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Old 12-09-17, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bmccoppin View Post
I picked up a his and hers 720 set off cl. $75 each. The black is a 94 and made tawain. I believe the blue is 98 and is chromoly and made in the USA. Both bikes have original tires with little wear. I think they spent most of there life in a garage. I'm super exciting to get out on a cruise with them!
Nice score! 😎

I know you will have fun on them.
I'll take a bet that you'll want to swap those original tyres out for something else once you've ridden with them a couple of times, unless you're riding offroad and don't mind heavy peddling.
I swapped out the original tyres on mine for something with a smoother tread and it rode a hundred percent easier, like the difference between night and day.
I don't take it off the pavement now so I fitted 25's on (120psi rating),and it rides really smooth and effortlessly. Definitely worth the small investment if you want to enjoy paved riding.

Keep us updated how the riding goes on them.
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Old 12-09-17, 11:02 PM
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Excellent pic! Kudos to you, and that cool looking 720! 👍
Thanks, after seeing other bike in sunny climes I thought a snow scene would be unique.
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Old 12-10-17, 06:52 PM
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Out for a ride on a snowy day.

What kind of tires do you have. I want to get some that are weather appropriate.
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Old 12-10-17, 08:09 PM
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What kind of tires do you have. I want to get some that are weather appropriate.
I still have the Trek Invert II on the front. I have a cheap Schwinn hybrid tire on the rear (temporary). The invert does well, the schwinn not so much in the snow. I'm considering either Bontrager LT3 or Panaracer Comet. I haven't decided yet but expect either to do as well in the snow with the LT3 mayhe a little better.
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Old 12-12-17, 09:37 AM
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I see a lot of you have rear racks. Any good suggesting for a simple lightweight rack that bolts on nicely to the multitrack?
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Old 12-14-17, 09:39 PM
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My 1995 MultiTrack 700

It's still mine, although it was stolen when a house I had begun moving into in the West End neighborhood of Atlanta was burglarized in July of 2013. It is black with "ice blue" (purple, actually) lettering. My favorite color combination. A 19" steel frame that fits me perfectly. The plastic parts of the Shimano Altus brakes broke after a couple of years. It now has Tektro Oryx brakes. And a small tear on the stock saddle. I filed a police report. It may have been sold to a pawn shop in Cobb County. The police were very secretive about the details, as if they did not want me to go look for it. I want it back, so if you see it, please reply.
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Old 12-16-17, 06:03 AM
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"I see a lot of you have rear racks. Any good suggestions for a simple lightweight rack that bolts on nicely to the multitrack?"

I use a Planet Bike on mine. I think all models have dual threaded mounting points at the rear dropouts as well as threaded braze-ons on the seatstays.
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Old 01-13-18, 03:43 PM
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Update on my 720's

Hey, just posting some newer pics of my 720's. Got racks for both, lighter alloy handlebars and bar ends I had laying around. I Got a cloud 9 sport ladies seat on the black one. I also got some all cream Schwalbe delta cruisers for it. I cant wait for better weather to get here.
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Old 01-13-18, 03:53 PM
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hey, just posting some newer pics of my 720's. Got racks for both, lighter alloy handlebars and bar ends i had laying around. I got a cloud 9 sport ladies seat on the black one. I also got some all cream schwalbe delta cruisers for it. I cant wait for better weather to get here.
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Old 07-02-18, 08:39 PM
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So, I've put a couple hundred miles on the 700 and I have to say that I like the ride a lot. I ride once a week with MTB (more XC'ish) friends and I thought I'd shock them by bringing my 700. They laughed until I left them huffing and puffing on the trail. Now keep in mind that the trails we ride are relatively flat and very few roots/ruts. It was fun to show them a gravel bike can not only keep up but set the pace. Of course next week they want to ride some of the rougher trails, think I'll leave the 700 home for that!
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Old 07-09-18, 06:41 AM
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Hi All, I just found a 1993 700 Multitrack on the side of the road. Seems to be in good order, just needs a few things. Has anyone successfully fit a 700x45 tire on this bike? Thanks.
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Old 07-09-18, 08:34 AM
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Should fit. My 1990 750’s tightest spot was the height under the fork crown. Couldn’t squeeze a 700x50. Just a wee bit to tall. Width wise it was fine. You should be fine with a 45.
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My '97 750's frame is a bit tighter than some of the earlier ones I think. I have a nominal 42mm tire on mine (39mm actual width, 36mm actual height), and I'm not sure that I could fit an actual 45mm tire in mine. If it was labeled 45mm, and actually measured smaller, then it might fit.

To be sure, measure your frame. You'll have three tight spots:
  1. Fork crown,
  2. Chain stay bridge area (area down where a kickstand is often mounted, just behind the bottom bracket), and
  3. Seat stay bridge area (area around the rear brakes, where a reflector might be mounted).
Measure total width in these areas where you suspect the widest part of the tire bulge might be and measure height from the rim surface. In the end, tire clearance can be difficult to estimate/measure, so it sometimes is a bit of a guessing game.
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
To be sure, measure your frame.
I feel good about it. I am going to order some.

Here is the bike in question. It cleaned up real nice
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Old 07-09-18, 01:47 PM
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Excellent! These '90s Multi Tracks are classy and durable bikes.
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Here was my 720. Donít think the frame is heavy duty enough for my commute. Ran into the back of a truck but thinking it gave out too easy. Even Iíve found a awesome replacement 720 think a Surly is in my future.



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Originally Posted by Bmccoppin View Post
A pair of very nice rides!

What set-back seat post is that on the green frame?

I have a 1992 720 that I haven't outfitted yet because, among other reasons, I still haven't found a seatpost to move the seat far enough back.

(The other reason is that my beater -- other bike -- is finally 100% functional and I just want to ride, so that'll do for this summer at least.)
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Here was my 720. Donít think the frame is heavy duty enough for my commute. Ran into the back of a truck but thinking it gave out too easy. Even Iíve found a awesome replacement 720 think a Surly is in my future.
If your commute or riding style includes crashing into vehicles, I don't think you'll be happy with any bike. Even Surlys break.
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