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Not being wholly mechanically inclined, I prefer bikes. That being said, I can manage most repairs on my own IF I can get the parts.
 

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Parts, parts, and more parts. Last complete bike I bought (for myself) was 1998. Just like the bike rule, parts too are n+1.

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They always start out as parts, but when it is complete and I can ride it.....it is a bike.
Mine don't always start out as a pile of parts, but that's always how they end....
 

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My fully was bought complete and my ht was a frame build up with a bunch of sourced parts from friends, spare boxes and some new ones too.
 

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I bought my FS trail bike last year, knowing that I would upgrade it. Had the brakes changed from Levels to 4 pot Guides when I bought it. Had custom wheels built up last month. Next on my list is a brake rotor up size.

Saved my old wheels, already dreaming of buying a frame for them.
 

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I usually buy a low to mid spec complete bike, and will carry over parts from prior builds. I will then sell old parts as I get upgrades. This means I'll end up with exactly the bike I want, and I can always be riding
 

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My first MTB was bought new as a complete bike. My first road bike was bought new as a complete bike. My newest road bike was bought used as a complete bike. There have been about a dozen frames and more parts upgrades that I can remember in between that have been part of the evolution of my stable. I currently have 5 fully-operational bikes.
 

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It's no wonder we cannot get groovy parts, sParty has em all...:unsure:
 

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Bike. I don't have the patience for parts.
 
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