when should one buy a new bike???????

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking' started by RUSHTHEMALL, May 17, 2010.

  1. RUSHTHEMALL

    RUSHTHEMALL ALWAYS IN A RUSH

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    ive had my cannodale for 3 years,but i dont really ride it much,only in the summer time,because it snows out here in nyc.i sometimes ride it in the 5 county tour of nyc,anyways i was wondering when does one have to buy a new bike?if my bike is completely good and not cracked or damaged in any way do i still keep it for or untill its broken,or does the bike become less safe and more dangerious with age?i have a cannondale rush 400.thanks for your feedback.
     
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  2. bikebum1975

    bikebum1975 Rat Biker

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    Hell I got a couple old bikes ride them all the time and plan to ride them till they break majorly myself. But if you don't like it sell it and get a bike that meets your needs more. ya know? Just my humble opinion
     

  3. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    My Cannondale is a 2002, I think. It's seen plenty of miles in the US and Australia, and will probably last as long as I continue to maintain it.
     
  4. cbman

    cbman gnar! gnar! gnar!

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    Ride it until you've replaced all the parts, then keep riding until the frame breaks in half! Then replace the frame by transferring all the old parts to a new frame. repeat. hahaha But yea, good question, I don't really think bikes can "go bad" as long as you maintain them and replace parts as necessary.
     
  5. bikebum1975

    bikebum1975 Rat Biker

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    Right on Bud my thoughts exactly wear out rebuild :D
     
  6. cbman

    cbman gnar! gnar! gnar!

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  7. COSMTBFAN

    COSMTBFAN DAS BOOT!!

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    If it currently suits your needs, then there is no good reason to replace it.