Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: West Monroe, LA
Bikes: Raleigh Mojave 8.0, Soul Cycles Dillinger 29er (project, to be a SS rigid), Kona Dew Plus
tough decisions, buy a new bike or keep building up another one?
as i am getting involved in bike riding more, i am finding out more on the training or conditioning that is needed to make myself better. one of those things is going to be more miles on the road ... (right now i am 90% mountain bike trails)
i am currently gathering up parts to build a 29er mountainbike ... (but still about 700$ shy on the parts, have the frame and a few other peices tho) ...
right now, i am debating on an issue ... which basically boils down to money ...
i checked with one of the nearby LBS .. and they have a Kona Dew Plus for the 490$ price range ... i beleive it to be a strong enough bike for some road miles .. and the occasional commute as i get better ...
so it's either get that ... and just keep watching for deals and such for the other bike i am building .. (and keep riding my raleigh mojave 8.0 for mtb stuff for now) ... or finish getting up the parts for the new bike, and convert my raleigh over to road use ... which would prob come up to around 1,000 total spent for parts for other bike and parts for the raleigh ...
decisions are always tough when they involve something you love.