/ New bike excitement...
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.
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 :)
I'm just struggling for words, you clean it lovingly and even if you don't ever ride it again it makes your house or garage a prettier and happier place.
N+ (PLUS) 1
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.
You clearly have no soul ;-)
I've just ordered a shiny New giant TCX SLR2. Giant won't have them from the factory until the 23rd. I'm a little eexcited!
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.
I hope you live long enough to take delivery.........
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.
Upgraded yesterday to a set of XT brakes, 180mm rotors. Looking forward to a long descent :)
> Upgraded yesterday to a set of XT brakes, 180mm rotors. Looking forward to a long descent :)
Good decision - you won't be disappointed!
it has arrived!!! v excited but its pissing it down so ride has been postponed til tomorrow. gutted.
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