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Tell me why I shouldn't(14 posts)

Tell me why I shouldn'tAFred
Apr 24, 2002 4:20 PM
order a Seven Odonata? I already own a LS and a Kestrel, and a ... you get the point. I'm itching to experience that feeling you get when you pick up your dream bike from the shop and take that first ride at dusk after work. There's something about the word "custom" that creates puddles of drool on the Seven catalog. I know I really don't need a titanium and carbon bike to do weekend rides with the club, but c'mon titanium, carbon, Campy Record, Campy Nukes. I'm sure I can sell the dog, or a kidney, or somethng on Ebay to raise the cash. The kids really don't need new clothes. Someone stop the madness!
re: Tell me why I shouldn'tweiwentg
Apr 24, 2002 4:22 PM
you should not order the Odonata as the carbon stays are less durable and may eventually have to be replaced. go for the Axiom instead.
ha ha. resistance is futile :)
(not that I'm ordering a Seven anytime soon :( )
If you justhave to spend lots of cash get a Serotta Ottrott (nm)ColnagoFE
Apr 25, 2002 7:14 AM
You shouldn't get it becauseSlipstream
Apr 24, 2002 4:32 PM
you'll only want a super custom bike in a few years. I'm telling ya it never ends. Read Ahisma's post. It's hopeless! Now is your chance to break this vicious cycle while you still have half a brain. Get that bike and you're toast. Your wife will divorce you; your family will disown you; you will become a bitter, grouchy old man.

On the other hand, if you do get it, there is nothing like watching your kids crying because they are hungry and you're too preoccupied fixing your bike. Maybe you can skip a few mortgage payments and then declare bankruptcy. That's always good for a few laughs. You can ride your bike to bankruptcy court.

;>)
"You will become a bitter grouchy old man."Ahimsa
Apr 24, 2002 4:42 PM
Bitter?

Check.

Grouchy?

Check.

Hey....wait a minute! Are you calling me OLD?!?!?

Cheers!

A. (One score and nine years ago....)
save your money and retire early and then ride all the timeishmael
Apr 24, 2002 4:33 PM
if youve already retired i dont have a good reason not to buy another bike but my christian concience tells me its evil...your spoiling yourself, what will the kids think,,oo buy them a bike instead, or your wife..
so a wide-eyed young boy encountered the wealthy old man..SteveO
Apr 25, 2002 8:58 AM
who was happily riding his trusty old Peugot in his vintage clothing.

The boy said 'man, if *I* had a million dollars, I'd own a Seven, full DA, with the latest in accessories and clothing!!'

To which the man replied 'That's exactly the reason you'll never have a million dollars!'
Lots of custom bikes, no racing...AFred....ha, ha I get it! (nm)mwood
Apr 24, 2002 8:08 PM
Do it.vitusdude
Apr 25, 2002 4:55 AM
You should buy this bike immediately. And while you are at it, you should buy me one too.
re: Tell me why I shouldn'tSpoke Wrench
Apr 25, 2002 5:23 AM
The most depressing thing I can think of would be my kids standing around my coffin and talking about how sensible dad was.
wise man sayDougSloan
Apr 25, 2002 5:47 AM
"He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have."
Socrates
This from a man who has what? 5 bikes.Sintesi
Apr 25, 2002 6:16 AM
Socrates was right and Doug should know. : P
modes of learningDougSloan
Apr 25, 2002 6:22 AM
Some learn from others, some from mistakes.

I have learned a lot. I've made a lot of mistakes (7 bikes now, and I've sold 4 others in the past 3 years).
you probably didn't need the LS or Kestrel either (nm)ColnagoFE
Apr 25, 2002 7:14 AM