completed Trek 5900 project

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by robobiking

A true beauty, love the paint job.
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by eric01

What fork is that? Not the original bontrager xxx.

Btw love the color. If I ever go with a custom paint it will either be this dark red color... or a dark purple.
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by Frankie - B

@eric, iirc the bontrager xxx lite was a replacement that trek sent out after they ran out of forks for the madden series. this seems to be the original OCLV version.
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by JFR2911

digitalintrigue wrote:This is my old Trek 5900 that I got in 2007, it's a 2003 model. Formerly US Postal livery...

I had a bad crash on this frame in 2012 when the front fork broke (that's for another story.)

Sent the frame to Trek for them to inspect, they updated it to accept a standard headset and fork

Paint: Porsche Arena Red (to match my 911) by Austin Paintworks.

New parts:

DA 9000 gruppo (compact crank, 11-32 Ultegra cassette), Acer carbon jockey wheels (ceramic bearings)

DA C24 clinchers with Continental GP4000s II, KCNC Ti skewers

Easton EC90 carbon bars, Deda Elementi Traforato Bar Tape, EC90 carbon seatpost, Kalloy Uno stem, generic ebay carbon saddle [ ]

Chris King NoThreadset Sotto Voce headset, Ritchey carbon fork

Speedplays with Ti spindles, Arundel carbon bottle cage, Wahoo speed/cadence sensor





I just found your post as I am searching of a spare part for the same bike frame as yours.
First congratulations for your bike, it looks really great. Nice work.

I bought the same bike in december last year, and unfortunately I broke the rear derailleur during a race 10 days ago. My concern is that the derailleur is directly attached on the frame on this bike. Therefore I technically broke the frame as well. Not by much just a bit of aluminium below the rear axle, but still the frame is technically broken. My local bike shop escalated to the Trek Company and Trek said they cannot fix this.
I may have another solution with an independant company which offer to fix bike frames, but they ask me to provide the aluminium part linking the 2 carbon tubes by the axle (I uploaded a picture of the broken aluminium part).
Do you have any idea where I could find such aluminium part ?

Thanks a lot.
Best regards,


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by digitalintrigue

Hi Julien, can you post a larger photo?

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