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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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    supergo got gobbled up by performance/nashbar

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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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    http://www.bikewagon.com/
    http://www.crosslakesales.com/


    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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    Quote Originally Posted by scottj043 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ksisler View Post
    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.
    2013 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert, 2009 Ritchey Breakaway Cross, 2008 Trek T1000 Tandem, 2010 Specialized Tricross Sport, 2006 Trek Madone 5.2, 1995 Specialized Rockhopper A1 FS

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    Quote Originally Posted by ct-vt-trekker View Post
    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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