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Old 04-24-08, 03:38 PM   #1
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Talk me out of it.

I've really tried, honest.

I've stayed away from the website, I've even resisted not calling the guy who helped me get the setup juuuust right.

I have always wanted a certain bike (if I show you, I'd have to look at it again and I'm a little weak right now) but I kept making up reasons to not get it. I tried not to think about it for about a year and a half. Maybe it's the good weather, I dunno. Now I'm longing for it again.

I'm thinking of selling the Cake and getting a replacement for it.
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Old 04-24-08, 03:48 PM   #2
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What are we talking you out of?
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What are we talking you out of?
Really? Did I ramble so much I didn't get the point across? See? I'm just over taken by this.

No wonder you guys are telling me to do the opposite.
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But why. That's your choice.
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Thank you for your advice Jon. You are right. And all this time I thought it was YOUR choice.

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I have always wanted a certain bike . . . .
I thought you already had your Moots.



And you can't sell the Cake. What would we all do on our birthdays?
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This would replace the Cake. It's another XC bike.

Plus Gnome has the Birthday Cake pics now. I don't have them anymore.
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Boy you collect bikes like I collect camera lenses. Each one serves a specific purpose, even if it seems like there is a lot of overlap and some don't get used as much as others. In your mind, there is a place for each one in your life.

The answer of course, is that life is too short to fret over your bank account. You got a job? Good. The bike will be paid for. If not now, in a few months. And it will be worth it.
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Thank you for your advice Jon. You are right. And all this time I thought it was YOUR choice.

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Well if it's my choice then the bike need to be in my garage.
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Old 04-24-08, 04:44 PM   #12
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Get it, you already have like twenty cars, now you can have a bike for each one!!!!
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Boy you collect bikes like I collect camera lenses. Each one serves a specific purpose, even if it seems like there is a lot of overlap and some don't get used as much as others. In your mind, there is a place for each one in your life.

The answer of course, is that life is too short to fret over your bank account. You got a job? Good. The bike will be paid for. If not now, in a few months. And it will be worth it.
I have the money it's just that I really shouldn't fork out another 3k on a bike.

But yeah. You understand, don't you? Every one has a purpose.
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You really could use that fixed gear bicycle Siu.
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I'm asking you guys to talk me OUT of it, not encourage me. This is really tempting though. The weather is right, and I've always wanted it in the back of my mind. But I couldn't justify it because I had the Cake.
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What XC bike are you looking at siu?

If the cake is a nice deal I could try to get money for it. It'd take me a month to have that kind of money.
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If you have a favourite brand of bike that you usually buy, please let me know what it is. I want to buy stock in that company.
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I'm asking you guys to talk me OUT of it, not encourage me. This is really tempting though. The weather is right, and I've always wanted it in the back of my mind. But I couldn't justify it because I had the Cake.
Nothing to be ashamed of. If you want it, and can afford it, treat yourself already. If you don't want the Cake any longer, sell it. Easy peasey!
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One can never have too many bikes...unless you're in a rowboat or under a pile of them.

I say keep the Cake and buy the new bike. That way if you crash your bike you can have your cake and "eat it" too...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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under a pile of them.
Even then, bikes aren't airtight, so you can still breathe, and rainwater will trickle down through.
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One can never have too many bikes...unless you're in a rowboat or under a pile of them.
It's a weird addiction ... one that I'm starting to catch. I thought I'd be content with a MB and a road bike. However now I'm eyeing up another bike. Between my growing addiction to bike collecting and my already well established addiction to power tool collecting, I'm starting to run out of storage room.
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Okay I might gonna probably most likely consider it seriously now. But I have to sell the Cake first because I'd feel stupid having two XC bikes.
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If you sell the Cake first, there will be a period where you don't have an XC bike at all. Better to briefly have two than to have none!
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