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In serious need of modernization?(4 posts)

In serious need of modernization?superdreadnought
Jun 24, 2003 6:52 PM
I am wondering at what point would most riders/racers replace their road bike with a new one? After a certain amount of time (age), only after catastrophic damage (big dent in frame), after the next big jump in tech?
re: In serious need of modernization?Rusty Coggs
Jun 24, 2003 7:03 PM
You have only one,and it must be old? Where is the lust?
re: In serious need of modernization?Val_Garou
Jun 24, 2003 7:49 PM
Yeah, lust is the magic moment. You buy one when you

1) Want one.

AND

2) Can save, beg, borrow, rationalize, or cheat the money out of someone.

If these rules weren't the only rules that truly applied, we'd all still be riding (perhaps happily, perhaps not)steel bikes with friction shifters.
I'm happy on my steel, friction shifting, Campagnolo toe clippedbicyclerepairman
Jun 24, 2003 9:23 PM
Raleigh Professional, but I think my World Sport single speed, with its original early 70's Dura Ace crankset, looks nicer.

My 2 cents: Its time to get a new bike when the frame cracks, or when its been stolen (after a decent interval to allow for the grieving process).