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    Dilemma

    Ok I have somehow managed to end up on Performance Bicycle's mailing list. It maybe the many purchases I have made this winter. My dilemma is that they are advertising a sale on new road bikes that are within my price range, and my birthday is the 7th. Do I do the shameful thing and buy myself a new roadbike and give sweetness to my friend who has expressed an interesting riding, or do I just tell myself no and continue to enjoy what I have?
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    Originally posted by cyclochica
    Ok I have somehow managed to end up on Performance Bicycle's mailing list. It maybe the many purchases I have made this winter. My dilemma is that they are advertising a sale on new road bikes that are within my price range, and my birthday is the 7th. Do I do the shameful thing and buy myself a new roadbike and give sweetness to my friend who has expressed an interesting riding, or do I just tell myself no and continue to enjoy what I have?
    No dilemma here. Get the new bike, introduce your friend to riding, and you will have TWO happy people. No new bike, only one somewhat happy person!!

    And besides, we need to pump up our economy. Be patriotic and buy the new bike.
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 03-01-03 at 10:49 AM.

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    BUY AND SHARE YOUR WEALTH AND ADDICTION
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    To lust after someting one does not own is shameful, BUY IT!
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    BUY THE BIKE! BUY THE BIKE! Droool Droool Pant Pant!

    Make sure ya like it before giving away the old faithful however. I rode two bikes for a long time after the purchase of the new one while I got the new one fully adjusted and set up. I actually still use the old bike for my mule when I pull my daughter.
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    1) Buy the bike Joy.
    2) Share the cycling bug with your friend.
    3) Post pictures of the new bike.
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    I agree with everyone else, buy the new bike but keep your old one as a loner.
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    I am going to do a few test rides while I am on vacation. I did a bit of pre-shopping and wasn't impressed with what I saw.
    There can be only one.

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    Well, what kind of bike is Sweetness? What'll a new road bike bring to the game? Some specifics would help us, but you probably already know the answer.

    Everybody I know gets really attached to their bikes. If you go for a new one, it's good that you have a friend that might appreciate your bike.

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    Sweetness is a 1992 steel peugeot marseille, basically a touring bike. She is a 6 speed with friction shifting and I have a kelly take off kit on her. She is black with red and orange detailing.

    The only reason I have for getting a new bike is that I really want one. I can't complain about any of my rides on Sweetness. I always have fun, and she is definitely a conversation starter. But every time I go into the bike shop or open the mailbox, there is a bike enticing me to take a closer look. I admit it I am weak.

    The only problem I have ever run into is every time I go one of my lbs' I get looks of pity. No one could understand why I wanted to put money into this 11 year old frame. I found one mechanic that was really cool and understanding, so he is the only one I will let near her. I would love to find a frame comparable to what I have now. But everything is so light it scares me. Either way eventually I will get a new bike, but not before I find one that speaks to my heart the way she still does.

    Do I need therapy?
    There can be only one.

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    1:
    Originally posted by cyclochica
    Do I do the shameful thing and buy myself a new roadbike and give sweetness to my friend who has expressed an interesting riding, or do I just tell myself no and continue to enjoy what I have?
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    Originally posted by cyclochica
    Do I need therapy?
    1: Buy the bike.
    2: Yes. But then again don't we all? So, skip the therapy and go buy some bike-related stuff instead. Now.

    I mean, what kind of answers did you expect from this lot anyway?

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    Well, there are a lot of benefits to getting a new bike. Parts are easier to get, and even though others will argue, there have been improvements. A new bike will have more gears, indexed shifting, maybe lighter...

    I think most of the lighter stuff is still plenty strong. Some of the ultra light racing stuff is a little flimsy, but any good name brand, quality road bike is probably fine.

    Go test ride a few... if one just feels right, bingo!

    Therapy? That's what the bike is for!

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    I decided to save up for a Terry. I went to the lbs and the bikes were ugly. Sad that was the only thing stopping me, I just couldn't get past the colors. But I did see couple of Terry bikes in passing that I will try to test ride this week. Hopefully I can save enough by June or July and have a new bike.
    There can be only one.

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    Get the bike:thumbup:
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    dont worry be happy ????

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