Re: junk parts?
It does make it fun to be able to put your special touches on to something that you can buy a kit for. Most people will not realize how much you have put into the bike in time, money, sweat, blood and tears. But you know and that's what counts. I know when I ride, the bike ion essence is me. The parts I replaced were not necessarily needed, but that;s just who I am. It sounds cliche, but you are what you ride. If these kits came with better parts, I would still change them out anyway because I didn't choose them.
There is no moment like the now moment.