Upgrading my bike

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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby barefoot » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:43 am

Mulger bill wrote:You're still a young feller Wilson. Ride the Falco as is until something breaks. Replace it with similar or one level up, rinse and repeat until you've outgrown the frame. THEN look for the dream scoot.


You people keep talking about frame replacement as being equivalent to bike replacement.

That's not necessarily so.

My MTB is on to its third frame (and 4th fork) since 1995, as well as many and various replacements of other parts. Both frame replacements have been pretty radical changes to the bike, but in both cases I've carried some parts over from the old build so it continues the lineage of my old bike (the first replacement was just a frame and fork, dressed in all my old hardware: the second was, in honesty, a new bike... but I swapped my old fork, bar, bar-ends, stem, saddle and pedals in before riding it). I'm still using the same bar-ends that came on my 1995 bike, so it _must_ be the same bike :-P

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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby 15wilsonwu » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:44 pm

Mulger bill wrote:You're still a young feller Wilson. Ride the Falco as is until something breaks. Replace it with similar or one level up, rinse and repeat until you've outgrown the frame. THEN look for the dream scoot.

Shaun


I kinda already outgrown the frame... :?
When I brought the bike, I was approx 168cm tall but now, i'm 174cm :lol:
Is a 51cm frame too small for me?
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:17 pm

Getting close...
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby usernameforme » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:37 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Getting close...

to a new bike or a thread lock?
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:48 pm

:lol: No reason to lock it.

Seeing as the kit on Wilsons Falco is good enough and presumably still in good nick he should take the granddads axe approach.
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby usernameforme » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:47 am

Mulger bill wrote::lol: No reason to lock it.


I should stop thinking that all mods do is lock threads (other forums) :shock: :? :roll:
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby mitzikatzi » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:02 pm

15wilsonwu wrote:I kinda already outgrown the frame... :?
When I brought the bike, I was approx 168cm tall but now, i'm 174cm :lol:
Is a 51cm frame too small for me?


If your growning that fast I would wait as long as possible before I buy a new bike/frame.

Can you still set the seat height with 100mm of post in the frame?

If your feeling cramped maybe a longer stem and/or off set seat post. I know not an ideal way to fit a bike, just buying a little time before a new frame that he is likely to out grow in a short time anyway.
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:30 pm

mitzikatzi wrote:
15wilsonwu wrote:I kinda already outgrown the frame... :?
When I brought the bike, I was approx 168cm tall but now, i'm 174cm :lol:
Is a 51cm frame too small for me?


If your growning that fast I would wait as long as possible before I buy a new bike/frame.

Can you still set the seat height with 100mm of post in the frame?

If your feeling cramped maybe a longer stem and/or off set seat post. I know not an ideal way to fit a bike, just buying a little time before a new frame that he is likely to out grow in a short time anyway.


I can but I'm trying to find excuses for myself :lol: :lol:
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby bosvit » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:07 pm

Some good advice in this thread for you Mr Wilson

Not much wrong with 105 IMO, so how much have you saved for your upgrade?

If you are up around the $5-600 you can get either carbon frames or wheels from china, as you probably know there are heaps of threads on both here.

Also figure in about $70 and you can get an entry level bike tool kit from many of the online stores that will give you 90+% of the tools required to transfer your running gear from one frame to the next or one wheelset to the next.

Good luck mate! Have you started racing yet?
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:00 pm

bosvit wrote:Some good advice in this thread for you Mr Wilson

Not much wrong with 105 IMO, so how much have you saved for your upgrade?

If you are up around the $5-600 you can get either carbon frames or wheels from china, as you probably know there are heaps of threads on both here.

Also figure in about $70 and you can get an entry level bike tool kit from many of the online stores that will give you 90+% of the tools required to transfer your running gear from one frame to the next or one wheelset to the next.

Good luck mate! Have you started racing yet?


Thats the point, I think theres nothing wrong with 105 so I just want to change the frame. And yes, I've been planning on buying a chinese carbon frame, to be specific, the fm18
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:57 pm

ironhanglider wrote:A rather good bike rider who you've probably never heard of said
Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades

Cheers,

Cameron


Im pretty sure everyone has heard of Eddy Merckx
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby bosvit » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:16 pm

LOL Wilson, did you google it?

