build or buy

Do you build or buy your bike?

build
10
77%
buy
3
23%
 
Total votes : 13

build or buy

Postby Cole82 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:35 pm

Just like the poll says build or buy your bikes?
I personally get a lot of enjoyment out of building.

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Postby hojong » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:39 pm

but buying is usually cheaper :)
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Postby Cole82 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:00 pm

cheaper :roll: :roll: is not an option
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Postby Barkleyfan » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:10 pm

I have done both. At least with building, you get to choose where you compromise to keep a budget.
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Postby Hank » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:33 pm

Build it no question about it. After building my first bike I can't buy one already built up.
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Postby Farmboy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:37 pm

I like to build. Mainly because I can put parts on that I want rather than package deals. I like to make sure I'm getting the best return out of my money. Hubs, headsets, bottom brackets, they are worth spending good money on to make sure you have a high quality part. Seatposts, stems, bars, I dunno, a seatpost is a seatpost to me, within reason. Why spend $100 bucks on a Thomson when a $35 Ritchey will do the same thing. Now, a Chris King headset vs an FSA, I'll adjust that King once and never have to touch it again, well maybe not never, but not for a long time. That's worth the money.
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Postby jaghouse » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:07 am

Builders in a landslide. If you ride a lot the extra cost of frame up build is worth it. And hand built wheels are worth it too. I have been rolling em for 3 years on my mountain bikes and roadie resulting in zero hub failures and 1 broken spoke.
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