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Old 12-23-17, 11:07 PM
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N-1 Plan.

Heresy, I know, but I feel like I have too many bikes. This is a tale of "affluenza", I suppose. So I'm thinking about consolidating/downsizing some of my stable's functions.

I have a CAAD9 race bike, that's my high speed, fair weather, road machine.

I also have a Ritchey Breakaway Cross, which serves as a do-everything travel bike. It can run skinny tires, or fatter tires, and it has been around the country with me.

But now I'm looking at the new Ritchey Breakaway Road, which is essentially a version of the new Road Logic. It includes, among other things, clearance for 30mm tires. The largest tire I've ever run on my Breakaway Cross is 32mm, so I'm not too far off at this point. The new Breakaway Road could serve the function of both my CAAD9, and my Breakaway Cross, with better geometry than the Cross, the ability to run larger rubber than the CAAD9, and the ability to travel.

The problem is that I'm attached to the other bikes. Dumb, I know. But I like my Made-In-USA CAAD9, and my Pumpkin Orange, 1st Gen, Breakaway Cross. Just can't decide what to do...
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So you only have three bikes and you want to downsize? That is heresy of the highest order!
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Well, no.

I have:

CAAD9
Breakaway Cross
Nashbar X-bike/utility/commuter/gravel/beater/winter bike.
Bike Friday Haul-a-Day.
Surly Pugsley, single speed.

So I'd just be "consolidating" the first two.

Guess I should update my profile.
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If you are suffering from affluenza, then embrace your disease and enjoy the ride. I personally would not spend $1600 for a steel frame made in Taiwan. With that price tag you are getting into Lynskey territory. What the heck, go for a Moots.
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Buy the new bike, then wait one season and see which of the three you are riding most often?
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Buy the new bike, then wait one season and see which of the three you are riding most often?
+1. Bikes are far easier to sell when you realize they are just sitting around and can help someone else N+1!
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If you are suffering from affluenza, then embrace your disease and enjoy the ride. I personally would not spend $1600 for a steel frame made in Taiwan. With that price tag you are getting into Lynskey territory. What the heck, go for a Moots.
Well, many of us spend more money than that for all manner of frames made in Taiwan, so that's not really a consideration.

This particular frame has the draw of the Breakaway couplings. I can get my road bike, plus the ability to travel with it, plus the ability to run bigger tires for mixed terrain, even if not quite as big as the Breakaway Cross. But since I've never put anything bigger than a 32 on the Breakaway Cross, I'm not really losing anything over my current usage.

I don't really see myself traveling to something that requires, say 40mm tires. I think that maybe with the new tire clearances on the Breakaway road, it can meet a lot of needs. Then I still have a utility bike that will clear 40-ish tires for use locally.

But I have an admitted emotional attachment to my CAAD9, and my Breakaway Cross...which is probably the best reason to get rid of them. Emotional attachments to things is not a particularly healthy mental habit.
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Buy the new bike, then wait one season and see which of the three you are riding most often?
I currently run an even split, locally, between my CAAD9 and my Breakaway Cross, at least for pleasure/recreational usage.

My Nashbar frame enters the mix when there's foul weather, or when I need the use of panniers, or when going to bars and locking up there.

The cargo bike mainly sees kid-hauling duty, but the occasional large grocery run as well.

The least used of my bikes is the Pugsley. If there's not several inches of powder down, It's just not worth it, or even fun, to take it out. But when there is snow down, it's a LOT of fun. Honestly, the easiest way to downsize would be to get rid of the Pugsley, and I think about it every summer. And honestly this winter too, since there's been hardly any snow now that we've killed winter.
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But I have an admitted emotional attachment to my CAAD9, and my Breakaway Cross...which is probably the best reason to get rid of them. Emotional attachments to things is not a particularly healthy mental habit.
Gonna have to disagree here. Its all about moderation.
If you collect to the point of hoarding and it becomes debilitating, sure thats unhealthy.
Keeping things that remind you of good memories or that just bring you a smile each time you see it is awesome and should be kept.

Safe happiness should always be encouraged as life is too short and this world is too chaotic to pass on happiness when you have it.

