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    Senior Member mr,grumpy's Avatar
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    Damn 820 is as good as new!

    Ok, not totally. Its been.... 'altered' to be my go-to bike=path=pull=the-trailer-get-the-groceries bike. Over the winter it sustained a "ding" in the top tube. My secrete wish was that this would cause the bike to "fail" s i could get a sexy new "fitness" hybrid and then much that up with North Roda bars and center-stands and such. No such luck. That bike is as strong as a bull. Just keeps ticking..... Thank you 820.
    "I'm built like a marine mammal. I love the cold! "-Cosmoline
    "MTBing is cheap compared to any motorsport I've done. It's very expensive compared to jogging."-ColinL
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    My Trek 820 is a winter\nasty weather beast. She is getting a new sealed bottom bracket,chain,and old chainrings\cranks from a singletrack 800. Just gotta get the old fixed cup off of her. Got her at a yard sale for $15.00. Had no seat or seatpost. Was real nasty down in bottom bracket. I think mine is a 1991 or so.

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    After being ignored for 10 years I decided to rehabilitate my 820 in 2009, which required nothing more than to regrease the wheel bearings and replace the creaky cartridge bottom bracket. I needed to use an air impact driver to get the old bottom bracket out.

    I've put 4700km on it since then. Even though I'm getting a new mountain bike I'll keep the 820 and maybe give it an urban stealth paint job. Today I'm replacing the original cassette and chain.

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    Senior Member mr,grumpy's Avatar
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    Good start showing the love guys! Any other stories about this Wonderbike? Pics?
    trek 820 North Road-01.jpg820 with bb seat.jpg
    "I'm built like a marine mammal. I love the cold! "-Cosmoline
    "MTBing is cheap compared to any motorsport I've done. It's very expensive compared to jogging."-ColinL
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    1980ish Raleigh Marathon (Vintage Steel)
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    2006 Trek 820 (Captain Amazing)
    2010 Specialized Tricross (Back in Black)


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    I bought this in 1988 for winter commuting. It still fulfills that purpose 24+ years later.

    I've made some changes and added a few things. This may just be the toughest bike I've ever owned...







    Oh yeah, it runs in nice weather too.


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    What a difference a fresh cassette and chain makes! The original ones had at least 6000km on them and didn't see much maintenance. Holding the new chain up against the old one it was obvious the chain had stretched a lot. I had to keep shifting the chain up as I was measuring it against the new one. I got an SRAM chain with powerlink to make future cleaning easier. The chain whip kept sliding off the old cassette as I was trying to remove the lock ring.

    The gears actually shift properly now in both directions.

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    Senior Member mr,grumpy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gecho View Post
    What a difference a fresh cassette and chain makes! The original ones had at least 6000km on them and didn't see much maintenance. Holding the new chain up against the old one it was obvious the chain had stretched a lot. I had to keep shifting the chain up as I was measuring it against the new one. I got an SRAM chain with powerlink to make future cleaning easier. The chain whip kept sliding off the old cassette as I was trying to remove the lock ring.

    The gears actually shift properly now in both directions.
    Most excellent!
    "I'm built like a marine mammal. I love the cold! "-Cosmoline
    "MTBing is cheap compared to any motorsport I've done. It's very expensive compared to jogging."-ColinL
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    1999-ish Diamondback Sorrento (I'm not Dead Yet! I feal happy. I think I'll go for a walk!)
    1980ish Raleigh Marathon (Vintage Steel)
    2007 Gary Fisher Advance (giving the Sorrento a break)
    2006 Trek 820 (Captain Amazing)
    2010 Specialized Tricross (Back in Black)


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    100_1748.jpgI got one too. It was my first "real" bike. Darn near everything has been replaced on it. It's my backup now.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    Senior Member mr,grumpy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    I bought this in 1988 for winter commuting. It still fulfills that purpose 24+ years later.

    I've made some changes and added a few things. This may just be the toughest bike I've ever owned...






    I LOVE this bike. The Storage Option is the BEST!
    "I'm built like a marine mammal. I love the cold! "-Cosmoline
    "MTBing is cheap compared to any motorsport I've done. It's very expensive compared to jogging."-ColinL
    Rides:
    1999-ish Diamondback Sorrento (I'm not Dead Yet! I feal happy. I think I'll go for a walk!)
    1980ish Raleigh Marathon (Vintage Steel)
    2007 Gary Fisher Advance (giving the Sorrento a break)
    2006 Trek 820 (Captain Amazing)
    2010 Specialized Tricross (Back in Black)


    My little bike blog.

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    Really? No one? Wow, I guess I'll be that guy...


    STEEL IS REAL
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    Senior Member mr,grumpy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    100_1748.jpgI got one too. It was my first "real" bike. Darn near everything has been replaced on it. It's my backup now.
    That looks like a "real" mountain bike there. I love the Red White and Blue! I had a Trek road bike in those colors once. Is that a standard "Trek Thing"?
    "I'm built like a marine mammal. I love the cold! "-Cosmoline
    "MTBing is cheap compared to any motorsport I've done. It's very expensive compared to jogging."-ColinL
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    1980ish Raleigh Marathon (Vintage Steel)
    2007 Gary Fisher Advance (giving the Sorrento a break)
    2006 Trek 820 (Captain Amazing)
    2010 Specialized Tricross (Back in Black)


    My little bike blog.

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    My Trek 820 is a bit older than yours, I bought it new around '85 or '86-ish. At the time it was the sweet spot where you really got the most for your money. This is a cro-moly steel and rigid fork bike, but what makes it really special is the snappy, sweet handling. Every time I ride it I fall in love again.

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