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    [QUOTE=Maycat;16332035]Hello everyone!

    Anyway, I am picking up the new bike today. It is my birthday present to myself, as my husband informed me that because all his money will go towards my step-kid's Christmas gifts I won't be getting a birthday or Christmas present from him (love those December birthdays). Your husband seems like a real nice guy!

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    As long as they don't have $20K in debt I say it's all good. If it lasts 5+ years you'll get plenty of enjoyment/exercise out of it (and this would be on the low end if it was someone buying a car)
    Assume nothing; Question everything

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    Don't feel bad about the expense. My son, a pro triathlete, is getting Zipp wheels for this season that cost more than your bike.

    All you need now are a suitable lock, and a helmet.... bike shoes and matching pedals, Jersey, shorts, seat bag, CO2 inflator, spare tube, tire levers...

    Have an excellent time preparing for your century. And enjoy the century as well. Maybe one day I'll be so bold as to try one.
    The one who has the most bikes wins.

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    After enough N+1 bikes, you will quit feeling guilty, at least I hope it works that way, I have about 12 bikes but I am still looking for a Titanium frame.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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    I almost felt guilty, the night after I put a down payment on a supersix I asked my wife how she felt about me getting a new bike this spring. All the guilt left immediately.

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    If this gets you out more and you work on becoming a healthier version of you then you should not feel guilty. If money is as tight as you alluded to and you don't ride the heck out of this bike then it was an unwise decision.

    Since you opened the door just a bit with your comments in your original post can you do something to earn a bit of extra money to offset the expense? I sense a bit of resentment in that post or maybe I'm just interpreting your comments incorrectly. Obviously the bike itself isn't the only expense as you will need lights, repair stuff, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddavieboy View Post
    I almost felt guilty, the night after I put a down payment on a supersix I asked my wife how she felt about me getting a new bike this spring. All the guilt left immediately.
    I mentioned to my wife that I am still looking for one more bike, but that will be after my daughter graduates from college. She didn't seem to have a problem with that.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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    why feel bad i bought a trek madone 5.9 with di2,and carbon wheels.iam 6.3 290 pounds,and get looked at all the time,one guy said,you shouldnt be riding that,all i did was laugh.

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