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    What to do with old Fork!

    I bought a used 9 speed Santana (2003 Team Alum) nicely set up with an Ouzo Pro fork and Sweet Sixteen wheels. (Our first tandem.........still waiting for good weather to give it a test ride) The seller sent me the old steel Santana fork and and the original bullet proof wheels as well when he sent the bike to me.

    The "old" fork and wheels are really close to brand new from all appearances and beautifully made.

    Question is whether it is advisable to hold onto these components as potential spares for the higher performance stuff he put on the bike. I dont think the Ouzo will fail unless I hit something. I can see some logic in holding onto the wheels in case I pretzel one of the Sweet Sixteens which look a lot more tender than the originals, though I have read the stuff that says they are stronger.

    Do most of you guys hang on to such parts you have replaced?

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    Yes, we do. Keeping the wheels is a no brainer with all the problems with the cracking rims on the sweet 16's. Chances are you won't need the fork but what you would get for it is not worth the trouble.

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    Riding Heaven's Highwayson the grand tour
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    Absolutely keep the wheels close by..

    In geneal I tend to keep everything that I replace/upgrade, unless it is just worn out....can never have too many spare parts.

    Bill J.

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    I'll buy the fork for $75.

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    If you ever want to tour with the bike, particularly away from support, or carrying a load, it would be good to use the original wheels.

    And if you go out of town with the bike to a multi day event, I would definitely take the wheels as backup.

    Hate to ruin a trip because you broke a spoke.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Along the same lines, if you want to tour fully loaded, while it is possible to put front panniers on a carbon fork, it's a lot easier to use the steel fork. But then again you could pull a trailer, or only tour credit-card style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apage4u View Post
    I'll buy the fork for $75.
    And I know of a team that would like to buy the wheelset. PM me if interested

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    I would keep them. If you do a lot of riding I would do the bulk of it with the original wheels and save the light weights for using less often.

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    You could attach an old tube to the fork and make a nifty slingshot!

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