New build because of just one part?
Anyone built up a whole, brand-new bike, simply because they happened to have one single solitary part that just needed to be allowed to fulfill its existence?
I have a spare saddle sitting on my desk, staring at me, begging to be used.
That is about the best excuse I’ve ever seen to justify a brand new build… 😆Posted 4 years agoakipMember
Agreed Clubber! Can’t help now scouring local classifieds, for parts to befriend this lonely Gobi.
Thing is that I managed to rationalise down to one “do-it-all” mountain bike three or so months ago, selling almost all of my old spare bits. Maybe I just can’t help feeling that I may not be a one-bike-man.Posted 4 years agotall_martinMember
A mate bent his chainring and used it to buy a whole new bike.
Well, he would have needed a new chain set, might as well get a new bottom bracket if you do that, why not service the forks, rim was worne, could get a new wheel why not get a front disk brake while he was at it, get a new frame to get a rear disk…..
that was 5 years ago, he bent a chair ring the other day… and bought a chain ring. I was dissapointedPosted 4 years agoads678Subscriber
Not built a bike from one bit, but built a new bike because the free hub on my old GT died! Cost me about £600 to build up. Then a few months later I fitted a free hub from a spare hub I had hanging around and gave the wheel to my bro in law!!
Shhh, don’t tell the missus…..Posted 4 years agolungeSubscriber
I built a bike from a pair of Easton EA90 handlebars. Seemed a shame they were wasted so various bits were built to add to them. Turned out 680mm bars weren’t wide enough anyway so I had to buy some new bars anyway.
Right now, I also have a pair of drop bars, a stem and a saddle sitting around. Hmm…Posted 4 years agoRogan JoshMember
I built my unit because of that.
Had some crank brother bars and some conti tyres sitting around, when I finished the build it had some element bars and ardents!!!
I seem to be snapping up nice pieces of finishing kit when they come up cheap on eBay to go in the parts bin…. For this very reason!Posted 4 years ago
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