Upgrading Gary Fisher Advance

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by steve_18798, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. steve_18798

    steve_18798 New Member

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    Can you guys help me with some carbon goodies as im looking for good weight savings and balance. Need a place in or near Windsor Ontario for good parts. Rebuiling and need suspension, rims, tires, tubes, crank, pedal arms, gearing equipment, disc brakes (as mine did not come with the fancy stuff), braking equipment, handle bars, chains, etc... So could you please help as the new season is coming and i would like to get it back on the road and racing again.
     
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  2. Scotty_Dog

    Scotty_Dog New Member

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    It sounds as if you want to replace everything except for the frame.

    Just go buy a new bike with the parts you desire - it will cost you much less money.
     
  3. steve_18798

    steve_18798 New Member

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    Ya i would do that but it wouldn't be my own if you know what i mean. I would like to build up my own bike and have it as mine the way i like it. Not just a store bought bike.
     
  4. j.r.hawkins

    j.r.hawkins New Member

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    Yup, I know the type. The kind who buys an old clunker four-cyl front wheel drive, spends the equivalent of a house deposit tarting it up with loud mufflers, low profile tyres, anodised wheels and windscreen wipers, and lowered suspension, not noticing how much smoke the engine blows (needs new piston rings) or that their tyres rub on the mudguards over bumps and will therefore throw them into a roadside tree the next time they cruise a country road over the speed limit. All in the name of bling.

    They then sell the thing six months later at a third of what they've spent because they're now bored with it, only to start the same process all over again.

    No wonder the cops love picking on them: they're stupid AND dangerous. For what they spent they could have bought a secondhand, low-kilometre PORSCHE. :rolleyes: And with the change they could still be a home-owner!

    Want to personalise your bike? Get a top-level store-bought bike, and then pul it all apart. Get some candy-coloured spraypaints, some masking tape and an airbrush. When you're done put it back together. You'll have a better level of equipment, something nobody else has (your own frame) and money in your pocket for other goodies.
     
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