NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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I agree with most that economically it'd be better to just save for a new bike.
A decent (middle range) fork will run you about $200.
New brakes, levers, cables $50 to $100.
If you go discs, make that $200. (since you need new levers anyways)
If you go discs, you'll need a new set of wheels, figure another $125 to $175.
Now, the Trek is still a good bike, don't get me wrong.
It just might cost you as much as a new bike to turn it into what you want.
I'm not too familiar with Trek's line-up. Where did the 970 fall. Was it mid-level or more upper-end.
If more upper-end, then a fork upgrade makes more sense.
Also, although I use disc brakes, the majority of people don't "need" them for the type of riding they do. Sure, the can easily justify them, but honestly, they don't "NEED" them they just "want" them.
I'm guessing you'd be fine with sticking to Vee's.
I say this because I know that TREK doesn't generally have disc tabs welded to their frames. They have a special adapter that is a disc mount. This may be hard to find for your frame.
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