What *is* your personal n+1 bike? (Pics please)

Something I found when sorting both mine to 9-speed is that the 11-34t and 11-36t cassettes, if Shimano, have some uneven jumps between ratios. But the cassette does come in 12-36t, and this version is pretty smooth right across, and give you two extra teeth to boot!
Edit: if you can do with 8-speed 11-34 and don't mind said gear jumps too much, then I have the cassette and appropriate flat-bar shifters/brakes just sitting here in a box. And the rd, come to that...The levers work fine on mechanical discs.
Hmm, well my hybrid runs the 11-34 shimano 9-speed, so I guess I'm used to it. But a 12-36 sounds much better, bearing in mind that I hardly use the 11. And this bike, by the time I get all the gubbins on it, will be heavier than the hybrid.

Appreciate the offer of parts though. :okay:

But let me find a donor bike first, and then see where I go. Looking around, most junior frames of that ilk are only 7 speed, so space between the dropouts might be an issue. No point getting bits now, only to find that they don't fit...

And that's assuming I can fit a FD to a frame that comes fitted with a single chainring, as so many of them seem to.


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Peterborough, UK
13 inch hardtail frame & forks
26 inch wheels, maybe 24, it's kind of borderline given the frame size
Disc brakes, not fussed whether mechanical or hydraulic
44-32-22 triple up front
11-34 nine speed on the back
Trigger shifters
This sounds like a mini-29er. It would be interesting to see it finished.


On 3 Wheels
Ha.. You and who's army?
Thing is.. my dear partner... her bike is one of those horrid celeste colour Bianchis.. and she won't let me get rid of it for her :rolleyes:^_^
A nice colour if you wast a bike to match yer 'Strat'


Mrs M

Looking at this for continuing my commuting after all this Covid is over.
All sold out but can wait until next year.
Seems to tick all the boxes :smile:
Mr M is keen on an e road bike, (but not on the prices) :ohmy:
I find my carbon road frame uninspiring. I'd swap it for a modern lightweight steel one. Except it would have to be new, to have a 1 1/8" threadless steerer. And 853.

/browses Argos Racing Cycles website

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