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I don't want a pickle...

Old 05-30-20, 09:05 PM
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I don't want a pickle...

Just wanna ride my biiiii...cycle.
I've got the new bike blues bad. I've ordered 2 different bikes only to have both canceled because of Covid-19 business interruptions.
That's not the problem... I'm glad they were canceled because at least once a day the bike I want changes.
Now to a rational person, that might indicate that I'm not ready to buy a bike... Not helping...
Do I need another bike? Again, that depends on how rational I am supposed to be...
I have a great mountain bike, a great road bike and a darned good gravel cruncher.

This quest started off with me ordering a full-suspension ebike, then a hardtail ebike (to convert to an adventure bike). Then I started to look at acoustic adventure bikes. First wanted to get a Marin Pine Mountain... then a Jamis Dragonslayer. Now, for over 12 hours I've been jonesing for a Trek 1120.

So how long
Baby, how long
Have that evenin' train been gone?

Er... I mean how long should I think a bike is right before pulling the trigger (again) and ordering it?
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Old 05-30-20, 10:10 PM
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I do...I will take your pickles, especially while riding or after a long ride. Pickle juice is great and if I have the opportunity to drink some real pickle juice or eat some good pickles I will take it.

As far as bikes Sometimes you just go for it. My adventure bike build was semi planned out but getting a frame wasn't super intentional Specialized happened to be closing out some Sequoia Pro Modules and I said let's do it. If the streerer tube on my Klein was the correct length I probably wouldn't have gotten my Habanero Ti frame. If my friend hadn't gotten his single speed stolen I wouldn't have gotten the Proteus frame from him in exchange for a cheap single speed to prevent that frame from becoming a cheap single speed. Many of the other bikes were intentional and I thought about them for a while.

Generally for all bikes I build I usually will do a build sheet and marinate on it for a while unless I have the frame
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Old 05-30-20, 10:13 PM
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I would also like a pickle, please
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You can have whatever you want...

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I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bike

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride it where I like.

I've made some boredom purchases. As far as full bikes go, I'm using all my strength to stop that one. My biggest motivating factor is; who knows when I will really be able to use it this year. And next year will always bring new models
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Go ride your bikes, you'll feel better. If you let it marinate for a while, you'll either realize that you're bored and just want that little hit of dopamine from buying something new, or that you really want a new bike and here's why. Either way, let us know!
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So I take it a tickle is out of the question, right?

Your bike order may not be the best decision you’ve ever made but you don’t have a lot of time.

Apologies to Arlo.
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Ohh yes
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Originally Posted by velojym View Post
You can get whatever you want...
You have not talked to my wife...
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Go ride your bikes, you'll feel better. If you let it marinate for a while, you'll either realize that you're bored and just want that little hit of dopamine from buying something new, or that you really want a new bike and here's why. Either way, let us know!
Really good advice... even if not what I wanted to hear. But at least I have been doing just that. I've put more miles on my bikes this week than any week this year. And I have decided to buy a tail bag and maybe a handlebar bag and try a trek (small t) or two before deciding that I need a Trek.
Rationality comes sometimes slowly, sometimes unsurely, but now to think about switching the MTB to tubeless!
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