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Re: Like Want & Need
MatManhasgone #426316 08/10/17 01:25 AM
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How about that, a bike thread on Axiom's forums! I had to chime in as I have a fat bike myself.

Matt, it sounds like you really want a new bike but don't really need it! Me too! Either way, keep a lookout for minivans, and have fun out there!

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You are right.. I guess I am looking for a reason to justify buying a new bike.. Come on Brendo.. work with me to justify it, and I'll help out when you want more speakers and a new amp/receiver. wink

I personally have been wanting for over 10 years now a workable 1x design as I always found the granny front ring to be a complete waste of time. The 1x gives me now a selection of 11 unique usable gears without complexity, where a 2x design just offers maybe 13 unique and 8 effectively duplicate gears. The limiting factor to me is not finding an easy enough gear to climb a hill. that is the only thing a 2x or 3x brought to the table. For me it's the other end of the spectrum. finding a large enough front crank ring to give me speed on smallest rear gear.

As for my shocks. They are a spring damper design. I have a set of the standard spring/damper that came with the bike and the most heaviest ones. the damper pads have hardened and the spring has stress issues. They sadly just don't make them any more and trying to custom build my own just doesn't make sense. I'd be stuck buying a new front fork regardless what I do.

The standard spring still is in pretty good condition (but cannot handle my 275lbs weight). I am trying to convince my daughter who rarely rides a bike ever to consider using my old trek and give her bike to my wife. I get the new bike and I am happy. But sadly I doubt that wish will come true.

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And you have actual mountains being in the west cost. We have small bumps that we call hills by comparison, but you need to make do with what you have


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MatManhasgone #426331 08/11/17 03:03 AM
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I think it's a great idea Matt
Your Heart and body are worth it.

Here in Vancouver people even go to the lengths of selling their cars for the latest greatest bikes

If you really want to feed the fire and your close enough to a Mountain Equipment Co-op, you should check out their Intense line up.
They come with the latest greatest parts.

Sadly even lousy forks are expensive.

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MatManhasgone #426353 08/12/17 07:43 PM
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FWIW, I tend to agree that rebuilding the old bike with new and upgraded parts simply isn't worth it, especially considering how much more parts cost on their own as opposed to when all put together in a complete bike! Also, I'd like to get a 1x11 setup myself as I currently use my 2x10 setup mostly as 1x10 anyway. Then again, being in Ontario also, I just have to deal with the 'small bumps' that we call hills as opposed to the large mountains that pass themselves off as hills on the west coast!

Have you looked into buying a new bike from an online direct seller? Fezzari appears to offer a fairly good value for money with very good quality. They're sort of a bike selling equivalent to Axiom in that way!

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MatManhasgone #426364 08/13/17 09:46 PM
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I did take a look at Fezzari. The kicker is that the CAD is just too far off right now that any saving that you might have gotten are eaten up with the exchange rate. They do sell some exceptional bikes. I will keep my eye out with them


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MatManhasgone #426365 08/13/17 09:53 PM
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Maybe that's the answer right there...

... fix up the basics like tires for now and wait for the Canadian dollar to go back up before you buy that Advanced XC carbon fibre bike smile

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Did you make a decision yet on the bike?

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Decided that I simply cannot afford to buy a bike so I have to put up with what I have.

The other thought that I had was to put the money that I have saved up towards alcohol and just drown my sorrows that I can't get a new bike that I really really really would like. (but sadly still not fall into the need category)


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I feel your pain , i want a new converter for my truck, instead i bought a new washer today with money i may never have. ):


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