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    First new bike in 15 years!

    Well, I hope to order my Christmas present today, a new 2008 Masi Gran Criterium. It’s my first new bike in probably 15 years. My last bike purchase was a Cannondale Delta V 700 (with headshock)? I started getting into spinning at my local gym about a year ago and I even teach it now. This stirred the bike bug in me once again and I’m taking the plunge. I feel like a kid in a candy store. Does anyone else get this excited when spending a couple/few grand on a new bike?
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    A new bike purchase seems to always put a smile on your face no matter what the purchase price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flip18436572 View Post
    A new bike purchase seems to always put a smile on your face no matter what the purchase price.
    So true. Although I was stressed as all get out while making the choice. There were so many choices in my price range and many of them felt good on test rides.

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    Before Tom gets a chance to say it again.....

    "Don't ya love that new bike smell?"

    Seriously though. Congrats on your new steed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc_ View Post
    "Don't ya love that new bike smell?"
    I'll let you know in a week or so, and of course I'll have pics.

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    fc, it isn't nice stealing my thunder

    That said, congrats on the Masi! That's a sweet ride Pics are expected as soon as you have it in hand, you know.
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    I get that way waiting on new PARTS to come in.

    Shoot, a New Bike and I can't sleep until It's out of the box, built, tested, fitted and ridden at least once. I then start looking it over to see what parts might be improved upon before I wear stuff out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    Does anyone else get this excited when spending a couple/few grand on a new bike?
    I didn't even have to spend that much to feel like this. My Surly X-Check is the first new bike I've had in almost 18 years. Yeah, I feel 18 years younger every time I ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ang1sgt View Post
    Shoot, a New Bike and I can't sleep until It's out of the box, built, tested, fitted and ridden at least once.
    And here I thought I was crazy for not sleeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    Does anyone else get this excited when spending a few grand on a new bike?
    Excited about the bike? Yes. Excited about the immediate evacuation of $3,000 from my bank account? No.
    14,000 miles and rolling...

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    After getting inspired by the book "Younger Next Year" (which I HIGHLY recommend) I also decided to get back on the bike after 20 years. Never one to do anything half way I went out and ordered a Serotta Fierte IT. They tell me it'll take 6 weeks which is driving me crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_L View Post
    After getting inspired by the book "Younger Next Year" (which I HIGHLY recommend) I also decided to get back on the bike after 20 years. Never one to do anything half way I went out and ordered a Serotta Fierte IT. They tell me it'll take 6 weeks which is driving me crazy.

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    Dude, I just looked it up on their web site. Sweet ride! Im guessing you have the available wallpaper set as your computers desktop wallpaper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc_ View Post
    Before Tom gets a chance to say it again.....

    "Don't ya love that new bike smell?"

    Seriously though. Congrats on your new steed!
    It just reminds me that this a male-dominated forum when your old bikes smell worse than your new bikes!!!

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