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Upgrading?(5 posts)

Upgrading?BC
Mar 19, 2001 2:52 PM
Would it be wiser to upgrade my Trek 1000 or wait a while to buy a nicer bike?
re: Upgrading?QUADZILLA
Mar 19, 2001 3:03 PM
WAIT & GET A WHOLE NEW BIKE. A BUDDY ALSO HAS THE 1000, AND AFTER MANY MILES, DEVELOPED QUITE A BIT OF FRAME FLEX. i HAVE A 5200, WITH MORE MILES, AND NO FLEX. YOU CAN FIND SOME ON THIS SITE FOR A VERY REASONABLE PRICE. I KNOW THAT IT'S SO TEMPTING TO UPGRADE....I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE SPENT, BUT I KNOW THAT I PROBABLY COUND HAVE BOUGHT AT LEAST ANOTHER BIKE !!!
re: Upgrading?look271
Mar 19, 2001 3:25 PM
Unless you have a really great frame, which the 1000 isn't, or so I understand, it would be better to wait and buy new. You can always try to sell the old bike to help defray the cost of the new one. Selling a wholebike is alot easier than selling a mediocre used frame, IMHO.
hafta agreedonalson
Mar 19, 2001 6:13 PM
the frame is the biggest thing you can upgrade, no need to upgrade if the frame is crap,

as for upgrading parts, on my MTB i've upgraded things as they have broken (all cept my clipless pedals) when i trashed my rear deraliur i got a better one, when i trashed my seat i got a much more comfortable one, well you get the idea...only problem w/ that on road bikes is you don't trash things as offten.

take a look at any given bike, lets say you figure for a $1500 then go and try to find out how cheap you could get all the parts sepratly for, more than likely you would spend the $1500 on just the parts, the fork, wheels, groupo, pedals, bars, ect...and you'd still not have a frame,

my point is you get a lot more for yoru buck if you buy a new full bike...the big companies can buy in bulk and pass that savings on to you...works out nice :)

mark aka donalson

just my .02
The cheapest way to buy new componentsSpoke Wrench
Mar 20, 2001 5:41 AM
is bolted onto a bike frame.