Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby bychosis » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:39 pm

"1st "serious" bike."

That's a bummer, bikes are meant to be fun.
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby BillR » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:50 pm

If the bike upgradistis is anything like I went through with photography, I'm in for an expensive ride!! :shock:

edit : damn, should not have look at the Colnago home page.
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby RonK » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:58 pm

BillR wrote:If the bike upgradistis is anything like I went through with photography, I'm in for an expensive ride!! :shock:

Ok, well the old hands already know this, but let me explain the number of bikes you should own.

The correct number of bikes = n + 1, where n is the number of bikes you currently own, and if course it is a recursive calculation.
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby Rhubarb » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:25 pm

An old hand would be remiss not to also explain s-1.
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby Rhubarb » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:30 pm

Until you pony up for a velomobile, you never going to get out of the n+1 loop.

For me n+1 = V (velomobile)

I sold my carbon road bike after 13months of no use since my velomibile arrived.

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Did I just invent V+1 ?
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby trailgumby » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:40 pm

briztoon wrote:I hope this cures me of upgradeitis.

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That was kind of what I was planning for my first road bike. A classic euro steelie but with current gruppo for ease of maintenance/supply of parts. But then someone dropped a Cannondale frame in exactly the right size in my lap (thanks again, you know who you are) and now I'm channelling Jens.

Shut up, legs. :lol:
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Re: Just ordered my 1st

Postby jasonc » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:30 am

RonK wrote:The correct number of bikes = n + 1, where n is the number of bikes you currently own, and if course it is a recursive calculation.


Don't forget D - 1 where D is the number of bikes where you get divorsed
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby kb » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:59 am

.. and the minimum (N = 3).
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Re: Just ordered my 1st

Postby RonK » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:05 am

Rhubarb wrote:For me n+1 = V (velomobile)

Did I just invent V+1 ?

Absolutely - there's no getting away with it... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby RonK » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:06 am

Rhubarb wrote:An old hand would be remiss not to also explain s-1.

ssssssssshush
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby BillR » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:43 pm

4 hours to go.........
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby BillR » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:09 pm

Here she is. :D

Took her for a one hour ride and what a treat.
Have a 60k pedal planned for tomorrow.

It is the 2014 frame.

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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby thecaptn » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:15 pm

She's a beauty Bill!
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby briztoon » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:12 pm

Good looking Spesh. Like the colour scheme.
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:45 am

Red and Black = cool. 8)

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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby BillR » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:50 am

She is a beauty for sure. :D

Cheers fellas.
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby RonK » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:12 am

BillR wrote:Here she is. :D

Took her for a one hour ride and what a treat.
Have a 60k pedal planned for tomorrow.

It is the 2014 frame.

cheers
Bill (one happy chappie)

Ahhh, that's better - it's only on Tapatalk that I have to stand on my head to get a look... :lol:

Noice, might just pass by the Specialized shop meself this morning and check the Roubaix out in the flesh.
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby BillR » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:03 pm

Have put 150k's on the clock since picking up the bike Friday after work and this thing is a joy to ride.

One last photo.

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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby Dan » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:57 pm

Just need to spin it around and show us the serious side ;)
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby nezumi » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:38 am

Very Nice - I am hoping to nab something similar as my n+1 for the High Country Challenge and to complete 7 Peaks.

Need to be able to ride decently before I can justify it first.
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby jasonc » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:56 am

Dan wrote:Just need to spin it around and show us the serious side ;)

+1
chain on the big crank too
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby BillR » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:54 pm

The serious side and chain on the big crank. :wink:

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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby Rhubarb » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:54 pm

Thats cross chaining - You cannot be serious !!!

Looks good otherwise ;-)
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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby nezumi » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:57 pm

Valves aren't quite aligned either...

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Re: Just ordered my 1st "serious" bike.

Postby BillR » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:57 pm

LOL.
Thank you.
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