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    Trek 1000 touring?

    I plan on touring with a trek 1000 with a burley nomad trailer

    do i need to replace the back rim... for more strength and more spokes


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    I would, and add a disk brake. That's why I did. Only after I bent the rim so bady that it had to be replaced. I went with a disk brake rim, much stronger. I run a burley nomad and 4 painners, also I use that bike as a commuter too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geeklpc1985
    I would, and add a disk brake. That's why I did. Only after I bent the rim so bady that it had to be replaced. I went with a disk brake rim, much stronger. I run a burley nomad and 4 painners, also I use that bike as a commuter too.
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    *cough* newbie question: How do you retrofit a 1000 with a discbrake? I know it would be darn nice, quite handy in the rain (I live in northern Washington) and I was thinking about going on some short tours this summer on my 1000. I just don't see the mounts on the bike for a disc brake. Custom fork?

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    The Burly two wheel trailer will carry most of the weight. (The BOB trailer is more of an even split between the bike and the trailer wheel) So....... you should be just fine with what you have. For a little bit better braking power you might switch to Cool-stop salmon colored pads if you don't already use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corcis
    *cough* newbie question: How do you retrofit a 1000 with a discbrake? I know it would be darn nice, quite handy in the rain (I live in northern Washington) and I was thinking about going on some short tours this summer on my 1000. I just don't see the mounts on the bike for a disc brake. Custom fork?
    Zip ties! I guess one could braze on rear mounts, but even then, does a Trek 1000 have enough clearance for a disk brake? Up front a new fork would do the trick.

    To the OP, the trailer will bear most of the weight, but considering that a Trek 1000 is an entry level bike with lower-end wheels and components, I'd probably replace both wheels with something a little more reliable before doing any long-distance touring.
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    wish i could, dont have the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgerinNH
    wish i could, dont have the money
    How much do you weigh?
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Zip ties! I guess one could braze on rear mounts, but even then, does a Trek 1000 have enough clearance for a disk brake? Up front a new fork would do the trick.

    To the OP, the trailer will bear most of the weight, but considering that a Trek 1000 is an entry level bike with lower-end wheels and components, I'd probably replace both wheels with something a little more reliable before doing any long-distance touring.
    I was just responding to the second poster saying you should add a disk brake. I thought it was impossible before, seeing as the frame doesn't have braze-ons for it. Just wondered if somehow the second poster had some piece of knowledge I didn't.

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    I have a trek 1000 that I've used for weekend tours with my gear carried on a rear rack and panniers. I haven't had any problems with the wheels but I only weigh about 65kg.
    Having said that I think that it would probably be a good idea to get a 36-spoke well built rear wheel for use with the trailer.

    I don't think that you need disc brakes but I strongly recommend replacing the stock brake pads.

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