|Confession of a sucker!||Matno|
Apr 5, 2003 3:38 PM
|Well, "impulse buyer" might be a better word for it. I called to order a mounting bracket for my Flight Deck computer today. Wanted the wireless but couldn't justify spending $60 for just a harness. So I convinced myself that wired is fine (I've never had wireless before, why should I care now? Heck, my last computer had wired cadence and a rear wheel sensor. Talk about wires).
Anyway, I call to place the order, firmly resolved to get wired, and the guy says "Are you sure you don't want wireless?" "Yes," I reply. Then he makes some comment like "cause the wireless is much easier to set up and we've had a couple of the wires get broken recently." Wham! Hook, line, and sinker. 30 seconds later, I'm confirming the purchase of my new wireless harness... I'm such a wimp.
And I don't even feel guilty! :^)
|I would of done the same thing!!!lol!||the bull|
Apr 5, 2003 4:24 PM
|And ya know that guys working off comission!|
|re: Confession of a sucker!||rwebb|
Apr 5, 2003 5:07 PM
|Let us know how you like the Flight Deck.... I have had it in mind lately...|
|re: Confession of a sucker!||kevinmd|
Apr 5, 2003 8:38 PM
I'm one too.
Me: "I need a computer, how about this Cateye?"
LBS: "Hey man, you have Ultegra, you should give this Flight Deck a shot, it is way cool."
Me: "I dunno"
LBS: "Here, get on this bike and pedal and I will show you"
... 2 min later ...
Me: "Okay, I'll take one."
LBS: "Wireless or wired?"
Me: "Wired, I'm on a budget."
LBS: "Let's go look at that bike again... see how nice it is to have no wire? Seamless, beautiful, and no wire to break!"
ZzzzzzZZZZZzzZZZZZZZ (sound of reel spinning backward as I yank on the line.)
*Plunk* (sound of Master Card hitting the counter.
I LOVE that computer. Buy one. Today. And, yes, go wireless.
Apr 5, 2003 6:36 PM
|...done that. It's amazing how easy it is to use the credit card on-line. One minute I'm considering Speedplay x-3's. The next, ordering x-2's and listening to advice about the coffee caps. Oh hell, throw in a pair!! :) Post about your Flight Deck, I'm interested too.
|Yup! that sounds like me||c722061|
Apr 5, 2003 9:02 PM
|I bought a wire version flightdeck and love it. There are many useful functions and the ability to control at your brake hoods is extra nice.
I have a black carbon fork and I concealed the wire with black electrical tape. You have to look very closely to tell there is a wire running up the fork under the tape. Basically, if you can manage to hide the wire good, it will look nice but there is nothing like wireless.
|Yup! that sounds like me||capnjim01|
Apr 6, 2003 7:09 AM
|never try to justify the money you spend for recreation. buy the best you can afford and you will never regret going first class|
|re: Confession of a sucker!||BaadDawg|
Apr 6, 2003 8:10 AM
|Was in the market a few weeks ago for my 1st new road bike in 30 years. Ya I stayed on my Czech Favorite frame (repainted twice) and mostly 1973 vintage Campy stuff all this time, partly cause I'm cheap and partly because I was attached to it.
My budget was maximum 2,000 CDN.
4,000 CDN later I'm about to pick up the TCR1 Composite (with a wireless FliteDeck I might add).
You ain't the only one overspending.