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1997 Trek Multitrack 750 - Bought Used

Old 06-17-20, 11:48 AM
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1995 Trek Multitrack 750 - Bought Used (Year Updated)

New user to Bike Forum and needed to replace my old bike which was only used to tow the kids in the trailer. I am 5'9 and weigh 313, hoping to get out and ride for weight loss.

Saw this Trek 1995 19" 750 used on Craigslist and picked it up.

No cracks in the frame. Has majority of the original parts.

Specs as it is now below:

Frame Construction: TIG-welded
Frame Material: Chromoly, double-butted
Fork: Trek
Fork Material: Chromoly, unicrown crown

Component Group: Shimano STX/Alivio
Brakeset: Shimano Alivio M-System brakes, Generic levers,
Breakpads: Kool stop mtb black/salmon
Shift Levers: SRAM MRX Comp Set Twist Shifter - 7 Speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano STX, top-pull/clamp-on 31.8 mm
Rear Derailleur: Shimano STX
Crankset: Shimano STX, 22/32/42 teeth
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-LP26, 110 mm spindle
BB Shell Width: 68mm English
Rear Cogs: Shimano HG-30 7-speed, 11 - 28 teeth
Chain: SRAM PC-830 1/2" x 3/32" 114L fits Shimano Campy

Seatpost: Aluminum micro-adjust, 27.2 mm diameter
Saddle: Bontrager Commuter Gel CRZ+

Handlebars: Flatbar
Headset: 1" Tange-Seiki Passage

Pedals: VP 995a MTB Resin/Steel Platform Pedals

Hubs Front: Shimano Alivio HB-MC12 viam, Rear: Shimano Alivio FH-MC12 viam
Rims: Matrix Vapor, 32-hole
Wheel Size: 700c
Front Tire: Michelin Transworld Sprint Tires - Clincher 42-622 (700x40c)
Rear Tire: Schwalb Marathon Plus Tire (Wire Bead) 47- 622 (28x1.75)
Spokes: DT stainless steel, 2.0mm straight gauge
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Old 06-17-20, 11:58 AM
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Nice bike in excellent condition. Thanks for posting pictures. Just ride and enjoy. If you are riding on paved roads and paved trials, I would change to smoother tires. But that is me. The tires you have are good for all around use.

Let us know how you like it. Trek 700 series don't get many mentions here.
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Old 06-17-20, 12:03 PM
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Thanks!

The tires it came with are used and I am strictly going to be riding around town which is all paved roads and paved trails.

Will look into smoother tires, since I am planning on replacing them.

Looking to take it out this weekend.
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While you are looking at tires, one of the features of this bike is that it can fit wider tires and fenders. And the tire size is 700C, which means that there are lots of choices available.
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Excellent. Thank you for info. I am so new to the biking world, I was hoping people would review and provide their expertise.
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Lot's of choices for tires out there, and I agree, smoother tread tires will help while you ride, requiring less effort to run on smooth surfaces. Those Trek steel frames are very durable too.
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Nice bike and great score, you'll love it! There's a whole long thread in the Hybrid Bikes forum, called 'Show Your Trek Multitrack!' with lots of bikes shown, in case you want some inspiration and advice.

The 750, 770, and 790 were basically the Trek 520, their iconic touring bike, without the cachet and $$$. Same geometry, same tubing, some different components, and set up flat bar vs. drops. FYI, don't feel you have to keep those bars; I find them terribly uncomfortable, forcing me to rotate my arms and shoulders. I went to a Velo-Orange Porteur bar, and am super happy with it. There are other brands and shapes, but swept bars give you a comfortable, upright ride. YMMV, of course.

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Nice bike and great score; I don't know what you paid, but it was a good deal, 'cause that bike looks super clean. Treat it well, and you can pass it on to your grandkids.

There's a whole long thread in the Hybrid Bikes forum, called 'Show Your Trek Multitrack!' with lots of bikes shown, in case you want some inspiration and advice.

The 750, 770, and 790 were basically the Trek 520, their iconic touring bike, without the cachet and $$$. Same geometry, same tubing, some different components, and set up flat bar vs. drops. FYI, don't feel you have to keep those bars; I find them terribly uncomfortable, forcing me to rotate my arms and shoulders. I went to a Velo-Orange Porteur bar, and am super happy with it. There are other brands and shapes, but swept bars give a comfortable, upright ride. YMMV, of course.

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I had one of those some years back made from TrueTemper steel. It was super versatile and I was looking for another last fall to use as a winter commuter, but ended up with a 90s mtb.

I suggest riding it some and see how well it fits you and what works well, what needs replacing. In that pic, your rear rack is awfully close to the tire, but maybe it’s just the camera angle.
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
The 750, 770, and 790 were basically the Trek 520, their iconic touring bike, without the cachet and $$$.
There were no Trek 770 Multitrack models. The only Trek 770 models were 80's road bikes.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I had one of those some years back made from TrueTemper steel. It was super versatile and I was looking for another last fall to use as a winter commuter, but ended up with a 90s mtb.

I suggest riding it some and see how well it fits you and what works well, what needs replacing. In that pic, your rear rack is awfully close to the tire, but maybe itís just the camera angle.
I agree it looks close. Maybe itís a rack sized for 26Ē wheels. If it doesnít rub youíre OK, but going to larger tires or adding fenders might be an issue.
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
There were no Trek 770 Multitrack models. The only Trek 770 models were 80's road bikes.
Whoops, my mistake.
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Thought you might be interested to know that this is a 1995 model. That year it was offered in this Ice Indigo color.



A 1997 would have the new-for-that-year slab-serif Trek logo. (example off of google)



In any case, the 750 is a great bike and I hope you put many happy miles on it!
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Great bike and welcome to the subforum.
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Man I’d love to find a nice 750 in my size at a reasonable price.... well done!
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
Thought you might be interested to know that this is a 1995 model. That year it was offered in this Ice Indigo color.
That makes sense. A 1997 model should also have a Shimano Silent Clutch roller ball freehub, presuming the wheels are original.
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Corrected Year

Thanks everyone for all the advice.
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I tried to correct the year in the title, but I believe an admin has to approve it.

No silent clutch and I don't know if that because the year was wrong, or if the hubs were changed. I did find one on sale it's a 36 spoke. Might pick it up, based on your guys advice here and from how people love them online.

Also the rack is awfully close, but on my initial ride it did not rub with the tire, we will see if this changes on a longer ride.

Appreciate everyone's input.

Thanks!
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