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New Frame Now or New Bike Later?

Old 07-25-13, 02:51 PM
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New Frame Now or New Bike Later?

Hi - I've been riding a 2008 Van Dessel Hole Shot and am due for an upgrade (looking into Ti or Steel).

Last season, while cleaning my bike, I noticed that my seatpost and handlebars were bending - so I replaced them - which led to me replacing just about everything (Fork, Rear/Front Derailleurs/ and Stem) plus I bought a new wheelset. The theory was - I could get another season out of the old frame - and then swap everything over to a new one, while the components were relatively new.

I was just about to pull the trigger on an All-City Macho Man frame (steel frame) for that purpose - but I've been trolling around some more websites and found good deals on complete bikes (e.g. Motobocane Titanium Cross bike). So, now I'm questioning the whole thing -should I get the new frame now and swap over the parts, or ride my current CX bike for another 2 years or so - and then just get a new complete bike. My current frame is aluminum and has about 8,500 miles and about 30 races.

Also - if anyone has input on other Steel or Ti CX bikes - I'd welcome your opinion.

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You into just China contract makers , or ready to pay your fellow citizens to build the next frame?

Racing?, beat up one Bike ?, relegate it to the Pit bike and get a second one.. .

and get a friend in the pits to hose mud, and fix things .. while you are racing around the course..

then the drinking in the Beer Tent after the race is on You
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