been wrestling with this for the past couple of days, and being unable to decide on a particular outcome, thought I’d throw it out to the masses for their valuable (?) input.
so here goes.
my fixed gear bike is a build up that started with a crappy, heavy, ss, steel frame set. over time I have changed out just about everything except the frame/forks. (bet you can see where this is going already…)
leave the crap steel frame; replace forks with a set of easton ec70 carbon one; replace alloy seatpost with carbon one. cost of this is about $200. saves some considerable weight, probably improve ride comfort and handling (slightly less rake on the ec70 forks).
leave same frame/forks; buy carbon fiber seatpost (help ride comfort); upgrade to new frame and forks later on. Thats always been the long term plan, but due to other financial factors, purchasing of frameset will now probably not happen for at least 12months. (or maybe longer if I’m happy with the set up of option 1).
so I could go with option 2 which would save some money toward option 1. or go with option 1 which would probably give the bike an immediate and significant improvement. not that I’m unhappy with the bike at the moment, but (as I’m sure most people here will know) you can always make it better.
this is not a question on steel versus carbon. or which frame to buy, cause I am not close to making a decision about that yet.
thoughts / comments?