bike upgrade

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twanderer
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bike upgrade

Postby twanderer » Fri Nov 09, 2012 00:53 am

hi there i have a dilemma i own a 5 year old giant scr2.0 with tiagra all round which was a lovely bike for my lands end john o groats tour at the time :D problem is im planning the lejog again in 5 days :cry: should i buy a new speed machine or will the scr 2.0 do i dont mind upgrading but as with alot o folk at the moment money is tight

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Re: bike upgrade

Postby night_porter » Fri Nov 09, 2012 03:57 am

Honestly if it did it before and was a "lovely" bike then it will be the same again.

I don't think lejog has got any longer since your last one!

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Charlie Potatoes
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Re: bike upgrade

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Fri Nov 09, 2012 04:34 am

I would say no based on 5 days not being long enough to get used to a new bike.
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Re: bike upgrade

Postby southdownswolf » Fri Nov 09, 2012 08:55 am

Do you mean that you are leaving in 5 days, or that you plan to ride it taking only 5 days?
Either way, a new bike is not necessary, just make sure that the existing bike is fine. Always worth having a good service done on the bike before doing a trip like this and plan to have it done a couple of weeks before you leave in case of any problems.
I will be doing JOGLE next year at the end of May on a 1980's Raleigh with downtube shifters, the bike will be fine, whether I will be is a different matter :lol:
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Re: bike upgrade

Postby twanderer » Mon Nov 12, 2012 18:04 pm

Yeah trying t complete t challenge in five days start t finish thanks all for Comments


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