Cheap ways to improve a cheap bike?
March 29, 2009 8:02 PM Subscribe
What are some cheap or easy things I can do to improve my crummy road bike?
posted by one_bean to sports, hobbies, & recreation (28 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I have a pretty standard used road bike (I paid I think a little more than $100 for it). I use it for commuting 5 miles round trip each day, and for longer rides on the weekend. All of the components are either original, or have been replaced with, again, totally average parts. I love bicycling, but are there simple things I can do to this bike to make me enjoy riding it more? Getting nicer pedals? New chain? Better fit? Where should I start? Any suggestions specific to the East Bay area would be much appreciated, e.g. which shop gives the best fit?