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Old 06-17-10, 08:59 PM   #1
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My bike is 3 years old - how many is that in dog years?

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It's still a puppy.
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Just old enough to drink beer. So, you and your bike need to head down to the local tavern and hoist one.
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Old 06-18-10, 05:09 AM   #5
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Are you saying your bike is a dog - well it is white...
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was going to say.... but cyclinfool beat me to it.

white bike::::scotty? one of those terriers. long lived. fiesty but loyal. yup that's pretty much the bike. No?

definitely hitting the legal age limit and should be introduced to the local tavern crowd.
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Depends on the average speed. As you well know, as you approach the speed of light, the apparent passage of time slows. So more information is needed before Maxx can calculate your answer.
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Old 06-18-10, 07:10 AM   #8
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My main ride turned nine in April. It's not old. I just keep rebuilding/upgrading it.
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You have at least another year before replacement. I think the bigger ones don't live as long as the small ones.
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In another 4 1/2 years your bike can join the 50+ dog years forum.
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Your Roubaix is a good bike.
A good bike can last a human lifetime.
Your bike is, thus, three years old.
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Old 06-18-10, 09:07 AM   #12
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don't know about dog years, but its 25 years younger than mine....
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In dog years, 21. In BIKE years, it's so obsolete that it's way beyond dead. Get thee to an LBS! Immediately!!

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I was told by a lot of people it explodes around that age. Just be careful when the top tube starts to sage, then get rid of it.
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Old 06-18-10, 10:26 AM   #15
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You know, I asked this question just to have a little fun. But really, when I stop to think about it, it's hard to believe it's been three years since I brought Ruby home. She's been good to me - loyal, steadfast, and very low maintenance. I've replaced a wheel, a few tires, obviously some tubes, and that's been about it. Of course three years isn't very long for a quality bike, but it doesn't seem possible that three years have already come and gone. It was kind of cool to have a brand new, shiny bicycle back in 2007. There's really no reason to replace Ruby, but I do miss that "new bike" feeling. Having not replaced my car, a 2000 Avalon, yet, I know I substituted the bike to get that new car feeling. It's been a while since my car had that new car smell.
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You can get a spray for the car for the "NEW" smell. Wonder what the smell of a new bike is?

You and I bought new bikes about the same time. For both of us it was our first "Quality" bike. Quality never goes away or depreciate.
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I can tell you what the smell of a new bike isn't - go sniff your saddle
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Gee, I think mine is a 2006 Roubaix. I need a new one before you. The LBS has had a Scott Pro CR1 marked way down, but with the economy, I think my beloved wife would kill me if I brought it home.

I've replaced the wheels, replaced the cassette a couple of times, and have about 16,000 miles on my baby. It still performs flawlessly.

Aren't the miles what matter?
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My first response was to say bikes and dogs age different.

But then I thought about my previous bike and my last dog. Both required a fair amount of adjustment and attention when they were new but after we were used to each other both were fairly low maintenance and good company for many years.

But when age did catch up with them fighting the decline was hard and heart wrenching. My bike developed terminal Campy 8 non production disorder coupled with chronic rust at the top tube seat tube lug. The paint job that had been so pretty when new was rattle can sprayed over and scrofulous. When the big ring brifter broke on me and I couldn't easily find replacement parts I got rid of it and brought a new non rusting one home.

The dog developed hip dysplacia (sp?) and when he couldn't move to relieve himself I had to put him down.

I can't bring myself to replace him yet.
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Isn't that the one that breaks in half if you drop a rake on it? I kid you not - it was reported here on BF, so it must be true!

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Some break when riding.

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One word: Bike Lust.

I know. That was two words.

Question about longevity: my LBS offers a service where they disassemble the bike and put the hardware through an ultrasonic cleaner. It sounded like a good idea until they mentioned that it costs in the neighborhood of $150. Anyone ever heard of this? Does it work?
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I have a 2006 all carbon bike (bought new in 2007) that performs flawlessly and is way more bike than I need, but I kind of agree... I'm sort of interested in a new ride. If it wasn't for the continued economy, I'd probably have replaced it. Something impermanent about carbon.

Thinking Ti next time (probably not custom, but I'm tempted)..... maybe for next season.....
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. Something impermanent about carbon.

I guess the're all wrong about that diamonds are forever thing...

I can guarantee you there ain't much that is permanent in this world except arguments over steel vs. CF and shouldn't everybody ride a triple.
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Something impermanent about carbon.
Using very sophisticated Carbon-14 dating techniques, I've been able to determine that my Buenos Aires was once a velociraptor.

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