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Old 04-11-20, 07:48 PM
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Trek Multitrack 700 heavily modded value

Hey all, I have a friend with a Trek Multitrack that he got from a mechanic friend of his years ago. I know this bike was a hybrid type originally, but the guy he got it from threw on a 105 2x10 crank, I think 5600, Dura Ace 7800 levers (they are 10 speed, and have the shift cable NOT under the tape), a 105 FD, and an LX RD. The wheels are... I think fairly cheap, and the brakes are likely stock, but I didn't look that close. Also, it has drops now. Could use new tape and cables, just for good measure.

He wants to sell, and I have no idea what he should sell it for. Any thoughts? I know it is a weird one... but I like old steel, so I want to figure it out!

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Full bike.

Drivetrain pic


Shifters. Box not relevant, just low on garage space

Never heard of these.

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Old 04-11-20, 09:54 PM
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Hey all, I have a friend with a Trek Multitrack that he got from a mechanic friend of his years ago. I know this bike was a hybrid type originally, but the guy he got it from threw on a 105 2x10 crank, I think 5600, Dura Ace 7800 levers (they are 10 speed, and have the shift cable NOT under the tape), a 105 FD, and an LX RD. The wheels are... I think fairly cheap, and the brakes are likely stock, but I didn't look that close. Also, it has drops now. Could use new tape and cables, just for good measure.

He wants to sell, and I have no idea what he should sell it for. Any thoughts? I know it is a weird one... but I like old steel, so I want to figure it out!
Have photos, especially drive side?

Wheels are probably the most important component vs the other stuff you list. Cheap wheels will hurt the value. The 700 was the lowest in the line-up and has full hi ten steel (no Cromoly) I believe. It sounds like there is more value in the parts than the bike.
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I never understood why people put so much effort into modifying such basic frames. Personally I steer clear of anything that isn't full ChroMo
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I never understood why people put so much effort into modifying such basic frames. Personally I steer clear of anything that isn't full ChroMo
No idea. Likely picked up from a coop by the guy who built it up. Rides really nice, honestly, but I love old steel.
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In my market, I'd expect to sell a tuned up multitrack 700 in similar for condition $100. With those parts, I'd probably expect $150 (not sure the brakes are upgraded). I'd add an additional $50 if that's a real Brooks saddle, so around $200.

Edit: With the social distancing bike craze happening right now, I'd bump it up an additional $20.

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Your bike has some very expensive parts hanging on it. So, not sure what it's worth. I sold this "all original" Trek 700 (after a complete refurbish) for $185 about one year ago.

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With the current popularity of gravel oriented conversions , looks like this one is right there --- source a wider set of tires and and it'd be GTG for poking around the back country a bit
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I bought that white Trek 700 pictured above when it was brand new in Daytona Beach FL. I'm guessing it was around 1994. I used to ride on the beach (at low tide) with 35mm tires. It was a heavyweight steel cruiser with nice rolling alloy wheels. Did a lot of long rides from Ormond Beach down to Ponce Inlet & back. All beach.
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I . Did a lot of long rides from Ormond Beach down to Ponce Inlet & back. All beach.

Nice ! I am an insurance adjuster and was there in '04 for the H'cane Charley, Jeanne, Francis, Ivan fiasco. Spent a lot of town in and around Daytona Beach and surrounding communities --- cant wait to find an excuse to get back there -- but then again, I don't drink or party anymore, so I may be at a loss for recreational activities outside of cycling
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