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i am friggen mad...(28 posts)

i am friggen mad...african
Sep 27, 2002 8:00 AM
Oh gosh, I just bought another bike. I can't believe it. I need my head checked.

Thank you Discover card!!!!!!

I now have a Fondriest.
re: i am friggen mad...lonefrontranger
Sep 27, 2002 8:25 AM
dude I hear you, I just bought another Colnago.
How do you maintain numerous bikes?filtersweep
Sep 27, 2002 8:36 AM
Do you find you consistantly ride the same bike most of the time?
How do you maintain numerous bikes?lonefrontranger
Sep 27, 2002 9:04 AM
Personally I find time to ride them all, and each have their specific uses. The new Colnago will be babied and saved the ignominy of getting thrashed around in crits and rotten weather, as the Morgul has always been intended as my TT/trainer/beater bike (a sub 16lb beater with Record, my life really sucks doesn't it? ;-P) The classic fixie will get plenty of mileage this winter. The 'cross bike is my jack-of-all trades commuter and versatile dirt bike, to the point where I haven't really even mourned the loss of my Klein hardtail that much. The Mongoose 20" gets to go off to the store and the dirt jumps a couple times a week.
Sep 27, 2002 9:28 AM
I don't go out drinking and parting anymore, I barely go out as I need to rest for training. The girlfriend is trying to fire me as things are too casual, crumbs like I will miss her with a new fondriest.
How do you maintain numerous bikes?african
Sep 27, 2002 9:26 AM
Well I have a brand new Colnago, I can't ride it much as I am training for the Ironman and need to ride the litespeed TT bike more. But sheez I would love to be on the Colnago more. I think after the IM I will flog the litespeed and build up this new Fondriest TT bike.
Sep 27, 2002 8:45 AM
just got a new 5900 with no good justificaation. i hate myself!
lol. Can I borrow your Discover card? nmfbg111
Sep 27, 2002 8:46 AM
Better yet, can I borrow your Fondriest???....nmSpunout
Sep 27, 2002 8:57 AM
My wife is going to be friggen mad...Straightblock
Sep 27, 2002 9:21 AM
when she finds the yardsale bike I got for (another) fixed gear project. I already got the word earlier this year that the second MTB was enough.
You may be mad, but I don't get it??PaulCL
Sep 27, 2002 9:39 AM
Why so many bikes? You can only ride one at a time. OK, I understand one TT bike, a beater, and the sweet road bike, but come on!

I guy I road with last weekend had (at one time) 5 Pinnarellos, two Carrera's plus other unamed rides. How do you decide which bike to ride each time?? By the way, his aluminum/CF rear triangle Carrerra with Record was f****ing gorgeous! Very rarely have I drooled over the beauty of a bike (except my own), but whoa!

Enjoy them. Paul
You may be mad, but I don't get it??african
Sep 27, 2002 9:45 AM
Well I think it is a problem, that many woman have. They have tons of clothes and shoes yet they shop for more. I now have 3 bikes. The Fondriest was just too sweeeet to let it slip. The Colnago is my road bike and the litespeed is my TT bike. BTW the Fondriest is a TT bike aswell. So the litespeed will go soon.
You can never have too manyLC
Sep 27, 2002 9:44 AM
I have a bike for just about every type of riding and I justify them because of their intended purpose. Crits, road race, winter/rain training, ect. However, I have a certain bike that I just like for variety and I only take out once in a while. It feels so special when I ride it. Sometimes I have to steal a part from it to get me through a race. Maybe it even saves me money in the long run since I can take my time and find a replacement part when I find a good deal.
True words of wisdom nmafrican
Sep 27, 2002 9:46 AM
Bikes are like golf clubsStraightblock
Sep 27, 2002 10:28 AM
Your game's better when you've got a full set.
re: i am friggen sick...Akirasho
Sep 27, 2002 11:32 AM

... the latest... and yet to be built... Platinum Card... don't visit the bike shop without one...

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
Akirasho, you need some professional helpPaulCL
Sep 27, 2002 11:47 AM
Like an architect - to design a seperate home for all of your bikes. Yeesh! Got a ride to spare man?? That is some picture of your basement.

You ARE the bike!
You are enLIGHTend!

Yes you are one sick bastard.....african
Sep 27, 2002 12:04 PM
Akirasho, we know you are sick, but really sick if you just bought that Klein to add to your stamp (bike) collection.
I feel totally insane for getting a new bike, crap I just bought one and do not even have 100 miles on it.
...sick, but not just to add to the collection...Akirasho
Sep 27, 2002 12:56 PM
I've been a long time Cannondale fan... and was considering a CAAD7 to supplant my R2.8/CAAD3 frames... but I'd also heard a lot of positive reviews of Klein frames over the years... so an opportunity to try one arose... hmmmmmmm, guess I'll still need to pick up a CAAD7 to be fair.

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
...sick, but not just to add to the collection...No_sprint
Sep 27, 2002 1:22 PM
Beware, no matter you've got. After riding a Klein, especially the Quantum Pro or QPro, it will be harder to get on anything else. Not impossible, but harder. I've never seen one set up TT style. Set it up roadie, race it in a crit or roadie. The handling, climbing, responsiveness, feel, combined with the ultralight weight is just incredible.
...the wheelz...Akirasho
Sep 27, 2002 1:29 PM
... were just available to photograph the frame (it'll be built up for general road)... I haven't decided on a wheelset yet, but they'll be a bit more traditional...

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
lol. My hero. I want a garage like that when I grow up. nmfbg111
Sep 27, 2002 12:13 PM
re: i am friggen sick...TUT2222
Sep 27, 2002 1:08 PM
The hell with all the bikes......look how clean the floor is!!!!
Need an adopted son????!!!!!James
Sep 27, 2002 8:11 PM
I am so sick of this CRAP....biknben
Sep 27, 2002 12:45 PM
Will one of you buy me anohter bike please. I'm diggin through dumpsters trying to build a fixed bike.

Fondriest and the drop of a hat??? I'm trying to salvage stuff from a recent Huffy-Toss.

Just Kiddin.
dumpster divinglonefrontranger
Sep 27, 2002 2:59 PM
You cannot underestimate the joys to be had on a good dumpster dive. Been doing it since I was a minimum wage and practically homeless skater punk living the wilds of Dayton, OH. My old Redline 'cross was a junkbox build that cost me exactly $300 (frame), and it was the only road bike I owned for a couple of lean racing years. I used to piss off my competitors when they'd rag on me about that sorry old POS by asking them how long it would take them to win back double the value of their bike in prize money like I had...

My current Mongoose BMXer is a true five-finger-discount dumpster diver's especiale. Couplea new tubes and a brake adjustment and it works just peachy.

Besides, it looks really cool parked next to a stable full of $4k roadies. And the nice thing about owning and riding junk is that it gives you sooo much more appreciation for the day you can finally afford to go top o' the line :)
re: i am friggen mad...hallcd7
Sep 27, 2002 1:16 PM
For me it all started with the mtn bike, cuz i needed a road bike to add to the mtn bike training, then i needed a better road bike for the tri's and such, then the wife needed a road bike to keep up on road rides, in addition to her mtn bike. Up to 5 now, and the upgrades are well under way. i guess it never ends. glad my kids are all grown so i can afford all these toys. and i aint even counting the kayaks :)
all this makes me not feel bad for having 3 wheelsets.(NM)James
Sep 27, 2002 8:13 PM