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Old 09-25-12, 11:06 PM   #1
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Best places to look for deals on tandem wheels and other components

I want to add a front disk brake to our 2005 T1000 so that means new wheels, front fork, and the disk brake. I'm already looking on:

e-Bay
Craigslist
Tandem Magazine - Classifieds
Road Bike Review - Classifieds
Performance Bike
Bike Nashbar
Colorado Cyclist
Bike Forums - Classifieds
Tandems East

Seems like now that we are in fall there should be all sorts of closeouts, but not many tandem specific items.

Are there any other places I should be looking?

I sure wish Supergo was still around...
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Old 09-25-12, 11:29 PM   #2
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supergo got gobbled up by performance/nashbar
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Old 09-26-12, 07:20 AM   #3
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Precision Tandems: http://www.precisiontandems.com/catframepart.htm
Gear to Go Tandems: http://gtgtandems.com/partsnew.html
http://www.crank-2.com/store/search.asp

FWIW, I've only actually dealt with Precision Tandems. Not sure about close out stuff, though.
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carry tandem stuff but they are not "Tandem" specialists
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....I'm right with you always looking for a great deal on cycling items, but one caution I would offer is on wheelsets, particularly for tandems. Chase a quality builder more so than price and you'll never regret it. I've had sets built by Mel at Tandems East for a C'dale and a disc brake compatible wheelset for my Trek T2000 from Mark at Precision Tandems, both have been outstanding in performance and durability.
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Keep an eye on ebay and do wide searches.
I scored a brand new set of tandem wheels off a new Cannondale for $100 because nobody else bid on them. They weren't listed correctly as "tandem" wheels. I knew they were by the hub part numbers and number of spokes.
Last year I saw several brand new wheel sets go for as low as $75.00 to$125.00 , these were older 140mm width. New old stock.
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I want to add a front disk brake to our 2005 T1000 so that means new wheels, front fork, and the disk brake. I'm already looking on:

e-Bay
Craigslist
Tandem Magazine - Classifieds
Road Bike Review - Classifieds
Performance Bike
Bike Nashbar
Colorado Cyclist
Bike Forums - Classifieds
Tandems East

Seems like now that we are in fall there should be all sorts of closeouts, but not many tandem specific items.

Are there any other places I should be looking?

I sure wish Supergo was still around...
I have snapped up some nice tandem specific stuff from Colorado Cyclist on ebay. Highly recommended.
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Old 10-10-12, 02:51 PM   #8
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I have snapped up some nice tandem specific stuff from Colorado Cyclist on ebay. Highly recommended.
I thought the CC used to sell stuff on E-Bay but can't find them now.
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I think you may be confused with Rocky Mountain Cyclery? They have tandem items such as wheels. Earlier this year I saw them listing selling some new old stock 140mm width rear wheels for great prices.
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I think you may be confused with Rocky Mountain Cyclery? They have tandem items such as wheels. Earlier this year I saw them listing selling some new old stock 140mm width rear wheels for great prices.
Yes you are correct. I checked the old ebay chatter email on the tandem parts buys and pretty much all say Rock Mountain and none say Colorado Cyclist... so yep I was confused but no malace intended. Thanks for correction --should prevent others from wasting time looking for non-existing items.
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