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 Post subject: My refinished Trek 5200
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:25 pm 
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After reading the post on here of the refinished treks I finally decided to do mine. I started with the razor blade method first then finished with sanding. If anyone else tries the razor blade method I urge you to very very careful! The carbon isn't as hard as you think. Well anyway, after 3 weeks of sanding it's finally ready to be built back up. Just trying to decide between the dura ace 7800 stuff that I have or going with sram red stuff. ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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 Post subject: My refinished Trek 5200
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:09 pm 
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I'm digging the refinish job. It looks killer. Not sure which groupset to go with. Personally, I like Shimano for my road bikes, but it all depends on your tastes.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:49 pm 
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Nice too see an other trek 5200, i really love mine and they are noticeably lighter than lot of recent frame.

I'm just surprised with what you said about the razor technic
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If anyone else tries the razor blade method I urge you to very very careful! The carbon isn't as hard as you think.


I have done this technic too, and the carbon was really harder than what i thought. The only precantion, i can say, is to place the razor blade on the good angle.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:57 pm 
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For the most part you're right the carbon is pretty hard. I guess I wasn't watching the angle of the blade as I nicked a few places.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:02 pm 
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Thanks for the compliments! If the budget permits I'm going to build it as light as possible! What would be a good light crank to use? I'm looking at the zipp vumaquad cranks but not sure how stiff they are. I love my dura ace 7800's! You step on the pedal and the bike jumps foward, super stiff!!! Also considering the new rotor 3df cranks.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:25 pm 
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look at the exogram 2012 sram red crankset. super light for the price (if you replace the stock rings). you can sand off the finish and it will match your frame.


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Ok cool. Thanks

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