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Trek 720 Multitrack -- Craigslist, $100, KC area. Should I buy?

Old 05-09-18, 01:19 PM
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Trek 720 Multitrack -- Craigslist, $100, KC area. Should I buy?

Hi, all! I'm an absolute novice when it comes to bicycling (I rode a cheap magna glacier point for years as a teenager and younger adult), and I'm in the market to purchase a better-quality used one on Craigslist (complete newbie to that as well, but it was recommended for affordable vintage bikes). I plan to use it primarily for workout purposes, as well as for general cruising around town and on some park trails and such. I came across a green Trek 720 Multitrack on Craigslist, selling for $100 from someone who tells me he sells and repairs bikes for a living. He writes that everything is in great working order and ready to ride, but I wondered if anyone else could provide more insight? Based on a Google search, it appears it could be from 1999, but I'm unsure. Visually, I adore it, and the price seems decent from what I've read, but any help would be SO appreciated since I don't want to screw myself over as a newbie! It looks to be in good shape, though, and the color is fantastic. Thank you so much in advance (currently trying to find a way to post images, as I don't seem to have enough points to do so)!

EDIT: Apparently I can't yet post images, so the only thing I can do is suggest that one search on the Kansas City craigslist for "Trek 720." A green 17" bicycle in Smithville will be the first option to appear. I'm sorry that I can't post images for ease!

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Old 05-09-18, 01:39 PM
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As long as it fits you and is in nice condition it is a pretty good deal. You could probably find similar for same price or cheaper, but if everything works and you are happy with it I'd probably just pull the trigger.

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Old 05-09-18, 02:37 PM
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Trek 720 womens hybrid 17 inch frame - $100 (Smithville)

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bi...579175362.html



Based on the color and decals, you were right about it being a 1999 model. Specs here:
https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/...k%20&model=720

Price seems OK to me. It will be a big upgrade over your old Magna. Looks like it has new-ish tires. The saddle has been changed to a big, puffy gel one.

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Old 05-09-18, 02:56 PM
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I would not use that saddle but apart from that, the bike looks pretty good. If it actually is in ready to ride condition, $100 for an old Trek 720 is a bargain. Those frames are, IMO, much nicer than modern entry level hybrid frames.
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Old 05-09-18, 03:05 PM
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For an upright bike the puffy saddle is better than a hard saddle, not to mention way cheaper. I got a bell 820 comfort saddle a while ago, what a butt saver that turned out to be.
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That's a good price on a bike that will be a major upgrade from the Magna. Looks like it's in good shape.
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Yeah, looks like a nice "entry level" bike for you. Buy it and ride a few times to get a feel for the "puffy" seat and handle bar position. Make sure you adjust the seat for optimum pedal efficiency, and adjust the handle bars for comfort when going for a longer cruise. All in all, yeah nice bike. Enjoy....
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Old 05-10-18, 08:53 PM
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Yes, buy it.
You will love the upright posture of this bike, and the triple gives you many gears to navigate hills.
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At that price, you can afford the upgrades you might need. Much better than a 100 dollar brand new store bike!
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