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FW: Re: 1984, Trek, 850 MTB, frameset / parts, black, pics, $225 (craigslist / Ann Arbor)

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  • bhufford3@mchsi.com
    FYI ... (additional info) Not mine ... Bob Hufford Springfield, MO jpwilkin wrote: Hey, thanks Bob. This is my frame/fork/parts. In an
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      FYI ... (additional info)

      Not mine ...

      Bob Hufford
      Springfield, MO


      "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
      / Ann
      > Arbor)
      >
      > Not mine ...
      >
      > Bob Hufford
      > Springfield, MO
      >
      >
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      >
      > 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
      were making
      > would be an ideal commuter bike. For sale is a 1984 Trek 850 frame,
      fork and
      > many extra parts. Steel is a remarkably good material for rough
      rides, as it
      > absorbs shock better than materials like aluminum. This steel is
      special,
      > 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
      made
      > available to qualified frame makers, and has great tensile strength and
      > relatively low weight. The lugs and fork crown on this bike are very
      nice�the
      > fork looks particularly elegant�and the frame is equipped with
      eyelets and
      > 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
      rear wheel
      > and the seat tube) and low bottom bracket height help to further
      absorb shock
      > 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
      extremely
      > durable!), both straight and without dings
      > Great high pressure, durable Ritchey Tom Slick tires: durable and
      low rolling
      > resistance
      > 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
      balance
      > Nashbar stem with front cable hanger
      > But wait, there's more! I'm also including a Shimano 105 triple
      crank and Kore
      > handlebar.
      >
      > See link below for pictures. In one, frame is shown as fully built
      bike for
      > illustration, but many of the above parts are on the bike in the
      picture.
      > What's not included? Things not mentioned, but particularly things like
      > handlebars, bar-end shifters, front and rear derailleurs, cables,
      seat post and
      > saddle.
      >
      > Why am I selling it? I've bought a new commuter bike with less
      forgiving
      > geometry that I can also use for winter training. I've had this bike
      for 24
      > years and would like the frame to go to someone who will use it as a
      high
      > 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
      so there
      > 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
      water
      > bottle cage). The frame is otherwise in excellent shape�no dents,
      all straight.
      >
      > See pictures online on flickr:
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/8291153@N02/sets/72157606161101052/.
      Remember, the
      > built-up bike seen in a couple is only there for the purposes of
      illustration.
      > The other pictures show what's being sold.
      >
      > Location: Ann Arbor
      >
      > http://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/820082536.html
      >
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