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Old 08-08-20, 08:41 PM
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Anyone own a Trek 750?

A few months ago I was looking around for a new bike and narrowed it down to a Trek 750. Since I live in the city I thought it was going to be a piece of cake, I was wrong. I was about to travel to Milwaukee to get a 730 but then on offer up I saw a 750 for sale. Bike was rough had broken shifters, dry rotted tires, bad chain, ripped seat and had a few rust spots on it. I bought it for $65! after looking closer at the bike and doing research it was an early model with a lugged frame, score! I fixed the rust spots by sanding down the rust to metal and getting automotive touch up paint for it. Changed the shifters for rapid fire ones got a new chain and Fulcrum racing 700c black wheels with kenda white wall tires (700x32c).
Itís been a great bike so far and Iím about to buy a new rear derailleur, anyone else have good experiences with these bikes?
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Old 08-08-20, 09:00 PM
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Quite a few...
Show your Trek Multitrack!
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Old 08-09-20, 08:20 AM
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I have a 1997 750. It's one of my favorite bikes. I took this picture a few days ago, on a bike ride along the Shenandoah River in Front Royal, VA.

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I'd bet a beer that the Trek MultiTrak hybrids of the 1990s were just that year's 520 / 720 touring bike frames with flat bars, semi-knobby tires, different paint jobs, and new decals. This was pretty common those days. I know that Cannondale did exactly this. I seem to remember that Miyata used their cyclocross frames, but it might have been the 1000 touring frame. Trek almost certainly did the same thing, because they're not idiots.

If that's true, you've got one of the top 5 factory touring bikes ever made hiding under that MultiTrak sticker.

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Old 08-24-20, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ShannonM View Post
I'd bet a beer that the Trek MultiTrak hybrids of the 1990s were just that year's 520 / 720 touring bike frames with flat bars, semi-knobby tires, different paint jobs, and new decals.
This is the case for some of the MultiTrack models, depending on the year. I haven't poured over the entire geometry list of both bikes for each year, but I'm somewhat familiar with the MultiTracks. The 750 always has a fork with a higher offset than many of the other MultiTracks (it's 50mm vs. 43mm as I recall). Basically, the blades are curved a little more forward on the 50mm forks than on the 43mm forks. This increased offset helps reduce mechanical trail and gives a little more stability when there is more weight on the front wheel (such as if carrying front panniers). The 750 always had this fork and, as I recall, the 730 sometimes did, depending on the model year. I don't think the 700 or 720 ever did (MultiTrack 720, that is).

I think that's the primary difference. I think the geometry of the basic diamond is about the same for all MultiTracks, and was the same as, or very similar to, the Touring 520/720 available then.
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Old 08-24-20, 10:12 AM
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I know 90 to 93 750 has a unicrown fork while the 520 had a fork with a crown (probably lighter) and the 520 had higher end components. (usually Deore)
But frame geometry looks the same.
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