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Old 08-21-07, 09:05 AM   #1
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Road Tandem Fork

I know that this has been discussed before in terms of which forks meet the needs of a tandem but I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a good place to score a road tandem fork (hopefully for less than retail)? I'm looking for a fork to use with a road brake caliper on out time trial specific rig. Probably a Reynolds or Alpha-Q. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-21-07, 04:57 PM   #2
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Try rockymountaincyclery on ebay. email Tom through ebay. They sold us a new rear tandem wheel via private auction for 30% off retail. Do not know if they deal with carbon tandem forks.

You can also post a wanted on the Tandem Mag site
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I went through exactly the same process and have some tips:

I bought an AME from ebay for $380something, which is a good price I believe (or it would be if I didn't have to pay VAT and import duty to the UK).

However, the process to get it that price was certainly not worth the saving. Let's say I had what I would call a 'learning experience' and will not be doing business with the vendor again. The vendor "Ride-This" basically strung me along for a few months and only sent the fork after I had asked to cancel the order.

The learning experience is not to be strung along for more than a few months. Ebay's dispute process won't deal with claims more than a few months back. Also you can't leave negative feedback, which is a pain as I have no way of highlighting this issue to others.

I also looked on Air Bomb, but read numerous online horror stories about them melting down, and was unimpressed by their response to emails (i.e. they didn't reply) so I didn't want to do business with them.

A quick flick through google also reveals that eBikeStop is doing the 41mm rake tandem fork for $360, so you could get a good price there perhaps.

Whether the fork is any good remains to be seen - it's in a big box in the shed waiting for me to have time to fit it. It certainly looks nice.
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Old 08-22-07, 10:56 AM   #4
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The Winwood Muddy Disc Cross is a carbon cyclocross fork that is tandem rated. I think it can be fitted with a (probably long reach) road brake caliper. AFAIK it's the least expensive tandem rated carbon fork.
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