S(h)url(e)y CrossTrek tourer

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  • I am building an old Trek Multitrack into a mixed terrain tourer, a Surly Crosstrack tribute act.

    Looking about these seem to have a little cult following as a cheap versatile frame that can tour, cx, off-road etc.

    Made of nice True Temper OX in the US of mf A.

    Planning something to comfortably tackle some mini 2/3 day trips. Mostly road but something that can handle some light off roading if needed.

    Trying to build something that functions well on a low budget. I don't want to be riding round on something flash I'm worried about losing the minute it's out of site.

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  • Wheels.
    Mavic a319 deore hubs

  • Finishing kit:
    Haven't decided on drops or risers yet.

    Option A: compact drops I have spare with a riser stem.
    Option B: wide trekking riser bars with a low stem.
    Option C: quill converter with some os gravel drops I have spare.

  • Gears:

    165mm black Spa cranks
    34t surly ring
    Microshift 11-46 cassette
    Microshift 9sp rear mech
    Microshift thumbshifter

  • Mudguards:

    A: Planet X have chromoplastic on sale
    B: some more basic option as mostly riding in good weather hopefully

  • Tyres:
    Schwalbe marathon Mondial 35

  • Carry:

    Pelago rack up front with ortlieb gravel panniers
    Restrap Frame bag for tools
    Platypus approved sleeping bag in a saddlebag

  • Other bits:

    Deore LX rear V
    Deore XTR front V

    Fabric scoop

    Some dmr flat pedals
    Maybe some bar ends

  • Updated with a pic

  • I like the old treks. The 1989 520 is my favourite.

    Is this 700c?

    Here’s some inspiration


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  • Is this 700c?


  • Good project

  • The singletrack in the picture is 26" but the multitrack is 700c (at least mine is but I don't know if there's a difference between the 730 and 750?)

    Cool project! Here my multitrack. Got it for free last summer and built it up for a tour round Scotland. Really lovely bikes!

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  • Yep it's 700c.
    Parts are slowly arriving in the post.

    I cannot decide on the handlebar setup.

  • I have a riser stem I could setup with these wide bars
    I could put some barends in the middle, bit quirky but would offer several hand positions.

    Or drops

  • Nice. Looks ideal!

  • Nice frame.

    Here's my mate's old Trek for inspo. We swapped the head tube for a 1 1/8" but that doesn't change the fact that Trek made awesome stuff back in the days.

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  • Swapped the head tube eh... Swapped the head tube. Hmmmm

  • Easily done 🤠✅

  • Project has stalled over handlebar decisions. I was really against a ahead converter but the lack of choice / price / various standards of quill stems has made me rethink.
    Going to use an adaptor with modern stem and bars and ultimately switch to threadless forks.
    I've got some flared drops and Jones copies in the spares box so makes sense.

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S(h)url(e)y CrossTrek tourer

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