much or race. So im looking at Wally World bikes and found a couple I started reviewing a 26 and 29er. well I talked to another guy at the FD and he said do not buy a Wal Mart bike. He had 2 bikes in my garage ive been thinking about selling since he just bought a new Cannondale Scalpel. One was a Trek "69er" full suspension loaded bike he wanted $700. the other was an older model Trek 26" 8000sl Hardtail, for $200. Just what I was looking for at the right price. so I bought it and rode it a bit and LOVE it. Ive only ha it about 3 weeks now. On my days off from the Fire department I own a Powder Coating business, and with the bike starting to show its age a little I decided to tear it down re-finish it and put it back together. So here are just a few pics of what has happened over the past couple of days.
Here are the befores of what I bought and started with
the bike looks great and congratualtions on getting back into riding. Could you ahve said Fire Department any more though. Good thing no one missed that you are on the Fire Department.
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