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    I prefer the old SS

    My bike was 9 years old. So I decided to buy a new one. I bought a fancy kinesium frame and I put XT/XTR components on that. After some time I discovered SS forum and decided to transform my old bike to a SS. After that I just use my old bike. So I ve spend so much for nothing really. I am now thinking to sell the geared bike.

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    meh... whatever
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    it happens...

    look on the bright side. with the cheddar you get from selling the new one you can hang some nice tidbits on the ss.
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    Sell new bike, try again, buy new SS bike. Go for differences : different bar setup, sweet steel (you have that now likely?), and 29" wheels in the mix. Dream starts at $469. It'll still be SS bike of course. Need to pedal it hard.

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    But what if he buys another SS, and it still pales in comparison to ol' faithful?

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    If you like the old one sell the new one and call it good, or like monogod said get some nice parts for the oldie. No reason to spend money to buy another bike if you already love the one you have....that's marketing and commercialism at work, don't succumb.

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    Keep the new one, sell the old one....

    9 years old is getting up there. Turn your new bike into an SS and sell off the geared components. It makes me worry (see other thread with stem breakage) when components and frames get too old. They can break, and they can also last forever. You would have a sweet SS with that new frame and new parts from the seel of your geared parts. Whichever way you choose good luck to you and enjoy the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlbennett
    9 years old is getting up there. .....
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    all my sseses are 10 + years old....
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    what is the old bike made of? steel? steel will generally stress crack slowly rather than fail catastrophically and can be welded where it cracks.

    if you really like the old bike id say ss the sucker with a spacer kit and tensioner (assuming its got vertical drops). then if you REALLY like it ss'ed ditch the other bike and pop for an eno rear hub with white industries front hub, and some paul motolite brakes with levers, and carbon bars, and king headset, and carbon seat post, and man.... what a bike!

    or you can just leave the spacer kit on it and ride the piss out of it.

    either way you win!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlbennett
    9 years old is getting up there. Turn your new bike into an SS and sell off the geared components. It makes me worry (see other thread with stem breakage) when components and frames get too old. They can break, and they can also last forever. You would have a sweet SS with that new frame and new parts from the seel of your geared parts. Whichever way you choose good luck to you and enjoy the ride!

    db
    the stem is new and unbrakeable as well as the bar. The frame is made of steel it is handbuild and has lifetime guarantee. I guess it will be fine. Maybe just take the fox, the xtr levers and wheels from the other bike and sell it in pieces on ebay. I will see.
    Last edited by Markleo; 05-08-2007 at 05:51 AM.

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