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Are old bikes like old golf clubs?

Old 07-19-05, 12:11 PM
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Are old bikes like old golf clubs?

You know, I'm sprucing up the 14 speed (Why did we ever need more?) 'dale SC600 with full ultegra 600 for SALE when I decide to ride it because I remember how well it worked as a climbing bike and of course it rides great, handles great and I think...."hmmm, now why did I end up with a C-40?"

If you understand the title of this post, you know what I am talking about!

he hate selling old bikes,

Z

PS- I took the C-40 out immediately and discovered why...can you say snappy, fast, and stable?
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Old 07-19-05, 12:40 PM
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I have an old bike (85 or 86 Univega Nuovotech 450 12 speed). My golf clubs (carbon shafted top of the line Spaldings - nothing too special, but nice) were given to me by my girlfriend's grandfather after he quit golfing (he's 78, knees are bad). They are alike because they were someone else's for a long time, but are fairly new to me. However, they are dissimilar because I actually use my bike That said, all my buddies borrow my clubs when they can, because they are way sweeter than any department store standards.

Golf is fun, but man, is it frustrating when you suck at it. Cycling is fun whether you're good or not, and hardly ever frustrating for me.

As for the reason you ended up with a new bike, yeah, I was at the LBS redeeming my Lucky 7 Peak Bar certificate (WOOT! ) and noticed the Trek 1000 was on sale ($575), so I picked it up and wow! I think it weighs half what my bike weighs. And it's just a little Trek 1000, not even the Madone 5.9SL they had next to it. I didn't bother picking that one up.
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Old 07-19-05, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by kandnhome
I have an old bike (85 or 86 Univega Nuovotech 450 12 speed). My golf clubs (carbon shafted top of the line Spaldings - nothing too special, but nice) were given to me by my girlfriend's grandfather after he quit golfing (he's 78, knees are bad). They are alike because they were someone else's for a long time, but are fairly new to me. However, they are dissimilar because I actually use my bike That said, all my buddies borrow my clubs when they can, because they are way sweeter than any department store standards.

Golf is fun, but man, is it frustrating when you suck at it. Cycling is fun whether you're good or not, and hardly ever frustrating for me.

As for the reason you ended up with a new bike, yeah, I was at the LBS redeeming my Lucky 7 Peak Bar certificate (WOOT! ) and noticed the Trek 1000 was on sale ($575), so I picked it up and wow! I think it weighs half what my bike weighs. And it's just a little Trek 1000, not even the Madone 5.9SL they had next to it. I didn't bother picking that one up.

The Ferari is noticeably light also. I was like wholly buckets. Haven't seen or picked up a Trek 1000. What does it weigh in at?
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Old 07-19-05, 01:02 PM
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I have a Trek 1000 I modified, when I got it it weighed approxmately 21 lbs out of the factory. Not bad for a good ole road bike. Then ofcourse I made it into THE BEAST.

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