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  1. #1
    Senior Member
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    Incheon, South Korea
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    Nothing amazing... cheap old 21 speed mtb
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    I think I have my bikes perfect...

    After 4 months of modifying I finally managed to get my fleet of two perfect (for me anyway).

    Bike number one IMG074.jpg
    Started life as a cable disked, sad suspension fork 'entry level' MTB. Got her for $260 slightly used. The new price here in Korea is $375 so it was a decent deal. I sourced a rock shock tora front fork for $80 and deore hydrolic disks for $100, and Hybrid tires for $40. Massaged all the settings, cleaned out the hubs and now today it rode perfectly. Best fit and smooth ride I've ever had. Even felt rock solid descending at 56km/h.

    Bike Number two IMG092.jpg

    The cheap commuter/grocery getter. The saddle is high in the picture because the basket was being setup and I forgot to lower it again. Replaced the 42t front chain ring with a 48t group and installed a cheap computer, extra strong rack, and basket/baby seat. She will get the same tires as bike one has next pay day as they roll so nicely and are a great deal for $40 a set. So for the grand price of parts I had from the old beater and $220 for the bike I have an awesome commuter/shopping basket/kid carrier.

    Don't need N+1 I have all the bikes I need.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Albany, NY
    My Bikes
    89 Bianchi Campione d'Italia upgraded with 10 speed Ultegra/105, '92 Trek 1100 8 speed, bar end shifters
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    Congrats but the phrase you're looking for is "Perfect enough...for now"

  3. #3
    Senior Member
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    Location
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    My Bikes
    Nothing amazing... cheap old 21 speed mtb
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    Don't want a road bike, wife would never ride a tandom, A downhill bike would never get used. I can't see myself ever wanting a titanium or carbon bike. Unless something breaks I'm good.

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