£20 Bargain Shed find. What year is this old steel Trek hardtail???
My girlfriend bought this from a farmer for £20!,
It has hardly been used and seems to be all original spec with little use except through farm crap and straw!. Only needed a rear inner gear cable, cable outers lubed, rear brake shoes,and the inner tubes juiced with some Stans to prevent thorn punctures around here. Even the chain has life left in it!,
TREK 830; brought back to life! 005 by coastkid71, on Flickr
Sprayed down with Neilsons Products costic
Truck Washpower washer soap it has come up ok!, and will make here an ideal hack to the pub and her horses etc…
TREK 830; brought back to life! 006 by coastkid71, on Flickr
Anyway what year do you folks think it is?, Googling around seems to say RST suspension forked 830 bikes were alloy, but this frame is steel?
Still for £20 it is a not to bad an option for cheap shops and pub transport! 🙂
Thanks in advance for any replies of year info! 🙂Posted 4 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
I had the choice of that Trek or Specialized Rockhopper – until Rik at Mabie bike shed offered a silly deal on an Orange Clockwork.Posted 4 years ago
Those RST forks have no damping apart from friction, and used to freeze and not work so well…mainly die to how much water got sat the seals…
That was in 1998 I am sure.mcnultycopSubscriber
Looks like a 99 on bikepedia, but that is alloy.Posted 4 years ago
Just looked through an unhealthy number of 1990s Trek catalogues (including unfortunate Lance Armstrong content) but can’t place the bike. A couple of things: I think the model was named “Mountain Track” or “Mt Track” in the US, and seems to have come with a different component spec and different colours. Those forks on yours may well have been an aftermarket buy. I’d suspect the stem was too.
All 1990s Trek catalogues available as PDFs on Retrobike. You know more about the bike than me – you may be able to find it in one of them.Posted 4 years agotoppers3933Member
Worked for a trek dealer 96-2002 and it was defo during that period. They offered a couple of colour options quite regularly so it may be that there isn’t a pic in the brochure, just a small colour swatch. I defo think 1999. Later model years dropped the higher steel bikes (830 etc).Posted 4 years agocoastkidMember
Thanks folks, 99 it looks like then 🙂
Cow poo does indeed take a bit cleaning!,
Cynic Al – Aye she is! Dutch and 6ft, Long legs indeed 😆
I have owned a few bikes over the years that were UK/Euro models of bikes that differed to the US range,Posted 4 years ago
Like this John Deere Green Cannondale Killer V as described in the catologue- a rebadged Delta V which was an export model for Europe 🙂cinnamon_girlSubscriber
I have a very old Trek Singletrack, will need to check the model number. It’s blue, actually rides nicely except for the old-skool geometry. Had the gears taken off which was, er, interesting but now restored. Paint work is pretty good. Forks are Manitou.
I would take a pic except the V brakes aren’t sorted and it’s without pedals and saddle so would be a tad ashamed!Posted 4 years ago
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