Are you happy with your bike?
As above really, trying to find out if i have some kind of addictive quality that is making me spend to much money on my ride! Having built a new bike from scratch a couple of months back, i am already looking to start changing things for no real reason! the other problem is i have now built some of my spare bits into another bike, and have started to upgrade that too.. Is it just me??Posted 9 years agoOllyMember
nope, totally normal.
anyone who is happy with a stock bike is weird and should consult thier physician/local-often-unhelpful-bike-forum
i built a bike around a pair of tyres i had going spare.
also bought a new frame, moved all the parts across, looked at old frame and was sad i wasnt riding it, so built it up, by buying new parts for the new frame, and moving the old parts back again.
as long as you can justify it in your head (dosent matter about justifying it to the rest of the world) your OKPosted 9 years agomboySubscriber
I think you’ll find the behaviour you describe is quite common.
I think the more spare cash that you have as an individual is inversely proportional to that individual’s happiness with their bike. Well, not in all cases, but often anyway!
Happy with one of my current bikes anyway, well… Nothing I’d really change anyway. Thinking of trying out the new 2 way release shifters (probably SLX) out instead of my old style single way release XT’s, but that doesn’t mean I’m not happy with it.
My DH bike though was totally unsuitable for me really as I don’t do enough DH to warrant having it, hence I’m selling it.Posted 9 years agoBushwackedSubscriber
I love my bikes – very happy with them and only change stuff when it breaks.
Having said that I am changing some parts on my BMX but that is to reward myself for progressing – something I always said I would do.
Not addicted to buying stuff but I am addicted to riding!!!Posted 9 years agoalpinMember
no. want wider bars. they were ok on the sanderson but shorter cockpit on alpine means i’m a bit cramped.
also want new pedals – v12 or the like, a new front wheel so i can put the lyriks on, some new, beefier, lighter brakes and some stickers with my name on.
then i can put the revs and brakes on the sanderson for the girl friend.
prob still won’t be completely happy.Posted 9 years ago
I think I have this illness very badly. I had hoped that refreshing my frame and build would go some way to solving this.
However I am intent on even going so far as swapping the frame for a lighter shorter travel one that is as slack but lighter.
I am very sick.
But I do fancy a Prophet mx and a few other bikes.Posted 9 years agoMikeWWMember
Think I’m going the other wayPosted 9 years ago
Bought a 2009 Marin Vision and was absolutely delighted with it. 4 months later after wearing out forks,chain set and rear hub started to think this was getting too expensive. Still got it but riding a single speed cobbled together bike at the moment and starting to wonder whether less is more.Harder work, not as easy over the rough stuff but hugely rewarding.jamesMember
“Bought a 2009 Marin Vision and was absolutely delighted with it. 4 months later after wearing out forks,chain set and rear hub started to think this was getting too expensive”
Which one was that! Thats disgusting. How much had you ridden it? A freehub should last a lot longer than that. The forks want sending back for warranty replacement (/refund) if they’ve not lasted 4 monthsPosted 9 years agoStrangeloveMember
I would say you are perfectly normal, without trying new things we will never find perfection.
Are you are seeking perfection?Posted 9 years ago
You will only end up disappointed.
To misquote Aryton Senna: Perfection is tying your shoelaces so that both ends are the same length. Sounds easy but no matter how many times you try, you will not achieve it.mountain chubMember
I’m happy just now with my Heckler while I’m saving for my wedding but I reckon after the wedding I’ll be looking to upgrade bits and bobs. Though I quite fancy building a hardtail next, mmm and maybe changing the forks on the Heckler and the chainset and the shifters and the wheels and the bar and the grips – all of these I could put on the hardtail!!!
Ah well I guess I’ve got UGI as well :o(Posted 9 years agoMikeWWMember
JamesPosted 9 years ago
Apparently I ride a lot. Only started 12 months ago but guess I do 50-80 miles a week off road.
Didn’t know but you are supposed to dismantle Fox Forks every 15 hours. Failing that considered wear and tear not warranty(although they did sort them out as a gesture of goodwill) Point is (for me anyway) is that if you ride often cheap and cheerful seems to be better. Not even thinking about bling bits anymore but more stuff that will last or dirt cheap to replace. Just moved back to deore hubs from Pro 11’s having gone through 4 in 6 months(2 for me and 2 for my 14 year old)thisisnotaspoonMember
took a long time to get there though, ay further work wil simply be bargain hunting, posibly a ligher stem, seatpost, saddle, but beyond that it would be fairly pointless. By far the most well mannered bike ive ever riden. just neeed to think about cornering and it sits you out in a different direction at twice the speed you went in!
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