Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I may have an addiction. I spent last night out in the back yard breaking in the conquest that I purchased from a friend, and while I was out there sprinting around my make-shift cross course I was trying to figure out how on earth I can possibly pay for the parts (and to be honest even the frame) of the mountain racer that I am building up.

Not only am I spending money that I don't have, but I am actually at a bit of a loss as to what I want to put on this bike. I always have a dream bike floating around in my head, but it's more like a downhill bike than a cross country rig... OK, it's actually totally a north shore style bike end of story. What I need to do is figure out what parts would make this bike an amazing race bike, mostly for endurance races.

Here's what I've thought of so far.

Wheels: Mavis Crossmax sl or custom built DT swiss
Headset: Kris King Pretty in Pink
Stem: ??
Handlebars: ??
Grips: ??
Breaks: ??
Shifters: X-O pod-shifters
Rear Derailleur: X-9
Front Derailleur: XTR
Chain: SRAM PC-990 Nickle Plaited
Cassette: Deore XT
Tires: ??
Cranks: ??
Saddle: Shadow V
Bottom Bracket: ??

Wow, lots of decisions left to make... and lots of sperm and blood to sell to be able to afford it all.


Roadie Steve said...

Yeah... we both have the same problem it seems.

The Trials Dude said...

I think all bikers have this problem... including me.