It's going to be a long 10 weeks.

TigerT

Über Member
Location
Zürich
I really shouldn't make jokes in the Bike shop.

I call in on my way home most Fridays for a chat and a coffee and for the past few weeks there has been this beautiful Trek Madone sitting at the front of the shop marked at 30% off (last years model).
Today the Bikeshop owner caught me staring at it (again). I jokingly said that. I can't afford it now but, if it was still there in 3 months, I'd take it and he just said, OK no problem, I'll keep it for you :ohmy:

So In 10 weeks I'll be collecting it, just in time for this years holidays. I don't need it, it's specification is way beyond my talent, but it's pretty much my dream bike and I'm stupidly excited! It's going to be the longest 10 weeks ever!

Not a great picture, but here she is.
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Globalti

Legendary Member
Phwoar! Look at those curves!

It was the same when I ordered my Specialissima, I had to wait a couple of months. Then one Saturday lunch time the shopkeeper rang out of the blue to tell me it was built and would I be able to collect it before they closed or would I rather wait until Monday? My son and I jumped in the car and shot over there like rats up a drainpipe.

Edit: I'd taken out an interest-free credit card to pay for it and I remember activating it by phone as we drove over, hoping desperately everything would work OK.
 
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Mrs M

Guru
Location
Aberdeenshire
I really shouldn't make jokes in the Bike shop.

I call in on my way home most Fridays for a chat and a coffee and for the past few weeks there has been this beautiful Trek Madone sitting at the front of the shop marked at 30% off (last years model).
Today the Bikeshop owner caught me staring at it (again). I jokingly said that. I can't afford it now but, if it was still there in 3 months, I'd take it and he just said, OK no problem, I'll keep it for you :ohmy:

So In 10 weeks I'll be collecting it, just in time for this years holidays. I don't need it, it's specification is way beyond my talent, but it's pretty much my dream bike and I'm stupidly excited! It's going to be the longest 10 weeks ever!

Not a great picture, but here she is.
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Lovely :wub:
 
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TigerT

TigerT

Über Member
Location
Zürich
Have you told your current bike ?
They are used to it! There are a few others!
 

si_c

Veteran
Location
Wirral
I've been lusting after the madone for a while now. Properly jealous. You'll get it just in time for summer proper too.
 

TheDoctor

Resistance is futile!
Moderator
Location
Stevenage
That looks properly good. I don't understand what's going on with the front brake, but when it looks that cool who cares?

N+1 is always good. I still feel a little bit dirty if I get off one bike and immediately ride another. Just a bit...slutty. In a good way :wub:
 
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