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    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
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    What is it with these old Trek Multitracks that keep following me home?

    One is the basket case 1990 Trek 790 that I've shared in here before. Well, I didn't care for the flat bar, and put an Origin8 Gary bar on it. Added some SPD pedals. Also changed the rack from the Topeak Explorer to the Topeak Super Tourist. The VO saddle is pretty cool, too!













    Then I got a super cheap 1992 Trek 750 that was neglected for well over a decade. I put new tires/tubes on; changed the bar/stem to a low rise mtn. bike bar; better saddle that I had; added the rack that I had on the 790 (Topeak Explorer); added some Shimano trigger shifter/brake levers & threw the broken Grip Shifters away; all new cables & housings; and new bottle cages. Now my son has a really nice commuter!








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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    I love them.
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    Love that white and orange combo!

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    Wow. You have a nice eye for making an old bike look great. You should be in the bike flipping business! I like both of those bikes.
    2012 Cannondale Synapse 3, 2012 Trek 7.5 FX Disc, 2003 Trek 2200 WSD, 1997 Specialized Rockhopper Al Comp

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    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by a1penguin View Post
    Wow. You have a nice eye for making an old bike look great. You should be in the bike flipping business! I like both of those bikes.
    I was going to flip the 750, but I fell in love with it and decided to give it to my son! That's a perenial problem, I get old bikes and clean them up and then don't want to get rid of them!!

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