Trek 5200 Rebuild (Updated Finished Photos p.3)

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Reamens
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Reamens wrote:Save? g?


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All finished!! It was sprinkling while I was trying to take the photos so they aren't the best but its better than nothing!

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A couple more photos after the rain stopped.

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turned out really nice :thumbup:
love the gloss and "all in black"
now you just have to get some black wheels as well :)

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Amazed how much better this finish (and design) looks compared to the original. I had the exact same frame as you many years ago, and it never looked nearly that good. Did you do the clear-coating yourself? It looks fantastic. And nice job with the decals: easy to read what bike it is, but you kind of have to look to see it... nice and subtle.

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JDLBB
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The clear was actually the most difficult part of this build. I sanded it all myself but originally took the frame to a local auto paint shop to have them clear it. Well, they didn't know what they were doing I dont guess because the clear didnt adhere properly and started to peel off...I was NOT HAPPY to have to sand the whole frame a second time. I ended up taking it to a local guy who has his own custom bike building company here in Chattanooga, TN (http://silentcycles.com) He took excellent care of the frame and I ended up having him paint the drop outs/cable guides as well to really black it out. He also painted the decal. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. All I have left to do is get a good set of carbon wheels as soon as I find a few grand laying around...lol.

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by djay001

really nice,

the finish is perfect, better than mine (also stripped my 5220, but did the clear myself)

This bike is now ready for some more riding years!!

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Maybe someday when I get the money...
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