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Old 03-03-17, 09:26 PM
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Common vintage hybrids/ATBs with 700c + 135mm rear dropouts?

Can anybody name some easy-to-find vintage bikes with 135mm rear dropouts and 700c wheels?

I know of the Trek Multitrack, and I think some Specialized Crossroads had this set up.

I'm sitting on a very well-built rim-braking XT + A719 wheels and I'd like to find a frame for them, but this info is hard to find.

One's I've found:
  • Trek Multitrack
  • Univega Activa Trail
  • Bianchi Advantage
  • Bianchi Volpe
  • old Cannondale hybrids
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Schwinn Criss Cross
Univega Via Carisma

I have a 1993 Bianchi Volpe (with Compass Barlow Pass EL's) and it's been a great commmuter. Early 90's hybrids/CX bikes are pretty versatile (drops, North Roads, etc) and some have good steel/components. With your wheels, good wide tires and any other necessary mods/accessories on one and you'll be styling. Good luck.
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I have a Diamond Back hybrid and a Performance Parabola touring bike that take 135mm hubs, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of them around.
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Easy to find is going to be a Trek 750 or Schwinn Crosscut.

There's a bunch of oddball 90's hybrids though.

Diamondback Overdrive Comp > Overdrive
Bianchi Project series
Univega Via Carisma
Schwinn Crosspoint > Crosscut
Novara X-R , Randonee
Miyata Alumicross > Triplecross
Gary Fisher Alfresco
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Doesn't this description fit all but the earliest hybrids?
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I'll second the Crosscut. A good frame and they show up pretty often. I rode one as a commuter with drop bars and bar-end shifters for a couple years, then passed it on to a friend who rode it for two years and then passed it on to a neighbor. I posted a small Trek 790 (1990 Tru-Temper) in the craigslist thread the other day. That was a very high quality lugged 700c hybrid. Also, some of the Bridgestone XO bike were 700c but they're harder to find. KHS made some nice hybrids in the mid-90s too.
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This is from a thread a couple years back. Been keeping my eye open for one like this for a while.

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Thanks everybody. I will start hunting CL
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For reference sold a 1992 trek 790 frame last fall for $199 shipped and miyata 1991 sportcross frame for $185 shipped, both ebay sales that took a few weeks. Nice frames and great commuters with rear spacing = 135mm hubs on 700c wheels. You should be able to run 135 hubs on most 130 frames after mild cold set though.
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Mid 90's Novara Randonee is another. Really a touring bike but versatile. Mine fits 38s with fenders.
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