Berry Pie..the Holy Grail
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Weaving thru the cowpud outside Modesto CA
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rck......I know the feeling and am joining you. I'd love a new Roubaix and the "carbon experience", but, given the need to help the kids with tuition, I will instead be upgrading an old but reliable frame--1987 Specialized with untold miles but, being steel, is as resilient, straight, and stress crack free as it was back in the days of Ronnie Reagan. OpenPro's from Rivendell, compact crank (probably Ritchey Pro) and bb, and eBay Veloce shifters (with JTek). All at one third the price of a new bike that I would want.
In the end, I fret about bikes more when I'm home than when I'm on the road....once out riding I realize how a good (not great) bike is good enough and I myself (heart, lungs, legs....and joy in riding) are what really count.
..... "I renewed my youth, to outward appearance, by mounting a bicycle for the first time." Mark Twain, Speeches
Last edited by GrannyGear; 03-07-06 at 02:12 PM.