Hi Jim,

Here's the story on my 8700:
I found this on a whim on e-bay for about $100. Being short, I'm always on the lookout for small bikes (I think this is a 15" or 16" frame). This one actually came around twice. I lost it on the first auction, but it showed up again on ebay a couple of months later. It must have been karma.

It's not very pretty, but it sure is fun to toodle around on. Around the block, around the park, around town. Very light & responsive. I call it "my lazy-day bike", since I don't have to think about it-I can just ride. Here's how lazy it is-I don't even know (or care) what gearing it has or what the components are. But you can bet I can tell you every single item on my other bikes. I guess I'll have to check now, to add to this website.

This is an older image; I've cleaned it up a bit since that image was taken. I'm in the process of adding a suspension stem, but I need to get new handlebars, first. When it's done, I'll send you updated images. Wait'll you see the dish on the rear wheel. You will howl with laughter. A real home-brewed job. I figure, ride it til it goes. The price was right. I don't think it was originally spec'd for v-brakes, since it's from the early 90's. And I don't know if the levers are canti or v. Actually, it stops fine. I just can't get that $%#@ noodle to open up to remove the wheel. Doggone new-fangled stuff :-)






Trek 8700 - side view




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