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 Post subject: 1983 Trek 850
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:29 am 
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My first mtb, 1983 Trek 850. Mostly stock apart from saddle and stem. Original cable housing was a ruby red, sorta clear. Loaned the bike out for a few years. Had it back for a bit. Let it go about two years ago to a shop for their display.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:46 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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That is a unique machine, I like it a lot but couldnt live with that saddle :shock:

a set of bullmoose bars/stem would look the part on this 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:02 am 
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that is really very nice, I like it.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:46 am 
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Thanks. The original saddle was an Avocet, long worn out. Not sure how I ever managed to ride that one that's on it now. Original stem was one of the MTS-100s (I think that's what they were labelled). In any case, a true bullmoose would have been sweet.


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I've got a black Sakae swan-neck stem spare if you're interested :wink:
May not be 100% period correct but closer than whats fitted


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Very cool, be even better if and when you put it back to stock.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:46 pm 
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that is cool. just do the bike justice and swap the saddle. even if its not period.

cheers for sharing though


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