- Is bike building an addictive hobby?
Just had to admit to my wife there's a bike in the cupboard under the stairs – I built it 18 months ago. Haven't ridden it yet. was scared she'd shout at me. she started laughing then burst into tears. I am in lots of trouble. I think the answer is yes. Also has guilt 🙂Posted 8 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
It only gets worse.
I took appart a perfectly functioning road bike, then hacksawed and filed off all the cable guides appart from the brake guides on the top tube. and took off the mech hanger last night. It was oddly theraputic getting down to the brass underneath the braze on and working arround the tube untill it was perfectly smooth.Posted 8 years agobreatheeasyMember
It's got to the point I had to buy the missus an old Rockhopper off eBay, and strip it completely down, clean, relube and fettled to perfection. She'll probably never ride it. But it was very shiney clean, even polished and waxed the frame!
I've also spent lunchtime pricing up some new Campag bits for a new shiney road frame I've taken a shine to.
I've justified it by not going out drinking as much these days!Posted 8 years ago
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