I get the appeal of reducing 'stuff' to a minimum. Less clutter, less to think about, and less consumerism.
But getting rid of that which makes you smile seems odd.
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Honestly, the easiest way to downsize would be to get rid of the Pugsley, and I think about it every summer. And honestly this winter too, since there's been hardly any snow now that we've killed winter.
Yeah, we just got our first snow of the year this morning. My kids have been outside since they woke up.

Last February, as my oldest(10yo) and I were riding singletrack together, she half jokingly declared her childhood was being robbed due to a lack of snow. What we were doin was awesome- riding thru woods in Feb, but i couldnt really disagree with her.

Tough stretch of winters to be a kid- 3rd year in a row so far without the level of fun snow i grew up with in the upper MW.
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Well, many of us spend more money than that for all manner of frames made in Taiwan, so that's not really a consideration.

This particular frame has the draw of the Breakaway couplings. I can get my road bike, plus the ability to travel with it, plus the ability to run bigger tires for mixed terrain, even if not quite as big as the Breakaway Cross. But since I've never put anything bigger than a 32 on the Breakaway Cross, I'm not really losing anything over my current usage.

I don't really see myself traveling to something that requires, say 40mm tires. I think that maybe with the new tire clearances on the Breakaway road, it can meet a lot of needs. Then I still have a utility bike that will clear 40-ish tires for use locally.

But I have an admitted emotional attachment to my CAAD9, and my Breakaway Cross...which is probably the best reason to get rid of them. Emotional attachments to things is not a particularly healthy mental habit.
I'll admit that its a darn nice looking frame!

I ride Surlys, so I'm thinking that my previous comment might be tainted with a measure of hypocrisy.
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The only thing I could see selling would be the Ritchey Cross, because the Ritchey Road would do all the same stuff about as well and the rest, better.

Unless you do a lot of gravel ....

Pointless to sell the Pugsley. It has its use ... like a snowblower, you don't expect to use it a lot but when the conditions demand it it is essential.

The Bike Friday only makes sense to me of you fold it up a lot. If not, the Nashbar should serve all the same purposes .... but I wouldn't suggest getting rid of it because people who buy those things tend to get very attached and I don't want you trying to bite me.

The Nashbar ..... perfect. Rugged, beatable, can haul the mail, and no one would really want to steal it so if you lock it and leave it with any kind of real lock, it will be there when you get back.

I cannot see the logic of two similar Ritcheys. It seems both would do Almost exactly the same thing .... And neither would particularly shine in any area compared to the other.

It would likely be the Ritcheys you would question owning most, if you bought another (or if you didn't sell the Cross.) One or the other just wouldn't get used much ... likely whichever was marginally more comfortable on the road, because you would have the CAAD 9 for the days when speed was of the essence.

By the way .... you realize the issues involved, so there is no need to fear for your sanity or your morality.

There is nothing wrong with getting emotionally attached to your bikes ... until you start hearing them tell you to do things (besides "Ride me .... ") When the bike tells you, "You know, your wife doesn't really like you owning me---I think she is jealous," Then it is time to get help.

I am in a similar situation. I have a bike on the trainer, a light tour/commuter, a rain/gravel/light tour, an updated 35-year-old steel bike, and a pair of CF bikes ... one set up racy, one for comfort. I really do Not need another bike, and really could lose one of the commuters and the steel bike (but I won't.)

On top of that I have an F/S MTB.

But ... I have a full set of parts to build up another frame. How can I possibly justify having a full set of parts sitting around? But how can I justify Another bike, when I already have more than I can ride? Worse still, the more I ride, the more I tend to choose the same couple bikes.

I takes real discipline not to buy another frame. The same kind of discipline you need.

I'd suggest for you, buy a Ritchey and sell one, or don't buy a new one.

You know, even if you almost never ride it, once you have a few hundred miles on it it will be almost impossible for you to let go ... and you will be back here, and worse off.
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Maelochs, I see where you're going. I think I misspoke.

I wouldn't just be selling the CAAD9 or the Ritchey Breakaway Cross...I'd be selling the CAAD9 AND the Ritchey Breakaway Cross, and replacing the both of them with the Ritchey Breakaway road.

