Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
I am one of those people that changes parts before necessary- like wheels, group sets and Cranksets, and also have a great number of "New" parts that have been tried and discarded. I decided to built a custom bike several years ago and barring the frame had all the bits on my upgraded Kona that I wanted the custom to replace. Had the frame built, transfered all the parts from the Kona and only had to buy a head set and bottom bracket. Then built up the Kona frame with all my "Discarded" parts.
Unfortunately then found out that the Kona was still a quality bike, even though it had the parts that I did not want to use previously. Good point though was that I now had two superb bikes that worked.
Still have the Kona, but the Custom went to a friend on loan when he bent his bike, and eventually sold it to him as there was no way he was going to let me have it back.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.