There is so much cool bike gear out there, and so much hype about it all throughout BikeForums, I find myself continually thirsting for more. On our own local Chicago forum, www.thechainlink.org, there was recently a discussion about "how many bikes is too many?" The consensus was "somewhere between n+1 and infinity."
But that sort of smacks against the cycling ethic, doesn't it? If we are forever amassing new bike schwag, how are we any different than the throw-away culture we are hoping to change through a more sustainable means of transportation.
So, on that note... What have you recently decided NOT to buy? Not because you don't have the cash or space, but because you decided you didn't need it, and what you already own is suitable.
-Brompton folder -- realized there would be almost no situations I couldn't make my full sized bike work
-Sturmey Archer drum brake front hub -- cleaned up my rims, scuffed up the pads, works well enough
-Light & Motion Vis 360 -- will likely spring for this come fall, but no need just yet
-New saddle -- decided mine is fine as it is, at least for now