Tuesday, October 15, 2013
1990 Trek 720 Mult-Track
Was it my destiny or fate that I should find this bike on the side of the road Sunday with a free sign attached to it? Been awhile since I have had a project bike and I have been thinking about a different winter commuter than the Fredmobile. Measuring the frame, it looks like it might even fit me, even though it looks small I believe it to be a 20" frame.
I can't do a fixed gear conversion on it because it has vertical drops but I might have some fun with it, like some mustache bars or drops with bar end shifters. It doesn't need much work, just have to clean it up a bit and get a new chain.
Definitely have to replace some cable housing. I tried to fit some 42c tires in the front fork but there was a slight rub. Some fenders and a rack for panniers and this could be a really nice commuter.
Nothing really impressive in the parts list with the exception of the crankset. This might be a good candidate for a retro-shift conversion!
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Great free find! I also get excited when I score a good deal on a vintage mountain bike.
any progress on this project? I'd be interested to see how you build her up... cheers, cm
@muse kidd, I haven't decided on the bars yet and I have to replace the wheelset.
I'm so glad i came across your blog. I just picked up the exact model from a PIF site and it has a pretty badly rusted chain, but otherwise, the frame looks great. Probably just needs a good cleaning. Nice to know it was a good pick up.
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