It all started when i bought a part-exed knackered Stumpjumper for a cheap winter hack. Cost me about Â£70
. Put v-brakes on to it, used it for the winter night rides, to protect the Ritchey and Klein.
Then i had it resprayed as the paint was tatty and rebuilt as a singlespeed, as further winter proofing. Used mainly the existing parts and bits lying around to rebuilt it. Then came the Pace rigid carbons and new front wheel so i could use my old XC4 disc brake.
Gil_M sold me his Bonty with disc mounts and Pace RC36 forks, so sold the Stumpy built up the Bonty for winter use. Managed to find a Syncros post and stem for it, a RaceFace turbine crank and square bb. Ordered some Pace rigid carbons for it. The fully rigid, all disc singlespeed Bonty is ideal for what i want.
Then spotted the Bonty Ti for sale in the classifieds
No disc mounts, but the ideal size, do i start again? Built it with v-brakes, which means new wheels or have a disc mount added?
Thankfully its been sold, so its been taken out of my hands. Mixed emotions on that one, would have been lovely to have, but this is essentially my winter hack
So from a Â£70 partex, to very nice Bonty. Its a very slippery slope.
Who else has done this kind of thing? I know i won't be the only one