Old 03-30-22, 04:18 PM
Iím a little Surly
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I was about to bring this thread here
Used vs. New

Really I hang out in this section because I like steel bikes but I get frustrated with old standards, with my DD bike I really want to do things like charge my phone while riding it's a $200 ad on to my modern bikes and pretty much impossible on quill era stuff. I'm not limited on modern frames, I can still get square taper cranks in whatever ring size I want but I can also put a modern 11/12 speed cassette with modern ratios in the rear without drama.

On the other hand I can still buy a new Colnago Master and I'll probably pick one up before I head back to the states since I'll have weekends available to dedicate to miles and there's not much sexier than Italian steel. I think this whole debate comes down to what your goals are I think my "gravel" bike will turn into a Surly BigEasy for DD duties, my existing Cross Check for distance riding, and , Karate Monkey for trails and off road camping.

In the end " I dunno man"
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