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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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    你的自行車有什麽問題?
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    cause it's campy s/r pista fool.
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    I would rather rock macaframa than mash. I liked their movie better.

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    lulz

    Yay Chinese.

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    i can't read chinese but i assume that says "go for it."
    i will
    end of thread
    thanks

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by max5480 View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by max5480 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    It says...what is wrong with your bike.
    你會說廣東語還是普通話?
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    cause it's campy s/r pista fool.
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    I would rather rock macaframa than mash. I liked their movie better.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    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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    I loled. Twice. Then I cried. Then I rubbed one out and cried again, but thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 531phile View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    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?
    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。
    Quote Originally Posted by 505oh505 View Post
    cause it's campy s/r pista fool.
    Quote Originally Posted by GMJ View Post
    I would rather rock macaframa than mash. I liked their movie better.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by PluperfectArson View Post
    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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