Go Back  Bike Forums > The Lounge > Foo
Reload this Page >

Fantasies about riding other bikes?

Notices
Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

Fantasies about riding other bikes?

Old 07-20-20, 06:56 PM
  #1  
DeadGrandpa
Philosopher of Bicycling
Thread Starter
 
DeadGrandpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Carolina
Posts: 1,089

Bikes: Too many, yet not enough.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 150 Posts
Fantasies about riding other bikes?

When you're riding your current favorite bike, do you sometimes fantasize about riding other bikes? Not that anyone here would ever dream of being unfaithful, but still there is rumored to be "bike porn" on the interwebs, and.... I'm asking for a friend.
DeadGrandpa is offline  
Old 07-20-20, 07:14 PM
  #2  
canklecat
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,406

Bikes: Centurion Ironman, Trek 5900, Univega Via Carisma, Globe Carmel

Mentioned: 188 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4004 Post(s)
Liked 1,810 Times in 1,158 Posts
Not really. I enjoy taking a test ride or borrowing a friend's bike for a spin around the block. But so far it hasn't tempted me much.

A couple of years ago I took a recent model Tarmac for a test ride, just 2-3 miles. It was great. Didn't tempt me to spend that kind of money when it wasn't *that* much better than my 1993 Trek 5900. Stiffer bottom bracket. Maybe a few better components. Wouldn't make a bit of difference in my average speed.

Heck, last year a friend gave me a really nice carbon fiber road racing bike frame, from around 2014 or so. Pretty much state of the art for that era. Has a nice Ultegra crank. Just needs the other components, handlebar and saddle. I have most of that stuff in the closet. Nearly a year later that frame is still in my closet.

I'm happy riding my 1989 steel road bike, early '90s hybrid and, before disassembling it for overdue service, that '93 Trek 5900 OCLV.

But I really do need to finish putting together that carbon racing frame just to try it a few times while I'm still young-ish enough to enjoy it.
canklecat is offline  
Old 07-20-20, 08:10 PM
  #3  
Kat12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Liked 57 Times in 41 Posts
At times. Mostly because I've never ridden a road bike (yeah, I know, but I graduated from kid bikes straight to a hybrid I've had since high school) and I've always wondered what it feels like. (But not enough to buy one, because I have absolutely no need for another bike, and I don't think I know anyone who has one.)
Kat12 is offline  
Old 07-20-20, 09:15 PM
  #4  
Seattle Forrest
Senior Member
 
Seattle Forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 21,735
Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13996 Post(s)
Liked 5,129 Times in 2,905 Posts
Sometimes I've tried to get my bike to ride another bike while I ride it, but it keeps saying no.
Seattle Forrest is offline  
Likes For Seattle Forrest:
Old 07-20-20, 10:14 PM
  #5  
Hondo Gravel
Basically Psychotic
 
Hondo Gravel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Hondo,Texas
Posts: 2,045

Bikes: Too many Motobecanes

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1847 Post(s)
Liked 1,938 Times in 1,238 Posts
The price tag turns it into a nightmare.
Hondo Gravel is offline  
Old 07-21-20, 03:40 AM
  #6  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 29,425
Mentioned: 198 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12867 Post(s)
Liked 5,227 Times in 2,687 Posts
No.
indyfabz is online now  
Old 07-21-20, 06:10 AM
  #7  
chewybrian 
"Florida Man"
 
chewybrian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: East Florida
Posts: 1,665

Bikes: '16 Bob Jackson rando, '66 Raleigh Superbe, 80 Nishiki Maxima, 07 Gary Fisher Utopia, 09 Surly LHT

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1274 Post(s)
Liked 751 Times in 421 Posts
Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
The price tag turns it into a nightmare.
It depends on your taste and your income. I got a custom Bob Jackson rando bike, with hand carved chrome lugs, hand-bent Hetchins style stays, Brooks saddle, dyno hub, hand-made bags... It's a bit like a car nut buying a '72 Corvette--no practical value to justify it. It didn't cost any more than the racing rigs the posers ride (or, a different kind of poser, I guess). I ride it often and I don't regret buying it. I saved enough commuting by bike for a decade to allow myself to spend a small part of the savings on such an extravagance. But, I would not shell out that much today, as times are a bit different.

So, I don't have to fantasize as I got exactly the bike I wanted, and I'm over the n+1 phase.
__________________
Campione Del Mondo Immaginario
chewybrian is offline  
Old 07-21-20, 08:12 AM
  #8  
FiftySix
I'm the anecdote.
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: S.E. Texas
Posts: 1,822

Bikes: '12 Schwinn, '13 Norco

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1108 Post(s)
Liked 1,168 Times in 792 Posts
Originally Posted by DeadGrandpa View Post
When you're riding your current favorite bike, do you sometimes fantasize about riding other bikes?
Not while riding, but while surfing Bike Forums, yes.
FiftySix is offline  
Old 07-21-20, 10:00 AM
  #9  
Notso_fastLane
Senior Member
 
Notso_fastLane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Layton, UT
Posts: 1,593

Bikes: 2011 Bent TW Elegance 2014 Carbon Strada Velomobile

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 621 Post(s)
Liked 680 Times in 410 Posts
Not since I got my velomobile.
Notso_fastLane is offline  
Old 07-21-20, 11:51 AM
  #10  
chewybrian 
"Florida Man"
 
chewybrian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: East Florida
Posts: 1,665

Bikes: '16 Bob Jackson rando, '66 Raleigh Superbe, 80 Nishiki Maxima, 07 Gary Fisher Utopia, 09 Surly LHT

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1274 Post(s)
Liked 751 Times in 421 Posts
Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
Not since I got my velomobile.
pictures?
__________________
Campione Del Mondo Immaginario
chewybrian is offline  
Old 07-21-20, 02:13 PM
  #11  
RubeRad
Keepin it Wheel
 
RubeRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 9,429

Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Krampus

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 1,088 Times in 829 Posts
Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Sometimes I've tried to get my bike to ride another bike while I ride it, but it keeps saying no.
Maybe if you were more open-minded, you could pull a 'devil's threesome' -- two guys on one bike
RubeRad is offline  
Old 07-22-20, 08:22 AM
  #12  
Notso_fastLane
Senior Member
 
Notso_fastLane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Layton, UT
Posts: 1,593

Bikes: 2011 Bent TW Elegance 2014 Carbon Strada Velomobile

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 621 Post(s)
Liked 680 Times in 410 Posts
Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
pictures?
Notso_fastLane is offline  
Likes For Notso_fastLane:
Old 07-29-20, 10:38 AM
  #13  
genec
genec
 
genec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: West Coast
Posts: 26,691

Bikes: custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2

Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9967 Post(s)
Liked 2,112 Times in 1,456 Posts
OK, I'll admit it... but don't tell my other bikes... they each think they are "the one."

A titanium road bike, with brifters, like a Litespeed... with wood and leather shoes, like my old Sidis. Of course I'd have to lose about 30 pounds to really live the dream.

And then... to ascend those old cherished hills, out of the saddle, legs flying rhythmically... sigh.
genec is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.