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90s Trek Multitrack Sizing?

Old 04-11-20, 11:07 PM
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90s Trek Multitrack Sizing?

I'm trying to narrow down which early 90s hybrid I want to use as a platform for my gravel/all-rounder/cyclocross build. I would like to use a Trek 750 or 790 Multitrack (love the company history and US-made lugged steel), but I have a suspicion that I fall right between the medium (19") and large (21") hybrid sizes Trek offered then. From my research hybrid frame sizes run smaller than an equivalent measurement mountain bike, like a road bike, just not as much. I'm 5'11" with short legs, 32.5" standover inseam to be exact. Anyone have one of these bikes and able to offer some guidance? Thanks.
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I've been trying to find one of the lugged versions for a while, and I found a reference in a Trek publication that the later tig welded bikes have a lower bottom bracket height and are are more oriented to mixed use, while the previous lugged bikes have a higher bottom bracket and are more oriented towards offroad rideing. So if your in between you might want to size down for a lugged frame.
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One of the dumbest things I did was sell a 750 that shared frame geometry with the 520. I made money on it, but I should have kept that bike. It was clean, and I paid $20 for it. DUMB!
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