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    Should I get a new bike or just get new parts?

    As the title states, I need to know whether I should get a new bike, or is what I have sufficient enough to be made into a decent road bike. I don't plan on making any trips over a great distance...20 miles would be my absolute max.

    I have a trek 930 (shown here:http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeS...7099&Type=bike) which is really meant for of road use but I was wondering if I could change the overall setup and use it for a road bike. The frame is surprisingly light and I really do like the bike, but the front Rock Shox and the tires are horrible for road travel. I'm really new to all of this, so any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Whenever the question is "should I get another bike?" my answer is of course you should. Same goes for fly rods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerstg View Post
    Whenever the question is "should I get another bike?" my answer is of course you should. Same goes for fly rods.
    I'd agree...on both counts

    Retrofitting a bike can be fun. It can be a learning experience. It can be challenging and rewarding. But it is seldom cheap.

    Get a new bike. Outfit the Trek for off-road touring...a fringe of a fringe sport if there ever was one


    And get a fly rod because it's good for your soul.
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