"It never gets easier, you just go faster." -Greg LeMond
I would buiy these (both front and back)
or i would buy my self a 105 build set
hmmm i will think of more, just wait, JUST WAIT!
I'd get a much better fork...then a better set of custom built wheels. That'd be about it.
i wouldn't blow it on one thing. i would buy a bunch of extra tires, tubes, tools, clothes, new saddle, new pedals, shoes, etc...
Upgrade wheels a bit, then buy clothes.
Just Peddlin' Around
I would get the color GPS by Megellon (sp). Those new color GPS with all that memory just make me want to open my debit card.
GPS, nice rear rack with some nice water proof panniers, fenders, new tires, new lights, some cycling clothes.
Spend 2 months wandering from Pierre, SD to Oregon. Or 6 weeks from Santa Fe, NM to Memphis along the Santa Fe Trail.Originally Posted by trekcyclist1000
i'd buy new tights, jersey, better pedals, shoes, cranks for my road bike, carbon fiber handle bar for my mtn bike, with better wheels and some baggy dh shorts, better gripe... and saddle
I think I would use a little bit of it to buy mustache bars, a brooks saddle, and the new wheels I need to build up the green and white lugged Raliegh Super Course I found in the trash the other day. Its in really good shape and I'd like to build it up in the vein of a Rivendell Atlantis; its one of the Raleighs that was actually built in England. I'd use the rest to get a single speed mtb, put a 9 speed drive train on my KHS, and get some new cranks for the fixed gear.
Buy a new rear wheel, upgrade to 105, and get Look pedals and compatible shoes.
Bikes use brakes to stop.
If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.
I agree with hi565 on the Mavic wheels, then upgrade derailures and shifts if I had enough left.
custom wheels, i donmt like premade stuff. Top of the line custom wheels for my mtb, well im happy with what im making now but still. Maybe a ti frame.
Got to go with Cyccommute. I could tour for 6 or 8 weeks with $1000 to spend.
"When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking." - Arthur Conan Doyle
Forget 105, you can get a ultegra groupset.
That's either a frame jig or some kinda weapons platform...Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
Originally Posted by 55/Rad
The question wasn't the best way to improve your riding....
You have to spend it on the bike, not the engine.
I think timmhaan has the right idea. I'd have to buy 4 or 5 Michelin Carbons, a case of Performance tubes (cheap and work well!), a couple Michelin Pro Races, a few boxes of bartape (putting on new bartape feels like riding a new bike), a couple pairs of new gloves since mine are kinda running thin, maybe a new set of 46 cm bars, some nice clip on aero bars (I just stripped one of the screws on mine, but they were old and pretty junky anyway), a couple chains, chamois cream, some new lenses for my glasses, extra cleats, and a really nice wheel truing stand. I think that puts me around my limit.
I might get some new shifters for my mtb, the ones I have have taken a beating.
A race xxx lite fork, xxx lite stem, and a race x lite handle bar and a carbon compact bontrager 36-50 crankset and new dura ace rear cassette. For a new hundred more I would throw in new front and rear deraileurs...
Assuming all this will some day go on a nice 5.2 or 5.9 madone full carbon frame... and my 2100 turning into my trainer...
If it was for my mountian bike it would be a new 5 inch travel front fork to replace the lefty, all the reducers and a new wheelset with nice hubs.
Just your average club rider... :)