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Trek 5900 Frame question(12 posts)

Trek 5900 Frame questionMark50
Feb 7, 2003 4:47 PM
Doug or anyone else, I saved all last year and ordered a 5900 Frame from the LBS. It came in today, but did not appear to be what I ordered. The decals were the wrong color and the OCLV decal said 120 not 110. The LBS is perplexed as they are a relatively new Trek dealer and will have to call Trek on Monday to get the straight poop.
The frame did have the silver headset characteristic of the 5900. My question is to those that have or have seen the 5900 frames first hand, does the decal say OCLV 110?
re: Trek 5900 Frame questiondelco
Feb 7, 2003 5:47 PM
yup, right on the fork it says OCLV carbon 110. the headset is a cane creek in silver. hope this helps.
re: Trek 5900 Frame questionMark50
Feb 7, 2003 6:21 PM
The standard forks for the 5500 and the 5900 say OCLV 110 but what about the frame. It should say OCLV 110 also, not OCLV 120?
re: Trek 5900 Frame questionraptorUW
Feb 7, 2003 6:49 PM
The 2003 5900 that i own only says "oclv 110" on the fork. no decal on the frame. however, on the inside of the r. der. hanger, serial # plus "sl" or something like that are etched in. the "sl" part doesn't appear on the serial number sticker located on the bottom bracket, so i take it to be treks way of assuring the frame to be the 110 model.

also, aside from paintjob, it's pretty easy to tell a 5900 from any other trek oclv.

1) bonded in bottom headset cup (no logo) and cane creek top cup.

2) dedicated fork. if you really want to be sure, pull it from the frame....bottom race area will be much larger diameter than top stem clamp area.
re: Trek 5900 Frame questionMark50
Feb 7, 2003 7:02 PM
I am fairly certain that the frame is a 5900 based on all the serial #, headset size and type, weight etc. but my question still is why did they put a OCLV 120 decal on the frame. The fact that the lamebrains put the wrong color decal on is enough to send it back. I am pissed that I will have to wait another month plus in hopes that they (Trek) can get it right the second time?
re: Trek 5900 Frame questionteoteoteo
Feb 7, 2003 7:11 PM
Trek paint has been known to make a mistake or three, the good news is that they will take care of it. One thing I am not sure about is the fork diameter thing mentioned. I was told by a Trek regional rep that was changed--though I didn't investigate.
re: Trek 5900 Frame questionoutofthesaddle
Feb 7, 2003 8:02 PM
I'm pretty sure that the '03 5900 comes in only one color scheme. Black head tube with a fade to silver stays. I bought a frameset and it doesn't have any OCLV decals all. Here is a link to a photo...
re: Trek 5900 Frame questionMark50
Feb 7, 2003 9:32 PM
Trek has many new color schemes. The standard issue (no extra charge) is the one you describe. All the others cost at least $150.00 more. Check out the Project One part of the Trek Web page. It only applys to the 5200/5500/5900. They also have 2 decal choices. I chose the basic decal package (no extra charge).

If someone has a picture of a 2003 5900 Project One bike with the OCLV 110 decal on the seat tube I would love to see it!!!!!!!!!!
re: Trek 5900 Frame questioncguck8
Feb 7, 2003 11:24 PM

I work at a Trek shop so I would hope the info I have to
offer is helpful. Your bicycle shouldn't say 110 carbon
(or 120 for that matter). Someone earlier had
submitted a correct response about the characteristics of
the 59. The bottom of the headset will be pressed in.
Also, it has a different fork that is only available with
the 59. The '03 52's and 55's also come with a 110 carbon
fork but these are made by Bontrager and look different.
You were correct in checking the serial number and sounds
like you received what you had ordered (and a bit more ie.
120 carbon decal). I love Trek bicycles but the paint guys
do make mistakes. I order an '03 120 carbon frameset in
the 2002 USPS colors and told them to leave the Postal
endorcement off the seat tube. Think it happened? Of
course not. Look at it this way, you've got a very custom
decal kit. As far as I can tell, you've got a 59, that's
for sure. Is it worth is to wait 6 weeks to get a decal
problem fixed. That's your call. Hope I was of help and
honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. You've got a badass
bike. A decal mistake can't change that. On the other
hand, $2100 for a frameset...should there be mistakes for
that much of money.
re: Trek 5900 Frame questionMark50
Feb 8, 2003 12:46 PM
Thanks for the insight. If it was just the 120 decal they messed up I might be able to live with that, but they missmatched the big Trek Decal and put on a 3 striped butt ugly decal on the custom Cumulus Blue Paint job. I had asked for the blue decal set per the Project One site and photo they show of what they look like.
I am sending it back and I'll wait a little longer and only hope they do a little QA this time.
re: Trek 5900 Frame questionspuncrazy
Feb 8, 2003 6:40 AM
If you look at the projectone area on the trek web site. Go to the custom colors, pick one of the $350 up paint jobs and click the enlarge. The decal reads OCLV 120. So this must be the newest designation.
re: Trek 5900 Frame questionLeak
Feb 8, 2003 7:26 PM
I don't think you can make that assumption, given that you can customize either a 120 or 110 frame and in fact, if you click through the custom configurator, you'll see that in some pictures they use a 120 bike as the model and in others a 110 (distinguished by the fork).