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Rationale for Buying a New Bike. Please help.

Old 01-04-10, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by snowman40
I was going to take $2000 and buy a TV (she KNEW I wanted a TV) and came home with my new bike....

I rationlized it like this -

a TV won't help me lose weight, just add to it....especially if I buy it....

a bike will force me to lose weight....especially if it is expensive enough as I'll be forced to ride/sell it eventually.....though she understands the n+1 theory so long as n+1=2 or 3, but no more than 3.... :
But dude. Season 8 of 24 starts in 14 days. Can't watch that on your bike :-P

Seriously, good job on the bike purchase. Hopefully someday I'll stop maintaining my low-end Fuji so I can have an excuse to buy a better, newer, shinier and schwaggier bike.
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Old 01-04-10, 04:45 AM
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Here's my rationale for a new bike. Carbon+Alloy Opera is still in mint condition after owning it for not long. F4:13 at shop with full chorus. Staff discount=cheap+campy eurus wheels=not so cheap but cheapish for level of bike I will have-trade in on "as new" opera=going to cost me 1k more then the opera did.

SO; N-D+W-Ti= Total for new bike. (N= New bike, D being discount, W being wheels, and Ti being trade in).

Heres the real rationale. I have $0 weekly expenses and I'm working full time with 0 responsibility. Enjoy it while it lasts.
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Old 01-04-10, 05:25 AM
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Take one to work and store it there for lunch time rides, then claim you sold it.
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