buy a load of SRAM blocks/chains/rings from the CRC flood sale to keep you going for the next couple of years. works for me
flood sale my ass the only stuff I see on flood sale is slow moving stuff.Don't see any assos clothing or Dura Ace componants !
How much stuff gets stored on the floor in shops and warehouses anyway ?
Sorry call me cynical but I don't buy it
glad you said that i was thinking the same when i looked at it its all slow moving stuff and quite random just a rear xtr caliper etc
umm, stack of current stuff I have just stored in my garage says otherwise. Maybe they have some slow movers in too (as any one with sense would do), but PG990, Ultegra cranks, rings, XTR cables, allen keys, king headsets, hope BB etc are not bad stuff to me. The good stuff went VERY quickly mind.
Also, how often do you really NEED to change things as opposed to 'I really should' etc.
eg - been running a Sora/Tiagra setup on my road commuter. 5 years, about 30k miles on and just changed the original chain, block, rings, mech. Admittedly it was absolutely shagged. Shifting was poor, occasional jumping on one of rear sprockets.
Point is, it didn't stop me from riding. I just used the inner ring more as big was knackered. Avoid the dodgy sprocket etc.
I have a stack of parts that are almost worthless in the garage. All good stuff - gripshift, deore, XT, bars, stems, frames, wheels etc. All functional, but pretty much worthless as resale. If you want to ride, you can do it for next to nothing. No need for bling.
No way can cost of new bike parts be used as an excuse for not riding when there is so much around sh that is perfectly good.