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9/23/07 6:29 P

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Thanks! My husband and I reached a compromise on the bike: I am buying new carbon handlebars (Easton EC 70 http://www.eastonbike.com/PRODUCTS/BARS/ba
r_road_ea70_wing.html)
and seat post
(Easton 90 offset http://www.eastonbike.com/PRODUCTS/POSTS/p
ost_road_ec90_'06.html). I am also getting new red tires and red handlebar tape.


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9/18/07 12:12 P

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Good for you for being so responsible! I hope you get rewarded when the money's there, too...

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9/17/07 5:08 P

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Thanks Adam. I am doing a few upgrades to my LeMond as a concession! Carbon seat post, carbon handlebars and maybe carbon fork!

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9/17/07 4:08 P

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It's good to know that you're a responsible junkie. It's tough sometimes to make the responsible decision when faced with the burning desire for a beautiful piece of machinery.

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9/17/07 11:25 A

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I have it bad! I just test road a Fuji Pro 1.0!! Ohmygosh! Looking is one thing but now I know how this beauty rides. It’s on sale for $3200 at the LBS (reg price $4300). A beautiful carbon fiber with dura-ace components triple cranks to give me the gears I need to climb the hills. All I can think about is how much would I get for my car if I sold it!!
http://www.fujibikes.com/2007/bikes.asp?
id=269&subcat=

I did confess my addiction to my husband and he praised me for my honesty. I told him I knew I was being selfish and unrealistic but I still wanted the bike. However, I would deny my needs and put the needs of the family first. Especially since my husband is pretty sure he’ll be laid off soon (he works for Countrywide).


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9/16/07 6:59 P

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I like your style. emoticon

I don't know if you have been welcomed, but welcome to the group!

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9/16/07 6:43 P

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When my husband I first moved to the city, we bought a 450 sq ft condo...just enough room for us and our six bikes! 2 commuters, 4 mtn bikes. We hung two bikes in the front window and two bikes in bedroom window which was almost directly over our bed. The commuters we kept on the floor near the door. We called it modern art.

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Only three months into bicycling and I am already thinking of upgrading...oh my!

...where attention goes, energy flows...


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9/11/07 1:37 P

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I bought an SUV so my bike would be able to live in my vehicle... I live in a third floor condo, so I couldn't just leave my bike on a trunk rack on my old car., could I? Besides, I wouldn't want it to be left alone outside at night. That would just be WRONG!

Besides, this way, whenever I have free time, like after a work meeting, I can go for a ride in a different area that my usual rides. Not that it happens often...

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9/7/07 1:31 P

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KJEANNE:
LOL, I went into my LBS with my Fuji Cross/commuter bike yesterday and couldn't resist a play on the Fuji Roubaix Pro.... And now I want one.

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Okay, I think MntBikeNV has a special type of addiction! ;)


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9/6/07 10:26 A

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Hi, my name is Adam and I'm a bike addict. It started out innocently enough. Riding bikes with my buddies as kids and playing CHIPs. It's not my fault I have blonde hair, can't I be Poncharelli just this once? Things turned more serious after seeing Greg LeMond win the Tour de France. Suddenly my huffy 10 speed was an Italian racing machine and the hill near our house was the Alp de Huez. At various points over the years I've been addicted to nicotene, addicted to love, addicted to chocolate ice cream with almonds (mmmmmmmm..iiiice cream), but I think cycling will always be my favorite and healthiest addiction.

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9/6/07 10:02 A

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I have two road bikes ~ the Giant OCR C3 and my fancy schmancy Ridley and two mtn bikes.. a FS Marin and a hardtail. He has his Orbea Opal road bike, a Ridley cyclocross bike, his own FS Marin, a new little bmx he's built up, a commuter that is semi-retired, that he did a lot of touring on, and a recumbent.

I plan on a Ridley cyclocross bike this fall.

It is insane, but we're happy. LOL

Edited by: MTNBIKENV at: 9/6/2007 (10:03)
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10 bikes between the 2 of you, that is a confession in itself. hehehe

I still haven't added to this tread. Either I am shy, or I am not a total addict yet. hehehe

gail

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Our bikes have their own bedroom.... seriously. LOL All 10 of them, total, between us.

I work mornings at a deli, which is a block and a half from the bike shop. I stop and say hi to Dave after work, then I drive home... which is over a summit and out of town, grab my bike and commute to the bike shop to help finish up and close for the evening. That way I can always get at least 30 miles in.

Every single vacation and every single weekend out of town, is planned around the bikes. We're hitting Spain next year.

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9/5/07 11:41 P

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addiction ??? who, me ???

If I find kilometers in front of my bike, I feel compelled to put them behind!

No car - sold it 2 years ago.

No landscaping - I live in a condo.

Up at 5:41am - daytrade till 1:00pm - DW works till 9:00pm - in between I ride some...

No bike computer - calculate km's from Google Earth. I estimate on the low side, so I probably hit my YTD goal last month some time.

Just replaced the RH shift lever on my Trek 2200 with a used one from eBay. Trek thought it would last the life of the bike, but they didn't count on me putting on 60 to 70 thousand km in 37 months.

about 30 tires, 6 chains, 4 chainrings, 2 cassettes, a dozen or so rolls of handlebar tape (i like the cloth stuff). Shift cables every 4 months - these Ultegra's are murder on cables and if you let them break, they're murder to get the piece out ... Brake cables once a year ...

Longest ride this year (so far) 185 km on July 4 - every time i turn over a decade i ride 3 x my age in km. - this year took 6.5 hours.

addicted - who me ????

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9/5/07 11:04 P

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DH and I bought two Garmin 305's with our wedding gift money last March.

• I ride before I do anything else.
• My house is a always a mess.
• It has taken us 3 summers to finish the landscaping in our backyard. Make that 4 since we're not finished yet.
• When I go shopping with the girls, they drag me into women's clothing shops, I drag them into bike shops.
• I park my bikes in the garage and my car in the driveway.
• I log my miles on bikejournal, sparkpeople, motionbased, and beginnertriathlete before I have my post-ride shower. (Aaack that's a computer AND cycling addiction!)

I'm sure I could think of more - just give me time...

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9/5/07 9:39 P

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For us, it wasn't a matter of lesser cost.. my bike is worth more than my car. LOL A ring would have been the cheaper choice. We're such kids at heart, the bikes mean more to us than a bauble. I'll get the bauble on my finger, I don't doubt that.. but I can ride the bike, I can't ride the ring.

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9/5/07 2:38 P

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Okay! I'll play.

I have a car sitting in my garage that needs work but I would rather buy a new bike than spend money on getting the car running! I have been eyeing a Fuji Professional Pro for @$4,000. That's more than what I paid for my car!!

Edited by: KJEANNE at: 9/5/2007 (16:45)
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It was financial, too... the ring I want : $350. The bike I wanted with accessories : $1400. ;)

No, no, everyone has to play!

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capejohn I love your way of thinking, more than likely because I would have expected both. hehehe

They do have a lot in common, they are both bight and shinny when they are new. :-) and the more expensive the better. hahah

I don't think I can admit to anything that will top that one. I afraid I would sound very boring.

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Hey Q. Good choice (bike over ring). I have to wonder though if you had chosen the ring....would you have gotten both?

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We have done similar... either a new road bike or a ring. I got my Ridley. LOL

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When my boyfriend proposed, he 1) offered me the choice of a road bike or an engagement ring... and 2) I chose the road bike.

Now you....

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