What do you recommend

ilovegraceilovegrace Posts: 598
edited 5 September in Road buying advice
So , the bike stable is
Best bike Look 566
middle bike Felt Z5
Winter bike Planet x London road

I am planning my winter riding , averaging 150-170 miles a week commuting and weekend rides.
The London Road is my weekday commuter and wet Sunday ride with the Felt on duty on dry days.
The thing is over the years the LR has taken a beating and requires new.
Bottom bracket
Headset
Crankest.
brake/ gear cabling
around , with may be e bay parts £200 if I do the work myself.
My feelings are to bin the PX and bring the Felt into full time winter duties.
What do you thin?
regards
ILG

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  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,291
    Buy a new groupset for the Felt or Look and trickle down the kit to the LR (assuming it's compatible) - only time I'm ditching a bike is when I have to replace a core part - like the frame .... ! ;)
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    exactly what slowbike said and get all the bits in the sales - it'll cost the same as scuzbay, not be knackered, no hanging around, no jeffing and have warranty/returns

    #doasSlowbikesays
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,732
    Sales and trickle down has been my method for many a year.
    To the extent that no practical upgrades are available. Unless I go for disc brakes. Hmmmmm.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    pblakeney wrote:
    Sales and trickle down has been my method for many a year.
    To the extent that no practical upgrades are available. Unless I go for disc brakes. Hmmmmm.

    discs aren't really an upgrade though are they? more a sideways move

    #bishoptorook9
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,732
    pblakeney wrote:
    Sales and trickle down has been my method for many a year.
    To the extent that no practical upgrades are available. Unless I go for disc brakes. Hmmmmm.

    discs aren't really an upgrade though are they? more a sideways move

    #bishoptorook9
    True. But if you are doing alpine descents or winter cruddy stop start commuting then I can see the benefits. But as I will be doing little of either in the future my bike upgrades are at a standstill.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    pblakeney wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    Sales and trickle down has been my method for many a year.
    To the extent that no practical upgrades are available. Unless I go for disc brakes. Hmmmmm.

    discs aren't really an upgrade though are they? more a sideways move

    #bishoptorook9
    True. But if you are doing alpine descents or winter cruddy stop start commuting then I can see the benefits. But as I will be doing little of either in the future my bike upgrades are at a standstill.

    well, we didn't see too many disc brakes in the mountains in Italy this summer or in any of the pelotons so we'll agree to discuss that later but can deffo see cruddy communting benefits.

    maybe discs are a british thing? seem to far far more popular in britain than elsewhere.......

    #culturaldifferences.intriguing
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 4,683
    Can the Felt take full mudguards and at least 25mm wide tyres ? Preferably wider.

    If not - it's not a proper Winter bike.

    I'd prob keep the London Road in working order TBH.
  • bradsbeardbradsbeard Posts: 304
    well, we didn't see too many disc brakes in the mountains in Italy this summer or in any of the pelotons so we'll agree to discuss that later but can deffo see cruddy communting benefits.

    maybe discs are a british thing? seem to far far more popular in britain than elsewhere.......

    #culturaldifferences.intriguing

    Get yourself out to Mallorca. Plenty of disc bikes!

    Germans have defo embraced discs.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    bradsbeard wrote:
    well, we didn't see too many disc brakes in the mountains in Italy this summer or in any of the pelotons so we'll agree to discuss that later but can deffo see cruddy communting benefits.

    maybe discs are a british thing? seem to far far more popular in britain than elsewhere.......

    #culturaldifferences.intriguing

    Get yourself out to Mallorca. Plenty of disc bikes!

    Germans have defo embraced discs.


    French ain't loving them either.

    oh well - as above, #culturaldifferences
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    fenix wrote:
    Can the Felt take full mudguards and at least 25mm wide tyres ? Preferably wider.

    If not - it's not a proper Winter bike.

    I'd prob keep the London Road in working order TBH.

    agree completely on the definition of a winter bike above, which is why I have built this especially to be used as a winter trainer/commuter/shopping/trundle.

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    or it could be utter clubbie tosh and just use what brings a smile to your face. Its a bicycle, not a space shuttle.#carpediem
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • bobonesbobones Posts: 966
    I smile a lot more when my 20p for the swearbox isn't soaking and I am not covered in muck.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    I saw a few disc braked roadies last week in Italy. Gently rolling Umbria, not the Alps / Dolomites.

    If the Felt won't take wide-ish tyres and proper guards then I'd refurb the London Road properly as a winter bike / commuter.
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