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Old 02-15-08, 11:51 AM   #1
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Trek 720 Multi Track for Touring?

Trying to help my brother find an inexpensive touring bike for a week long jaunt this summer.

want to know what people think of this.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...ikepics001.jpg
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Old 02-15-08, 12:33 PM   #2
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That frame would make an excellent touring or even expedition-grade bike - but swap out the rusty chain!
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Old 02-15-08, 12:41 PM   #3
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$100 is the price
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It is a good frame, but does need a lot of work...I don't know
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Dude, go for it. I did a lot of touring on an slightly older model of the same bike. It worked fine.
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Dude, compare these pics. I once had a Trek 720 and measured the frame. The measurements came out identical to Trek 520. You will not get the benefit of double-butted-made-in-USA goodness and the rear wheel dropouts are a little different, but it does have the geometry. Oh, and no requisite third bottle mount or eyeletted rims. The beefier rims and double-butted frame came on the Trek 750.



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