It's going to be a long 10 weeks.

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by TigerT, 5 Apr 2019.

  1. TigerT

    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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  2. Globalti

    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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  3. Jimidh

    Jimidh Über Member

    Location:
    Midlothian
    Lovely looking bike - enjoy when you eventually get your backside on it.
     
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  4. huwsparky

    huwsparky Über Member

    Location:
    Llangrannog
    Can't beat an impulse bike purchase!

    Looks a corker!
     
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  5. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Location:
    London
    Life is far too short to not do what you want to do !
    Love the front brake !
     
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  6. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Lovely :wub:
     
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  7. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Mmmm, that's one smart-looking bike. :wub: Bet you're feeling a combination of :banghead: (why did I open my mouth) and :hyper: (squeeeeeeeeeeee!)

    Can see why you fell in love with it. :smile:
     
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  8. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Have you told your current bike ?
     
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    TigerT

    TigerT Über Member

    Location:
    Zürich
    They are used to it! There are a few others!
     
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  10. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    That's ok I was just checking
     
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  11. bladderhead

    bladderhead Active Member

    When I got my new one I could not look the old one in the eyes. I had rode that bike lots of miles for lots of years in lots of weather. It was horrible the way it looked at me.
     
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  12. si_c

    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.
     
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  13. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Well, I bought a bike to keep my bike company. :laugh: I think they rub along well, but hey, it's only been a week. ;)
     
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  14. TheDoctor

    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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  15. OP
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    TigerT

    TigerT Über Member

    Location:
    Zürich
    The strange thing is, when I tell anyone about the new arrival, without fail they say, “Which one of your current bikes are you selling?”. I don’t understand this concept - Why would I want fewer bikes?
     
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