This is a 1999 Trek 7500 Multitrack in Pearl White with Black Lettering. It is a 22.5″ / 57 cm / Large (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) TIG Welded Aluminum frame with a Cro-Mo steel fork. The stand over height is 32.5″ directly in front of the saddle.
There are 24 speeds available through the Shimano Nexave three ring (48/38/28t) crankset and the Shimano Hyperglide 8 gear (11-30t) freehub.
The rear derailleur is a Shimano Deore LX SGS and the front is a Shimano Nexave 401. Shifting is through SRAM Grip Shifters.
The rear wheel is a Bontrager Fairlane double wall alloy rim drilled for a Schrader valve laced to a Bontrager alloy hub with quick release. The front is a Sunrims CR18 double wall alloy rim drilled for a Schrader valve and laced to a Shimano Parallax alloy hub with quick release. Both wheels have 700x37c Wheeler Iseran tan wall tires.
Braking is handled by front and rear V Brakes.
The black vinyl saddle is mounted to a suspension seat post that moves freely in the seat tube. There is wear through to the rear left corner of the saddle.
Alloy handlebars with bar ends and black grips are mounted to an adjustable alloy stem. The stem is NOT frozen in the steerer tube.
There is an alloy bottle cage mounted to the downtube and bosses for another on the seat tube, a Trek alloy rear rack and mounting points on the forks for paniers or a rack.
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings as it should.
From the Trek catalog: “The 7500 has strong, light (4.2 lbs main frame) and durable Alpha Aluminum construction, with large diameter tubing for added stiffness. A higher riding position and suspension seatpost give you a comfortable ride over many different terrains.” This would be an excellent commuter. It has a multitude of gears, an upright riding position that allows you to see and be seen, tires that can handle paved and gravel surfaces, a rear rack and the ability to add a front rack or paniers to carry even more stuff with you.
For less than the price of a generic Bike Shaped Object that anyone might buy online or from a store that sells bicycles in the Toy Department, you could be riding this vintage bicycle with quality components. The fact that it is still rolling down the road is a testament to how well it was built.
It’s important to point out that this is not just a used bicycle, but a vintage bicycle. While it has been test ridden a little over two miles (up and down a long hill, over two sets of railroad tracks and through a neighborhood) to ensure that it actually does turn, brake and shift correctly, it is a 23 year old bicycle with mechanical components which will work well today and could fail tomorrow or may work just as designed for another 50 years. It has not been restored to factory new condition and the price reflects this.
Also, think of the type of riding you are likely to be doing and the bicycle that you are considering. If you normally ride a mountain bike and are looking at a 40 year old road bike because it’s your favorite color, one of your considerations should probably not be wondering about how awesome a 40 year old Peugeot made of Vitus 980 Super Light Tubing and rolling on 23c road tires will look on Instagram covered in mud or jumping a curb: it will look broken.
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