Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
KA_JUN's Photo KA_JUN SparkPoints: (58,755)
Fitness Minutes: (70,684)
Posts: 1,814
10/1/12 8:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Keep it and convert it into a rain/utility/beater. Keep the nice one pristine and have the old one do the heavy lifting.

Pain is weakness leaving the body.

How do you eat an elephant?

I will not fail.


 current weight: 180.0 
 
180
172.5
165
157.5
150
PAMSPARKS's Photo PAMSPARKS Posts: 633
9/30/12 3:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm only on my second bike, so can't really advise. I kept my first one, even though it was a junker....I use it to practice maintenance on before trying it on my "good" bike. And I had the junker for a long, long time before upgrading. But wow....that upgrade made a world of difference!

 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
9
18
27
36
BILL60's Photo BILL60 Posts: 368,362
9/29/12 1:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Like CAROLYN!ALASKA, I grow "itchy" for a new bike every couple of years. If you can afford it, go for it, but make sure you have ridden the bike before buying.

"Excellence is but for the few."


 December Minutes: 2,186
 
0
812.5
1625
2437.5
3250
SPEEDYDOG's Photo SPEEDYDOG Posts: 2,639
9/29/12 9:46 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Cortney-Lee,

The Trek 3700 is a big step up from your 820. The 3700 is lighter with better shifters and derailuers. The other plus is that the 3700 components will last longer.

I have to warn you. I am gonzo crazy when it comes to quality bikes.

I can't tell you what you should do. If it were me, and I could afford to upgrade to the better bike, I would do it in a heartbeat.

Thanks, Bruce

“No one has ever drowned in sweat.”
Lou Holtz

"The strongest have their moments of fatigue."
Friedrich Nietzsche

"It ain't bragging if you can do it."
Dizzy Dean

" Not everyone who looks fast really is, and not everyone who looks slow really is."
Mark Remy





 Pounds lost: 86.0 
 
0
25
50
75
100
DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 24,001
9/24/12 9:38 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Nobody can gauge your pocketbook vs. desires better than you! :-)

I've been happy with my "ride" (Specialized Tricross) for the past few years and my eyes have yet to wander into "new bike" territory.

Don

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

rules4humans.com


 Pounds lost: 112.3 
 
0
30
60
90
120
WILLDO01's Photo WILLDO01 Posts: 313
9/23/12 4:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
How funny, I take so long to find what I like that I have trouble letting go and moving on. I have 21 year old Terry that was the first bike that really fit after churning through a few that weren't quite right. I'm in need of a new one for loading touring but can't hardly bear to walk away from a bike that fits like a glove.

Kris


 current weight: 142.0 
 
179
169.25
159.5
149.75
140
CAROLYN1ALASKA's Photo CAROLYN1ALASKA Posts: 11,061
9/23/12 2:51 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I seem to suffer from the "buy a new bike" syndrome like some people always seem to want a new car every couple of years. I like to think that is because my parents never got me a bike no matter how many times I asked for one for Christmas and birthdays, but I'm probably just making excuses.

Since I tend to always be lured by new ones... I'm the last person to give advice. I agree with LUVS2BIKE101... if you can afford it, go for it. The plus side is that your desire to ride will be greatly enhanced so your mileage will increase... emoticon emoticon

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.”
Mark Twain


 December Minutes: 1,473
 
0
500
1000
1500
2000
LUVS2BIKE101's Photo LUVS2BIKE101 SparkPoints: (115,714)
Fitness Minutes: (114,828)
Posts: 3,559
9/23/12 1:10 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Decisions are hard to make, aren't they? If your finances can afford it, go for it. Find a less fortunate person who could use your old bike and make a reasonable deal there. I have a Trek 810 that is 10+ years old and was offered around $100 on a trade-in for a new Specialized. I still have my Trek. Nothing wrong with it. Will probably sell privately. Still thinking about buying new.
emoticon

2014 Fall 5% Challenge
Team Leader of SP Class of August 19-25, 2012
Team Leader of SP Class of November 27- December 3, 2011
Team Leader of SP Class of July 21-27, 2013
____________________
"Continuous effort--not strength or intelligence--is the key to unlocking our potential." --Winston Churchill


 December Minutes: 701
 
0
35.75
71.5
107.25
143
CORTNEY-LEE's Photo CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (54,807)
Fitness Minutes: (49,449)
Posts: 3,160
9/23/12 11:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I went to the LBS on Friday, and fell in love with a new bike. It is a Trek 3700

The guy said he would sell it to me for $50 off the retail plus give me money for my current bike (Trek 820) - although, he said he would have to look at my current bike first before he would give me a set amount -

The problem? I just bought my current bike about a year ago... it is still in new condition and there is nothing wrong with it. I don't need a new bike... but on the other hand, this one is REALLY awesome and I love how it rides...

*sigh*





 current weight: 134.0 
 
260
228.5
197
165.5
134
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Cycling - Road, Mountain, Fun, Racing General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
MOVIN'...! 12/21/2014 11:04:32 AM
Calorie Calculator Specifically for Cyclists 10/24/2014 10:15:04 PM
June 2014 goals and resolutions 6/3/2014 9:43:39 AM
Our Local Bike Club in Holiday Parade 12/11/2013 9:16:46 AM
Google Maps adds elevation data for cyclists 5/18/2014 2:53:45 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1670x50067864

Review our Community Guidelines




x Lose 10 Pounds by February 5! Get a FREE Personalized Plan