Hello, Behold my 1992 Trek 700 Multi-trak (hybrid) On my way home from work one day, I spied this bike at a yard sale. Even though I wasn't really looking for anything it didn't appear to be the usual discount store junk so I swung around the block for a second look. It looked pretty rough, the headset was trashed, stock components were the stuff Shimano doesn't even like to talk about. But I thought if nothing else I could use the wheels, it was my size and they only wanted five bucks for it. So it came home.

After cleaning it up, I decided it was worthy of fixing up. The wheels were amazingly true, just snugged up a couple of loose spoke and adjusted the hub bearings. Stripped off the crap drivetrain, utilized the spare parts supply that I have as well as some eBay finds and a few new purchases. The crankset is a Sugino MD-5, 175mm, with 42-32-22 chainrings. A new Deore rear derailleur, a NOS Deore DX front changer. The brakes are cheap copies of Dia-Compe 98's. A new seatpost and Nitto Technomic stem, old handlebars and 7 spd GripShifters. I replaced the headset with a new Tange-Seiki Passage.

The saddle is original and surprisingly comfy for a cheap OEM saddle. The plastic pedals work well with my work shoes. I added an Ascent rear rack and trunk bag, the handlebar bag is actually a fishing tackle bag that works very well. New Pasela 700cX35 tires and fenders from the used stuff pile round things out.

Although heavy as a tank, it's also solid as one. It's a very nice riding bike now. I know it borders on blasphemy, but I've never really cared for barend shifters and I totally dig those GripShifters on a road bike. Shifting is intuitive and flawless.

It's now my daily driver.





Trek 700 MT - front end details

Trek 700 MT - side view

Trek 700 MT - with a little bit o' history


Trek 700 MT - front angle view
Trek 700 MT - Before

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