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Old 07-15-23, 12:29 PM
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Replacing QR Surly Disc Trucker frame

I recently had an unfortunate fender bender. My 2018 58cm Disc Trucker came out with a bend in the fork, top and bottom tube, and the bike shop recommended trashing the frame (fortunately I was fine).

I'm now thinking about replacements. Most of my components are ok besides the frame and fork.

I ride primarily for commuting, grocery and transportation but also would like to do more overnight tours.


I first thought about buying the DT frame on sale now and moving parts over. However the Disc Trucker moved to thru-axle and flat mount brakes and I would have to get new wheels.

I haven't been able to track down an old QR style Disc Trucker frame. Are there other framesets I should be looking at?

I also have looked at the Fuji Disc Touring ($1499) at my local shop. Most of my current parts would be compatible so I would have plenty of spare parts.

I looked at the whole new Disc Trucker, which is on sale at the same price ($1499) but besides the color, I don't love the brifters, loss of a gear and major downgrade in drivetrain to Alivio.

My last thought was buying the new Surly frame, and rebuilding my wheels with thru-axle hubs either myself, or by a local shop. I'd move parts the rest of the parts over myself. I'm not sure that would make sense pricewise.
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You could start watching Craigs List, garage sales, if you are lucky an organization in your community might occasionally host a swap meet.
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Take a look at Surly's Bridge Club, a frame with classic vertical rear dropouts. BC frame is longer than the DT (more reach) however, to replicate your current set-up you'd need a shorter stem and probably a compact drop bar.
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Originally Posted by CMAW
Take a look at Surly's Bridge Club, a frame with classic vertical rear dropouts. BC frame is longer than the DT (more reach) however, to replicate your current set-up you'd need a shorter stem and probably a compact drop bar.
Sometimes a slightly smaller frame size can get you the shorter top tube without any other problems.
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Originally Posted by bikedoggy
...I haven't been able to track down an old QR style Disc Trucker frame. Are there other framesets I should be looking at?
posted 3 days ago..easy ship. Have the guy drop it off at a bike shop, they can pack and ship
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...644635095.html

Or..there's a facilitators thread that may be of help
"The Facilitators" Thread - Post here if you're willing and able!
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If you go the Fuji Touring route, you should be able to get it for significantly less than retail. I bought one when my Trucker was stolen, paid $1200 OTD, and that was during the pandemic! Gotta say I love the disc brakes!
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Originally Posted by fishboat
posted 3 days ago..easy ship. Have the guy drop it off at a bike shop, they can pack and ship
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...644635095.html
Nice find, except for the headset. Bling is not always bling.
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Not saying this is a cheap option or anything it isn't but I love my Cascadia:
https://co-motion.com/collections/single-bikes

They are built in the U.S. in Eugene, Oregon and really nice quality bikes and I bought mine as a frame to replace my old Disc Trucker and my only wish is that I had ordered it more recently to account for some minor changes in how I ride and what I really ended up wanting VS what I got 10 years ago when I think I was in a whole different headspace on what I thought I wanted.
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Originally Posted by bikedoggy
I recently had an unfortunate fender bender. My 2018 58cm Disc Trucker came out with a bend in the fork, top and bottom tube, and the bike shop recommended trashing the frame (fortunately I was fine).

I'm now thinking about replacements. Most of my components are ok besides the frame and fork.

I ride primarily for commuting, grocery and transportation but also would like to do more overnight tours.


I first thought about buying the DT frame on sale now and moving parts over. However the Disc Trucker moved to thru-axle and flat mount brakes and I would have to get new wheels.

I haven't been able to track down an old QR style Disc Trucker frame. Are there other framesets I should be looking at?

I also have looked at the Fuji Disc Touring ($1499) at my local shop. Most of my current parts would be compatible so I would have plenty of spare parts.

I looked at the whole new Disc Trucker, which is on sale at the same price ($1499) but besides the color, I don't love the brifters, loss of a gear and major downgrade in drivetrain to Alivio.

My last thought was buying the new Surly frame, and rebuilding my wheels with thru-axle hubs either myself, or by a local shop. I'd move parts the rest of the parts over myself. I'm not sure that would make sense pricewise.
How about a Soma?
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https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/230...ack-5884#attr=
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You could probably pick just about any frame to tie you over and then look at leisure for the frame of your dreams. The "right now" factor can add a lot to the cost.
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I have a like new, 58 cm, 2013 Disc Trucker that I purchased new in 2016 and have ridden for less than 1,000 miles. I returned it to stock and had it professionally serviced ($75) in 2022 and it's ready to ride or to be customized. I'm not sure where you're located, but contact me directly if you're interested and would like more pictures.

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