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would you upgrade?(5 posts)

would you upgrade?eyebob
Jul 8, 2003 10:34 AM
I'm suffering from having spent no money on bike parts for the better part of 3 weeks now. Help me.

My beater bike is going in for a tune up. I'm running 105 everything (8 spd). Since they're going to change a cable, should I have them upgrade the shifters. They're showing their age (6 years old and 20-25K miles) but essentially they work well.

Would you upgrade? What's the cost?

Share your painpitt83
Jul 8, 2003 11:13 AM
I bought tube-less wheels for the MTB to alleviate the symptoms of no upgrades since March (new bike). Much better now. I can stop at that, really I can stop whenever I want. Oh wait, new tires are necessary...
Would I do it or do I think it's smart? (nm)Spoke Wrench
Jul 8, 2003 1:01 PM
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!niteschaos
Jul 8, 2003 1:03 PM
The last thing you want is your nice and reliable riding machine to be transformed into a tinker machine. Change as little as possible. I've found that the 'buying bug' can be replaced by the 'trimming bug' where you try to trim wieght, then measure your progress. I'm dropping 1-2 pounds a week for the past month and can feel a difference coming out of corners and climbs and measuring the gains is fun too. I just keep knocking time off the 10 mile TT circuit around my house.
re: would you upgrade?kenyonCycleist
Jul 15, 2003 1:33 PM
why upgrade a beater bike..upgrade the good one