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Old 08-16-20, 04:19 PM
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Bike Shopping Burnout

It set in today. It has been 12 years since the last journey but this one was like driving into a brick wall.

I was close to writing a check for an Emonda SLR 7 that was in the box not yet built in a fabulous blue with tiger stripes.

😢
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Old 08-16-20, 04:23 PM
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Why didn't you buy it?

I bought a SLR in 2015 and it still brings a smile every time i ride it.

Killer.. .BUY IT
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Old 08-16-20, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
It set in today. It has been 12 years since the last journey but this one was like driving into a brick wall.

I was close to writing a check for an Emonda SLR 7 that was in the box not yet built in a fabulous blue with tiger stripes.

😢
I think you should re-evaluate your priorities. The bike was there, and you were there... I assume it was the correct size? You had your checkbook? Are you waiting for a sign from the heavens? If it were me, I'd be there at opening time tomorrow.
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Old 08-16-20, 04:52 PM
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Disappointing. All the talk about various custom Italians was exciting, then a Trek? Then nothing....
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Old 08-16-20, 04:54 PM
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These days, if it's there, fits, and you want it, better jump on it before it's gone! May not be there the next day.
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Old 08-16-20, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DeadGrandpa View Post
The bike was there, and you were there... I assume it was the correct size? You had your checkbook?
Maybe his wife saw the price and he balked
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Old 08-16-20, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
It set in today. It has been 12 years since the last journey but this one was like driving into a brick wall.

I was close to writing a check for an Emonda SLR 7 that was in the box not yet built in a fabulous blue with tiger stripes.

😢
And?
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Old 08-16-20, 05:53 PM
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Do it do it do it do it Do it do it do it do it!!!!
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Old 08-16-20, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Maybe his wife saw the price and he balked
I am single with a GF 30 years younger. She was with me and said I was a coward.

But she had a plan, if I bought it there was no way I could say no to Prada shoes for her birthday.
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Old 08-16-20, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Disappointing. All the talk about various custom Italians was exciting, then a Trek? Then nothing....
I know, it hurts ugh what to do.
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Old 08-16-20, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
I am single with a GF 30 years younger. She was with me and said I was a coward.

But she had a plan, if I bought it there was no way I could say no to Prada shoes for her birthday.
Reminds me of a few weeks ago i was taking a break at the trailhead of a bike path. Two guys were talking and one complaining that his wife bought a $500 handbag. He was riding a Specialized Tarmac with Di2, so I asked "does you wife know how much you paid for that bike?" He said "point taken" and they started talking politics... so i got up and road away.
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Hmmm, GF 30 years younger.... Unless you are in Utah or Appalachia that's going to make you an AARP eligible Senior Citizen. You may as well get the bike, odds are you'll die in the saddle one way or the other.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Hmmm, GF 30 years younger.... Unless you are in Utah or Appalachia that's going to make you an AARP eligible Senior Citizen. You may as well get the bike, odds are you'll die in the saddle one way or the other.
Robot manufacturers can make them look any age without breaking the law.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Hmmm, GF 30 years younger.... Unless you are in Utah or Appalachia that's going to make you an AARP eligible Senior Citizen. You may as well get the bike, odds are you'll die in the saddle one way or the other.
What a way to go! Get her 2 Prada bags.

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Maybe his wife saw the price and he balked
Clearly he is not fully committed to bicycling, or else his wife is lacking in dedication. Or else they have children who want to go to college.
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Old 08-16-20, 06:54 PM
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Clearly he is not fully committed to bicycling, or else his wife is lacking in dedication. Or else they have children who want to go to college.
Nah.. he's got a young girl friend with expensive tastes and if he buys the bike then there no money for other toys.

Now for me, i'm old and married so i'm spending everything and leaving nothing behind. I can't take it with me, but I can spend before I go.
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Nah.. he's got a young girl friend with expensive tastes and if he buys the bike then there no money for other toys.

Now for me, i'm old and married so i'm spending everything and leaving nothing behind. I can't take it with me, but I can spend before I go.
We've got a lot in common. You and me should hang out. I'll be 68 in a couple months. Pffft on those whippersnappers.
Edit: I've had that young gf, and they are a lot of fun, but eventually you get back to riding the bike.
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I am 57, both kids out of college and working.

Older men dating younger women is common in Manhattan. Their parents arenít around and they run feral.
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We've got a lot in common.
64 and went to the Fillmore East in Feburary 1969 to see the Dead and Janis Joplin.
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I don't like Trek and their new hideous AeroBillboards that you pay for are not something I would buy or ride but YOU SHOULD GO FOR IT! Those people who hem and haw and then don't get what they want are just silly. Get what you want, enjoy life ride like hell or at least just stare at it a bunch in your house.

I see it all the time, they are waiting for something or they think a magical sale fairy will come through and drop the price to something ridiculous and then they come back a month later and their dream is gone. If you liked the bike go for it and go for it now. Buy the girlfriend whatever.
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I don't like Trek and their new hideous AeroBillboards
Trek is not the only one that has HUGE logos, Specialized, Canyon, Focus, Cervelo and many others also have them.

But if you do a Project One you can minimize them.
My SLR.
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She's gonna want the Prada shoes whether you buy the bike or not.

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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
I am 57, both kids out of college and working.

Older men dating younger women is common in Manhattan. Their parents arenít around and they run feral.
Woody Allen, for example.

Indeed, Woody Allen dating a younger woman was the plot of "Manhattan".
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