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Old 05-21-06, 05:46 PM   #1
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Anything you regret...

...about your bike?




I wish my Kona was "Chris King 'mango'" colored. You know - that metallic (but not metal flake) orange.
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Old 05-21-06, 06:04 PM   #2
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That the paint chips so easily.
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Old 05-21-06, 06:04 PM   #3
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That I didn't get it sooner
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Old 05-21-06, 06:06 PM   #4
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Old 05-21-06, 06:08 PM   #5
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That I drove my Brooks into a low hanging garage.
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Old 05-21-06, 06:12 PM   #6
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that because of work I don't get to ride it anywhere near enough
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Old 05-21-06, 06:13 PM   #7
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That I had bought a new bike back when I had a 1000 and didn't waste it on other crap.
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Old 05-21-06, 06:59 PM   #8
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Specifically the color of my rims. They're Rolf Vector Comps. Great, great wheels. Light, strong, true as the day they rolled off the LBS floor. But... I hate the cheesy red anodized color. Why not just simple black or silver?
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Old 05-21-06, 07:02 PM   #9
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My only real regret is that I didn't start this hobby sooner. Yeah, there's details I might do differently if I were shopping again, but the difference in the details is far smaller than the difference between being a cyclist and being a couch potato.
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Old 05-21-06, 07:08 PM   #10
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The commuter-mountain bike (rigid GT with XT): it doesn't have enough blinkie.

The full-touring bike (~'95 Cannondale touring): it doesn't have enough blinkie, and it's stuck in 7sp land, I'd like 9sp MegaRange + STI.

The road-racing bike ('00 Paramount, Reynolds 753 lugged steel): it's still just a frameset, so naturally it doesn't have enough blinkie, or enough of anything else either!
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Old 05-21-06, 07:17 PM   #11
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i wish i got a ht instead of a full squish
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Old 05-21-06, 07:40 PM   #12
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that she weighs 18kg
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Old 05-21-06, 07:45 PM   #13
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Nope. None.
Can't think of a darn thing.
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Old 05-21-06, 07:51 PM   #14
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Only regret is not putting a brooks on it sooner
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Old 05-21-06, 08:29 PM   #15
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The commuter-mountain bike (rigid GT with XT): it doesn't have enough blinkie.

The full-touring bike (~'95 Cannondale touring): it doesn't have enough blinkie, and it's stuck in 7sp land, I'd like 9sp MegaRange + STI.

The road-racing bike ('00 Paramount, Reynolds 753 lugged steel): it's still just a frameset, so naturally it doesn't have enough blinkie, or enough of anything else either!
You'll never be satisfied until the frame, rims and seat are made of HID lights and can blind low flying airplanes.
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Old 05-21-06, 08:40 PM   #16
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You'll never be satisfied until the frame, rims and seat are made of HID lights and can blind low flying airplanes.
What, only the frame, rims, and seat?

/me has ordered this small police-car LED strobe to play with, three 1-watt super LEDs and about the size of a Cateye LD-1000:



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Ouch! See, cars... they'll turn on your bike out of jealousy! He didn't buy ME leather seats, but that bike gets one?! It's going to PAY!
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Old 05-22-06, 05:08 AM   #17
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That I haven't ridden steel earlier.

Now I want more steel, MORE STEEL!!!!11
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Old 05-22-06, 05:13 AM   #18
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That someone stole it. I loved my Technium 440
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Old 05-22-06, 05:21 AM   #19
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That someone stole it. I loved my Technium 440
That chews.

My dad's bike just got stolen on Saturday.

It was a 2004 GT Avalanche 2.0 Disc.

He's in the St. Thomas, ONT area, so look out BFer's.
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Old 05-22-06, 05:40 AM   #20
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I regret ditching the rear disc brake on my Talus...I should have gotten an old man mountain rack, which was disc brake compatible.
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Old 05-22-06, 07:20 AM   #21
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That I didn't make the conversion from full time MT Biker to full time ROADIE sooner. Road biking has been a major source of enjoyment in my life. My bikes...I've made good choices with purchases and upgrades. I do wish that I had kept my Trek 1000. But I couldn't justify having three road bikes at the time. What was i thinking!? ha ha
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Old 05-22-06, 07:31 AM   #22
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I regret buying cheaper components and then not being happy with them resulting in me buying the nicer components I wanted originally. In the end it cost me a lot more money than if I had just done it right the first time.
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Old 05-22-06, 07:49 AM   #23
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No regrets either. My only regret is that I gave up mountain biking 10 years ago and now just started up again. Wow, things would be much different if I would have stayed with it. NEVER AGAIN will I do that.
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Old 05-22-06, 09:04 AM   #24
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My Giant ATX 1200's fork. The very worn out elastomers are non replaceable, and it will cost more than twice the cost of putting new shocks on my car to replace the fork. The Coupe Delux rear may be repairable, but as of yet I haven't found any website selling rebuild kits for the 4" model. Last problem is the non replaceable bushings. I hope that one day us bike riders will as a whole stop putting up with this **** and demand that bike manufacturers stand behind their products.
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that I'm not riding it enough
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