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Old 01-25-05, 04:22 AM   #1
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tax retuen burning a hole in my pocket (G)

Well I have the burley limbo and I had planned on upgrading it. so far I changed out most of the drivetrain. I went with sram x9 rd 9 speed cogs click shifters and new fd. Avid single digit 7 brakes too. Got a rans seat base now.
I canít see adding a new crankset to it as I doubt it would give me much of any improvement. But I do need a new set of pulleys as the rumble drives me nuts. I can hit teracycle on the way to work so thatís easy.
The last three things I could think of is a better wheel set to use narrower tires. But I just put a armadillo 1.5Ē tire on at 100 psi in back so would there be much of a difference? The front wheel unless I have suspension I donít know if I would want that tire so hard. Going up small ledges in paths and such can give you a pretty good jolt with the stock tire at 35psi.
So I was thinking of two things a front suspension fork or a fairing. The suspension forks are a bit less http://www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/...ategory=607200
Then the whole fairing package. Though I am not sure what fork to get since I have never had one.
Though I may be able to do the faring if I make my own mount for it.
Any other ideaís?
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Well I have the burley limbo and I had planned on upgrading it. Any other ideaís?
Get three new wheels. As in a trike. Then, as you trade off from time to time, the Burley will feel fresh and different each time and you won't need to change anything else.

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Sounds like we have a trike man in the midst. Variety is the spice of life!

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I'm with Chip--My tax refund is going toward a new trike. I can't afford to break another leg.
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Get three new wheels. As in a trike. Then, as you trade off from time to time, the Burley will feel fresh and different each time and you won't need to change anything else.

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I wish I had that much money.
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How much money are you going to spend on upgrades to your Burley before you kick yourself that you didn't use the money for a new bike?
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I just bought this bike about 3 months ago. I had to wait till I got an insurance settelment from getting hit by a car. I doubt I can justify a new bike right now. I just paid for the damages to my road bike.
when buy a new bike spend all that money on accesories then upgrade it too? most recumbents don't come with great compnents for the price you pay.
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Just asking, with tongue slightly in cheek, because I've been down that road before, dumping way too much money into an old DF before finally giving up and getting a new one. A guy on another list once did major mods to a BikeE. When all was said and done, it was still a BikeE. To mangle his quote at the time, "You can train a pig to be a racehorse; but it doesn't make him a racehorse, just a fast pig."
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true but I don't think the burley is a bad bike. but I usualy like really good shifting and durablity. so I would be upgrading most bikes to feel and perform the way I want. new drivetrain and new wheels mostly. I think i will jsut get one of those suspension hubs for it. and maybe a better shock asorber on back.
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