being converted

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  1. fatboy61

    fatboy61 New Member

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    imho anyone who commutes to work only needs a pocket calculator to justify a new bike purchase
     


  2. john74

    john74 New Member

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    i work for myself. ive only just bought my mtb for £1200 so trying to convince the missus i need another £500 for a road bike, i think her answer would be **** off. maybe cyclo cross;)
     
  3. JohnO

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    Made the switch about three years ago. I used to compete in club crits back in college, so the road wasn't new, but... I found that the rides to and from the singletrack were more enjoyable than the singletrack. I guess it's the zen thing - the peace and quiet, the single minded focus, the smooth passing of miles.

    Just personal taste, I suppose. One thing I did find - the MTB does great things for your sprinting, but won't do much for endurance.
     
  4. Rockslayer

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    I wonder what her answer will be if you suggested to spend £500 less on shopping for clothes,shoes and handbags? :D You should have a budget for your own hobbies, like you wouldn't tell her what shoes to buy. You gotta show her that if you spend £500 it won't impact your lifestyles otherwise squirrel away £500 (=170-200 coffees?) over the next 12months you never know by then the novelty will probably wear off and you be £500 pounds better off.
    Well if you sell, a £1200 bike isnt worth £1200 anymore if you want to sell, hey if you are deadset and its not about having two bikes but $$$$ sell then buy a roadie and save the remaining funds towards another MTB in future if you want it down the track. Cyclocross? haha.. only good for grass mud and dirt no technical. :D
     
  5. PartisanRanger

    PartisanRanger New Member

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    Bah, who says you need to "convert"? Just enjoy both disciplines, that's what I do. I started out a roadie and got into mtb a little bit, now I do both.
     
  6. john74

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    my missus just said why dont i put road bike wheels on my mtn bike.:eek: :D :D
     
  7. sogood

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    Living in the city, it's just not too practical to carry a mountain bike and drive for an hour in search of a decent trail. Whereas a road bike allows me to go in any direction from my front door with some unpaved local park tracks thrown in. The choice is simple in retrospect. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Rockslayer

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    Damn haha bikes are not like people, you can't just change the shoes/footwear.
     
  9. Hull 697

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    If you are going over to the dark side, go all the way over and get 'bent.

    Give the mtb to the missus and put a basket on it for her to shop with. Tell her it's all about saving the environment. She'll believe you, lots of women believe Al Gore's baloney.
     
  10. sogood

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    Lots of men believe Dubya's baloney.
     
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