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Do I need some kind of help?

Old 03-04-07, 08:45 PM
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Do I need some kind of help?

The winter doesn't want to end! I've only managed about 50-60k on the new bike I got in October (first CF!). She's a great bike. Even though I still love my trusty CAAD5, this one is pretty quick and has an amazing ride quality.
So what's my problem?
I go to the annual bike show yesterday, maybe pick up a few parts, tires and stuff. What do I do?

I buy another bike!!!!

I've always loved Bianchis. Even though she's not high-end and doesn't have a top-end build (Veloce) she's all Italian!!!

Is some sort of counselling needed?
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Old 03-04-07, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by WheelsOnFire
Is some sort of counselling needed?
Yes, you need to ride more.
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Old 03-04-07, 08:49 PM
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Yeah, you need serious help! Send the Bianchi to me and I'll be glad to help you out! You shouldn't have too many nice bikes. I'll take it for your own good!
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Old 03-04-07, 09:00 PM
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[QUOTE=TWAHL As soon as the ice patches and snowbanks clear !!!
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Old 03-05-07, 08:32 AM
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Great looking bike. I was eyeing that bike as well it was going for a great price. No counselling needed at least that's what I keep telling everyone.
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"I've only managed about 50-60k on the new bike I got in October."

If that's true, then I think it is time to get off your bike.
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drool....nice find....I need to get my Bianchi back into riding shape....it was unjustly cannibalized for my Fuji Team Issue....I feel bad for her sitting alone in my closet....dejected and sad...
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I don't get people that buy bikes on impulse like that. Nice bike though. Ride it good!
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Originally Posted by Coyote2
"I've only managed about 50-60k on the new bike I got in October."

If that's true, then I think it is time to get off your bike.
That's 50-60 kilometers!!

Now you see why I'm antsy.
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Old 03-05-07, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by iNewton
I don't get people that buy bikes on impulse like that. Nice bike though. Ride it good!
That's the problem.

I usually research for months (the "hunt" is fun).

But . . . I've always loved Bianchis, this one was in my size and they were almost giving this one away!
It took over an hour to decide . . . buyer's remorse kicked in an hour later, then I spent the better part of the next day setting her up.

I am looking forward April
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If you like the bike, there's nothing wrong with buying it. No need to fret it. Good deal can be passed, but most are regretted.
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Yes you need help in the form of yet another bike because the equasion for the number of bikes you need is always N+1
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Old 03-05-07, 06:46 PM
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you do need help.... to hide that bianchi before your wife/girlfriend gets home and kicks your a$$ for buying another bike.
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Maybe you should have used the money for the extra bike to go somewhere WARM and ride.
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Old 03-06-07, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by WheelsOnFire
That's 50-60 kilometers!!

Now you see why I'm antsy.
Get a beater bike and go out and RIDE!!!

Even if I had a nice pair of bikes like you've got, I wouldn't be riding them until maybe June or late May.

Get a "winter bike" that can take the abuse of sand/salt/ice. I've logged maybe 500 miles so far in 2007, doing 20 mile rides. Usually there's 5 lbs of ice & crud caked to my frame afterwards, but it melts off before the next ride. I just brush off whatever remaining crud before my next ride.

Otherwise, move to a warmer climate.
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