nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack…

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nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack... || blog.peterlombardi.com

so after nearly a year the here’ the Trek 750 Multitrack again, yes, one more iteration ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was never super keen on the wheelset I’d build previously, namely because it wasn’t really wide enough in the rear hub arena, so that had to change. the new wheelset is a combination of an SP PV-8 Dynamo front hub, a White Industries MI5 rear hub, both 36h to match the A719 rims I’d already had, Sapim Race spokes (from the best spoke guy I know, Lee Kilpatrick), DT Swiss brass spoke head washers, VeloFuze round nipple washers, and black brass DT Swiss nips. I also managed to score a set of vintage XT skewers off of Olivia’s 990 touring project, I think they rounded out the shiny/not shiny bits very nicely. above all that it’s riding on 21mm wide Newbaum’s Rim Tape (great stuff, very sticky and just thick enough), Michelin Airstop tubes and 38mm wide 700c Panaracer Pasela PT folders.

it’s also gotten a third bottle cage via a TwoFish Quick Cage Adapter and another stainless King Cage. the brakes were changed out to a set of MiniMoto’s from Paul Component Engineering, just killer brakes, my second set now. I decided to stick a Paul Booster on the rear, partially because I had them lying around, and partially because I think they look badass ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha. to match the pull of the new brakes I went with a set of TRP RRL alloy road levers, very campy feeling hood, nice, but I had to swap levers (left to right, right to left) because the curve in them didn’t go well with the Nitto Mustache bar. the rear derailleur was also swapped out for an Shimano XT RD-M771 top normal SGS model. I’d just heard stories of people breaking parts on the XTR’s (not often mind you but I’m a paranoid tourer ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and it was also a little bit of vanity. the new XT rear derailleur has a lot more silver on it and is actually black, not the purply/blue/black that the older XTR group was.

the Brooks Imperial saddle has also been swapped out for a Gilles Berthoud Aspin touring model. I was just never that comfy on the Imperial, the cutouts ate into not so comfortable places, the exact opposite of what they were supposed to do, oh well. I love the Berthoud though, really thick leather, insanely nice finish work, the quality is just vastly superior in my opinion.

I also decided that the Multitrack needed some fenders, so the SKS P45 Chromoplastic Longboard fenders were there to save the day ๐Ÿ™‚

that’s it for now, all it really needs is some kickstands, lighting, wiring, and bags (haha, only right).
-peter

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10 Comments

  1. Your Trek 750 is stunning with its highline components. Your photography is amazing also. Your bike has caused me to start searching for a lugged frame 750 or 790 in 21″ or 23″. They are harder to find than I would have thought.

    • Today I purchased a 91 or 92 Trek 750 Multitrack. It is totally stock and is in near mint condition. I had advertised on CL that I wanted one. Yesterday a man called me and said that his father had given him this bike in 2008 and he had never ridden it. I was able to get it for $175.

      I plan to replace the tires and chain and service all the bearings before I ride it. It is the same color scheme as yours and has a 21 inch frame. At some point I will do some upgrades.

      It goes to show once you focus on something clearly, it will not be long in appearing.

      • peterlombardi

        Hey Kent, sorry I’ve been MIA, life has gotten rather hectic and I’ve had very little time for working bikes, and even more sadly not much time for riding them.

        Thankfully they come decently kitted from the factory, such great deals ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re enjoying yours!

  2. NYMB.co

    This bike looks awesome! Such a nice job. Especially loving those sweet racks. Beautiful!!

  3. Sumner

    Hi Peter,
    What did you use for the plastic sheath that protects the cables from the strap on water bottle cage? Did you have to modify that bottom bracket guide to accept the sheath?

    Thanks!

  4. Cade Ritter

    Hi Peter, sorry to come back to such an old post, but I’m doing a really similar build with a 950 soon – super stoked. I noticed you went from Resists to Paselas. Was there a reason why? I’m torn between the two. 26in if that makes any difference.

    • peterlombardi

      No worries Cade! 26″ would definitely make a difference! This bike runs 700c tires, and sadly the Resists were just a bit too wide for comfort, I really want to find a set of true 42/3’s. Honestly I’m leaning towards a set of the Panaracer built Sim Works “The Homage” tires in the black/brown and nixing my most recent undertaking of fenders (I’ve decided that this trek hates decent sized tires and fenders w/ the front fork).

      Back to your question though, honestly I think the Pasela is a significantly better tire for the money. It actually has protection, it’s pliable enough, and it has a ton of testing behind it. The Resist is a fine budget tire, but I wouldn’t commute on it or ride it on too rough of roads.
      https://www.compasscycle.com/product-category/components/tires/26-inch/

      If you decide you want to set up your tire game and run some truly great tires, give the Compass Tires a try! I’ve seriously loved every set that I’ve owned and I’m having Triton in Russia building me frame around the Compass 700c x 44 Snoqualmie Pass tire.
      https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/components/tires/700c/compass-700c-x-44-snoqualmie-pass/

      Hope that helps! Best of you luck to you with your build Cade ๐Ÿ™‚

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