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    N +1 Fever

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    So less than a month after I learned the true meaning of N+1, I took the plunge. Been riding an LHT and loving it for two years. But had a hankering for the occasional lighter, faster ride. The fever bit hard this week. I couldn't resist and added this to the stable. Finally today SC Nebraska will take a break from winter and we should see 60+ degrees. Wonder what I'll be doing?

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    That looks really cool. What's your next +1 going to be?
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    N+1 is not really a fever. It's more like Lyme Disease. A spirochette that remains in your blood forever. FWIW, I have a road bike I love and I will never get rid of it. I'm not the collector type so I may buy another road bike but it will be an amazing classic like a DeRosa or a Cippolini if I can ever afford either. But, I won't be the guy who has a stable of bikes.

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    That's an excellent choice. The Roubaix is one of my favorite models. I might own one when I grow up.

    Next, I recommend a bike in the middle of these two rather extreme weights. I love my 28-pound bike. It can go anywhere, and I can ride it fairly fast, too.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    I won't be the guy who has a stable of bikes.
    That's what they all say. I think that if you let your bikes overnight in the same room they breed. That's how hybrid bikes came about.
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    I'm up to 4 that I ride, and another 4 that I can't figure out what to do with. I got them with the intention of fixing and selling, but can't seem to let them go. I've also got my eye on a frame on ebay that ends today, and is close enough for me to pick up. I need help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    That's what they all say. I think that if you let your bikes overnight in the same room they breed. That's how hybrid bikes came about.

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    Congrats! I light road bike and a sturdy touring & gravel bike are a great combination.
    When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. Liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid dependable silent My bike is my horse my fighter jet my island my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

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    I've got a variation of N+1 called N+1-1.

    I had N+1 until about a year ago but then realised there was no other option other than going cold turkey.

    Now every time I want another bike I get rid of one I already have. I've never looked back and it gives me the freedom of going N+2 or even N+3 should I wish, as long as I also go -2 or -3 at the same time.

    I always do the - part first to fully enjoy the + .

    The best part of all is that it hasn't stopped me enjoying my N bikes, and N can be any number that suits the individual.

    N.B. N does not include bikes being built.

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    Excellent choice for an addition to your list. Enjoy the miles.

    Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    That looks really cool. What's your next +1 going to be?
    I shouldn't even be thinking about the next one, but am I too old for mountain biking?

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    The ride today on the Roubaix was pretty good. Almost felt fast! But I did miss my Brooks saddle.

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