This was the reason for me ignoring my tank last month

Discussion in 'Off Topic / Chit-Chat' started by GreenNeedle, 29 Jun 2008.

  1. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

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    I have quite literally 'pimped my ride'
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    After a couple of problems with my chain and rear cassette I decided whilst repairing the problems that I would upgrade quite a few things. As per usual I got tottaly carried away and spent far too much as follows:

    New Carbon Handlebars
    New Carbon Stem
    New Carbon Seatpost
    New Carbon Saddle (not the leather bit of course. lol)
    New Chainrings and cranks
    New Front Derraillieur
    New Bottom Bracket
    New Wheels
    New Tyres
    New Computer
    New Brake Cables and Outers
    New downtube adjusters
    And of course new bar tape to match the saddle and tyres he, he.

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    I know you lot will be asking why I didn't buy a new bike instead? Answer of course is as usual good hunting on ebay meant that after selling what I replaced I hadn't really spent that much. lol

    Someone needs to stop me cos everything I start I go overboard with. Right back on with rescaping and restocking. I feel the wallet opening again. Aw naw ;)

    Andy
     
  2. Steve Smith

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    I would like to say, that is very sexy...

    I've been getting into my bike commute a bit lately. Building up slowly to make my journey longer (currently a measley 2.5 miles each way). Doing 8 miles a day now :) Well, I was till I snapped a spoke. Need to get to the bike shop and get it repaired!

    I'm on a Trek 7.5FX hybrid. So much faster than my MTB :)
     
  3. GreenNeedle

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    I bike 8½ miles to work and then the same back 5 days a week 48 weeks a year.

    Thats 4000 miles a year just on the commute.lol and then I go out for some more 'enjoyment'

    This still has some way to go. Currently has cheap Michelin tyres and cheap Shimano wheels on but money is tight.

    By the end of the year it will have some top Continental Racing tyres on, maybe better wheels and the handlebar tape will be black too. This may mean I have to get a black saddle but we'll see.

    Andy
     
  4. aaronnorth

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    How long does that take you?
     
  5. GreenNeedle

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    Depends

    Normally between 25 and 30 minutes. All dependent on wind direction, rain or not and wether I am wearing Lycra or not. I usually just go in the clothes I'll be wearing under my overalls. plus always have a rucksack which isn't very aerodynamic.

    Andy
     
  6. aaronnorth

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    is that it? i thought it would be longer than that.
     
  7. GreenNeedle

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    Topping 20mph for most of the journey. One section closer to 30mph. Not too many stops either.

    Andy
     

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