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Old 04-10-10, 10:39 PM
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Finished Trek 800 Antelope Rebuild

Did this for a family member, forgot to take before pics, but it was a greasy mess. I had to find a replacement fork on ebay as the threads on the original were damage beyond repair from being ridden with a loose headset. New bottom bracket, headset, brake pads, cables and housing. Stripped it to the frame; greased, cleaned, and polished everything. Certainly not a high end bike, but I enjoy putting these old steel framed bikes back in service.
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That's really clean. Nice job. IMHO a Trek 800 is worth it. They'll run forever if properly maintained. Very tough bikes, commonly referred to as "bomb proof". Yours is one of the nicest examples I've seen in a long time.
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I just gave my daughter a 820. It is a great riding bike and very light for a mtb. I put some cheap street slicks on it. Anyone looking for an upright ride could not go wrong with a 820 with slicks. I don't normally redo mtb but I will never pass up a good buy on an 820.
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I won an auction at a college surplus sale for a 820 that looks just like the OP's. Got it for my daughter. Tightened cables and cleaned it up and she's riding the heck out of it. It's a nice tough bike.
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We had one of these, and I ended up selling it to some guy's wife whose bike got stolen for like $75. Cleaned it, tuned it (mostly), and shipped 'er out of the garage.

The Altus FD gave me a hell of a time, and one of the shifters broke and so the bike got the special treatment with a Deore XT thumbie.
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I have a sport waiting for the commuter treatment
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Thanks for the nice words. The only thing I couldn't get to work as well as I'd have liked was the rear derailleur. Even after a thorough cleaning, lube, and adjustment, the shifts from large cogs to the small on the cassette were slow when in the big chain ring, (but very crisp in the middle and little ring). I attributed that to a very tired spring in the Altus derailleur's parallelogram that was having difficulty pulling the chain back "down the hill", especially to the smallest cogs, when close to it's retracted state, against the higher chain tension when when in the big ring.

I rebuilt an 820 for my daughter two years ago, indeed "bomb-proof" is accurate. Nice dark red metallic color too.
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Great platforms these Trek 800 series. I rebuilt a 93(?) 830 for my wife several years ago, surprised how light and lively it was. It had the True Temper tubing and 1 1/8" fork. The Altus group of that time was also more robust than the later plastic offerings.
I had a 820 donor that was too big for me, and currently, bought an early 800 frame with 1" fork and Tange 5 tubing. This version came with Exage Country group. It's awaiting to be turned into a cyclo-cross style commuter for my younger stepson. He's really beginning to get the bike bug.
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I picked up the same bike last year along with a 820. I striped the 800 down to the frame and set the frame aside as it cleaned up pretty nice ( it had a thick layer dirt and dust from sitting ) and between the 2 I can get one going ( the 820 had a rust hole in the rear chainstay ). The worst I will have to do is respoke the wheels, I have the ss spokes already just need the time to do it.
I agree these are a tough bike and I have seen some clapped out but still going strong.
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