Hi guys! I've been looking around here for a few days and decided to join tonight to ask a few questions. I've got a 2000 Trek 6000 that I've got a lot of miles and good memories on and I really don't want to get rid of. The trouble is that my house burned last year, and the bike was damaged in the fire. My wife has a 2006 Gary Fisher Tarpon that was also damaged, but not quite as badly as the old 6000. My LBS (which I trust greatly) has checked the bikes over and told me that they are rebuildable. The 6000 is basically shot except for the frame and front and possibly rear derailleurs. The fork is not leaking yet but I was told it was most likely damaged from the heat. The Gary Fisher basically needs shifters (which I think are part of the brake levers), cables, seat, and handgrips. Also probably worthy to note is that these bikes sat in dirty water over the level of the hubs for about a day until the we were able to pump the basement out. I'm not in a hurry to finish this, as our homeowner's insurance bought us a 2011 Trek 6000 and a 2010 Trek Skye S to replace them. I guess my first question is where do I start? I don't have a lot of extra money laying around (even with insurance, a house fire is financially devastating) so I'd like to do it a few parts at a time so that I don't have to downgrade anything. I've been a trained certified auto and diesel technician for 10 years, but I've got very limited bicycle experience. Is this something I'll be able to handle, or are specialized skills and tools required for what I'm going to have to do? I'm also looking for suggestions of equivalent parts for what has to be replaced. I'm guessing the Shimano Deore LX rear derailleur from 2000 is not really equivalent to the 2011 model Deore LX... if there even is a 2011 model? I have not kept up with the changes lately. I fell out of the loop when I got married and had kids, etc. Anyway, any support, suggestions, or helpful information would be greatly appreciated.