Trek Multitrack drop bar conversion

Trek Multitrack drop bar conversion

I love drop bars. In a windy country like the Netherlands a drop bar will allow for a much more aerodynamic position. What I also love are big tyres, to devour forest paths and cobble stone roads. Third, I love steel frames. Mostly for the looks, I can hardly say I notice the extra comfort but experts say steel frames provide. So a bike with a steel frame, drop bars and big tyres, that was what I was after. I began with a Trek Multitrack 730 (1997?) I found online. It looked like this:

trek multitrack before restoration.

When I was done it looked like this:

Trek Multitrack Drop Bar

 

New or second hand components I mounted were:

1 inch quill stem Kalloy AL 231, 25,4 clamp

New cables

Old Brooks saddle

New pedals

Maxxis Overdrive Excel (40-622) tyres

Shimano fc m 730 cranks with one 36 t ring and a bashguard

Kalloy 27,2 seatpost

Tektro RL520 brake levers

Because I installed only one chainring, I only needed one gear shifter, which I mounted on an old bar end on the quill stem. Like this:

gear shifter on quill stem

 

2 thoughts on “Trek Multitrack drop bar conversion

  1. Nice. What bars did you use. I’m considering doing a drop bar conversion on a 750 that I picked up recently and like the look of those.

    1. I believe it is a Brave Classics bar. It is more of a track bar, and I would suggest installing a bit of wider bar for more comfort.

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