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Pretty much all the yearly Trek catalogs and technical manuals for the 90s and 00s are found here: http://www.vintage-trek.com/trek-fisher-klein-lemond.htm There's also bikepedia.com and bicyclebluebook.com if you've got some idea of the model year and/or model number/name


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I agree with Jeff that you are most likely looking at paint chips. The thing to look for in surface damage is torn fibers. To recap, carbon fiber is made from sheets of carbon fiber that are impregnated with resin. The structure is cured in a mold at high temperature and pressure. You need the fibers to be torn for the structure to be compromised. Damage to ...


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These appear to be paint chips in areas of the bike where rock strikes are common. I don't see any evidence of delamination--a separation of the carbon fiber weave and thus carbon fiber damage. However, no amount of photo inspection can replace a hands on one. Were I to purchase a carbon fiber second hand, I would have a second opinion of the carbon fiber ...


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This isn't an area I would expect to find a purely cosmetic crack from normal riding forces. that leaves damage from an outside force, or a manufacturing defect in materials or workmanship. If the bike has been in a crash, impacted, clamped by the top tube in a work stand, or if the crack's location is consistent with the handlebars turning forcefully into ...


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I suspect that your seatpost is graunching inside the frame as the rider's weight moves about while pedalling. By inserting the post much further than normal, it will apply a different less-worn part of the post to the clamping area of the bike. But you've tried this and the noise continues. So the next cause is that the frame is slogged out already in the ...


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