1994 Trek 8700 | Neo-Retro Build | Back up for Sale / Splits

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  • Back up for sale - £495

    Priority to those interested in complete, but component dibs are welcome with splits considered in due course...

    Build thread here...

    Seat tube is 18" (centre to top)
    Top tube is 22.5" (effective)

    I'm 5'11 1/2'' (6ft with shoes) and this fits me perfectly in the pictured configuration :)

    I'm potentially open to splits but I'd like to check for interest in it as a whole first.

    For transparency, I bought the previous configuration for £260, completely stripped it to the frame and meticulously cleaned it, and CyclePS (rip) built it back up over many months with no expense spared on parts or labour. Since then, it's rarely seen use more extreme than the occasional commute, which is a real shame. Wheelset in the picture is old - there's a new, black, bombproof pair on there now!

    I'm looking for £540 which I think is a fair price - it cost much much more to make!

    Let me know if you're only interested in specific parts or combinations or parts.

    Specs as follows:

    Trek 8700 Carbon Composite Frame + Forks
    Chris King Limited Edition Pink Headset
    Paul Components Touring Cantis (Black)
    Paul Components Love Levers (Black)
    Paul Components Moon Unit Cable Carriers (Black)
    Paul Components Funky Monkey Front Hanger (Black)
    Shimano Deore XT Chainset w/ gold bolts
    E-Thirteen narrow wide chainring
    Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur/mech
    Shimano SLX bar mount shifter
    Sunrace 11-42 tooth cassette
    Sram 10 speed chain with snap link
    Velo Orange Silver Stem
    Vintage Amoeba Braced Risers (other options available - I'm keeping the VO klunker bars!)
    Aerozine Seatpost Clamp (Pink)
    Aerozine Bottom Bracket (Pink)
    Full Jagwire Pro Cabling (Pink/Purple)
    SDG Bel Air 'Cow Hide' Saddle
    Lizard Skin Grips
    Mavic XC 717 + Deore XT Wheelset (All black everything, only a couple months old, barely used!)
    Schwalbe 'Performance' Table Tops - 26 x 2.25 (Gumwalls)
    Gusset Smoke Flat Pedals (Purple/Black)

  • rad squared

  • Sweet. Fairly sure I’ve seen this/you wizzing down Camberwell a few times

  • Cheers both, and yep you’d be right :) she wizzes real good

  • I’ve had the pleasure of riding this beast. Someone’s gonna be very happy it I’m sure. Trusted seller too. glws bro

  • I helped build this at PS - really fuckin good stuff

  • Oh no don't do it!

  • I gots to ;(

    Just can’t justify two retro mtbs!

  • Glws

  • That is lovely. If you do end up splitting, would be interested in the wheels + maybe gearset too...

  • That's awesome - could you please measure ST and TT?

  • Im down for the tyres if you split ...

  • Sure - will do this evening!

  • @user53290 and @andyfallsoff - duly noted :)

  • @jepblep

    18" centre to top seat tube, 22.5" effective top tube

  • Thanks a million for checking, appreciate it. As suspected, a touch on the large side for me, unfortunately.

    Compliments on building/contributing/evolving an amazing ride. I'm sure this thing won't hang around for too long - glwts!

  • Ahh not to worry mate, thanks for the interest!

  • I’d take the CK headset if you split

  • £540 until next Friday then the splitification shall commence...

  • Tentative message sent......

  • lovely build, shame to split but I'd be intersted in the (black) wheelset if you do (i'm assuming it's different to the silver set pictured?)

  • Decided to keep this - couldn't bring myself to sell :)

  • Glad you've seen sense. Guess I'll spend my money elsewhere......

  • Sorry mate, and thanks - It was a real internal struggle!

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1994 Trek 8700 | Neo-Retro Build | Back up for Sale / Splits

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