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Have I gone overboard?

Old 12-26-11, 07:29 AM
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Have I gone overboard?

I bought a07 trek 1000 sl about 2 years ago for $450 bone stock 6 months later I got a set of mavic ksyrium sl wheeles and from there things just snowballed. Now I have a richey stem richy procarbon bars fsa slk carbon cranks fizik alante carbon saddel and campy record 10 speed shifters breaks and front and rear derailers . Have I gon overboard ?

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Old 12-26-11, 07:36 AM
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Casey Jones, you better, watch your speed. As well as your spelling and to even greater degree your sentence structure and punctuation. O-v-e-r-b-o-a-r-d
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Old 12-26-11, 07:45 AM
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Depends how much you like the bike...... If you really like this bike, and plan on keeping it for a good long time no big deal. I'm sure you know that you will never get back what you have put into it.

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Old 12-26-11, 07:48 AM
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If you can afford it and it gets you excited about riding, then no. You are just infected like many of us. Eventually you will have enough parts to build a second bike, and how fun is that? Over the winter go out and find yourself a beautiful carbon frame and put the Trek back together the way you bought it and use it as your rain bike.
I am up to 4 bikes and daydreaming about a new build over the winter.

It may be the more expensive path, but IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT and you are having fun, and riding, don't let us stop you.
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Old 12-26-11, 10:14 AM
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I bought 2 bikes these year and I'm currently upgrading the 2nd one heavily. Damage in my pocked so far = 3k for everything.

have i gone overboard? hell yes.
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Old 12-26-11, 10:19 AM
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the clothing can cost way more.
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No, not yet.
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Old 12-26-11, 11:07 AM
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Brakes stop your bike.

Breaks disable your bike.

And to answer your question. No. Not if you enjoy riding your bike. Or just looking at it. Or just knowing you've got a bike with some nice stuff. How can you go wrong with that?

And your edit just didn't get antwhere near the problem.

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Old 12-26-11, 11:09 AM
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Hey, OP..I note you live in PTC. I am over in McDonough and am always looking for folks to ride with. I have met several of the folks off the forums and was wondering if you might have interest in meeting and doing some riding?
I really enjoy riding the cart paths down in PTC, and am looking forward to some of the night (dusk) rides coming up in Spring/Summer. Shoot me a PM if you have any interest in meeting up.
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Old 12-26-11, 11:16 AM
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Shoot me a PM if you have any interest in meeting up.
He needs 39 more posts to be able to do that. You might send him one with yer phone or email though.
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Old 12-26-11, 11:19 AM
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Lol, forgot about that.
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Old 12-26-11, 11:22 AM
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overboard? bike? (singular) do a search on N+1
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Old 12-26-11, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
the clothing can cost way more.
If someone told me that when I started road cycling three years ago I wouldn't have believed them. Now I know better.
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Not even close to overboard. Just, not even close. I went from a 3 year old carbon bike earlier this year, to a much newer and nicer carbon bike to replace the old one after a car munched it, added a custom steel bike, and JUST finished a new Lynskey R230. They materialize out of this air, I swear!
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I have never met a cyclist that went overboard on spending on their obsession, er, hobby..........
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Old 12-26-11, 01:30 PM
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Casey Jones, you better, watch your speed. As well as your spelling and to even greater degree your sentence structure and punctuation. O-v-e-r-b-o-a-r-d
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This sounds like me. I started with a used Calfee. I changed the saddle, handlebars and fork. Then, somebody offered me a used crank, front dr and rear dr--I bought them. I changed the wheels and then the bottle cages. I was offered a used frame which fit me better so I pulled off the components from the old frame and put them on the new one. What I have left from the original bike is the seat post, brakes, shifters and cassette. I am now considering upgrading the groupo.

This would be overboard. However, I will keep this bike for the rest of my life.
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No, not overboard. Sounds like you've upgraded over time and can actually appreciate the difference that each component has made to the bike. This will make your inevitable next bike purchase a much more well-informed decision.

Carry on.
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Originally Posted by bds1168 View Post
I bought a07 trek 1000 sl about 2 years ago for $450 bone stock 6 months later I got a set of mavic ksyrium sl wheeles and from there things just snowballed. Now I have a richey stem richy procarbon bars fsa slk carbon cranks fizik alante carbon saddel and campy record 10 speed shifters breaks and front and rear derailers . Have I gon overboard ?
If you have to ask, most likely yes.
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Old 12-26-11, 05:11 PM
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No, it will only seem that way to people who are not cyclists. I have a 07 Felt F90 I bought new and the only part that's original now is the bare frame. Post some pics of this beast.
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Originally Posted by bds1168 View Post
I bought a07 trek 1000 sl about 2 years ago for $450 bone stock 6 months later I got a set of mavic ksyrium sl wheeles and from there things just snowballed. Now I have a richey stem richy procarbon bars fsa slk carbon cranks fizik alante carbon saddel and campy record 10 speed shifters breaks and front and rear derailers . Have I gon overboard ?
You are practically drowning in the sea of upgradeitis. But you knew that already.


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Upgraditis. A lot of us have it, including me, and I worry about infecting others. I'm not as bad as others. I ride an all aluminum bike, no carbon parts except the fork blades and it's going to stay that way for quite awhile. But I bought a powermeter because it was on sale (a powertap g3) and laced it steathily to an alloy rim (32 spoke, 3x) hoping that no one on the club rides would notice. The new cycleops hubs are more modestly designed...but someone noticed right away, and at least one of the guys I ride with is talking about getting one. I keep telling him it was a completely unjustifiable expense on my part, but there's no stopping him now!
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Old 12-26-11, 07:36 PM
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u have all that on a trek 1000?
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depends on what you mean by "overboard." Personally I consider those upgrades overboard for that frame/base. You may have gotten more bang for the buck by getting another bike for an upgrade but you got to do it incrementally, it works and it "floats yer boat," yes?

btw - overboard is fun and worth it as long as you ride, ride, ride....
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If you have to ask, most likely yes.
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