Trek Remedy 2014 dumpster bike build




Wow this is an ugly bike. But beggars can’t be choosers
Rattle can black and it looks semi-respectable

The build

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
Matt came to help. Fortunately I have lots of hammers

Frame Stats

HTA – 67.5

STA – 68.1 (Virtual 74.0)

ST length (Virtual 19.5, Actual 18.5)

TTT – 617

Reach – 432

Stack – 604

CSL – 435

WB – 1165

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