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Old 07-24-14, 07:13 PM
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drop 2k on a bike then fall in love with a different bike the next day!!!!!! O farging geeez... i can see now Im gonna drop another 2k on the bike and have to sell the one i just lost bought at probably a major loss...... am i crazy?
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Old 07-24-14, 09:16 PM
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Sorry, I'm not a psychiatrist and unable to make a long-distance diagnosis.

It's called buyer's remorse and not all that uncommon.

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...and precisely one of the reasons I recommend newbies NOT spend a lot of money on a 1st bike. Buy a bike for $500 or so, find out what you will want & not want in a bike, & then spend the cash on an upgrade.

There are plenty of $500 bikes out there that will serve a rider well for years if they decide to keep it.

No, you're not crazy... just be patient when shopping!
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Old 07-25-14, 04:16 AM
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...and precisely one of the reasons I recommend newbies NOT spend a lot of money on a 1st bike. Buy a bike for $500 or so, find out what you will want & not want in a bike, & then spend the cash on an upgrade.

There are plenty of $500 bikes out there that will serve a rider well for years if they decide to keep it.

No, you're not crazy... just be patient when shopping!
well i did buy a bike in that range around 4 months ago....fell in love with biking again so wanted to upgrade.....maybe i should just keep the new bike for a while and will eventually forget about the other....... what do think? just screw it and get the other and take the lose?
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Old 07-25-14, 04:26 AM
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Welcome op the only thing I see positive here is that you have the resources,,, everything will turn out fine,,,,,,,,
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Old 07-25-14, 07:02 AM
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Old Saying is that you should "dance with the girl that you brought"

The meaning is applicable. Enjoy your new bike. Ride it and never look back. Remember the features that attracted you to it. Make certain to adjust it to fit perfectly. Maintain it with care and with pride.

The feelings for the other girl, err, bike, will fade as you fall in love all over again.

Have fun and ride.
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You can't return the first bike since you just bought it? If not then I would not buy the second bike.
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Old 07-25-14, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Old Saying is that you should "dance with the girl that you brought"

The meaning is applicable. Enjoy your new bike. Ride it and never look back. Remember the features that attracted you to it. Make certain to adjust it to fit perfectly. Maintain it with care and with pride.

The feelings for the other girl, err, bike, will fade as you fall in love all over again.

Have fun and ride.
sound advice... thanx all!
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Old 07-25-14, 10:51 AM
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But unlike a girlfriend your bike wont have an emotional jealousy problem with you having more than one Bike.

Polygamy laws don't apply to Bicycles .. Poly-fidelity is OK.
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Old 07-25-14, 03:21 PM
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drop 2k on a bike then fall in love with a different bike the next day!!!!!! O farging geeez... i can see now Im gonna drop another 2k on the bike and have to sell the one i just lost bought at probably a major loss...... am i crazy?
It's even worse than you think. Right now every single bicycle manufacturer has a group of designers coming up with way cooler bikes to tempt you with next year. Even if you buy this latest apple of your eye, there will be another.
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N+1 at its finest. Sometimes its a day sometimes it a year but it is inevitable.
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Originally Posted by Billy1111 View Post
well i did buy a bike in that range around 4 months ago....fell in love with biking again so wanted to upgrade.....maybe i should just keep the new bike for a while and will eventually forget about the other....... what do think? just screw it and get the other and take the lose?
Dude, if you have the cash, keep the old one AND buy the new one! LOL! Life's too short to own just one bike!

You won't get out of the 1st one what you put into it, so why not just keep it as a spare?
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Old 07-25-14, 06:21 PM
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Just what are the differences between the two bikes?

I really hope it's not just a colour scheme.
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Old 07-25-14, 06:33 PM
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I own the Trek now.....I wanted the versatility of going off road but I wanted it to be primarily a road bike....I was pretty ignorant in my research. I then saw the specialized and thought this is exactly what i want already without having to make any modifications...i then even noticed after that the Trek cross rip was in the same league .... It appears these are road bikes first that can be a work horse....but it was to late :/ Crockett 5 Disc - Trek BicycleSpecialized Bicycle Components

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Old 07-25-14, 06:46 PM
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Its only a matter of the cranks, tires....and also no mounting holes for rack.....the trek I got seemed more like a cyclocross race bike.....dont get me wrong its a very nice bike, its very light and feels solid and very fast compared to what im used to...i just think i needed something leaning more the other way

im thinking to just change out the cranks, tires ...that would probably be less then the money i would loose trying to sell
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I agree that it sounds like a classic case of N+1. The only cure it to continually by more bikes. Oh, I guess that is not actually a cure.
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drop 2k on a bike then fall in love with a different bike the next day!!!!!! O farging geeez... i can see now Im gonna drop another 2k on the bike and have to sell the one i just lost bought at probably a major loss...... am i crazy?
It depends. If there's a substantial reason for the change, ie. you just figured out the bike you bought is wrong for your preferences, ie. race bike with narrow tire clearance and you're looking forward to touring, then you should try to work your way out of it.

OTOH- there will always be nicer, cooler, better or whatever bikes, but assuming the bike is appropriate for you, they don't make a difference. Focus on fitting your current new bike with the best engine you can, and if/when you outgrow it (not speaking of size), then think longer and harder before the next upgrade.

BTW- you're not the first, nor will you be the last, but don't make yourself crazy about it.
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IF you have the money, buy the new bike and keep the first one you bought. Otherwise, every time you ride your current bike, you'll be wishing you had the other one. Keep the first one and ride it as well: you probably bought it for a reason, and no bike fits every situation.

If you have "some" money, buy the new bike and sell the old one.

If you have no money, well... best to learn to live with what you've got!
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I'm not a noob and I do that all the time. Just bought a new bike for commuting and now that all the 2015's are coming out...I am seeing things that I really want...but oh well, that is life. I got a 2014 Cross Rip and love the thing after I did all the upgrades, but now I am thinking I should have gone carbon frame....but, then reality sinks back in and I say....it's a commuter....not a racer.
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Ok here is the end of the story for now.... Went to a new bike shop to buy gloves and they happen to have the bike without the SRAM components, floor model that they wanted to move..... So they knocked off 400 and I'm happy !!!!! Who wants to buy a bike cheap... My lose your gain !!!
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What attributes of a bicycle cause one to "fall in love"? Paint? DI2 versus tried-n-true? I assume were talking road bikes as opposed to "I bought a hybrid and have now decided I love recumbents". If the bike fits you and fits within the general bicycle classification of your needs (road, hybrid, cross, .....), then why jump ship? If you would be more specific you might drum up a bit more sympathy.
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