Behold my 1992 Trek 700 Multi-trak (hybrid) On my way home from
work one day, I spied this bike at a yard sale. Even though I wasn't
really looking for anything it didn't
appear to be the usual discount store junk so I swung around the
block for a second look. It looked pretty rough, the headset was
trashed, stock components were the stuff Shimano doesn't even like
to talk about. But I thought if nothing else I could use the wheels,
it was my size and they only wanted five bucks for it. So it came
cleaning it up, I decided it was worthy of fixing up. The wheels
were amazingly true, just snugged up a couple of loose spoke and
adjusted the hub bearings. Stripped off the crap drivetrain, utilized
the spare parts supply that I have as well as some eBay finds and
a few new purchases. The crankset is a Sugino MD-5, 175mm, with
42-32-22 chainrings. A new Deore rear derailleur, a NOS Deore DX
front changer. The brakes are cheap copies of Dia-Compe 98's. A
new seatpost and Nitto Technomic stem, old handlebars and 7 spd
GripShifters. I replaced the headset with a new Tange-Seiki Passage.
saddle is original and surprisingly comfy for a cheap OEM saddle.
The plastic pedals work well with my work shoes. I added an Ascent
rear rack and trunk bag, the handlebar bag is actually a fishing
tackle bag that works very well. New Pasela 700cX35 tires and fenders
from the used stuff pile round things out.
Although heavy as a tank, it's also solid as one. It's a very nice
riding bike now. I know it borders on blasphemy, but I've never
really cared for barend shifters and I totally dig those GripShifters
on a road bike. Shifting is intuitive and flawless.
now my daily driver.