When I got back into cycling a year ago all I wanted was a comfortable bike I could ride around town and get some exercise. I didnít need a MTB or a Road bike because I knew it would take years before I was in shape.
Within two months I had a MTB and a comfort bike. But I didnít see any reason to get a road bike because I could ride my MTB and comfort bike on the road.
Turns out some of my new friends had road bikes so within another month I decided I wanted a road bike. Next thing I know one is on sale and now I had a comfort bike, two MTBs and a road bike. At least, I said to myself, I had all the bikes I needed. I read with interest some of the posts in these forums about people building a bike from the frame up and said I could see no reason to do that when complete bikes were available for the same or less money without the work. Besides my road bike was working just fine thank you very much. But a strange thing happened; I started getting a box full of bike parts, cranks, wheels, brakes, saddles. I didnít need another bike because I was only a B group rider and a better bike wasnít going to help me much anyway.
Then about a week ago a good friend decided he just had to have a Specialized Tarmac S works and he had a frame he was willing to let go for a price I couldnít refuse. The end result is my first frame up build. I have it up and running but I am waiting for my Ultegra shifters and Dura Ace Derailleur to come in. When they do I will add the carbon bars I found in my parts box as well. Is there something in the water bottles we use that causes things like this to happen?
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