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Old 01-24-19, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
The stock stem from my '97 750 is very nice, and I think you'd like it if you could find one on eBay. It's anodized silver with a front cap. I don't have a very good picture of it, but you can see most of it in the picture below. It's a 22.2mm quill stem with a recessed top bolt...very classy in my opinion.

Having said that...I guess if you converted to drops, you'd need one with a 26.0mm clamp...or does your bar have a 25.4mm clamp size? The stock stem would have a 25.4mm clamp size...so it may or may not work.


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Yes that is a nice looking stem. I’m building this bike up fairly slowly so I have lots of time to consider different stem and bar options. I was looking at some Ritchey “Cowchipper” gravel bars (31.8) so I might need to find a quill stem that takes 31.8 bars or use a quill adapter.
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Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
Yes that is a nice looking stem. I’m building this bike up fairly slowly so I have lots of time to consider different stem and bar options. I was looking at some Ritchey “Cowchipper” gravel bars (31.8) so I might need to find a quill stem that takes 31.8 bars or use a quill adapter.
I think you mean Salsa Cowchipper. It's what I have on my 520 with an Origin 8 ATB quill.

I'll take a new photo soon and post it here since it's the same frame as a multitrack.

Edit: Missed the " " you used on Cowchipper. I'm guessing Ritchey has their own version you intend to use.
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
I think you mean Salsa Cowchipper. It's what I have on my 520 with an Origin 8 ATB quill.

I'll take a new photo soon and post it here since it's the same frame as a multitrack.

Edit: Missed the " " you used on Cowchipper. I'm guessing Ritchey has their own version you intend to use.
Looks like Ritchey has their VentureMax. I like the look of the Ritchey - they look like they might work well with the Multitrack’s long top tube.
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Old 01-26-19, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
i actually found the stand out at the curb as trash. I remember these stands from back in the 1970’s. They were sold through an ad in the back of bicycling magazine and it was either Steve’s Cycle Center on Salem Avenue in Dayton or International Pro Bike Shop in the back of Kettering Bike Shop that distributed them. There were 2 models - a basic model with a rubber coated hook that clamped the down tube over a cradle and the “deluxe” one you see here that clamped with a foot pedal that clamps or releases pressure on the hook when you step on the foot pedal. I think these used to sell for between 60 and 90$ BITD.
Cool, thanks.
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My little eBay purchase. .
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New bars and fenders (later removed). . .
DSCN1474_zpsdegnb4ra by John Mortensen, on Flickr

At the new place. ..
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Because I can.. . . .
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Old 02-16-19, 08:15 PM
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I picked up this 1990 Trek 520 (same frame) which had been converted into a multitrack hybrid.


After a year of tinkering, here is how it looks now.

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Old 02-17-19, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
I picked up this 1990 Trek 520 (same frame) which had been converted into a multitrack hybrid.

After a year of tinkering, here is how it looks now.
Nice ride! Is that pearly white? I love how you matched the cages with the paint, and the tape with the tires.

In my efforts to find a Trek Multitrack, I accidentally bought an '88 Specialized Rockhopper Comp frame. Life is funny.
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Nice ride! Is that pearly white? I love how you matched the cages with the paint, and the tape with the tires.

In my efforts to find a Trek Multitrack, I accidentally bought an '88 Specialized Rockhopper Comp frame. Life is funny.
Thanks, Trek calls the color "Pearl Silver with Intense Blue" but I call it white. The brown was accidental as I had the components before the bike. The saddle was also intended to be brown, but the current saddle is more comfy. I almost bought bubble gum pink bar tape to match the pink in the outline of the blue writing, maybe in the future when I wear out my brown tires.

The mountain bikes from that era are awesome, I have 3.
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
Thanks, Trek calls the color "Pearl Silver with Intense Blue" but I call it white. The brown was accidental as I had the components before the bike. The saddle was also intended to be brown, but the current saddle is more comfy. I almost bought bubble gum pink bar tape to match the pink in the outline of the blue writing, maybe in the future when I wear out my brown tires.

The mountain bikes from that era are awesome, I have 3.
Pearl Silver?? Still nice-looking. Definitely, go with the comfy saddle. Bubblegum pink, huh? It'll certainly be -- bright.

I now have two from that era; one a greasy mess, and the other a frame and fork. The Rincon is going to be my learning bike; I want to tear it apart, clean it up, and rebuild it, including having the frame & fork powder coated olive green. The Rockhopper is going to be built up as a road/tourer. My first steel-framed bikes! Now, if it'll just stop raining for a minute...
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Bubblegum pink is fine.

