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Discussion: Maybe Mrs P will buy you a ...

in: DonP; DonP > 2017-03-14

Mar 14, 2017 10:33 PM # 
Jethro:
Maybe Mrs P will buy you a bike for your birthday! ;-)
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Mar 15, 2017 9:19 AM # 
Big Jon:
Or else get it serviced at your local dealer - they are usually pleasantly surprised when a bike comes in with lots of wear in it!
Mar 15, 2017 11:42 AM # 
Gaz:
A few thousand miles is nothing!, with regular minor maintenance a chain should last about 2500 miles and everything else should last tens of thousands of miles.

Of course if you want a new bike anyway. Then go for it.
Mar 15, 2017 12:24 PM # 
DaveR:
Gaz, you are an optimist!

My experience of year round, all weather commuting on grimy urban streets, is that 10,000km does a lot of damage to a bike. I would have to have changed headset, bottom bracket, wheels (if using rim brakes), multiple chains and a few gear cassettes.

I agree with Jon, a good local dealer could make it feel much better.
Mar 15, 2017 5:12 PM # 
Big Jon:
Not sure what tarmac cycling does to brakes, but the cycle paths in Deeside are finished with granite dust which wreaks havoc on brake blocks... (though on a positive note it does reduces the caked-on mud).

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