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07-18-07, 10:56 AM
Hi, my name is Kevin and I'm from Grand Rapids, MI. I've been mostly riding rail trails around my house but I'm starting to convert an old Trek Antelope into a commuter bike so that I can ride it to work and on supported tours.
07-18-07, 11:12 AM
Hello Kevin, how old is your Antelope? Those were some fine machines :). How long is your commute?
Welcome to BF!
07-18-07, 03:19 PM
I'm 99% sure it is a 1993 model. I tried to lookup the serial number on VintageTrek.com but I couldn't find a match with any year. My commute is around 7 miles each way, so it is a relatively short one. I've been riding my 03 Specialized Epic but the suspension and seat position are starting to annoy me when I'm on the road. I figured that if I spend a few hundred dollars on my Trek, I should be able to make it into are pretty nice commuter/tour bike.
I figured that if I spend a few hundred dollars on my Trek, I should be able to make it into are pretty nice commuter/tour bike.
I think you're right. BTW, welcome to BikeForums, Kevin! :)
07-18-07, 03:31 PM
Oh, give us some photos! Before and after is good :) . The Antelope is supposed to make a better commuter than it was a MTB, or so I have read.
07-18-07, 04:02 PM
07-18-07, 04:05 PM
Hello from Brighton.
07-18-07, 04:17 PM
Hello from Oakland County! :-)
08-06-07, 06:11 PM
Hello, also from Grand Rapids here. I commute with my Electra Amsterdam, I live and work Downtown, so it's not too far of a commute, but I could easily commute to Rockford on that bike!
08-06-07, 07:07 PM
Welcome to Gabe and Kevin from a fellow newbie who lives just west of Kalamazoo.
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