- Why don't I like my bike / want another one?
Yeah I get that sometimes but perseverance can pay off. It often amazes me how a fairly minor tweak can make a huge difference. I really didn’t get on with my new Pipedream Sirius (which replaced an 853 Inbred) but a layback seatpost, some new bars and a bit of tweaking for the saddle height/fore and aft/angle made all the difference, now I think it’s great.Posted 6 years agobinnersSubscriber
My Bike’s ace! I was only thinking that while hooning down Cut Gate last night, cackling like a maniac. And the more battered-looking its getting (and believe me, its looking pretty battle scarred!), the more I love it!
Anyway… You are Hora and I claim my five English poundsPosted 6 years agoash.addyMember
I hankered after a sovereign for a while too until I made the decision and got rid of my Spicy, now I’m in the process of building her up with all the bits off my Spicy and a set of pikes I had in the shed. Couldn’t really justify the Spicy and a Bottlerocket. Especially when the BR makes me giggle so much when I ride it – the Spicy was too much for the riding in in Wales.Posted 6 years agoGiantJauntMember
I went through a stage of disliking my bike a bit but realised it was because I’d built it up too heavy. 2 years after buying the bike and doing the frame justice by upgrading almost every part, I’m finally happy with the set up. I think some of the changes I made were to compensate for my lack of skill also. I had a very short stem on it as it felt better on downhill sections but now a longer stem feels much better all round. I’d try and get the set up perfect before you consider changing it.Posted 6 years agosevenSubscriber
Agree with GiantJ and others, make some changes and see how it goes.
I once built up a scandium framed bike. It was a thing of beauty, but I never felt comfortable riding it, as it was to light and I couldn’t believe it wouldn’t snap (all in the head obviously). I sold it and bought a secondhand airborne, after a few part changes (well everything bar the cranks and frame) I now think it’s ‘king awesome.
I do however have the luxury of 4 bikes and always have the right one for the kind of riding I do. hmmm, could do with a better road bike now I think about it 🙂Posted 6 years agoBarney_McGrewMember
I sometimes want a new bike then I test ride them and come away thinking that my existing FS is better which makes me hate it as it’s stopping me from getting shiny-shiny. It is however quite satisfying to know that after 2 years of test riding all sorts of nice stuff that I’m still delighted with what I have.Posted 6 years agomartymacSubscriber
it could be a set up problem?Posted 6 years ago
i have an orange p7, set up with 80mm forks.
for about a year i kept looking at FS bikes and other, more hardcore, hardtails, because i never quite felt ‘right’ on the p7.
i was forced (by an air leak) to strip the forks, and while i was in there i removed the spacer to get the full 130mm travel.
the difference this has made is dramatic, i now find the bike much easier to pedal and generally more fun to ride.
its taken me by surprise tbh.
nowt wrong with wanting something else tho.
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