I’ve been pottering about on a bike that cost £40 (second-hand). It’s a Mongoose Rockadile and is perfectly nice, but it has a few flaws:
*ride position – it’s like riding around sat up in an armchair.
* front suspension is VERY springy. I like taking it off-road but I get bounced all over the place.
Because everything is perfectly good and works well (breaks and gears are all recently serviced) I was thinking about buying a frame that actually suits my height and ride position and then moving everything across to the new frame.
I’m not a mechanic so I’ll take this job to a bike shop.
Have I found the perfect solution to my problem, or is this a stupid idea?
Thanks in advance – any thoughts much appreciated!
I would think the kind of money you may spend getting a bike shop to do this (who will replace worn out or incompatable bits as they go) plus the cost of a reasonable frame will mean it would be cheaper to look out for a good S/H bike on e-bay and sell yours as is. Would make a good DIY project to learn a bit more about the mechanical side?