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Old 01-05-23, 06:00 AM
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FYI - pictures of bikes should always be drive side. It looks like it turned out nice - you'll probably ride the hell out of it and it will serve you well, possibly forever.
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Old 01-05-23, 12:17 PM
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@rje58_too that looks good. A picture in the woods - nice. Time and money well spent. With some routine maintenance this bike could last a lifetime.

Here is one of mine that I keep at work as a lunch pick-up bike.

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Old 01-05-23, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Neese View Post
FYI - pictures of bikes should always be drive side. It looks like it turned out nice - you'll probably ride the hell out of it and it will serve you well, possibly forever.
This one (below) is the only drive side photo I've got, and I posted the other one because I just thought it was more appealing.


1992 Trek 800 Antelope

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Old 01-06-23, 07:42 AM
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Here's my original Trek 800 Antelope just before I sold it after picking up a 1999 Peugeot Mtn. bike that was in fantastic shape. I'm embarrassed to say it was well neglected over the years.

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Here's my original Trek 800 Antelope just before I sold it after picking up a 1999 Peugeot Mtn. bike that was in fantastic shape. I'm embarrassed to say it was well neglected over the years.
This is a silly question - but the Trek 800 Antelope didn't have fenders as original equipment, right? These must be after-market or perhaps a special touring model? The only reason I'm asking is because they seem like a decent color match - of a not-to-common color.
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Very solid bike,
built like a Taiwanese tank
to battle the road
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Originally Posted by rje58_too View Post
This is a silly question - but the Trek 800 Antelope didn't have fenders as original equipment, right? These must be after-market or perhaps a special touring model? The only reason I'm asking is because they seem like a decent color match - of a not-to-common color.
Correct, the bike was sold just as your bike looks like and then I had the bike shop add those fenders and back rack and then bought the panniers separately. The fenders were Mt. Zefal I think and originally were a nice shiny black colour but 30 years later, they faded to what you see now. Something worth noting is the seat and the back rack were Trek braded items which I don't think they make anymore.

ClydeClydeson is correct, a solid steel Taiwanese tank ha ha. Heavy as heck.
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I finally got a chance to do some more trail riding and I found out two things: I -really- do like the Antelope 800, and trail riding kicks my butt! Climbing hills on the trails seems exponentially harder than on asphalt... maybe I'm just old.
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I finally got a chance to do some more trail riding and I found out two things: I -really- do like the Antelope 800, and trail riding kicks my butt! Climbing hills on the trails seems exponentially harder than on asphalt... maybe I'm just old.
And the new bike actually makes you want to go out there and ride more, right? That's the sign of a great bike.
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And the new bike actually makes you want to go out there and ride more, right? That's the sign of a great bike.
Absolutely! I can't wait to get back out there. Would try to go today, but it's cold and muddy.
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I bought one of these a few years ago for $25 from some rich kid who wanted something fancy. I have used it as my burning man bike for 5 trips to the desert and it is my go too bike for riding around the neighborhood. It has morphed frequently as my tastes have changed at one time having fenders, then a huge sissy bar and ape hanger bars. I have changed to Sunrace friction thumbies which I love and which never go out of adjustment. other then changing out the rear derailleur to a Deore long cage I haven't had to do amything other than regrease the bearings every few years( Burningman eats bearings). I have street tires on it and front and rear racks plus Rocky, my stuffed racoon riding on the front rack. I am a happy chappie.

2016 version of my Antelope
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My wife's 820. 800 series Treks are good bikes.
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