Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-18-03, 11:33 AM   #1
Jonny B
Not-so-Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Norfolk, England
Bikes: Orbea Enol roadie, Fly Micromachine BMX, Fort Track fixed
Posts: 805
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I don't know what to do. I really want a cross-type bike (see, but I simply don't have the cash (well, right now I can't even buy food, but I've got a student loan on the way ). I'm selling my guitar (Parker P38, anyone interested?), but I really don't want to sell any of my good bikes. I have an Orbea road bike that will donate most of the parts for the 'crosser, so that's gotta stay, for the moment at least, and a Fly BMX what I absolutely love but hardly ever ride (I stripped it down and put the parts on a cheap frame to take to uni). I don't want to quit BMX to the extent of not having a decent bike, but at the same time I feel so badly towards it right now that I have no interest in actually riding. I know my interest will return sooner or later, and if I sell I'll definately regret it later.

Being at uni I can't really get a job that'll pay for it, but I'm seriously considering quitting, so that would free up a lot of time. I suppose the obvious thing to do is just wait and save up as much as I need (enough for a full Campy groupset too ), but I suffer from a serious case of Iwantitnow syndrome. It's not just vanity though, I feel as if this winter will go to waste without a bike I feel comfortable riding in winter conditions.

What would you do - sell things you know you'll want later or save up and waste time?
Jonny B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-03, 12:33 PM   #2
Prefers Veloriders
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: the here and now
Bikes: Pinarello, Ribble, Mike Kowal
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
get mudguards and put 'em on the road bike.
Whippet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-03, 03:01 PM   #3
The Cycle of Life
Turbonium's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ottawa, Kanukistan
Bikes: Trek 520, Eclipse Carbon, Eclipse Al, Unknown Fixie.
Posts: 414
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
too cheap for mudgards? use coke bottles cut in half!
Turbonium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-03, 04:35 PM   #4
Devilmaycare Cycling Fool
Allister's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Wynnum, Australia
Bikes: 1998 Cannondale F700
Posts: 3,819
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wider tyres on the roadie might help winterise it too.
Allister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-03, 11:56 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This may be a stupid idea. I don't know as I've never tried it. You could look for an old lugged road bike at a garage sale that has 27 inch tires. Then you could swap the 700 rims and such over from your road bike (assuming that they're strong enough for cross). You could also swap your shifters and derailers over to the 27 inch frame. The reasoning behind this is that with the added tire clearance you could throw some cross knobbies on there and be in business. Although it would take some knowledge, finesse and maybe even some duct tape I'm betting it's possible.

I say again: I have not ever done this. It's just an idea. I also do not recomend this if you do not know how to put your road bike back together again properly.
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:36 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.