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Is this a Trek 850 Antelope?

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Old 08-07-12, 05:50 PM
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Is this a Trek 850 Antelope?

Uber clyde looking to buy this 90s Trek 850 Antelope. I've tried to research it through various sites, but I can't seem to find the bicycle with these colors. Which leads me to ask all you fine people, is this an authentic Trek 850?
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Yes, that's a real Trek 850 Antelope, from 1993. Although the stem does not look like the original.
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Hell yeah it is. 850 shx from 1993. It's the first "real" bike I ever owned. I got it for my 13th birthday. Those sr duotrack forks are horrible. Mine came with a silver stem like the bike in the OP, but it had more rise to it. The one in the OP seems to be about a 5 degree, mine was more like 15. Mine's a 18", so the one posted is the next size up. 21"?

Is that a picture from a craigslist ad? I feel like I've seen that ad used up here in NY for a craigslist ad as well.

Since your question has been answered, I'm going to post a picture: I still have mine, but all that remains of the original build is the bottom bracket.



Here's the catalog ad.


http://www.vintage-trek.com/TrekBrochures.htm
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Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
Hell yeah it is. 850 shx from 1993. It's the first "real" bike I ever owned. I got it for my 13th birthday. Those sr duotrack forks are horrible. Mine came with a silver stem like the bike in the OP, but it had more rise to it. The one in the OP seems to be about a 5 degree, mine was more like 15. Mine's a 18", so the one posted is the next size up. 21"?

Is that a picture from a craigslist ad? I feel like I've seen that ad used up here in NY for a craigslist ad as well.

Since your question has been answered, I'm going to post a picture: I still have mine, but all that remains of the original build is the bottom bracket.



Here's the catalog ad.


http://www.vintage-trek.com/TrekBrochures.htm
Nice bike.

All of the early suspension forks were terrible by today's standards. Trek makes a good bike though. Love Treks.
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Thank you for your feedback gentlemen, it's greatly appreciated. Well, I bought the bike and now I need to make it Clyde ready.
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Originally Posted by reno327 View Post
Thank you for your feedback gentlemen, it's greatly appreciated. Well, I bought the bike and now I need to [strike]make it Clyde ready.[/strike] ride it!
FIFY!

Congrats on the buy. Hope you enjoy it for many, many miles!
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A neighbor just gave me their old '93 Trek 850 Antelope for free. (Exactly the one pictured in the pics above) Still clean and in good shape after 23+ years. The owner rode it very lightly. Not an advanced bike by any means, the shocks are spring loaded & the components are nothing special, but it will make a good thrasher bike. I can ride it to the store and back and have a little fun with it. I have 3 newer and better bikes for harder riding, this will be a runabout.

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A neighbor just gave me their old '93 Trek 850 Antelope for free. (Exactly the one pictured in the pics above) Still clean and in good shape after 23+ years. The owner rode it very lightly. Not an advanced bike by any means, the shocks are spring loaded & the components are nothing special, but it will make a good thrasher bike. I can ride it to the store and back and have a little fun with it. I have 3 newer and better bikes for harder riding, this will be a runabout.

I just bought one of these off Craigslist yesterday. It has the long silver stem looks original. The bike has it's share of adjustment issues, but will fix up nicely. All original but the seat, pedals and front tire. The serial # starts with T2 which suggests that it's a 1992. I'm not sure of the year. This one has beach cruiser pedals which I'm sure are not original. I changed them for some MTB pedals from the same era.
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Thank you for your feedback gentlemen, it's greatly appreciated. Well, I bought the bike and now I need to make it Clyde ready.
Congrats.I own A few Treks.One being A 830 Antelope that just needs a little work.

What is spoke count on you wheels?They might be Clyde ready.
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