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  1. #1
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    Dumpster bike build Trek Remedy 2014

    A bit of work, a bit of time, a lot of dumpster-diving, a bunch of accumulating spare parts in bins & inspiration from cheapskates the world over. Spare parts from FB Marketplace, Pinkbike, Craigslist and Ebay.

    Thanks to Obsession, BicycleHub, Shar, Jude and everyone else who helped me live the life and accumulate the stuff I deserve to become accustomed!

    Total investment – $ 241

    2014 Trek Remedy 9.8 frame (thanks Obsession Bikes) –> Obsession Bikes dumpster
    2017 RockShox Pike non-boost 27.5 140mm travel – creaky CSU fixed with green loctite (thanks Bicycle Hub) –> Bicycle Hub dumpster
    Alex Volar non-boost front wheel (thanks Mike!) —> gift
    Magura Storm 180 rotor —> spare parts bin
    Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 – > Bicycle Hub dumpster
    Magura MT7 front & rear brake -> charity gift from Jude Monica
    RaceFace Turbine bar and stem -> spare parts bin
    FSA Orbit headset -> $ 28
    FSA spacers – spare parts bin
    Chromag grips -> Sharon cast-offs
    RockShox Reverb internal 125 – cobbled together from BCBR cast-offs; put together from 3 non-functional Reverbs -> Obsession Bikes dumpster
    XO1 obsolete 11 spd shifter – > $ 50
    RaceFace Turbine cranks with OneUp 32t ring —> $ 50
    Shimano SPD pedals –> $ 15
    Rear Fox shock —> came with dumpstered frame
    Seatpost collar —-> came with dumpstered frame
    Chromag Trailmaster leather saddle with some shoe-gooe’ed cuts —> Sharon’s cast offs.
    Generic PF bottom bracket —-> came with dumpstered frame
    XO1 obsolete rear derailleur —-> $ 50
    XT 11-46 11 speed rear cassette —-> from Obsession dumpster
    DT Swiss M1700 rear wheel – Sharon cast-off —-> free
    Maxxis Forecaster rear tire —-> Comor Sports dumpster
    Magura Storm 160 rear rotor —> charity gift from Jude Monica
    Trek rear QR skewer —-> Obsession Bikes dumpster (thanks Matt!!)
    New derailleur cable —> $ 2.50
    Re-used cable housing —> free
    One can flat black spraybomb from Canadian Tire –> $ 20
    Two 50 pack Timbits for Obsession Bikes –> $ 20
    Two Honeys Donuts for Bicycle Hub – $ 5.50

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  2. #2
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    Damn. Nice work!


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    I rip the groomed on tele gear

  3. #3
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    Sweet. How many seasons do you expect to get out of the Intuition fork before it packs out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudy View Post
    Sweet. How many seasons do you expect to get out of the Intuition fork before it packs out?
    Pull the lowers and pack with rice. Pop in the oven for 20 minutes and it will ride like new for another few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Pull the lowers and pack with rice. Pop in the oven for 20 minutes and it will ride like new for another few months.
    toe caps or no?

  6. #6
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    Awesome! Who gets the bike?
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by rudy View Post
    Sweet. How many seasons do you expect to get out of the Intuition fork before it packs out?
    Same question but directed at the chain stays.
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    No internal cable routing...Unridabru
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by beaterdit View Post
    Awesome! Who gets the bike?
    I've been involved in three dumpster bike builds. One went to John Baldwin (my ski touring mentor and as a big a cheapskate as me). Another to a deserving broke-ass trailbuilder. I'll ride this for a bit then pass it along to a deserving trailbuilder. Seems like the right thing to do

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    I've been involved in three dumpster bike builds. One went to John Baldwin (my ski touring mentor and as a big a cheapskate as me). Another to a deserving broke-ass trailbuilder. I'll ride this for a bit then pass it along to a deserving trailbuilder. Seems like the right thing to do
    Awesome Man, good work!
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    I've been involved in three dumpster bike builds. One went to John Baldwin (my ski touring mentor and as a big a cheapskate as me). Another to a deserving broke-ass trailbuilder. I'll ride this for a bit then pass it along to a deserving trailbuilder. Seems like the right thing to do
    Nice!

  12. #12
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    This is inspiring! I have a buddy I want to try and do a similar junk build for.


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  13. #13
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    Bike rides well. STA is slack af because the Seat tube is bent. Because I have long legs my seatpost is high so the effective STA is more like 71 deg as opposed to the Trek stated 74 degs. The large Trek frame is OK for me.

    Put another $ 40 into the bike by buying beer for the shop.

    $ 45 for green loctite for the creaky CSU

    $ 100 for a 150mm internal dropper to be purchased then offset by selling the 125mm internal dropper.

    So it will come in around $ 360- 420 Cad

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  14. #14
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    Brings back fond memories of the parts bike this place did a few years ago. Never did find out what became of that thing.
    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

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