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Moots compact SL--fair price? last bike before marriage?!(16 posts)

Moots compact SL--fair price? last bike before marriage?!customsteel
Dec 11, 2003 10:42 AM
Moots Compact SL with full DA 9 minus wheelset & pedals for a cool $3000. Shop employee selling and is in MINT condition, almost no miles. Any experience with the moots 6/4 vs 3/2.5 in the stiffness arena...Good Deal?! Seems so as the frame alone is $3100 but I always see smooth deals going down here and Ebay.

I am also getting married in the summer and I am feeling the pressure to curb all my solo buying projects! I feel its now or never if I want to add ti to my quiver which consists of a steel cross and old schwinn homegrown mtb. In a sick way I hope this might be the catalyst to break the engagement and devote my time to grad school and mileage...J
Last bike before marriage!Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 11, 2003 10:54 AM
I did the same thing. Popped the question, then off to the shop to be fitted for a Serotta before the MERGER OF THE BANK ACCOUNTS.

Buy that bike and flee!!! Ride like the wind!!!miposy
Dec 11, 2003 10:54 AM
And if you don't flee, this is absolutely your last chance to buy anything even remotely cool that doesn't directly involve house, wife, or children.

If she's already like this before the marriage it's going to get much, much, much worse.


BTW, if you have a cool car, start detaching from it now, as it won't be too long before you're trading it on a minivan. SUVs and Outbacks are your only hope for anything even remotly fun to drive.

Yes, I'm married, and will stay married NOW THAT IT'S TOO LATE!!!!
Some statements to get used to in marriageinnergel
Dec 11, 2003 11:44 AM
What do you mean you want another (insert item here)?! You have a perfectly good one in the (living room, garage, etc.)

Why don't you ever buy anything for the house? You are always buying stuff for yourself.

Your money is our money. My money is my money.

A little piece of advice from a married guy:
It's always easier to ask for (and receive) forgiveness than permission.
Marriage suggestion...shrEd
Dec 11, 2003 11:56 AM
Oh all the crappy things I was told about marriage, the one that held the most truth for me was:

"If there's any bike, snowboard, etc. that you "may" want in the future, buy it now, before you get married. After marriage, priorities change and it becomes harder and harder to purchase "toys"

Now, I just wish I would have heeded those words.

C'Mon fellaswaynebo
Dec 11, 2003 1:15 PM
Marriage isn't that get to have $ex with the same woman for the rest of your life ;-)
You mean as opposed to a whole variety of farm animals? (nm)Gregory Taylor
Dec 11, 2003 1:45 PM
What is this sex thing you speak of???miposy
Dec 11, 2003 2:04 PM
...wait, wait, let me think. Oh yeah, that's something single guys get to do with women. I remember that... I think.
Not bloody likely!!!.....nmbicyclerepairman
Dec 12, 2003 12:55 AM
Dude!! They are all right....RUNNNNNgtscottie
Dec 11, 2003 2:04 PM
Buy all the toys now and don't get rid of one until you have a replacement. I fell for the oldest trick in the book..."Sell your bike and use the money as a down payment on that new mini van. You will be able to buy a new bike in the spring"(1984 & 1 child on the way) "See I told you that you would get your bike in the spring" (2001 & 3 children)

Be careful very careful
"I hope this might be the catalyst to break the engagement "treebound
Dec 11, 2003 2:27 PM
If that is truely your honest hope then do the right thing and end the relationship now. It's better to walk away before you get married than it is to regret getting married after the fact. If you have major issues then get them out in the open before you sign the committment papers. A lost engagement ring is less expensive than an opposing divorce lawyer.

Food for thought.
thanks for all the support and advice so far!!! nmcustomsteel
Dec 11, 2003 3:45 PM
Buy it now and it's yours...The Walrus
Dec 11, 2003 3:50 PM
...wait until after the wedding, and it's community property (uh-oh....)
re: Moots compact SL--fair price? last bike before marriage?!Gripfer
Dec 11, 2003 10:31 PM
Yes, community property. My ex decided that my Trek 5500 was hers and sold it to my ex brother in law for his kid. I don't even want to know what she got for it.
New wife very different. "oh, you bought another bike, I like it"
re: Moots compact SL--fair price? last bike before marriage?!Ironbutt
Dec 12, 2003 4:46 AM
If you choose your wife well, you won't have to worry about bikes for the rest of you life. For our 33rd anniversary, my wife gave me a Litespeed with full Dura-Ace. In 30 years of cycling, I've bought one bike for myself. All the rest have been gifts from her. I have to admit that some of my hints have carried the weight of depleted uranium, though!
Take up smoking, gambling, drinking and pizzapitt83
Dec 12, 2003 9:44 AM
Then, you'll have a health reason and look like a complete hero once you do buy it 12 months from now.

Or, keep the vices and enjoy life!