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Trek Y rescue

Discussion in 'KLUNKERS & MOUNTAIN BIKES' started by HuffnPuff, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. HuffnPuff

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    I have a Trek Y-11 from 96. It was my first dually, first carbon bike, first bike that cost way more than one should really spend on a bike.

    Recently spotted this on the local faceache marketplace for cheap so I had to have it.
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    It had been listed by another seller for a week or so before, and while I was deciding this seller bought it, gave it a terrible spray bomb and changed the saddle for some reason. Here is a screen shot if he first listing
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    I picked it up for $80 so there was little profit for the flipper.

    Now for the rescue. Time to make it shiny and rideable.
     
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  2. HuffnPuff

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    I’ve stripped it down and looked a bit more closely and found that it is a ‘97 Y-22. Originally thought it was a ‘96 because of the nude carbon look under the purple, parts told me otherwise. Appears the cranks, stem, bars, brake arms, saddle and rims aren’t original.

    The paint has come off the forks, derailleur and rear triangle fairly easily with solvent Will take it a bit slower on the carbon, don’t want to damage the epoxy.
    Before:
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    After:
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    The forks look shot, but might just need new elastomers. The rear wheel needs replacing with a QR version.
     
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  3. Grant

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    They... painted... the... cables...
     
  4. HuffnPuff

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    Yes, the bike was thoroughly prepared for paint :13: Fortunately, thanks to poor prep and poor quality paint it isn’t taking much to remove.
     
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  5. Grant

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    Why would someone paint it, you ask? Answer: stolen bike.
     
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  6. HuffnPuff

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    Hope its not stolen!
    Seems the first seller had attempted a poor paint removal job on the carbon. It looked pretty ratty which is why the quick spray job to tart it up. Same seller I bought another bike off that had been for sale on facebook a few days before and the bike had been given a quick cleanup and upped the price.
     
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  7. Grant

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    Where I live, any spray paint = STOLEN.

    These 2 were stolen and then painted over.
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    All of these are stolen. This is only half of the stock in this room.
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    Here it is. When tweakers become rich.
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  9. RustyGold

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    Wow! There is a lot of stolen bikes on RRB, then. A good portion of the build off bikes, even. :grin:

    P.S. - what does house paint signify? I've had a few of them. :39:
     
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  10. Grant

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    House paint signifies the person was obviously on meth. That's the only way I can explain something so stupid
     
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  12. JaxRhapsody

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    Good thing is your average spray paint is acrylic, so it doesn't stick very well to the factory paint... just takes forever to come off on it's own.
     
  13. HuffnPuff

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    I’ve been doing some light scraping. The purple seems to be coming off quite easily. Have purple ‘glitter’ everywhere. So far it’s come off the curves well, but the bigger flatter sections are a bit harder.
     

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