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    To Bling or Not to Bling

    hi all,

    my present ride is a surly 1x1, built for economy over performance. my one nod to modern-ity is stan's strips with tubeless tires.

    sigh

    but I want disc brakes. and i didn't think i'd like this bike nearly so much, so I'm considering building something for performance.

    while I'm unlikely to give up a rigid fork I'm entertaining various ideas for entering the bling world. giant carbon perhaps and an eno hub? (does that hub really work? and is it a pain in the axle?) spicer ti with and eccentric BB?

    I'd love to build some-dream-light-weight-holy-S-did-you-see-that-bike-it-only-has-one- frickin'-gear-ride. still, I cling to some nagging sense that perhaps I should eschew the disc brakes, lighten up the surly, build a better set of wheels and shut and ride.

    what's the way to go, and perhaps more imortantly, what's your dream ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb
    hi all,

    my present ride is a surly 1x1, built for economy over performance. my one nod to modern-ity is stan's strips with tubeless tires.

    sigh

    but I want disc brakes. and i didn't think i'd like this bike nearly so much, so I'm considering building something for performance.

    while I'm unlikely to give up a rigid fork I'm entertaining various ideas for entering the bling world. giant carbon perhaps and an eno hub? (does that hub really work? and is it a pain in the axle?) spicer ti with and eccentric BB?

    I'd love to build some-dream-light-weight-holy-S-did-you-see-that-bike-it-only-has-one- frickin'-gear-ride. still, I cling to some nagging sense that perhaps I should eschew the disc brakes, lighten up the surly, build a better set of wheels and shut and ride.

    what's the way to go, and perhaps more imortantly, what's your dream ride?
    as much as I loved my Surly (my first SS), I consider my new SS the absolute best bike I have ever had in every way. yes, i considered bling and actually had fun doing it....but the downside of course is the coin involved

    and worse yet, within weeks of getting the below-pictured bike, the 29er bug bit me HUGE and yes, while not as costly and I had the Surly sale money to use, I did enter bling once again into the part build that was placed yesterday.
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    Yo, fo shizzle, what # is your PISSOFF??

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    It is actually not the PISSOFF, it is Phil Wood's steel frame single speed and is just called the Phil Wood SS. One day I may try the PISSOFF but for now, I wanted steel.

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    life is too short to ride cheap bikes...just sayin'

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    Hard to say

    Only you can answer the question........ Will spending a bunch of money on a killer bike make me a happier person?

    I can say for me, it sure is fun to plan for and build a new bike. I can also say that while the three new bikes I've built in the last year are nicer and ride better than the ones they replaced, I don't really have more fun on rides. I think I could be having nearly as much fun with more money in the bank
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    Let your legs do your talking.

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    Good job! Ahhhh!!!!

    [QUOTE=gsteinb]hi all,

    my present ride is a surly 1x1, built for economy over performance. my one nod to modern-ity is stan's strips with tubeless tires.

    sigh

    but I want disc brakes. and i didn't think i'd like this bike nearly so much, so I'm considering building something for performance.

    while I'm unlikely to give up a rigid fork I'm entertaining various ideas for entering the bling world. giant carbon perhaps and an eno hub? (does that hub really work? and is it a pain in the axle?) spicer ti with and eccentric BB?

    I'd love to build some-dream-light-weight-holy-S-did-you-see-that-bike-it-only-has-one- frickin'-gear-ride. still, I cling to some nagging sense that perhaps I should eschew the disc brakes, lighten up the surly, build a better set of wheels and shut and ride.

    what's the way to go, and perhaps more imortantly, what's your dream ride?[/QUOTE

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