The summer urge to buy a road bike

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by beanzontoast, 31 Jul 2012.

  1. Do you get this at all? I've had it the last 5 years and have resisted so far. I know I would use it in the good weather months, but I think it would sit gathering dust in the dark, cold, wet (i.e. wetter) months while my hybrid kept on rolling year round.

    On the other hand, if I never buy one, I'll never know what it would be like!

    Same every year - do it :hyper: .... don't do it :stop:

    :unsure:
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Take Nike's advice - Just do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. Chrisc

    Chrisc Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    Get on with it....
    My summer bikes always get used all year anyway. Can't go back to the old one once a new one is in the garage. :smile:
     
  4. rollinstok

    rollinstok Well-Known Member

    Location:
    morecambe
    Summer ?
     
  5. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    I did it last summer and have no regrets. Yes it spent nearly the entire winter safely tucked up in the garage wrapped in a bubble wrap bag but hey, that's what I always intended to do.

    If you have the cash and the space then I say go for it, it does add another element to the cycling experience.
     
  6. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    My summer bike is my winter bike - a titanium frame soon pays for itself.
     
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  7. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    I don't get this? My summer bike is aluminium, my hybrid/all weather bike is aluminium and my MTB is aluminium. I just don't want to put mudguards etc on a nice light summer bike.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Guru

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    What I could do, of course, is get rid of the mountain bike that doesn't get much use nowadays and make space that way. That would still leave me with 3 bikes in total.
     
  9. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Ah well, I don't have mudguards etc on any of my bikes. I don't commute, so if it's siling it down I don't go out on the bike.
    tbh I don't like aluminium - it may not rust but my MTB has certainly corroded.
     
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I've got two (three - ones a fixed commuter) road bikes and still lust after another 'summer bike'. The road bikes still get used in the winter though, just not daily as I have a bike that does that.

    Can't have enough bikes you know. My son currently has two, and he is 11. (well three - one he has grown out of that will be sold soon).
     
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  11. Hacienda71

    Hacienda71 Mancunian in self imposed exile in leafy Cheshire

    Location:
    Wilmslow, Cheshire
    I ride my road bike all year round. Just wash of the road crap in the winter, jobs a goodun.:thumbsup:
     
  12. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    I might buy another 'nice' bike soon :whistle:
    The nice weather certainly makes opening the wallet a little easier.
     
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  13. Monsieur Remings

    Monsieur Remings Veteran

    Location:
    Yatton UK
    Remember Beanz, we're in the middle of winter so it might be worth waiting for the summer which starts in March and goes on for a few weeks.

    I had the urge too earlier in the year but fought off the desire, partially because my mechanic was so complimentary about the one I've already got! Job's a good 'un!
     
  14. Don't blow too much cash if it's gonna be limited use. Then just get out and have fun!
     
  15. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Summer? Nice weather? am i the only person who's in England?
     
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