Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the January Giveaway for the DYU R1 20" City Electric Bike


Ethical Dilemma
#1
I know I should probably stop spending money on bikes and bike parts—but I'm not sure if I can. I have three builds in the works. One is a GT Aggressor Pro, that I am rebuilding with a carbon fork and crankset as a street racer/commuter. Another is a 2017 Gunmetal GT Transeo 5.0 that I am converting into a road training bike. The third is a Shogun Street Metal BMX aluminum frame (pretty hard to find without racing profiled brake posts) that I will be going all black as a ninja transformation. This will be used mostly for local commuting and for fun alternative adventuring. But then I saw recently on Random Bike Parts they have some GT Rukus 26" dirt jumper blank frames—and I'm just—so hurting not to get one. It would make a perfect commuter for autumn with a black and orange detail; Cult Sect fork; Shimano SLX crankset; Cult of Static. At $200 though, with all the unfinished builds I still have, I'm dying not to make the reach. Thankfully they are almost gone, so if I can just hold out a little longer then I should be all clear. I'm like $450 out on my Aggressor build still—and thankfully just $60 pair of Pirelli P7 Sport 32c tires and a $20 set of tubes for the Transeo. But I'm probably another $450 out from the Shogun ninja transformation still. The frame needs sand blasted and painted. I have to build the wheels and still need to buy the spokes for that. I need to get a new fork and handlebar; tires and tubes; u-brake and lever; threaded bb conversion; and now I'm out on a crankset for it too. It's just a lot man. I know there are other places and maybe people that my money could go to better use for but who am even I to say that it's not already going to a worthy cause? Is it wrong? I hate to think that it is. I cringe. It can't be. Am I a monster? What ever may become of me—I may become nothing. Even so, if I am a monster, let it be so that I will say that I regret absolutely nothing.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
2,048
12-29-2021, 03:10 AM
Last Post: Jesper

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
pedal crankset axle squeak
Today 01:13 PM
New member
Today 12:49 PM
new victim for the salt mine!
Today 01:11 AM
How much do you bike per year?
Yesterday 11:21 PM
Twin Schwin two speed tandem
Yesterday 01:53 PM
Commute/Beginner Triathlon bikes
01-18-2022 06:34 PM
Counsel on a ‘73 Raleigh
01-18-2022 12:09 AM
Failure to stop at stop sign means $500 ...
01-18-2022 12:07 AM
paralyzed in a bike crash: Sports Illust...
01-18-2022 12:04 AM
First Century
01-17-2022 11:41 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
28 posts
no avatar 2. jeffg
17 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
15 posts
no avatar 4. Jake1
14 posts
no avatar 5. JR Namida
10 posts