I am planning a trip to Iceland for a spot of volcano riding. Later this month
I have been before, and hire bikes over there are all set up with brakes the opposite way round. This lead to a couple of OTB moments. Besides a low end Trek with pogo stick forks really didn't allow me to enjoy the ride to it's fullest.
So this time I want to take a bike. However I have a slight problem...
My 2006 Scott Genius has the dreaded stuck seat post, so I won't be able to take pack it. Everything else on it is fine. The local bike shop have tried one go at getting it out, leaving only the hacksaw method left
So I could take my On-One Whippet, but TBH it's built up pretty light, and I'm slightly concerned knowing the sort of terrain..
Now I don't really want to spend a shed load on a new bike (I'm waiting for the Fat Bike, which would have been perfect )
So the choice is:
- Risk taking a hacksaw to the Scott
- Buy a new frame and swap over the bits
- Take the Whippet
As the first option may lead to the second anyway, I am now looking around at potential frames.
Currently catching my eye is the Titus FTM bundle for £799, (Though the 2011 Scott Genius frame from Evans @ £1400 seems a good deal, and I'd stick with something that should be broadly comparable.)
Any other suggestions greatly welcome