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Originally Posted by Phamilton View Post
Bubblegum pink is fine.
To quote the Doctor, 'Yowza'.
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
To quote the Doctor, 'Yowza'.
Funny thing I've noticed, folks who have the most commentary about the appearance of other people's bikes are often the ones who put in the least miles. Not saying that's the case with you, but generally speaking. I'll take your yowza as a compliment, thanks. Let's see some pics of your Multitrack in action with a bar tape color that's to your liking?

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Old 02-21-19, 01:07 PM
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@Phamilton, sadly I don't own one. The closest I could get is a 1988 Specialized Rockhopper, the one with the weird U-brake, and it's still a frame. I did see a 720 this morning, but I don't think that counts.

While I do appreciate a beautiful machine, like yours, I'm more concerned with functionality; I also have weird tastes, so I try not to criticize others'; I was surprised at the pink, not critical . And I don't put in nearly as many miles as I would like, especially this month.
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
@Phamilton, sadly I don't own one. The closest I could get is a 1988 Specialized Rockhopper, the one with the weird U-brake, and it's still a frame. I did see a 720 this morning, but I don't think that counts.

While I do appreciate a beautiful machine, like yours, I'm more concerned with functionality; I also have weird tastes, so I try not to criticize others'; I was surprised at the pink, not critical . And I don't put in nearly as many miles as I would like, especially this month.
"A beautiful machine like, like yours ..."

It's a bottom-tier Multitrack, a 38 lb (before loading the pannier) pig. A very functional and comfortable pig. I'd sell it to you, since you're in the market for one and think it's beautiful, but I waited about 2 years for a Multitrack frame in the right size to come up for sale locally. I wanted all the braze ons and triple crank and room to fit fat tires and fenders. At $25 and literally in the neighborhood across the street I couldn't resist. I was commuting on vintage road bikes and bought this one to use as a winter/foul weather bike but realized quickly that for my commute it was superior to the roadies in probably every way (well, except speed and weight but those aren't commuting priorities for me) so it's currently my only commuter. For sure, it's been a hard winter - only 180 February miles for me so far, usually 100-150 mi/wk when weather is a little nicer.

It's cool how people are so different. You're surprised to see pink, I'm surprised to see that anybody cares about anybody else's bar tape.
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At $25 and literally in the neighborhood across the street I couldn't resist.
Ironically, I picked up a 790 (not in my size) less than 3miles away for $40 earlier this week. I bought it in pieces with a badly rusted chain around the rear triangle. I am currently fighting a stuck seatpost while trying to save the frame. The wheels are very clean with barely any marks on the brake tracks which is what I wanted.
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Originally Posted by Phamilton View Post
Funny thing I've noticed, folks who have the most commentary about the appearance of other people's bikes are often the ones who put in the least miles. Not saying that's the case with you, but generally speaking. I'll take your yowza as a compliment, thanks. Let's see some pics of your Multitrack in action with a bar tape color that's to your liking?
As the owner of two pink bicycles, I agree with this comment. They also seem to grab the female attention quite well.
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As the owner of two pink bicycles, I agree with this comment. They also seem to grab the female attention quite well.
It's currently my wife's favorite color.
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We just scored a women's ‘95 Trek 730 for my wife on CL for $85! Scanning CL every day for 8 months paid off finally.
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We just scored a women's ‘95 Trek 730 for my wife on CL for $85! Scanning CL every day for 8 months paid off finally.
Pics!
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Just completed..gift for my GF.

1991 Trek 750.
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Just completed..gift for my GF.

1991 Trek 750.

Nice nice nice.

Bar tape color works. (What brand is that BTW? I zoomed in and noticed the pattern on the tape.)
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Pics!
I brought it home and disassembled it in minutes, I’d like to get it ready ASAP. The original crank was pretty poorly specked (sic?) & the gear teeth are worn down, so that needs replacement. Otherwise it’s in good shape. The MUSA frame on the ‘95 feels nicer than my ‘92. We’re going to paint it cranberry.
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Just completed..gift for my GF.

1991 Trek 750.
That’s gorgeous, any big trips planned?
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I brought it home and disassembled it in minutes, I’d like to get it ready ASAP. The original crank was pretty poorly specked (sic?) & the gear teeth are worn down, so that needs replacement. Otherwise it’s in good shape. The MUSA frame on the ‘95 feels nicer than my ‘92. We’re going to paint it cranberry.
Okay then, pics when it's back in one piece.

And it's 'speced'.
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Originally Posted by rseeker View Post
Nice nice nice.

Bar tape color works. (What brand is that BTW? I zoomed in and noticed the pattern on the tape.)
Thanks. She loves riding it. (yay!)

This is the tape(Zukka), the pic doesn't do it justice..the color is bright and picks up the yellow-green in the decals.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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