I really want to get a new road bike, in that $2500-3000 range, but short of that I'd love a fancy bike computer, probably a Garmin, that calculates everything and then downloads it to a website.
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I'm pretty happy with my current gear. I'd love a new top of the line trainer, and an extra DVR so I have good tv to watch while I'm pedaling. That, and I'd love to do some upgraded group tours. Hotels and someone else lugging the bags!
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Kestrel - I ride in triathlons, so I would like some sort of tri bike at some point. But, until I get down to a weight where it would actually make a difference, I am not going to get a TT bike. Unless of course a big check rolls through my door. Then I'd pull the trigger. :)
I'm all set for bike... have a garage so full that my truck won't fit. I would bike some more supported bike tours though. I did quite a few self supported tours in my 40s, but I notice now that I'm older, sleeping on the ground makes me really achy...
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Vanilla Bikes custom frame Campagnolo Super Record gruppo except Tune hubs and Chris King headset. Zipp 255 rims A. Dugast tires
If I had to stick with production frames I'd get a Casati Linea Oro Classic or Laser or a Tommasini Tecno. When I was riding with an investment banker who price really was no object he had a Tommasini though he had a Sintesi rather than a Tecno.
You might consider biking along the Erie Canal. Lots of places to stop and stay. When you get tired of the tow path (pretty but not made for a roadbike) you can always jump on the road that runs along side.
I just purchsed another dream bike...Trek Madone 6.2 ...I had purchased another dream bike a few years back....Kestrel 500SCI with carbon tri spoke wheels (the bike on my sparkpage)...I am lucky because I have the dream summer job....leading bicycle tours across the USA...and I get to deduct all bike gear from my income taxes so I have a way of justifying it. Otherwise I have all the gear I need but I am sure I will find something else I want. I just ordered a set of red carbon fiber water bottle cages from ebay, they go with my new bike. I spend way too much money on bike stuff!
Nice choices Fuzzmartin. Are you into time trialing? I think that I would rather time trial than road race. I am not very aggressive but I am competitive especially with myself. The road bike looks sweet perfect for those tours where they (or sometimes "we") carry your luggage.
Toothful, yes touring by bicycle is awesome. So different from driving. You really get to see things and meet people. You get all the smells and feels too. Sometimes that is not so much fun but it always makes for great memories! I remember all the bad really bad days but not many of the days where things just rolled along. Lot's of fun even when it isn't. (I know that makes little sense).
DDorn, first let me say the I hope that your wife is recuperating comfortably, we are all pulling for her.
From your wish list it looks like you are planning on doing som self-supported touring. Great fun as well. Nothing like knowing you did it all on your own though I must confess that I can only handle up to a week of that. After that I want to b pampered...hot showers....soft bed....meals cooked...not having to pitch my tent...not having to lug my gear. I see you are from NY. I am too. Originally from NYC but I moved up to Buffalo about a year and a half ago. Some great multiday tours in NYS some supported som not so much.
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