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Old 09-15-19, 07:49 PM
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My 93 Trek 750




hanging in the basement for several years. Finally built it up with parts I already had lying around. This is a 93 - Wisconsin-made frame and the last year these were lugged.
build list:
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no-name pink levers from free pile
Nitto Albatross Bars and Technomic stem
Nitto M12 front rack with Wild 137 basket and Swift Sugarloaf bag
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old Brooks B17 saddle
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hanging in the basement for several years. Finally built it up with parts I already had lying around. This is a 93 - Wisconsin-made frame and the last year these were lugged.
You're making me envious. Nice wrap on the bars *and* chainstay.
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Old 09-20-19, 05:35 AM
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I've been riding my steel bikes more often lately, including my 750. I put the butterfly handlebar back on it and I'm friction shifting with Microshift thumb shifters. I have one layer of inner tube wrap on the bar, plus a layer of Serfas cork handlebar tape. The diameter is healthy (about 40mm) and it's very comfortable. With that rear roller clutch, there's no freehub clicking when you coast, and the ride is nearly completely silent...it's a very peaceful ride.





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Old 09-20-19, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
I've been riding my steel bikes more often lately, including my 750. I put the butterfly handlebar back on it and I'm friction shifting with Microshift thumb shifters. I have one layer of inner tube wrap on the bar, plus a layer of Serfas cork handlebar tape. The diameter is healthy (about 40mm) and it's very comfortable. With that rear roller clutch, there's no freehub clicking when you coast, and the ride is nearly completely silent...it's a very peaceful ride.
Sweet! Is that a blue to purple fade? I don't even know what a rear roller clutch is, but it sounds great (get it?); was it stock?

I found a ('94?) 950 on eBay; it should be here Tuesday and I'm all excited. I'm hoping the paint is as bad as it looks, as I'm desperate to have a green bike, and my other two vintage steel steeds have gorgeous paint jobs too pretty to powdercoat.
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Here is my Multitrack that was rescued from the trash. I want to say it is a 770? It was originally silver/geaphite fade.

As as you can see, it is undergoing a drop bar conversion. Since it is a hybrid frame, I’m finding that I need to use a shorter stem than I anticipated to match up with its longer top tube.

I’m also at a stalemate with regard to pre-tensioning my SunTour XC rear cantilever. On one side there is a tensioning nut on the backside that is supposed to allow you to match the spring tension with the other side by backing off the nut against the wro

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Old 09-20-19, 11:19 AM
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Continued from #255 above:

...by backing off he nut against the spring. Unfortunately the canti post appears to be too long, maybe it is incompatible with this particular canti brake. Maybe someone has worked with these. It looks like I might need a spacer or a few washers to allow sufficient clamping force of the post bolt. Right now the caliper is flopping around under no spring tension.

I’m real excited about the wheelset. These are HED Belgium Plus Rims. I have a Challenge Paris-Roubaix tire mounted in the rear with a latex tube. The hubs are new old stock WTB Momentum Greaseguard with an IRD 10 speed cassette. Right now I have a Dura Ace 7800 GS mid-cage touring derailleur on there but I might change this out.
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Old 09-20-19, 12:06 PM
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Sweet! Is that a blue to purple fade? I don't even know what a rear roller clutch is, but it sounds great (get it?); was it stock?
The color is not a fade, but it does look different in different light. The full Trek color name is Gloss Ice Inkwell Glue.

The roller clutch hub was not very popular on most bikes, though they have some unique advantages. They're completely silent, so no click-click-click as you coast along. For that reason, I understand they were common on police bicycles. They were also fitted to 750 only (at least in 1997). 730 and below had regular ratchet-and-pawl freehubs or freewheels. Another advantage is engagement is nearly instantaneous regardless of the position of your pedals. You don't have to pedal forward to engage one of the ratcheting pawls; the roller clutch is "on" nearly immediately when the freehub body moves forward.

It's Shimano FH-R050. I think it was an Acera or Alivio level component back in the day. I'm not sure if any modern hubs like it, though I'm sure there are niche ones out there.
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Old 09-20-19, 03:11 PM
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Mine is a Ď94 or Ď95 (canít remember) 700 with the blue to purple fade. Currently set up for my new (short!) work commute:

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Unhappy



Built it up gave it to my GF...she broke up with me and kept the bike.
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Bummer. Double heartbreak. Time heals all wounds. Good luck
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Old 09-26-19, 01:14 PM
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My new (to me) bike, fresh out of the box. It still has that eBay smell.

It needs some work, but it'll make a nice tourer.



Such a pretty paint job.


I know you guys are into drive trains...
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Old 09-26-19, 02:31 PM
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That's a really nice 750. You'll really enjoy it; the ride is fantastic. It looks like the 19" size?
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Old 09-26-19, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
That's a really nice 750. You'll really enjoy it; the ride is fantastic. It looks like the 19" size?
Yes, 19".

The great thing is that that gorgeous paint job is thrashed. I've been wanting a green bike since forever, but the other two steel bikes have beautiful paint worth preserving. This one, the more you look the worse it is, including the initials scratched into the top tube, so it's off to the powder coater sooner or later. It's currently at the mechanic having its wheels trued.
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Your bike's uniquely a 1994 model. That colorway (purple-blue fade) was offered in at least 1993 and 1994, but 1993 was the last year for the lugged frame construction. By 1995, they moved to a different colorway. So yours is almost certainly a 1994 model (I don't see any lugs). If it does have frame lugs, then it's likely a 1993.
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Your bike's uniquely a 1994 model. That colorway (purple-blue fade) was offered in at least 1993 and 1994, but 1993 was the last year for the lugged frame construction. By 1995, they moved to a different colorway. So yours is almost certainly a 1994 model (I don't see any lugs). If it does have frame lugs, then it's likely a 1993.
Yes, it's a '94.
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My new (to me) bike, fresh out of the box. It still has that eBay smell.

