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    Damn... it used to be just guitars

    It's called GAS: Guitar (or, more broadly, Gear) Acquisition Syndrome.

    Yes, there is most definitely an N+1 issue with guitars as well... just ask Mrs S
    OK, maybe not so funny (again, just ask Mrs S).

    I bought my Kaitai in April of 2006
    I bought my Reno in April of 2007 (I *think* it was April, anyway)
    But, now Spring (and the return of DST) is imminent and I find myself with a carbon itch and -worse- I want to scratch it 'till it bleeds.

    Help.

    I don't need another bike.
    I love what I have and can't them enough as it is.

    Why is this happening to meeeeeeeee.......
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    I don't know, but it happens in photography too. One lens is never enough. Heck, I even have two tripods, for heaven's sake.
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    Can I assume that rubbing yourself on your Reno's carbon fork isn't sufficient to tame your carbon itch?
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    Get yourself one of these, it's a lot cheaper

    http://www.montgomerypens.com/produc...roduct_id=3493

    Or something from here:

    http://www.titaniumkay.com/Carbon-Fiber-100411.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Get yourself one of these, it's a lot cheaper

    http://www.montgomerypens.com/produc...roduct_id=3493
    Yeah... I don't quite see that doing it for me

    And I have lovingly wiped down the fork AND seatpost on the LeMond... while it feels pretty good it doesn't feel quite good enough. Mrs S says I can buy a CF bike... if I trade one in. Hm, where have I heard that before? It didn't quite work in that arena, either.
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    I can see nothing wrong with having more than 5 bikes- So you are only just starting to itch-and anti- Histamines don't work.

    First thing to do is start looking- then comparing specs and then test riding then-Sorry Its too late- It just followed me home dear.
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    Perhaps you need to wrap yourself in carbon fiber?

    http://www.bicycling.com/article/1,6...5351-1,00.html
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    I feel your GAS.

    I bought a Taylor 514ce for Santa to deliver this past Christmas. I *still* can't play more than one guitar at a time.

    I had a "Professional" tuneup and refitting done on my OCR2 at my LBS a couple of weeks ago, and that has helped with the cravings a little, but it's best that I don't walk through the bicycle showroom unsupervised.

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    You could buy a CF frame and transfer parts from an existing bike to it. This would only require you to teach yourself about bicycle mechanics skills.............oh then there are the tools................and then pretty soon, you'll be buying parts on EBAY................and then..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    You could buy a CF frame and transfer parts from an existing bike to it. This would only require you to teach yourself about bicycle mechanics skills.............oh then there are the tools................and then pretty soon, you'll be buying parts on EBAY................and then..................
    Actually, I have pretty good bike mechanic skills (and those skills helped me to kick smoking many, many years ago) though some might be a little rusty and I've never "done" a headset. Do I really want to go down that road
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    Once you've done a headset there is no going back.

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    Get a frame with an integrated headset and there is no doing..........just dropping in.

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    Costs next to nothing to have your LBS install a headset. That's what I usually do.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai View Post
    Mrs S says I can buy a CF bike... if I trade one in. Hm, where have I heard that before? It didn't quite work in that arena, either.
    That makes it easy--around here at least most shops don't take trades. "Gee honey, I tried, but they just wouldn't take it" while wearing a properly aggrieved expression.

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    You all should be ashamed! You're just enabling the addiction.


    (I wonder if this would work with my Wife?)
    Youth we got, what we need is a fountain of Smart!

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    As someone who has owned over 40 guitars, it would by hypocritical for me to say, "Discipline, man, discipline!"

    If you can afford it and it hurts no one, why not go for it?

    BTW, the only difference I see between guitars and bikes in terms of collecting them is this. Good bikes will almost always depreciate in value. A fair number of good guitars will appreciate in value over time if cared for properly.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Be glad it's bikes and not dogs. At least bikes don't crap all over the place and require food and water.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    Be glad it's bikes and not dogs. At least bikes don't crap all over the place and require food and water
    Oh, I get that alright. For us it is but one dog at a time. James Taylor sung of the "One Man Dog"... around here, it's a One Dog Man...

    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan
    As someone who has owned over 40 guitars, it would by hypocritical for me to say, "Discipline, man, discipline!"

    If you can afford it and it hurts no one, why not go for it?

    BTW, the only difference I see between guitars and bikes in terms of collecting them is this. Good bikes will almost always depreciate in value. A fair number of good guitars will appreciate in value over time if cared for properly
    And I've certainly seen that with my baby, my pride and joy, my Numero Uno '67 D-18... worth well over double what I -well, Mrs S- paid for it 15 years ago. Best 10th anniversary present a guy could ask for (and ask for and ask for and ask for... until I finally wore her down)

    Now, as for "why not go for it?" One word: Space.
    A small house and a two-car garage. With 2 cars in it (go figure)
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    There you go. If you dump one of the cars, not only will you have the space, but you will also have some disposable income for bike parts.

    Since she buys you guitars it had better be your car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    There you go. If you dump one of the cars, not only will you have the space, but you will also have some disposable income for bike parts.

    Since she buys you guitars it had better be your car!
    Guitar. Singular.. just the one.
    All the others I bought even after being threatened with divorce.
    As Steve Miller said: "I can't help it"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai View Post
    Actually, I have pretty good bike mechanic skills (and those skills helped me to kick smoking many, many years ago) though some might be a little rusty and I've never "done" a headset.
    OK, I'm curious, how did wrenching help you quit smoking?

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    I think you and your wife should start collecting Hummel figurines.
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    From DeeGee's Post:

    "but it happens in photography too...Heck, I even have two tripods, for heaven's sake."

    DeeGee, a Grammar check:

    Since the "tri" prefix in "tripod" stands for "three" (the word literally means "three feet"), I believe that the correct way to describe what you have is "sexpod."

    Just trying to help.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    From DeeGee's Post:

    "but it happens in photography too...Heck, I even have two tripods, for heaven's sake."

    DeeGee, a Grammar check:

    Since the "tri" prefix in "tripod" stands for "three" (the word literally means "three feet"), I believe that the correct way to describe what you have is "sexpod."

    Just trying to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai View Post
    It's called GAS: Guitar (or, more broadly, Gear) Acquisition Syndrome.

    Why is this happening to meeeeeeeee.......
    It's truly a sickness. We're now at 28 motorcycles...my husband and I haven't bought a motorcycle for a couple of months now and we're both getting the shakes.

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