Check out the Pinarello fakers from China. Two of the A graders from Whyalla have them and prefer them to their top end Colnago and FP7? Pinarello frames. The guy with the Colnago (black with the green lettering that Europcar ran last year) has won World Masters Games gold medals.

Colnago man has a Dogma 60.1(he has fitted Super Record 11) and paid about $650ish delivered and the other bloke has a Dogma 60.2 (he has fitted Ultegra Di2) and paid just under $900 delivered.
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby 15wilsonwu » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:06 am

bosvit wrote:LOL Wilson, did you google it?

Check out the Pinarello fakers from China. Two of the A graders from Whyalla have them and prefer them to their top end Colnago and FP7? Pinarello frames. The guy with the Colnago (black with the green lettering that Europcar ran last year) has won World Masters Games gold medals.

Colnago man has a Dogma 60.1(he has fitted Super Record 11) and paid about $650ish delivered and the other bloke has a Dogma 60.2 (he has fitted Ultegra Di2) and paid just under $900 delivered.


I didn't never heard of the quote but I definitly heard of the "rather good biker". Oh and, is it possible to gove me a link to the fake Pinarellos and Colnagos?
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby bosvit » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:34 pm

Oops sorry Wilson, missed your post.

One has a real Colnago and one has a real Pinarello and they both have chinese Pinarello's.

I don't have their contact numbers and they live 275km away in Whyalla but I do work with the brother of one of them. Sadly he has Monday off so I'll get his brothers number on Tuesday and give him a call and find out where he bought it from (this is the guy with the Dogma 60.2) I must say both bikes look amazing.

I know they have bought track bikes from Dengfu and I think they went through www.aliexpress.com originally
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby bosvit » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:36 pm

Yuk, I hate SPAM!

Let's try that again.......

http://www.aliexpress.com/home2.html
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby bosvit » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:38 pm

LOL

okay

ali :roll:
express :roll:
dot com :lol:
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:39 pm

bosvit wrote:Yuk, I hate SPAM!

Let's try that again.......

http://www.!! ! SPAMMER !!!/home2.html


You'll have to www dot xxx dot com it and let wilson work it out :wink:
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby bosvit » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:51 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
bosvit wrote:Yuk, I hate SPAM!

Let's try that again.......

http://www.!! ! SPAMMER !!!/home2.html


You'll have to www dot xxx dot com it and let wilson work it out :wink:

It's all good Mr Bill

I can completely understand why www dot aliexpress dot com (is that better) has been spammer alerted!
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby 15wilsonwu » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:03 pm

Hmmm... Judging thier website, they dont seem to good :/ Oh and, do they just sell fake stuff? cause their website is spammed with fake frames and 3hit.
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby 15wilsonwu » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:28 pm

Hmmm... Judging thier website, they dont seem to good :/ Oh and, do they just sell fake stuff? cause their website is spammed with fake frames and 3hit.
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby JustJames » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:10 pm

15wilsonwu wrote:Hmmm... Judging thier website, they dont seem to good :/ Oh and, do they just sell fake stuff? cause their website is spammed with fake frames and 3hit.


Wilson, dude, you crack me up.

You want to buy a fake Pinarello frame. That's an illegally manufactured frame. And you're complaining that the website doesn't look good, and that there are lots of fake frames. :?
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby 15wilsonwu » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:58 pm

JustJames wrote:
15wilsonwu wrote:Hmmm... Judging thier website, they dont seem to good :/ Oh and, do they just sell fake stuff? cause their website is spammed with fake frames and 3hit.


Wilson, dude, you crack me up.

You want to buy a fake Pinarello frame. That's an illegally manufactured frame. And you're complaining that the website doesn't look good, and that there are lots of fake frames. :?


Oh right, good point.... DOH
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby 15wilsonwu » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:04 pm

I've been trying to save up instead of upgrading right now...but then i've decided to get a new wheelset, LOL.
To be specific, i've decided on the Pro-lite Bracciano's due to the amazing bang for the buck, it costs about 400 bucks. What do you guys think?

Link to product - http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=19
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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:21 pm

There's a few members with Braccs rolling about Wilson, haven't heard any complaints. My Gavias are brilliant.

Deon will look after you :)

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Re: Upgrading my bike

Postby 15wilsonwu » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:49 pm

Mulger bill wrote:There's a few members with Braccs rolling about Wilson, haven't heard any complaints. My Gavias are brilliant.

Deon will look after you :)

Shaun


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