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Old 06-11-10, 05:55 PM
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I buy a road bike every 2 or 3 years, keep the old one, and sell the one before that bike...so I keep a minimum of 2 built up and maintained bikes ready to ride....seems like a bare minimum if you ride 4 to 5 days a week year round.
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Old 06-11-10, 06:04 PM
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So... check that. Just got an email from FedEx that my new frame is in the mail. Which means the old steel frame is soon back on the shelf and the trek moves to backup status.

I'm happy .
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Cervelo Team Soloist is the main race bike. I have a Gazelle Champion Mondial that I built up as a sunny Sunday bike but it's been raced a few times. And there's the Fetish Ankh CX, if you want to count that.
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*****. WR could win on that bike.
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
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i've heard those livingstone's test very well in the tunnel.

i'd race it.
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Chainguard hides the electric backup motor quite effectively, doesn't it?
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Just like every other bike in Holland....a rusty chain.


I've got 2 road bikes worth racing. A 2006 C'dale Six13 is my main dancing partner. An old (kind of, 1990) Schwinn Paramount (from Waterford, thank you) is my backup. The geometries are very similar. They have Force / Rival so swapping from one to the other is a no-brainer. In general, the Paramount stays with the rollers or I take it on easier days.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
You just need to find a used of NOS specialized E3 allez. Or was it E4? I can't remember, but grolby has one and they're sick. Or just buy a caadx new/used/whatever. Sell the fuji. I don't know.

That said, while it was 'sick race bike' cheap, it's not 'cheap stuff' cheap.

Better, if money is tight, not to spend the money to have a second bike around; that way you only spend it if you actually need to. The middle road would be umd's solution: keep a frameset around in case of emergency. Not as expensive as getting a complete back up bike (nor does it take up as much space), can be built in a hurry if something happens. If I were to get a new racing bike in the next year, that would probably be what I would do. Not that I actually am planning a new bike in my near future, this one is already about as much awesome as I can handle.
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I have four race bikes. But I'm only allowed to race one of them, so it's irrelevant.
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Two road bikes: one is specifically for racing and rarely used for training (Lapierre Xelius) while the other is mostly used for training and weeknight races (Serotta Attack). Same saddle, pedals, handlebars, and shifters on both bikes and, of course, as identical as possible on the fit.

I did a weekend race on the Serotta earlier this year when I sold my prior race rig (Cervélo R3) and had not yet built the Lapierre.

Also, over the years, with almost identical parts on the race and training bikes, I have "borrowed" parts from one or the other as needed. I also put new parts on the race bike and the "lightly" used parts go on the training bike.
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I've got two identical frames, one built up as a race bike, the other hanging in my house for if/when the race bike dies.
Hopefully by the end of the month I'll have my new steel bike built up, and since the geometry is 99% the same, it will match up quite well.... I raced 4-5 races on it at the beginning of the year, so I know it goes just fine.
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