It needs some work, but it'll make a nice tourer.
Such a pretty paint job.
I know you guys are into drive trains...
Oh you know that's right. Thanks for the pics. Such a lovely bike.

I saw in the other thread that you don't like the flat bars. What are you going to put on there?

As for me, it took me and two helpers to get the old BB out. My city doesn't have a bike coop so I drove to the nearest one three hours away. They took good care of me, and I came home with a serviced rear hub, the removed BB and a new seat which I like better because it's flatter and fits better. I'm still not riding it until everything's ready though. I just got the stem out a couple days ago, and I need to replace that with a longer one and change my riser bars to flat. Can't wait.

I kinda wish my paint were thrashed because I'll be using this bike. Having good paint and decals makes me feel like I have to baby it, and I'd rather not worry about it.

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Oh you know that's right. Thanks for the pics. Such a lovely bike.

I saw in the other thread that you don't like the flat bars. What are you going to put on there?

As for me, it took me and two helpers to get the old BB out. My city doesn't have a bike coop so I drove to the nearest one three hours away. They took good care of me, and I came home with a serviced rear hub, the removed BB and a new seat which I like better because it's flatter and fits better. I'm still not riding it until everything's ready though. I just got the stem out a couple days ago, and I need to replace that with a longer one and change my riser bars to flat. Can't wait.

I kinda wish my paint were thrashed because I'll be using this bike. Having good paint and decals makes me feel like I have to baby it, and I'd rather not worry about it.
Congrats on getting the BB out! Must've felt good.

Not sure what bars yet; I'll have to play around. I was thinking some shallow rando-type drops, we'll see. It's weird; this bike was comfortable right out of the box, and I didn't think I liked 700c. Go figure.

Don't baby the bike, ride it! The only thing you really have to worry about is rust, and that can be dealt with as it comes up.
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Twin (sort of) 750s

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The old one is hanging in the garage. I stripped the parts off to build up the newer one. Iíll probably move the frame on sooner or later. Hereís what it looked like.
Mine is currently stripped for a rebuild. I almost donated it to a local co-op bike shop.

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We took a little jaunt through the countryside this evening, my MultiTrack and I. This is my favorite type of ride, when the shadows get long and the pavement runs out.

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Found a nice one tonight. 1999 7500. USA build aluminum frame, Deore LX rear, cromoly fork with low-rider mounts.

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Picked up this better sized 750. The 23Ē I had was just too big. This one wasnít in as nice shape, but itís perfect for my uses. The old suntour stuff was abused so I stripped it & turned it into a 1x7. More than enough for my local. Here it is on a surf check while running errands.
baddass !! the old handmade Waterloo lugged 750's are so nice ! STILL LOOKING FOR A 790 .....I had to flip through 4 or five pages on this thread to see this one !! awesome !!

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Thanks Combover, they really are just a great all around bike. I couldnít possibly afford a new, made in USA, lugged, wide tire fitting steel frame. But I got this one for $30. Trek hit it out of the park with these bikes in my opinion.
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My babies

I love the 700 series!

Long story with the black 750. I built the black 750 as a tourer. It's one of the last lugged Treks built in the US; it has one those large seatpost lugs. It was a kick-ass commuter till it got STOLEN. Fast forward a year and I saw it being ridden around! He had bought it from a really sketchy bike store. They took off all the fenders, racks, baskets, and ONE shifter.

While emotionally recovering, I turned a beat up 720 to a one-by commuter. Added racks, baskets, and a bunch of stuff from the parts bin.

Now I have two multitracks (well, three if you count one in the projects pile) and i love them all.



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I love the 700 series!

Long story with the black 750. I built the black 750 as a tourer. It's one of the last lugged Treks built in the US; it has one those large seatpost lugs. It was a kick-ass commuter till it got STOLEN. Fast forward a year and I saw it being ridden around! He had bought it from a really sketchy bike store. They took off all the fenders, racks, baskets, and ONE shifter.
Wait, you missed a step. How did you get it back? Did you buy it back, did he give it to you? Enquiring minds want to know!

Nice bikes, both of them.

Also, I feel you about MultiTracks; I just acquired a '94 750, and love how it rides, despite the too long cockpit and trashed wheels. I didn't think I'd like 700c wheels after tasting the joys of 26" (I'm short), but there's very little toeverlap, and there won't be any once I put on a 160 crank.
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Wait, you missed a step. How did you get it back? Did you buy it back, did he give it to you? Enquiring minds want to know!
Haha. We went to the police station and the officer made him hand it over. He was a freshman student, so he didn't really put up a fight. He claimed he checked on BikeIndex if the bike was stolen before he bought it, but I think he was lying b/c i definitely posted it there. He bought it from a well known bike fence in Davis. I've personally recovered three bikes for people from that store. I've told the police multiple times and they haven't done anything. The Davis police even escorted someone to pick up their stolen bike.

Here is their yelp page, worth checking out the store if your bike was stolen in Bay Area/Sac area. It goes without saying i have very strong feelings about the shop.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/t-and-m-bik...vis-6?osq=bike

And I noticed their long top tube as well. That's why I opted for a size smaller than i usually get, and got some high rise handlebars. So glad I got it back.
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