So after a few years and about 5000 miles on my trusty 25yr old steel bike I have done the deed and ordered a new bike... going carbon with a boardman team carbon and just a bit excited. can't wait to try it out on all the hills out here in the Alps next week.
How have others found a major upgrade, and how do I contain my excitement until next week??!!
PS I still love my steel bike, and will still ride it lots in springtime.
In reply to aligibb:
You wont be able too and will post on forums and bore your mates rigid
Your social media profiles will be covered in posts suchas 6 days 22 hours 7 minutes 8 seconds and tomorrow just sayin.
Your getting a new bike enjoy being excited about it
In reply to aligibb:
Just upgraded from a heavily used 3 year old Allez, to a full carbon BH bike (RC1 for anyone interested), and the difference is unbelievable. You should be very excited. The Allez is now my commuting (to uni)/ winter bike. As for containing your excitement; don't look at the website/ catalogue/ google image search/ read reviews. These things will all make the wait unbearable!
I got a new bike last year. First new bike for 6 years. In all honesty I couldn't get too excited about it. I assembled it and put it in the garage for about a week before I used it.
On week 2 I took it on a cycling holiday in France. On the bus from the airport the nice shiny new frame got scraped quite badly. More gouges than scrapes. Oh well, saved me about worrying about the paintwork.
It's just been on a 4 week tour of Eastern Europe and the Slovenian Alps and I just treat it as a means of transport.
Heathen you may cry. But it really is just some metals, rubber and carbon.
In reply to aligibb: last month ordered a Trek Domane 5.9 to replace my 12 y/o, built at the end of the street, steel framed, Corrado. My new steed, when i take delivery early December, will confirm my status as a MAMIL. All i've to do now, other than wait, is to tell the wife!
Haha yes that bit is quite tricky! After I ordered mine I had to explain why the bank was calling me urgently as part of their fraud prevention screenings, as there had been some unusually large transactions on my account... ooops!
Very nice, you've taken an even bigger leap than I have!
Luckily I won't be a MAMIL as am not male, and still have a while til middle aged.
In reply to aligibb: Thank you thank you for reminding me to indulge in some bike pr0n perusal this morning. Now v looking forward to my plotted upgrade to proper road equipment next spring...
re selling on / retiring the old hardware that is indeed sacrilege (sp?).
re max ownership I don't totally agree with rule 12, which is N+1 or S-1.
In my case it is likely to be S-1 until S is inevitably reached at which point N+1 applies ad infinitum. happy days.