Posted by: wizardB
Ride it, I'm still riding my Stiffe everywhere and I don't notice I'm having any less fun than the fashion queens on their carbon toys.
You arrrreee having less fun, you just don't know it.... ;)
Actually, I agree with you. Except that I still would stress not investing any $$ in his old rig. I agree he will likely have lots of fun riding whatever he's got but if on a limited budget, a new rig would be a much better use of money. Any modern day 1x11 drivetrain is soooo much better than the best 2 or 3x10 out there in 2007. The drivetrain alone would be worth getting a new ride and his old rig probably has old spacing that won't fit anything modern. I think anyone would be happier spending 2800 on this thing than $1500 upgrading an old beast. My 2 cents.