FW: Re: 1984, Trek, 850 MTB, frameset / parts, black, pics, $225 (craigslist / Ann Arbor)
- FYI ... (additional info)
Not mine ...
"jpwilkin" <jpwilkin@...> wrote:
Hey, thanks Bob. This is my frame/fork/parts. In an exchange with
someone I noticed that I'd left the critical bit on this off: size.
It's a 56cm (c-to-top). The top tube is 57.5cm c-to-c. Glad to
answer any questions at jpwilkin@...
--- In BOBishBikesFS@yahoogroups.com, bhufford3@... wrote:
> 1984, Trek, 850 MTB, frameset / parts, black, pics, $225 (craigslist
> Not mine ...
> Bob Hufford
> Springfield, MO
> Super commuter/touring Trek frame, fork and more - $225 (Ann Arbor)
> Reply to: sale-820082536@... [?]
> Date: 2008-08-30, 5:16PM EDT
> Little did Trek realize that the early (1984) mountain bike they
> would be an ideal commuter bike. For sale is a 1984 Trek 850 frame,
> many extra parts. Steel is a remarkably good material for rough
rides, as it
> absorbs shock better than materials like aluminum. This steel is
> though: legendary Reynolds 531 main tubes on this frame that was
Trek's top of
> the line mountain bike in that period. Reynolds 531 tubing was only
> available to qualified frame makers, and has great tensile strength and
> relatively low weight. The lugs and fork crown on this bike are very
> fork looks particularly elegant�and the frame is equipped with
> brake-ons for fenders and rack (see the picture). Though not so
smart for a
> mountain bike, the long wheelbase (notice the big gap between the
> and the seat tube) and low bottom bracket height help to further
> and decrease the chance of heel strike with a pannier or child seat.
> What else is included with this frame?
> Fantastic wheels�LX hubs and narrow Mavic rims (light, smooth and
> durable!), both straight and without dings
> Great high pressure, durable Ritchey Tom Slick tires: durable and
> Zefal fenders
> Shimano headset (sealed, pretty smooth)
> Shimano cantilever brakes (the precursor to the modern day XT)
> Beautiful red alloy Avid Tri-dangle cable straddles for better brake
> Nashbar stem with front cable hanger
> But wait, there's more! I'm also including a Shimano 105 triple
crank and Kore
> See link below for pictures. In one, frame is shown as fully built
> illustration, but many of the above parts are on the bike in the
> What's not included? Things not mentioned, but particularly things like
> handlebars, bar-end shifters, front and rear derailleurs, cables,
seat post and
> Why am I selling it? I've bought a new commuter bike with less
> geometry that I can also use for winter training. I've had this bike
> years and would like the frame to go to someone who will use it as a
> quality commuter or touring bike. Sorry, no haggling�I'm not in a
hurry to sell.
> What's wrong with it? Let's face it, I used the bike to commute and
> are chips of paint missing and some spots of light rust. Most
irritating to me,
> a bolt sheared off in one of the water bottle braze ons (there are
two sets of
> bottle braze-ons, so you'll have one complete on the downtube for a
> bottle cage). The frame is otherwise in excellent shape�no dents,
> See pictures online on flickr:
> built-up bike seen in a couple is only there for the purposes of
> The other pictures show what's being sold.
> Location: Ann Arbor