Sunday, July 08, 2007

Bike Porn


Mr. Preschool keeps emailing me bike porn. I like to keep it modest and just say I don't really think I deserve a new bike, but he's really pushing me, so what can I do???


Right now, I'm just dreaming, trying to locate the one I want (which has a modest price, compartatively) and trying to figure out if I'm a 51 (like teamate Kate thinks) or a 54 (like Mr. Preschool thinks). Sure would be nice to find that out so I could take it to the bike fitting with Jim Miller and have him adjust it properly. Still, I wouldn't want to buy the wrong size!
Still short of flying to Colorado and visiting Colorado Multisports like all the cool bloggers do, what is a poor triathlete to do? Since there is no way I can afford that, and team RaceAthlete, didn't choose to sponsor me, I guess for now, this is the best way to upgrade from a standard road bike to a tri bike with tri geometry and bar end shifters.


The specs look great to me. At least from what I can tell. But what do I know? I've never even ridden it! And if I get this beautiful bike, I'll need new shoes for sure! With my TRIgirl discount it looks like $1709 for the Cervelo Dual Dura Ace 10 Speed. I can't really afford it, but we've been selling stuff on Craiglist like crazy trying to earn the cash. It feels really good to get rid of "junk" we don't need and turn it into something I really want.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

you will get your bike soon and mr.preschool is right...YOU DESERVE IT!!! i look forward to your new family member's arrival.

TriGirl 40 said...

I agree with Fave. You deserve the bike! You'll love having the gearing on the bullhorns for all the long rides and races ahead. Go for it!

Andra Sue said...

I think the Dual is a good choice...my husband and I both have Cervelos (he with the Dual and me with the R3...I was too chicken for aerobars when I bought it), and we really enjoy them! They have great customer service too.

As far as the frame size goes, can't you have someone at your bike shop measure you before you order something???

j m holland said...

Listen to your freinds and buy that bike!
Love you

Nancy Toby said...

Go for it!

It's worth driving to a dealer and test-riding a few models. Take a tri-girl friend along for a second opinion!

My Buttercup is a 52, btw... for women smaller usually works better than bigger.

Renae said...

Thanks for sending a tri girl my way about the bike. I really appreciate it!