Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Honolulu, HI
Bikes: 2004 Raleigh Sport road bike
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thinkings of upgrades - what should I get first?
I am making up a wish list to upgrades on my bike. I decided that I want to set mileage goals and "reward" myself for sticking with it by allowing certain upgrades based on accumlated mileage.
I wanted to get everybody's input as to how important and in what order they would rank the following upgrades (and why). Something like get this first, get that last, (or #1-6 ranking) and ranging in importance from "must-have", "should have", "nice to have" to "who cares"
I'm currently riding a new entry-level steel-frame roadbike (Raleigh Sport) with Sora shifters and derailleurs and toe clips and straps. I already have bottles and cages, a frame pump and a wedge pack with tube, patch kit, multi-tool, etc. and a basic cycle computer.
Thanks for your input!
- Clipless pedals and shoes
- shifter upgrade from Sora 8 spd to 105's or Dura Ace so that I can shift in both directions from the drops
- Cyclocomputer with cadence
- Altimeter with memory (remembers time, date and altitude to track climbs and descents)
- rear rack and trunk bag
Also, feel free to suggest anything I left out. Off season trainer is not really needed, since I live in Hawaii and only the occasionally heavy rain or storm is enough to keep me off the road if time and light allows it.