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Old 05-23-07, 08:35 AM   #1
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I think I've found my new bike...

Tell me I'm wrong, tell me I don't need it, tell me "It's not about the bike"

But reading the fun that DG and SaiKai and George have found in new machines - is having quite an effect on me

And then I saw this, and I'm in luuurve

http://www.bikes.com/bikes/2007/solo/solo-50st.aspx

Tell me to just work harder on the one I have, the one I've never been disappointed in over the last 17 years --- tell me rational things

(Why am I asking you, of all people!?!)
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Old 05-23-07, 08:38 AM   #2
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It is a very nice looking bike and it has good components. The color scheme is really nice. We all know that the color is the most important thing.
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Old 05-23-07, 08:44 AM   #3
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With that steel frame and carbon forks and the components it has on it, I would say you can't go wrong. You wont believe how smooth the ride of steel is and with the carbon forks WOW, nice bike.
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I could never tell anyone they were wrong when considering the purchase of a new bike

Nice looking bike....good components...lots of good riding weather ahead...new bikes are fabulous...the list just goes on and on. When are you going to take it for a test ride?
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Old 05-23-07, 08:52 AM   #5
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The color scheme is really nice. We all know that the color is the most important thing.[/QUOTE]

We think alike. Now, with white bar tape...
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...lots of good riding weather ahead...[/QUOTE]

Hoo yeah. Only 44 Centigrade today. Another 10 degrees to go before the weather gets really summery, and the humidity gets above 70%....!
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...lots of good riding weather ahead...
Hoo yeah. Only 44 Centigrade today. Another 10 degrees to go before the weather gets really summery, and the humidity gets above 70%....![/QUOTE]

Oops! I failed to look at your location
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I'd buy it
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Hoo yeah. Only 44 Centigrade today. Another 10 degrees to go before the weather gets really summery, and the humidity gets above 70%....!
Oops! I failed to look at your location[/QUOTE]

No probs, and reading back I might have sounded a smartxxx in my reply ---- didn't mean to. I like your enthusiasm for good bike kit!

But if I was still in good cycling places, I'd buy a lovely new bike in a flash - here, there's a question of 'honestly, what's the point?'

My biking buddies (mainly faster than me) and I had to call for a trailer to pick us all up last August after about an hour - the whole gang severely heat exhausted, shivering in 50 C heat
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A bike is not just a good investment, it's part of me.
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Go for it, that's a beauty!
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If the quality is as good as their Mt. bikes your set.
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Your right, You need it, Its about the Bike and you deserve it

I never have a problem justifying a bike to myself, its my SO where I get hung up.
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You really ought to buy that bike. Life's too short to wonder why not?
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Looks like a fine machine to me. Steel is real. Carbon fork and stays. Ultegra. Compact crank.

What's not to like?
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Tell me to just work harder on the one I have, the one I've never been disappointed in over the last 17 years --- tell me rational things
Bicycles can be very jealous. I know, I have an American Eagle/Nishiki that over 30 years has plotted and cajoled to get rid or disable every one of my cars and my motorcycle and most of my other bicycles, all so it can be ridden. Even now, I only keep it contained by not retruing its rear wheel and dangling the promise of a Brooks saddle over its seat post. Otherwise, I fear that it will work its voodoo on my Hard Rock just as it did on my Centurion Pro Tour that disappeared out from under me one evening, or my Bianchi Eros that was last seen fleeing my garage with a strange rider on it, or my Pegasus...

Women hath no fury like a bicycle scorned. Be warned. Be very afraid.
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Old 05-23-07, 10:44 AM   #17
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"Tell me to just work harder on the one I have, the one I've never been disappointed in over the last 17 years --- tell me rational things"

So what point from my request was unclear?

(Thanks, all - it's a beauty, dontcha think?)
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You could do what I did...spend a year or more wallowing in indecision... OR ...you could buy the bike and be enjoying it now. You know that sooner or later, you'll be getting a new bike. Get it now!
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Listen to Gary, he would know. He *does* know...
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Bicycles can be very jealous. I know, I have an American Eagle/Nishiki that over 30 years has plotted and cajoled to get rid or disable every one of my cars and my motorcycle and most of my other bicycles, all so it can be ridden. Even now, I only keep it contained by not retruing its rear wheel and dangling the promise of a Brooks saddle over its seat post. Otherwise, I fear that it will work its voodoo on my Hard Rock just as it did on my Centurion Pro Tour that disappeared out from under me one evening, or my Bianchi Eros that was last seen fleeing my garage with a strange rider on it, or my Pegasus...

Women hath no fury like a bicycle scorned. Be warned. Be very afraid.
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So - hmm - what's a quorum? Why do I even ask?
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Old 05-23-07, 11:07 AM   #21
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You could do what I did...spend a year or more wallowing in indecision... OR ...you could buy the bike and be enjoying it now. You know that sooner or later, you'll be getting a new bike. Get it now!
Blimey. The forum's Mr Decisive speaks.

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You could do what I did...spend a year or more wallowing in indecision... OR ...you could buy the bike and be enjoying it now. You know that sooner or later, you'll be getting a new bike. Get it now!
No no, don't get it yet! You will deprive yourself of test riding 20 different bikes, comparing notes, cutting it to 7-8 for 2nd rides, comparing notes, cutting it to 3 for 3rd test rides. Then stopping to rethink your requirements, adding in 3 or 4 more different bikes.

Repeat.

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No no, don't get it yet! You will deprive yourself of test riding 20 different bikes, comparing notes, cutting it to 7-8 for 2nd rides, comparing notes, cutting it to 3 for 3rd test rides. Then stopping to rethink your requirements, adding in 3 or 4 more different bikes.

Repeat.

Shopping for a bike is a great sport in itself.

I was going to suggest looking round at the other choices on the Market, but this is the trap you could fall into. The 2nd to final test is to test ride. Get out and find a shop that has one in your size and ride it. The final test rests with the Finance Manager- so see if she agrees that you need a new bike. Or Just turn up at home with it after you have bought it and take the ear-ache for the next 6 months.
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For us, its all about the bike and swag. Go for it.
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