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Old 04-13-19, 05:23 AM
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That’s gorgeous, any big trips planned?
Thanks..we're happy with how it came out. We putting together one trip so far for later this summer(her intro to touring, though we'll do some practice trips throughout the summer). Traverse City to Wilderness State Park
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Old 04-13-19, 11:04 AM
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This is the tape(Zukka), the pic doesn't do it justice..the color is bright and picks up the yellow-green in the decals.
Yeah I thought so. Looks great. Thanks for the link.
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Old 04-21-19, 11:06 AM
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Was not enjoying my Multitrack with drop bars as much as I anticipated, after 5 months and about 1500 miles so this weekend put a flat bar back on it. I just bought an old touring bike that rides much better with drop bars, best of both worlds I guess.

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Old 05-13-19, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Thanks, @katsup. As it turns out, I went and bought an old Giant steel mtb. as there are no Multitracks around. It needs a bit of work (read "more than it's actually worth"), but it rides nice and it'll be a good learning experience.

Depending on where you ride, the steel Giant frame may not be a bad choice. My 1995 MultiTrack 700 with 19" frame was stolen from within my West End Atlanta home in July 2013. After over two years of constant searching for another 19" steel MultiTrack, but to no avail, I found a 1993 18" chromoly Giant Rincon for $20 from a craigslist seller who was cleaning out a garage. The fit of the frame to my body is nearly identical to the MultiTrack, as well as the feel of the bike underneath me, especially on downhill stretches. I replaced the 26 x 1.95 tires with Kenda Kwest 26 x 1.25 100psi tires. After new shifter cables and housings, new brake pads, and a complete tune-up and lubrication, it rode like a new bike. My new neighborhood had a lot more steep hills than my former, and the 26" wheels and mountain bike gearing were actually better suited for getting around.


I still want my MultiTrack back though!
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Old 05-13-19, 11:37 PM
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@ja1124, that's awful! Humans suck sometimes. As it happens, my Giant is also a Rincon, a woman's frame. Poor thing's still sitting in the garage, as I met and fell in love with Pretty Purple Princess Penelope, a 1992 Specialized Rockhopper Sport. Pretty much everything was original, including the grease, so I took her to a local mechanic and had her built up into a cruiser/ride-all-day bike with north road bars and big supple tires. I do intend to fix up the Rincon, keeping it as an off-road bike.

I have to say, I'm loving my steel 26" wheeled bike. Best ride I've ever had; 1.9" tires, and she's so nimble yet rides like she's on rails.

Weird thing; once I started looking, I discovered that there are Multitracks and Singletracks and other old steel mountain bikes everywhere here. Unfortunately they all seem to belong to homeless people, so they're unlikely to end up on CL.

I hope you find another Multitrack.
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Old 05-15-19, 02:49 PM
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The 1995 Trek 730 that I built up for my wife is finally roadworthy—though the front derailleur doesn't like the crank or vice versa (what to do!) She wanted a plum/cranberry colored bike, so I repainted it—and once the decals were off... well it felt more fun to dress it up as a 1950s Viking. I guess we're not concerned with the bike's integrity. I love that this bike's frame was built here in Wisconsin, I think the construction is nicer than my non-USA built Trek 730 frame from '92. I presented it to her this afternoon and she loves it, which means she'll ride with me more often, and so I think it was a success.



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Old 05-20-19, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Mogens View Post
The 1995 Trek 730 that I built up for my wife is finally roadworthy—though the front derailleur doesn't like the crank or vice versa (what to do!) She wanted a plum/cranberry colored bike, so I repainted it—and once the decals were off... well it felt more fun to dress it up as a 1950s Viking. I guess we're not concerned with the bike's integrity. I love that this bike's frame was built here in Wisconsin, I think the construction is nicer than my non-USA built Trek 730 frame from '92. I presented it to her this afternoon and she loves it, which means she'll ride with me more often, and so I think it was a success.



Hi, are you sure this is a 1995 with low rider bosses on the fork?
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Old 05-21-19, 05:01 PM
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I was just going by color. It was originally forest green.
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Old 05-21-19, 05:58 PM
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Mid-1990s is probably right. It's tig-welded, so it's later than about 1993-1994. My 1997 MultiTrack 750 has the rack mounts on the fork, so they had them well into the 1990s.
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