It's Monday. We need a new topic.
What is the worst blunder you've made when buying a new bike?
Spring 2007. I had just gotten fit enough to clean all the paved hills surrounding Munising. Had been reading the hype-machine all winter about the new Enduro SL. Treated myself to one as reward. Then I went on to learn first-hand just how unsuitable an all-mountain bike is to the roadie-on-dirt terrain by which I am surrounded.
It's a nice bike. Rode it for a while. Still pull it out for a pity ride now and then. Kids love it when I hand it out as a loaner ride. But mostly these days it hangs alone on its hook in the basement -- a poignant reminder to me to step back from the hype before making a major purchase.
Come on. Fess up. What's been *your* worst blunder?