Has anyone had bad bike mojo?
I am feeling finicky and need support from fellow bike nerds. For a while now I've been looking for the perfect sport-road bike. I've ridden and wrenched on bikes (mostly unprofessionally) for many years and wanted this to be the right bike. I mostly ride mountain bikes so trying all different sorts of rides out has been a fun and new experience. Yesterday I was visiting a friend in Cambridge (~100 miles from home) and checking out bikes at a nearby shop. I took one for a long test ride that fit very well, rode nicely seemed to really fit the bill. It was marked down a bit to boot. Wahoo! The search is over. Paid, done.
Then on the drive home (yes, drive) I start to experience what I can only describe as "bad bike mojo." I couldn't stop myself from thinking about how perhaps this wasn't the right choice, that it was too overbuilt, too gimmicky, etc. I pretty much felt sick to my stomach and half considered turning around and begging the shop to let me return it - at 9pm.
Basically, the bike is perfectly fine and will suit my purposes. But for some indescribable (some might say crazy) reason I just am having a hard time feeling good about the new ride. Do I stick it out until we learn to love one another arranged-marriage style? Or do I trust my gut and submit to fate, knowing I might take a hit for peace of mind.
finicky bike nerd
*exact bike withheld due to inevitable varying bike prejudices.