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old vs new(5 posts)

old vs newblownpupil
Sep 10, 2003 5:59 AM
I have two bikes: an 853 steel/sora-eqipped/23 pounder, which doesn't fit me all that well, and a new Ti/Campy/gorgeous work of art which fits me perfectly.

Why is it that I like riding the first bike so much more? (it has nothing to do with the old campy/shimano argument)
Are you afraid to break the new one?bimini
Sep 10, 2003 6:17 AM
I would do the same thing. Wear out the old one and use the new one for special events.

I have a racing friend who got a new Trek 5900 w/ Record. He use to be aggresive in the field with his old "Blue Mule". Now he is a wimp in tight quarters. He is afraid of hurting the bike. It's too big of an investment.

Just a thought.
hard to changeandy02
Sep 10, 2003 6:24 AM
I hate and I mean hate changing anything on my bike during the season. You spend so much time on your bike anything changes and it feels very werid. I don't even like to change tape and if I do I always buy the same kind. You may have to force yourself to ride the new bike until it feels better.
re: old vs newFredrico
Sep 10, 2003 12:33 PM
Went through the same thing many years ago. Don't be afraid of the bike, it's built to ride hard. Ti is crashworthy. Because it fits better and is lighter, it'll make you a better rider.

So break it in and look forward to many years of riding the hell out of it.
re: old vs newblownpupil
Sep 10, 2003 2:09 PM
oh, i'm not afraid to push the new bike. it's great. i'm happy with it. very.
the older one just seems to always work well no matter how much i ignore/abuse it/leave it outside, etc. i am appreciating it more than ever.
by the way, anyone who scoffs at shimano sora should ride my bike...never mis-shifts.