I though it was us old guys who did the "N+1" thing. But...
I innocently took my wife to the City to "check out" some bikes (she said). After a mere four stores she started to kinda sorta consider the Surly Cross-Check, a cool steel cyclocross bike. She has a road bike, and a mountain/commuter bike, so this was all just in good fun.
But, hey, they had her size, and were willing to ship it to a closer store if she called them after she'd thought about it a while.
But, well, after a parking lot ride, and, lunch and, well, what do you know, there we were anyway.....
So this will become her commuter bike, and her current commuter bike with transmogrify back to the mountain bike she's been missing.
I guess I'll be working on my fender, computer, rack, seat bag, pump and pedal adding skills soon.
How will she adjust to bar end shifters? Will she actually be willing to add a bunch of junk to her now-clean bike? Will she miss her triple chain rings? We'll see, and of course, obsessively post about it.
In any case, it is one sharp looking bike. Those steel tubes look so thin and retro after looking at rocket carbon fiber so long.
It's indoors, parked by the Christmas tree, looking all happy with it's new owner.