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Old 08-20-12, 05:32 PM   #1
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Heresy - considering moving away from my GRR... comments/advice?

Despite liking my GRR a lot, I'm considering moving to a Bacchetta Strada. I can't explain in any concrete terms why, but there it is.....

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Old 08-20-12, 07:02 PM   #2
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Would this help?: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ecommendations
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Thanks. Already read that... a good refresher but no comparison comments. (And the guy looking is 6'5"!!! while I'm a bit of a Clyde. :wink)
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How many test miles do you have on a Strada? How much do you love the bike? Did it demand adoption?

There's enough difference between those two fine bikes to merit being conservative unless you are planning to keep both bikes.
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Remember: the answer to "how many bikes is too many?" is: N + 1 .
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My only comment is it's your fault I want a TE (or GRR) in the first place~! I *could* offer a great home for an unloved GRR if it comes to that But I suspect the selling of the one is needed to get the other?
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Unloved GRR? Not really. The GRR has met all my needs and "desires" thus far but I just recently got an itch for something different. No idea what really started the itch, but it's there.

Test miles on a Strada - about 50. ~7 on a Large (wrong, wrong, wrong size and I could definitely tell by mile 2). The rest on a Medium (much better, more comfortable). Been "offered" a trade for/sale of a Giro ATT - problem is I'm a Clyde so the ATT won't work for me, which also eliminates consideration of a Corsa. Never ridden a Giro, or a Corsa.

N+1? Nope.. N = N... like I said, I'll sell the GRR if I decide to go with the Strada. No room to store more than 1 bike. No desire to have more than 1.

And yes, Peter_C, getting a new bike WILL require selling the one I have.. along with many of the accessories (GT-54s and the Strada don't seem to be made for each other, for example).
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What kind of riding do you want to do on the Strada, and is it different riding from the GRR?
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What is GRR? Not Gerald R. Ford airport(GRR)I presume.
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drmweaver2,

1st.) I know you are planning on doing N=N and I can appreciate the multi-various reasons for wanting to do so.

2nd.) I am guilty of owning several bikes as I'm fortunate enough to have the storage capacity and other circumstances that allow me to do so. I am also currently looking to increase my riding experience to more of a SWB speedier bike so I also appreciate the desire to expand to or experience a different riding machine.

3rd.) My recommendation from my own experience is to go N + 1 temporarily until you are absolutely confident which machine fits your desires and needs the best. Be forewarned though, it may be a tough decision to make. Included in my modest fleet is a T.E. and a Volae Tour and I ride both of them a lot. Over the past three years I have only 300 more miles on one than I do the other!! I have several reasons why I enjoy them both and have no desire to part with either one of them.

Good hunting and please keep us posted on your decisions and results.
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I'm kinda surprised there's so few comments... here or over on BROL.. about this. Stick bikes and LWBs being inherently different, I sure thought I'd get some interesting perspectives from people with more experience than myself.

Ah well.. now to find the right (price-wise) SWB/Strada as my brother has said he'll buy the GRR if it comes to that.
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