More biking, less flying.
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Champlain, NY (Lake Champlain)
Bikes: Diamondback Citi, GT Timberline, Roady?
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Now I know why
It is sometimes worthwhile to spend some $$$ on a decent bike.
I just got back on my bike after being off for about 2 weeks (bad weather/vacation). Last night as I am cranking along I notice more and more vibration in the peddles. Just standard pedals on this cheap $200 GT. I can hear a slight grinding in the cranks. This bike is only 9 weeks old!
So now a question for you wise folks.
Does it make sense to try and replace the stock crank set (I assume that this includes the hub/bearings/etc.) with something higher in quality, on a cheap bike? This bike is a comfort bike (hardtail/front suspension) and I intend to buy another set of rims to be used for trail riding (currently only use it for road).
I know I went cheap because I was a bit timid about getting into bike riding, but now I am addicted and want more quality and performance.
I guess my dilemma goes further in that I have been thinking of buying an actual road bike, and leaving this cheapo bike just for trails.