Over the last few years I have been trying hard to save money when it comes to sport. It's funny ho we make choices. And through those choices how much we waste.
It's amazing to me how mtbers seem to always want the new part. Then will toss or bury their old cast off parts. In a day and age where we are encouraged to recycle and such how little is done.
I make an effort to be different. At least half of my bike is parts from others who either don't want them or are bomb proof old school parts. My shifters are old school thumbshifters that cost me $85 back in 93. Well still running them into 2008, definetly got my dollar for them.
Come on, there is a whole market of still good old parts out there that we can use. But do we? No we go buy the new shiny part while adding more shit to the landfill.