Trek 5900 Superlight 2001 Headset Maintenance



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plp_74

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I'm thinking about getting a used Trek 5900 Superlight frameset, 2001 model, to replace my current frame which is too small. I love how the frame looks, and I hear it rides great, but I've also heard that the fork and lower headset assembly is proprietary, the latter being bonded to the frame. Is this true? How difficult is it to get service or replacement parts (fork?) for this rig? Thanks very much for any advice you can give.
 
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Clarke White

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> I'm thinking about getting a used Trek 5900 Superlight frameset, 2001 model, to replace my current
> frame which is too small. I love how the frame looks, and I hear it rides great, but I've also
> heard that the fork and lower headset assembly is proprietary, the latter being bonded to the
> frame. Is this true? How difficult is it to get service or replacement parts (fork?) for this rig?
> Thanks very much for any advice you can give.

The lower cup is proprietary and is bonded into the frame. The fork is also proprietary and has a
larger than normal crown race seat. Replacing the bearing is a simple matter and readily available.
The only "disadvantage" to this system is if you want to use an aftermarket headset or fork
fahgetaboutit.

Clarke
www.clarkecycles.com
 
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Dianne_1234

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On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 14:34:57 GMT, "Clarke White" <[email protected]>
wrote:

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>> I'm thinking about getting a used Trek 5900 Superlight frameset, 2001 model, to replace my
>> current frame which is too small. I love how the frame looks, and I hear it rides great, but I've
>> also heard that the fork and lower headset assembly is proprietary, the latter being bonded to
>> the frame. Is this true? How difficult is it to get service or replacement parts (fork?) for this
>> rig? Thanks very much for any advice you can give.
>
>The lower cup is proprietary and is bonded into the frame. The fork is also proprietary and has a
>larger than normal crown race seat. Replacing the bearing is a simple matter and readily available.
>The only "disadvantage" to this system is if you want to use an aftermarket headset or fork
>fahgetaboutit.
>
> Clarke
> www.clarkecycles.com
>

Another disadvantage is if the bonded in cup's misaligned. http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-
1&c2coff=1&q=5900+headset&meta=group%3Drec.bicycles.tech

or

http://tinyurl.com/3balv
 
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