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Old 08-27-07, 07:44 PM   #1
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backup components

so instead of buying a new bike, i think i will buy a bunch of spare parts, here is my list so far:

2 spare chains
1 spare rear derailluer
1 derailluer hanger
2 brake pad sets
derailluer housing and cable

what else do you suggest i "stock", i have a specialized P.2.
i have 2.25mm thick tubes(i believe they are the thickest on the market) therefore spare tubes are unnecessary (i do have a couple anyways)
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i also have many spare discs
spare brake set
spare bolt-on wheelset
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2 derailler hangers. I'd get a cassette to go with your chains. I have all kinds of junk around like extra grips and cables and tires oh way to many tires.

I'd also buy the new bike.
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i was actually gonna build the bike from my spare components(didn't mean buy) but i figure that the spare components should do me fine, as long as i don't do stupid shi*.
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oh well then buy wheels, tires, a fork, a frame, a seat post, a seat, handlebars, shifters, brake levers, your get the picture just empty your wallet.
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id rather just stock the components for one bike, so i have one awesome bike to keep going than an awesome bike and a decent bike that i don't really feel like fixing.
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Why would you even bother stocking up on parts? Just wait till it breaks then buy it or if you find something on sale then buy it but to just stock up just in case something breaks is pretty dumb IMHO.
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also where do i get a lockring remover that is attatched to the handle (not like the pedros one) that is relativly inexpensive and does not have the pin in the middle, i need it for bolt on wheels
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Why would you even bother stocking up on parts? Just wait till it breaks then buy it or if you find something on sale then buy it but to just stock up just in case something breaks is pretty dumb IMHO.
agreed. Also, if say something like your derailleur breaks in two years. The one you have now would be outdated and there will probably be better offerings.
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so i guess not riding my bike for a week until i can get to the lbs is better than spending money on stuff i will most certaintly use(in fact i know i will use them especially the derailluer hangers, derailluer, and brake pads.) plus i can buy stiff online for half the price including two day shipping
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i go through about 2 or more derailluers a year. if i didn't i wouldn't buy 30 dollar derailluers i would have sram x.0 derailler, it would probably cost the same
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i go through about 2 or more derailluers a year
Dang man...what the hell are you doing? I have yet to break a second derailluer in about 4/5 years. And I ride my bikes pretty damn hard. Just buy one good one.
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ok so you just want to keep it out of the shop.. I see.. the cassette will be needed.. maybe a spare ring or 2.. maybe a spare seat.. I bent the rails on mine and it put me out of commission for a week.

I cannot kill my acera derailer.. i've tried many times... I have a new 15 buck deore for when it breaks
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i have a spare sdg freestyle barely used for about three months.
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Dang man...what the hell are you doing? I have yet to break a second derailluer in about 4/5 years. And I ride my bikes pretty damn hard. Just buy one good one.
sometimes its a rock, sometimes a fall, and last time it flipped up and over the derailluer hanger and got bent to crap, not sure why though
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ok so you just want to keep it out of the shop.. I see.. the cassette will be needed.. maybe a spare ring or 2.. maybe a spare seat.. I bent the rails on mine and it put me out of commission for a week.

I cannot kill my acera derailer.. i've tried many times... I have a new 15 buck deore for when it breaks
it sounds like you are trying to break
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so instead of buying a new bike, i think i will buy a bunch of spare parts, here is my list so far:

2 spare chains
1 spare rear derailluer
1 derailluer hanger
2 brake pad sets
derailluer housing and cable

what else do you suggest i "stock", i have a specialized P.2.
i have 2.25mm thick tubes(i believe they are the thickest on the market) therefore spare tubes are unnecessary (i do have a couple anyways)
Define "buying a new bike." A couple of chains, deraileur, some pads and cables isn't a new bike. Are you talking a back up bike?
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i go through about 2 or more derailluers a year. if i didn't i wouldn't buy 30 dollar derailluers i would have sram x.0 derailler, it would probably cost the same
either you're using like Shimano Tourneys, or you're doing something wrong. If you install it youself all the time, maybe you should get a lbs to install it.

Actually, not even the tourneys. Back when I was riding walmart bikes, those certainly didn't shift well, but they didn't break every 6 months either.
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either you're using like Shimano Tourneys, or you're doing something wrong. If you install it youself all the time, maybe you should get a lbs to install it.

Actually, not even the tourneys. Back when I was riding walmart bikes, those certainly didn't shift well, but they didn't break every 6 months either.
when i break them they actually are bent so badley they don'y look like derailluers, its not from impropper instalation its from rocks and other things.
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Define "buying a new bike." A couple of chains, deraileur, some pads and cables isn't a new bike. Are you talking a back up bike?
i was going to build up a new bike, but i have since decided not to, hence the "instead of buying a new bike"(when i actually meant building)
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2 derailleurs a year... that's impressive
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wheres the best on-line place with the biggest selection of bicycle tools
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2 derailleurs a year... that's impressive
its not fun
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this is what you need to stock: tubes, maybe cables

i guess your one of those people who dont understand, buy a really nice deraileur, and attempt to destroy it.
a perfect example. i was at a Ryan Leech demo (trials) he was riding the 2 inch skinny. on the second atempt, his rear tire slipped, and he landed right on his Shimano XTR deraileur. this was a real hit, not just a nik. he hops of, checks it, which he didnt nee to do, and trys again. i have a shimano tourney on my bike. its taken a couple hits, but nothing near that hard. buy a good deraileur next time. also, keep a cheap one (such as a tourney) so when you break it, u put the cheap one on, go get a nice one, then put it on.

i dont stock stuff. my mom works near my LBS (which is a 40 min drive ) so i just wright down exactly what i need, and she'll get it. if i dont explain it well enough, i have to wait another day.

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