I have been very loyal to my oldest Scott 520 road bike...My first bike since childhood..It has accompanied me from Italy to Hawaii...I have liked the ride of steel...I keep this bike to load onto airplanes, where carriers like BA like to bang the hell out of bikes...I would prefer them to bang on a $1000 bike over a $3000 bike....SO I keep it out of loyalty and for taking on the plane..
But multiple shops have made a mess out of the drive train..As a result it shifts hard..I considered refitting it to all road bike 105 equilivant..that would cost about $300 and it would shift just great.
Before commissioning the work..I asked frame worth it..NO telltale signs of fatique at welds, etc...It has to have 70,000 miles on it...So, he rode it...Said no signs of frame failure but it flexes too much..A sign of problems to come...
So for double the money, he suggests a "Surly " frame.."Cross Check" frame..
anyone familiar with this...For double the money I give my loyal Scott steed its well deserved rest and I still have a lesser expensive bike for BA to beat up..
Anyone have a Surly frame..Is this what you would do..? thanks...
the mechanic said some of the newer components should be tranferred to the new Surly frame..Saving me some dollars.