So I just gave my bike some much needed deep cleaning. The bike a Bianchi 928, in its second year of service. Giving the bike a close look, I've became very aware of all the small nicks and imperfections. To be honest, the bike is beginning to show its age. If I were to estimate, the bike has seen at least 13,000 miles of Northern California and Chicago roads.
Thinking about the future, I would be surprised if the bike lasts beyond next season. It'll either die a slow death by a thousand cuts, or die in a blaze of glory at some point.
How's your race rig doing? Is 3-4 years about what one can hope for out of a race bike? I take pretty good care of my bike, and clean it fairly often. But, the steady accumulation of training and racing miles is slowly but surely taking it's toll.