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    Question 2005 Trek 3400 upgrades?

    I just picked up a 2005 Trek 3400 with linear pull brakes. Any recommendations for disc brake conversion?

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    Can't go wrong with Avid BB7's. Probably the best disc brake out there for the money.
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    Default Size?

    I see that Jenson has those here: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Brake+10.aspx

    However, I'm not sure which size I should go with. I'm assuming the sizes listed are rotor diameters, correct?

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    Correct, the size is the size of the rotor. The bigger the rotor the more stopping power, but as the rotor gets bigger the more likely that it will get bent out of place which could cause annoying rubbing issues and more maintenance to bend back in place. For the Midwest you should be fine with 160mm, but since the 180mm is cheaper you might as well get the added stopping power for the price. Just note that if you do buy the 180 and anything happens to the rotor then it looks like it's hard to replace it with another Avid rotor (non standard size for them I guess). Remember that these are sold individually so you'll have to order two to get front and rear.
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    Are you sure it's 3400? Looked on Bikepedia and it doesn't exist. Is it a 4300?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunchie View Post
    Are you sure it's 3400? Looked on Bikepedia and it doesn't exist. Is it a 4300?
    Yea I'm dumb. It's a 4300. Also looks like I need new wheels with the hubs that are tapped for rotor bolts. I may just stick with my linear pull brakes for now.

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    I have a Trek 4300 disc. I'll sell you the original wheels with tires for $20.00
    The tires are Michellin AT's (now called Grippers). 2.2 width. Both tires are in good shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russhole'72 View Post
    I have a Trek 4300 disc. I'll sell you the original wheels with tires for $20.00
    The tires are Michellin AT's (now called Grippers). 2.2 width. Both tires are in good shape.
    hot diggity! you got yourself a deal! PM me plz

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    I am also planning on replacing my RST Gila T5 fork. The stanchions are moving around inside their housings and the front end shakes like crazy during heavy braking. I found the 2010 RockShox Dart 2 on pricepoint for 90 bucks. I can't really spend much more than that on it right now. Would you guys happen to know if I can reuse all the headset components and star nut? I read that some star nuts will come out the bottom of the fork steerer tube but some are tapered and the star nut can't come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw2jr View Post
    I am also planning on replacing my RST Gila T5 fork. The stanchions are moving around inside their housings and the front end shakes like crazy during heavy braking. I found the 2010 RockShox Dart 2 on pricepoint for 90 bucks. I can't really spend much more than that on it right now. Would you guys happen to know if I can reuse all the headset components and star nut? I read that some star nuts will come out the bottom of the fork steerer tube but some are tapered and the star nut can't come out.
    If you can remove it without damage, you should be able to reuse it. I think I may have a couple starnuts laying around I'd be willing to give up, for say...a beer at the next FORC get together.

    The crown race will come off with ease with the proper tool, and with much less ease with a screwdriver.
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