My Bike Friday isn't a folder; it's a cargo bike. If it weren't for the little ones, I probably wouldn't have bought it. But they love it, and I've grown attached to it as well for doing the really big grocery runs, or fetching 40lb bags of charcoal, or firewood.
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N-1, I feel your pain.
We are looking at down sizing; six in the stable, hoping to get that down to 2-3.
Each bike sort of has it's own story and specific place - hate to n-1 any of them.
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... I'd be selling the CAAD9 AND the Ritchey Breakaway Cross, and replacing the both of them with the Ritchey Breakaway road.
That is a really sensible plan ... except that it is plainly ridiculous because it would involve getting rid of bikes, and having fewer bikes.

Yeah, that's a great plan ... you would basically have one bike which could do everything the other two could do except at the extremes of each of their ranges, and not a lot of time (I'd gather) is spent racing on pavement or gravel, so the Crossroads would meet all your needs.

Like I said ... makes sense except N+1, man, are you crazy. More, more, more!!

I am a little embarrassed, now, after talking to you about discipline.
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since there's been hardly any snow now that we've killed winter.
It's a strange mix of reassuring and heartbreaking to see stuff like that said.

Reassuring because it means there's a widening recognition of our problem. More people are seeing it, and those of us seeing it aren't crazy. Heartbreaking because it means we have this problem.

And I *love* cold weather.
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And I *love* cold weather.
I love food ... and drinking fresh water. Eventually we will both be out of luck, at this rate.

Plus side .... more days of riding weather.

But ... most of us will need kayaks.
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I am looking for N+1. I don't have a CAAD9 in my CDale collection yet. If it is a 58CM both of our problems are solved!
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In reading your original post what stuck out to me was that your proposed new bike has "clearance for 30mm tires". I immediately thought 'I've never heard of a 30 mm tire (just 28 and 32)". I looked through Continentals website and did only find 28's and 32's (along with narrower tires). So you may find the widest tires you can put on the Breakaway are those labeled as 28's - though some may actually be wider when measured.
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In reading your original post what stuck out to me was that your proposed new bike has "clearance for 30mm tires". I immediately thought 'I've never heard of a 30 mm tire (just 28 and 32)". I looked through Continentals website and did only find 28's and 32's (along with narrower tires). So you may find the widest tires you can put on the Breakaway are those labeled as 28's - though some may actually be wider when measured.
That's something that struck me too. There are no 30mm tires out there.

I'm wondering if they just don't want to promise 32, due to variances in tires, when 32s will indeed fit.
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I have some Conti Ultrasport 28s that are 30 mm tires.
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But I have an admitted emotional attachment to my CAAD9, and my Breakaway Cross...which is probably the best reason to get rid of them. Emotional attachments to things is not a particularly healthy mental habit.
Possibly, but I get the warm fuzzies in going out in the garage and seeing my modest stable of bikes and reflecting upon what they've helped me to achieve - exercise, fun, better health, a sense of accomplishment, etc. We develop emotional attachments to things because of the feelings they've brought us while using them. That's not necessarily bad, IMO.
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@Banzai I understand your conundrum. I am going through a similar N-1 process and I am not exactly sure how to proceed. I like to keep things simple most of the time but when I get started, I can add to the stable quickly. Since my primary bike love is for vintage stuff, I can get by on a low budget but I still end up with stuff I don't need. I know a lot of folks don't consider what you have to be a lot of bikes, but if it makes you uncomfortable, then sell them. But, give some thought to your actions. Are you just anxious to buy a new bike or will this truly be an improvement to your situation? If you are just anxious to buy (I know that feeling), see if it passes before you sell your other bikes. I get a bit obsessive about new bikes from time to time and do all kinds of research. Sometimes I end up working through it and, on occasion, I end up with a new bike.

You mentioned your emotional attachment as potential reason to sell. Keep in mind that the emotional attachment might be based on how well those bikes fit and how well they perform the jobs you ask them to do. You run the risk of getting the new bike and never feeling like it is something you could bond with. Then you have a bike that you hate because it caused you to sell two you really loved.
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I wonder if it would be prudent to keep one of the two bikes - keep the CAAD9 and get rid of the Breakaway Cross. If in six months it turns out that the CAAD9 is not getting any love, you can always sell then - possibly fetching a better price from a newbie who just got hot to road cycling!
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