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2013-07-24 12:16 PM

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Subject: New Tri bike or overhaul old bike every yr or 2?
I have a 1996 Zipp Tri bike and race and train about 4000-4500mi a year here in Miami.
My questions are?
1. If you were me, would you rebuild ( bb, f/r gears, chain, headset, f/r derailer, all cables, peddles, etc) every year or 2?
2. Or would you sell / trade in your 1 or 2yr old Tri bike for a NEW Tri bike?
Thanks in advance for your constructive opinions

Edited by spearit 2013-07-24 12:18 PM


2013-07-24 12:28 PM
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Subject: RE: New Tri bike or overhaul old bike every yr or 2?
I would perform regular maintenance and replace components as required. There is no need to replace most of what you listed every two years if you are maintaining the bike.

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2013-07-24 1:11 PM
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Subject: RE: New Tri bike or overhaul old bike every yr or 2?
Never sell the Zipp

I mean, what can you buy that's faster?
2013-07-24 1:57 PM
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In general, you likely won't get a very good price for a 1-2 year old used bike (with 8-9k miles on it) given that the originial owner didn't perform any maintenance on it.

2013-07-24 2:04 PM
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Subject: RE: New Tri bike or overhaul old bike every yr or 2?

Originally posted by Leegoocrap Never sell the Zipp I mean, what can you buy that's faster?

Gotta side with Chris again. That Zipp is as primo as they come. Hang new bits on it as they break/wear out, otherwise ride it until the second coming.

2013-07-24 2:38 PM
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Subject: RE: New Tri bike or overhaul old bike every yr or 2?

Originally posted by gsmacleod I would perform regular maintenance and replace components as required. There is no need to replace most of what you listed every two years if you are maintaining the bike. Shane

This^^^^. 

However, if you are NOT maintaining the bike-a new one will soon ride like a POS.



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2013-07-25 5:40 PM
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Subject: RE: New Tri bike or overhaul old bike every yr or 2?
Originally posted by briderdt

Originally posted by Leegoocrap Never sell the Zipp I mean, what can you buy that's faster?

Gotta side with Chris again. That Zipp is as primo as they come. Hang new bits on it as they break/wear out, otherwise ride it until the second coming.




I agree Leegoocrap, I LOOOVE my Zipp and IMO nothing is faster or LOOKS faster than a Zipp.

5 out of 5 replies agree to keep my old bike, so be it. and thanks to those that offered their opinions.

After much thought I realized WHY I was having a rebuilding and maintenance problem and I will solve that problem
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