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What would you with $1000 to spend on your bike?

Old 01-18-05, 02:57 PM
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What would you with $1000 to spend on your bike?

just curious
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Old 01-18-05, 03:05 PM
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I would buiy these (both front and back)


or these

or i would buy my self a 105 build set

hmmm i will think of more, just wait, JUST WAIT!
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Old 01-18-05, 03:30 PM
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I'd get a much better fork...then a better set of custom built wheels. That'd be about it.
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Old 01-18-05, 03:37 PM
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new frame either Surly Karate Monkey and Winwood 29" Carbon Suspension Air Spring w/lockout
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Old 01-18-05, 03:39 PM
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i wouldn't blow it on one thing. i would buy a bunch of extra tires, tubes, tools, clothes, new saddle, new pedals, shoes, etc...
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Old 01-18-05, 03:48 PM
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Upgrade wheels a bit, then buy clothes.
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Old 01-18-05, 03:55 PM
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I would get the color GPS by Megellon (sp). Those new color GPS with all that memory just make me want to open my debit card.
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Old 01-18-05, 04:31 PM
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Down payment on this:
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Old 01-18-05, 04:41 PM
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GPS, nice rear rack with some nice water proof panniers, fenders, new tires, new lights, some cycling clothes.
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Old 01-18-05, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by trekcyclist1000
just curious
Spend 2 months wandering from Pierre, SD to Oregon. Or 6 weeks from Santa Fe, NM to Memphis along the Santa Fe Trail.

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Old 01-18-05, 05:59 PM
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i'd buy new tights, jersey, better pedals, shoes, cranks for my road bike, carbon fiber handle bar for my mtn bike, with better wheels and some baggy dh shorts, better gripe... and saddle
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Old 01-18-05, 06:36 PM
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I think I would use a little bit of it to buy mustache bars, a brooks saddle, and the new wheels I need to build up the green and white lugged Raliegh Super Course I found in the trash the other day. Its in really good shape and I'd like to build it up in the vein of a Rivendell Atlantis; its one of the Raleighs that was actually built in England. I'd use the rest to get a single speed mtb, put a 9 speed drive train on my KHS, and get some new cranks for the fixed gear.
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Old 01-18-05, 07:08 PM
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Buy a new rear wheel, upgrade to 105, and get Look pedals and compatible shoes.
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Old 01-18-05, 07:52 PM
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I agree with hi565 on the Mavic wheels, then upgrade derailures and shifts if I had enough left.
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Old 01-18-05, 07:55 PM
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custom wheels, i donmt like premade stuff. Top of the line custom wheels for my mtb, well im happy with what im making now but still. Maybe a ti frame.
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Old 01-18-05, 08:04 PM
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Got to go with Cyccommute. I could tour for 6 or 8 weeks with $1000 to spend.
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Old 01-18-05, 10:24 PM
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Forget 105, you can get a ultegra groupset.
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Old 01-18-05, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
Down payment on this:
That's either a frame jig or some kinda weapons platform...
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Old 01-18-05, 10:50 PM
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I'd spend it on a coach or clinic or a camp of some sort.

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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
I'd spend it on a coach or clinic or a camp of some sort.

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The question wasn't the best way to improve your riding....
You have to spend it on the bike, not the engine.
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Old 01-18-05, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by karlfitt
The question wasn't the best way to improve your riding....
You have to spend it on the bike, not the engine.
Ok. I'd use it as a down payment on a custom frame from Vanilla bicycles or a Scott CR-1 Team Issue or a Seven Elium.

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I think timmhaan has the right idea. I'd have to buy 4 or 5 Michelin Carbons, a case of Performance tubes (cheap and work well!), a couple Michelin Pro Races, a few boxes of bartape (putting on new bartape feels like riding a new bike), a couple pairs of new gloves since mine are kinda running thin, maybe a new set of 46 cm bars, some nice clip on aero bars (I just stripped one of the screws on mine, but they were old and pretty junky anyway), a couple chains, chamois cream, some new lenses for my glasses, extra cleats, and a really nice wheel truing stand. I think that puts me around my limit.
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Old 01-19-05, 01:26 AM
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I might get some new shifters for my mtb, the ones I have have taken a beating.
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Old 01-19-05, 01:41 AM
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A race xxx lite fork, xxx lite stem, and a race x lite handle bar and a carbon compact bontrager 36-50 crankset and new dura ace rear cassette. For a new hundred more I would throw in new front and rear deraileurs...

Assuming all this will some day go on a nice 5.2 or 5.9 madone full carbon frame... and my 2100 turning into my trainer...

If it was for my mountian bike it would be a new 5 inch travel front fork to replace the lefty, all the reducers and a new wheelset with nice hubs.
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Old 01-19-05, 03:23 PM
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Chris King ISO Disc wheelset, Push Industries shock rebuild. I'd probably take some people out for sushi with the rest
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