- Spare fork, wheels and a stem – enough justification for another bike?
Got a Marzocchi 66SL, some EX721 hope wheels and a 50mm Thomson X4 stem that I use for my Ventana on uplift days.
but most of the time they sit in the garage unused.
are they enough justification for another bike build?
thinking of a daft hardtail, I hate this bike building bug.
if so what opinions on frames, BFe, Alpine,Posted 8 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
Not enough spares yet to properly justify the time and expenditure IMO.
Wait until you have brakes and cogs as a minimum.
Plus, the cost of trying to pimp up two bikes is silly as you will find it hard to resist treating one bike and not the other. That is why both my bikes have Thompson posts and SDG Ti bel air saddles ODI lock on grips etc etc until i realised one only really gets ridden a few times a year.
Now I have 2 fully kitted out frames, 1 set of forks and one set of wheels.Posted 8 years ago
probably need to give the full picture here, as I have a maxmax jump bike with brakes and a crank etc, so was looking to strip bits off, together with my nearly new XT rear mech and set of unused XTR cables.
Sell on the maxmax frame and build something strong enough to use on the local BMX track, withut the worry of breaking it and yet be able to pedal the thing around on 2hr ride locally.
so it’s not really and EXTRA bike more of a swap from one to another.
so the wife can have nothing to complain about, can she John 🙂Posted 8 years agooldgitMember
Building a second/winter/trining road bike that started with a front wheel.Posted 8 years ago
That somehow attracted a FOC Dura Ace chainset, then an old Spesh frame came along c/w a seat post and front mech, then I found a set of Giant road bars and stem. But I have promised myself that this will be a pure money saving, mongrel old hack and no bling.LionheartMember
thing is where does it end…… just don’t go in our garage, or our cellar, or the potting shed, and that excludes the folder in the porch or frame on the wall… scan the STW each night… buy a bit at a time, just the right ones at just the right prices… before you know it…..Posted 8 years ago
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