I just got a new bike at the end of August. Had been riding on a frame that was too big for me for four years. The new bike is a woman's specific and fits like a glove. It's so much easier on my knees!
My only upgrade to the new bike was to put a triple on the front with a 28 on the back. I live in the mountains and need the extra help climbing! (I had to pay an extra $700 for the conversion!)
Already have over 1,000 miles on the new bike. Rides like a dream!
...and then in the middle of everything, you realize you're alive right now, and the time to live is right now!
NUBIENNZE, You can certainly build up a bike yourself but it does take some knowledge and a few bike specific tools. I suggest that you buy a book and learn as much as you can before tackling the job yourself. A good used bike, craigslist, ebay, classified, bulletin boards, etc will be cheaper and certainly easier. Buy the good used bike, then upgrade it and learn as you go.
Hello everyone! I finally got all the parts converted over to my new frame this week, I was just waiting on some new cables to come in the mail. The old frame didn't fit me so I've been waiting for awhile to get a new frame going. I took it out for a short 20mile ride, who would have thought a different size frame would make all the difference! Here is a pic... img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/cool pi ck87/101_1536.jpg
So here is my cheap college student build. *2006 Giant TCR 2 frameset $125 on eBay *105 drivetrain, shifters, wheels, crank off of old bike, paid 300 for the old bike(I bought a brand new corsa fa at a surplus store, only had 200miles on now,) *27.2 carbon fiber seatpost 20% off coupon on a return $20 *Bottom bracket and crank taken out of old bike installed in TCR at LBS $30 *Two new cables $6
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