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Oct 22, 2002 5:36 AM
I have my new 2003 Giant TCR COMPOSITE 0 & it is a gorgeous bike. I just had to put on FSA TEAM ISSUE CARBON cranks , CINELLI RAMS , SELLE ITALIA SLR CARBON SEAT . For good measure i also have a set of HED 3 wheels as well .I am thinking about putting the new DEDA SYNAPSIS bar on when it comes out & the FSA 54 tooth TIME TRIAL ring on it. AM I the only crazy one for spending that kind of money out there ?
No need to worryMcAndrus
Oct 22, 2002 6:42 AM
As a buddy once said, there's no need to cost-justify a hobby. (Well ... except to my wife, maybe. But that's another story.)
SATISFIED ???filtersweep
Oct 22, 2002 7:06 AM
I'm convinced that many people can actually save money once they get to the point where they feel they have a "no-compromises" bike... as long as that feeling lasts, at least.

Personally, you've crossed a few lines that I'm not interested in crossing (can you adjust those rams at all?).
you must not race..str8dum1
Oct 22, 2002 8:32 AM
if you do just wait till you throw your chain and gouge out the crank arms, or crash and it gets all scratched and gouged and that seat cracks from hitting the ground. Or if you get dropped in a race or a group ride buy some guy on a bike that cost 1/5 of yours. Then ask yourself if you were crazy for spending that kinda money. But hey its only money.

We all love posts where people try to disguise bragging in the form of a question.

And ohh, at least get the 55/56, 54 is played out like 20"'s. You need 24s now.
you must not race..The Human G-Nome
Oct 22, 2002 9:49 AM
"We all love posts where people try to disguise bragging in the form of a question."

ironic, but that's exactly what you just did. granted, you skipped the question part and went right to the bragging. you said "i race", "i'm not stupid enough to buy parts that are going to fail", and "i live up to my bike".

well good for you big guy. you manage to bash a guy for spending a lot of unneccessary money on his bike. what a difficult target.
*POW!* Let him have it, G! (But maybe switch to decaf?) nmRhodyRider
Oct 22, 2002 12:28 PM
you must not race..Chainstay
Oct 22, 2002 6:10 PM
And your brag was "I can see through to the insecurity in this guy and show him up"

It makes for an OK thread, until somebody looses an eye.
you must not race..The Human G-Nome
Oct 23, 2002 7:49 AM
he attacked and i defended. i fail to see what's wrong with that.
Oct 22, 2002 10:06 AM
I did not mean to brag about my ride. It is after all only a bike. We all know that there is always something out there that is better. As for racing , i have for the last 4 years raced in 24 & 12 hour mountainbike races.We do trash the bikes quite well indeed. so i do know the costs of having to replace nice stuff.I bought the bike for training purposes & my son & i plan to do a 24 hour roadride as well as a few 100 mile rides. AGAIN , I am sorry if people took the ? the wrong way.
Apology not needed...........Dave Hickey
Oct 22, 2002 10:15 AM
Part of what keeps me in this sport is buying the lastest-greatest stuff. I'm a carbon fiber freak so I love all the new carbon components. I spend a lot(too much?) on my bikes but if I'm able to afford it, why not?
Most of us buy as much as we can afordTig
Oct 22, 2002 10:41 AM
That's the main difference between a fanatic with a good paying job and little overhead and a fanatic with a family, house, and more payments. Both want the latest goodies but the one with the most "extra" available cash is the one who actually buys the stuff. Granted, if I had more cash, my bike would have better wheels and shifters, but that would just about cover it for me. More cash after that would turn into more bikes!
Yeah, more bikes - not more chi chi parts for meRay Sachs
Oct 23, 2002 4:12 AM
I have seven bikes. Never paid more than about $1000 for a frame and no ultra-super-incredible-chi chi parts. Just good solid reasonably lightweight stuff. I have one light race bike (just under 18 pounds - light enough for me), one really laid back audax type geometry bike (about 23 pounds), and one bike that slots in perfectly between the two with a near perfect (for me) sport touring geometry (about 21 pounds). I had a big desire to nail the three right frames to cover the spectrum of quickness vs. comfort/stability (and I've owned many more frames in that quest before finding the right combination) but no real desire to dress these bikes up with the "ultimate" gear. I also have a beater/commuter, a fixed gear, a cyclocross bike, and a folding bike that lives in its suitcase 50 weeks per year.

I'm pretty satisfied these days. As long as I can keep those three main bikes in good working order, I've got no wants.

-Ray "nope, definitely don't race" Sachs
re: ... I'm not satisfied...Akirasho
Oct 22, 2002 11:47 AM

... but I'm pretty happy...

(true too... not to brag... just to share)

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
nice garage...Leroy
Oct 22, 2002 6:24 PM
You know, if the stuff don't get bought it won't be there to buy much longer.