Frameset or Complete Bike

5milestogo Posts: 224
edited July 2014 in Road buying advice
Hi, I took an off last week and the bikes a right off. Rear derailleur has part punched its way through the hanger so its useless. New bike needed but I am 2 minds. Given this might be the opportunity to get a 'bike for life' I am contemplating getting a really good frameset and then adding good used parts till I can replace them with better stuff through time.
I am also thinking of going Ti or Steel for its longevity as opposed to Carbon / Al.
There are some great buys out there at the moment i.e. canyon and the whole bike option is typically at lower cost but I am having trouble seeing the wood from the trees.
I don't race, would be using the new steed in the surrey hills and other similar places for long rides.
Grateful for some constructive advice. Thanks
Rose Pro DX Cross 3000
GT Edge Ti
Ribble Audax


  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Ti and Steel can both break.

    CF can be repaired ?

    Complete bike is usually the cheapest option. Upgrades often don't give you any extra benefit apart from looking cool and maybe being a few grammes lighter.