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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

The Problem w/ the Road Cycling Forum

Old 04-22-08, 11:31 AM
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i gave up heroin, oxycontin, hookers, and cable tv because of this place...
Charlie Sheen?
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Charlie Sheen?

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I'm on to the acceptance phase.
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Old 04-22-08, 02:34 PM
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Bike forums, motorcycle forums, auto forums all are addictive ways to spend money. I figured if not spend the money on bicycles/parts, id be spending on other hobbies... At least bikes don't require gas like bikes or cars, especially gas is pretty high in price right now.
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Wait...

I've SAVED money by reading reviews here and getting repair help in the mechanics section.

Or, is that just how I've twisted it in my head?

Damn it.
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Old 04-22-08, 03:13 PM
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If you think this is expensive, definitely stay away from tuning Infiniti G series / Nissan Z.
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Old 04-22-08, 03:17 PM
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I got caught up in a Nissan Maxima forum back in the early 90s. Jeezus that was expensive. I knew I just HAD to drop the car and get Enkei rims with Kumho tires.

This after a complete overhaul of the engine and brand spanking new super duper stereo. I can't believe that was me.

But today, I resisted the urge to get a pair of carbon fiber Blackburn cages @ $39 apiece. LBS owner was willing to give me a deal for $36. I am proud, but still on the prowl for a nice pair. Maybe I'll just stick with the tacx tao.
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Old 04-22-08, 03:22 PM
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Well, the Merlin that this forum "souped" me up to get is a purchase I don't regret having made. But all the steel beauties that I've been exposed to here . . . and that I now lust for . . . that craving is almost too much to bear.
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Old 04-22-08, 03:22 PM
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Old 04-22-08, 03:23 PM
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the results of regular use

Wow, this pic get top marks for creepy!!
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Old 04-22-08, 03:34 PM
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I bought a Ti bike because of this place. I was very happy with my alu and steel bikes. But nooooo, you guys with your Ti fetishes just can't leave it alone and you people keep posting your drool inducing Ti bikes. So that got me thinking, "Ti doesn't rust", "Ti will last forever", "the Ti frame I want is on sale now", "Must buy Ti bike. Do I need it? No. But must buy it." Damn you all.
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I found that buying my first house and going from 900 up to 2350 square feet is a quick way to break the cycle of schwagaholism.
you now have 2.5 times the amount of schwag storage. just saying.
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Old 04-23-08, 06:41 AM
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This is like coming to confession.

So, yesterday I held in my hands 2 CF Blackburn cages with similar weave to the RS2's CF weave. I need cages worthy of adorning the frame and all its .. bling. I walked out of the store as I just could not justify $39 a pop, but the wheels were turning, figuratively.

So, last night, I looked on my night stand and there was this $25 gift certificate that I can use at any local merchant (some work thing I got); And then I remember another $10 gift certificate (another work thing). So now I'm thinking, that's essentially 1 cage. So, if I pay $19 apiece, that's not all that crazy, is it?

I hate this place. Anywho, tonight, I ride the steel tank .. 10 miles uphill. The RS2 is going to be sweet (funny I thought that about the RS last year).

That is my daily confession. That is all.
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Old 04-23-08, 07:49 AM
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Hi, I'm Bontrager and I'm not an addict.

$4531.98 spent on biking and related gear since Dec 12, 2004. A lot less than most of you guys. I keep a spreadsheet of everything me and the better half buy for cycling so that $ is kinda a real world $ to spend and we don't go nuts on stuff and have cheaper bikes. I laugh when someone says "I have a 1,500 budget - what's the best bike."

However last week I did spend $1k because my carbon frame only has 6 months before it explodes according to this group so I dropped $1k so far on ebay giant frame and mavic ksyriums that I need, again, according to recent posts.
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Old 04-23-08, 07:52 AM
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Funny thing that you bring it up today. My stepdad bought a bike yesterday after being away from riding for about 15 years.
He said,"I for got about all of the consumerism that comes with cylcling." and he used to work at a bike shop.
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Yeah, it's getting pretty bad. The guys I ride with are starting to say things like "another bike?" and "how many bikes do you have?". I'm thinking about a full carbon rig for next year but I'm dreading the inquires.
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Old 04-23-08, 12:10 PM
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Yeah, it's getting pretty bad. The guys I ride with are starting to say things like "another bike?" and "how many bikes do you have?". I'm thinking about a full carbon rig for next year but I'm dreading the inquires.
Magically, a groupbuy will materialize. Watch.
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And on Mad Money Watch:
- Garmin Edge 305 (HR, Cadence); Status: will be here tomorrow.
- Blackburn CF cages; Status: got 'em.

I'm done. Really.
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Why would anyone ever give up cable TV? I don't get it. I don't see a problem at all here.

Shut up and Spend. Help the sagging economy you idiots.
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Old 04-23-08, 02:21 PM
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: $25,000.
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: $25,000.
what's that, 1K for you, 1K for the nurses, 150$ for the OR, and 22,850$ for insurance?
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: $25,000.
Getting to spend a week with your arse hanging out of dumb hospital gown: Priceless.
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: $25,000.
Yeah, right. Take a look at what your attendings get for a CABG and you'll wish you went into a different profession.
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: $25,000.
Can I get that in cabon fiber?
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Originally Posted by Bontrager View Post
Yeah, right. Take a look at what your attendings get for a CABG and you'll wish you went into a different profession.
Oh, I know. It's kinda ridiculous how little surgeons get paid for CABG.
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