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Old 05-07-08, 07:46 PM   #1
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Forums keep costing me money

Thanks to born2pdl, I now have a carbon fork on my T2000. I would have been golden, but the long reach brakes cost more then the fork. I've not had it out, other then a quick ride around the neighborhood. I think I'll be very happy. Brakes are much better! I've struggled with the front canti's, trying multiple pads and a Salsa booster until now. The Shimano R600's are much improved. It's also gave the front of the bike a cleaner look. I'm still running the Avids in the rear with a shaved Arai drum. I would like to replace both with a disk at some point.

Anyway, thanks for the heads up on the fork, the bike continues to evolve nicely, but you guys can still be tough on the wallet.
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Old 05-07-08, 10:19 PM   #2
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Hope you've been reading all about issues with some discs on the Satanas . . .
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Old 05-08-08, 03:35 AM   #3
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Nice work - post a photo of yours and I will post one of mine.
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If it stops raining, I'll try and snap a pic.

I've not read any negative comments about the disks. Please post a link. I was thinking of the Precision Tandem Trek kit. The current setup leaves something to be desired, as the canit's aren't very strong. Arai drum works great - just heavy.
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Ok, I found the disk post, any other thoughts are appreciated.
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I would have been golden, but the long reach brakes cost more then the fork.
??? $90 on Ebay.

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Ok, I found the disk post, any other thoughts are appreciated.
1. If you stick with what has been spec'd for your Trek you'll be OK. However, your older frame is size limited on the rotor @ 185mm. The more recent frame update with the I.S. rear drop-out and chainstay mods accommodate the 203mm rotors.

2. Be mindful how how much you're investing in your tandem; you will hit a tipping point where a new or new-used model that comes with all the newer carbon bits becomes more cost effective to acquire, less the resale of your current tandem. We were on a similar path with our first tandem and made the decision to sell it while it still had a lot of resale value and before too many other changes were made. Well, there were also some changes that couldn't be made and that too factored into the decision.
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Trek is closing out the Bontrager Carbon Tandem forks for $70, so a fair bit less then the $250 list.

We've invested heavily in our tandem, but with young children riding time is limited, so I spend many more hours on my single. The tandem is great for tours, and just getting out, but I really enjoy my single for the group rides and "riding with the guys". Right now a tandem ride = babysitter (not always easy as our good ones keep graduating), so until the kids are a lot older we'll keep rockin' the Trek when we can.

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1. If you stick with what has been spec'd for your Trek you'll be OK. However, your older frame is size limited on the rotor @ 185mm. The more recent frame update with the I.S. rear drop-out and chainstay mods accommodate the 203mm rotors.

2. Be mindful how how much you're investing in your tandem; you will hit a tipping point where a new or new-used model that comes with all the newer carbon bits becomes more cost effective to acquire, less the resale of your current tandem. We were on a similar path with our first tandem and made the decision to sell it while it still had a lot of resale value and before too many other changes were made. Well, there were also some changes that couldn't be made and that too factored into the decision.
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Trek is closing out the Bontrager Carbon Tandem forks for $70, so a fair bit less then the $250 list.
Quadruple Keystone? Good grief.
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Trek is closing out the Bontrager Carbon Tandem forks for $70, so a fair bit less then the $250 list.
I did some searching and didn't find a source -- is that direct from Trek, or through a Trek dealer, or are they all gone?
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Hope you've been reading all about issues with some discs on the Satanas . . .
SATANAS???
Is this a typo or a pet name for my bike?
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I did some searching and didn't find a source -- is that direct from Trek, or through a Trek dealer, or are they all gone?
You need to call and ask, they may be close to out of stock. Ask for Noah.

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1. If you stick with what has been spec'd for your Trek you'll be OK. However, your older frame is size limited on the rotor @ 185mm. The more recent frame update with the I.S. rear drop-out and chainstay mods accommodate the 203mm rotors.
I don't know about the 2005 Trek but the 203mm rotor does fit a 2003 Trek. Keep in mind it's no substitute for a drum brake. I was surprised how easily we warped the disk.
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I don't know about the 2005 Trek but the 203mm rotor does fit a 2003 Trek.
I stand corrected and concur; it'll fit.

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Don't get me started. BF has lead to the purchase of a $5,000 CF bike, a $1500 power tap wheel, a $9,000 tandem, a TT helmet....

I'm going to take up cocaine; it will be cheaper.
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My propensity for squandering discretionary income on cycling pre-dates the Internet.
Note: No college funds or retirement accounts were harmed in the pursuit of the cycling hobby.



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I'm going to take up cocaine; it will be cheaper.
Stick with cycling: "Despite a popular myth, cocaine does not enhance performance whether it be on the job, in sports, at school, or with a sexual partner. On the contrary, long-term use can lead to loss of concentration, irritability, loss of memory, paranoia, loss of energy, anxiety, and a loss of interest in sex. The controlling effect cocaine has on an addict's life can lead to exclusion of all other facets of life. A habit can cost an addict thousands of dollars a week to maintain."

Motorsports, boating, and gambling are also pretty expensive habits to maintain, e.g., a bad decision at the race track can easily consume the cost of a high-end tandem in a nano second.

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.... a bad decision at the race track can easily consume the cost of a high-end tandem in a nano second..

+100 !!

motorsports...I life time addiction for which there is absolutely no known cure for....but some days - tandeming helps a little.

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