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Old 01-19-11, 09:55 PM   #1
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second thoughts

i really want a new frame, but keep delaying pulling the trigger. i've been saving all my dough thinking about the bike! but now i got second thoughts. does this happen to everyone? should i just go for it and make my dreams come true?
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Old 01-19-11, 10:05 PM   #2
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你的自行車有什麽問題?
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lulz

Yay Chinese.
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Old 01-19-11, 10:38 PM   #4
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i can't read chinese but i assume that says "go for it."
i will
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It says...what is wrong with your bike.
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Well, that is a decision only you can make. I will say this. You say you've saved for it. That would indicate that you are not foregoing any other things like food, clothing, etc. to sink into a bike. My point is you can afford it because you have budgeted for it and now waffling on pulling the trigger is the issue.

Do you have enough money for parts, or are you using parts off of an existing bike that you own? Bottom line is only you can decide.

By the way. "Dream bike" can easily become an old friend when a shiny new one presents itself. Or a beautiful vintage track bike appears on Craigslist. I doubt that this will be the last bike you purchase, we're not wired that way.
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i really want a new frame, but keep delaying pulling the trigger. i've been saving all my dough thinking about the bike! but now i got second thoughts. does this happen to everyone? should i just go for it and make my dreams come true?
Then you aren't ready. If you aren't buying for a practical reason ("I need a bike for ______ that does ______" ) and are buying for an emotional one, meaning that you are looking for the bike that you feel is amazing. Then wait till you come across the bike that does it for you. Don't let the money burn a hole in your pocket.

Unless you have to buy something now, like if you need basic transportation, then you have to decide. If you don't, then don't rush the decision.
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Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
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Take a stroll through the bike porn and SSFG photos threads and see if something jumps out at you.
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If somehow you did build your dream bike, a new one will catch your eye and will become a new dream of yours. N+1

If you really have the dough and think it is worth it, go custom.
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i really want a new frame, but keep delaying pulling the trigger. i've been saving all my dough thinking about the bike! but now i got second thoughts. does this happen to everyone? should i just go for it and make my dreams come true?
Buying a frame should be an easy decision. If you can't pull the trigger it means you really don't want it and you think there's something else out there that you want more.d
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It says...what is wrong with your bike.
你會說廣東語還是普通話?
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Google translate is your friend guys....
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I can speak both, being from Hong Kong, my first language is Cantonese and Mandarin was mandatory in class through elementary school in HK. I have a lot of Taiwanese friends that I speak Mandarin to though.

What about you?
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I'm constantly buying the next "perfect" bike to upgrade from a perfectly good one. As soon as I get that bike all setup the way I want, a new bike appears on craigslist that I just gotta have. It's the hunt for the great deal that I enjoy. That and attempting to sell my projects for profit

Do whatever feels right. It doesn't sound like you're ready for a new bike yet. When you see The One, you'll know.
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A buddy of mine gave me some great advice when I was looking for a guitar. He said, "Go to Guitar Center and pick up every guitar in the store. You will know when you have found the guitar for you."

He was right.
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An old surfer adage is "the best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun."

A bike betwixt the legs is worth two frames on the wall.

I digress, there's only one way to find your frame.
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If somehow you did build your dream bike, a new one will catch your eye and will become a new dream of yours. N+1

If you really have the dough and think it is worth it, go custom.

In light of N+1 I'm just a stem away from 3!
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A buddy of mine gave me some great advice when I was looking for a guitar. He said, "Go to Guitar Center and pick up every guitar in the store. You will know when you have found the guitar for you."

He was right.
So which GeeTar did you get?
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So which GeeTar did you get?
For some reason, I see Carleton as a Gibson Les Paul Classic kind of guy.
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For some reason, I see Carleton as a Gibson Les Paul Classic kind of guy.
Damn, you're good.
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Goldtop, not cherryburst...?
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Actually, I went with a Gibson LP Studio with the Worn Brown finish. It was like 5lbs lighter than the painted ones.
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I can speak both, being from Hong Kong, my first language is Cantonese and Mandarin was mandatory in class through elementary school in HK. I have a lot of Taiwanese friends that I speak Mandarin to though.

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可以說普通話,可是我的流利不太好。 我去年4月開始學習中文, 迄今很喜歡。 我是在華盛頓州出生的, 不是華人。 好朋友跟他傢都是臺灣人, 所以我跟他們經常聊天。 小時候,也有很多中國的朋友, 但多數說了廣東話。
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You know, a Cinelli sticker will actually make your shredding leads faster, or so I hear.

For reals though, you know your guitars as well as you know your bicycles. A tip of the hat, sir.
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可以說普通話,可是我的流利不太好。 我去年4月開始學習中文, 迄今很喜歡。 我是在華盛頓州出生的, 不是華人。 好朋友跟他傢都是臺灣人, 所以我跟他們經常聊天。 小時候,也有很多中國的朋友, 但多數說了廣東話。
Are you sure?
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