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Old 07-22-10, 01:16 PM   #1
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So this will (hopefully) be my new commuter...

Hello,

I have recently decided that I will be best off building my Trek Antelope 850 up as a commuter, and using it as a winter bike when I get more funds to buy a more purpose built bike. I am looking to keep my investment minimal, but think this bike could be built up quite well. Its a 22" frame (i had trouble finding a suitable cheap used road bike for my size - 6'3") with Tange Cro Moly tubing and feels solid. I have an old RST 280 fork that drips what i can only describe as "what comes out of your bum after too much spicy food" when i invert the bike. So i need to replace. Can I buy a threadless headset and use a threadless 1" fork? So here is a picture of the bike:

(i have never posted a photo, so I apologize if i messed up - dont hit me!)
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-Suntour components mostly XCM rear D, XCE FD, Xpress Accushift plus shifters and Diacompe XCE brakes.

It's a 21 speed with a bit of a rough feeling back wheel, but may just need the bearings cleaned. I have a few parts such as an X5 Sram RD and some nice bars I'd like to upgrade to if possible. Should I update the rear hub to a 9speed setup? Or is all this just a big waste of time? Thanks, Sorry for the length of this.
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Old 07-22-10, 01:32 PM   #2
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Nice amp!
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Old 07-22-10, 03:02 PM   #4
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Old 07-22-10, 03:05 PM   #5
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If I had Cobra Kai threads like that, i'd sweep the damn floor. Thanks for the sweet amp comment. It's our jam room, but has been neglected a bit as we lost our guitarist to a bluegrass band, hence the amp just sitting there or did you mean my bergantino bass amp? that thing is wicked loud with only 500 watts driving it.
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