Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes: 2012 Motobecane Vent Noir; 2016 Mercier Kilo TT Pro
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Bike year identification...
(First off, a little history -- I raced BMX for many years, many years ago. I then got into roadies, although I did a short stint with a Diamond Back MTB. I've been riding roadie again since September, commuting to work every day and doing long rides on the weekend, after about a 10 year layoff.)
So I was given this mountain bike -- it needed a little TLC, so into the shop it went. Truth be told, I love riding it. It's a very fun ride. I've even commuted to work on it a few times. It's become my "general purpose" bike, the bike I use for trips to the store, to ride with my son (who is a BMX racer) when he is training and such, and the bike I grab when I just want to doodle around in the street outside the house.
It's a Trek Mountain Trail 820. It seems to have a fairly decent -- if not entry-level -- component set: Shimano Altus cranks/Acera X derailleurs, Shimano Altus canti brakes, Grip Shift shifters (which I actually like), Shimano Acera X hubs/Weinmann 519 rims, and finally a Trek saddle/seatpost.
I'm trying to figure out what year this bike hails from. Judging by the styling of the TREK logos it's more than a few years old, but I can't find any info on this particular bike.
Can anyone give a hand?