>Now that I'm on the downhill side of my 50's, I realize that >no bike is going to get me back to the performance I once >could achieve. That has tempered my BAS. (Although every time >I tour on my 20-year-old bike, I think about replacing it.) >Unfortunately, I still suffer from the illusion that a better >camera will net me better images. > >OT: My steel 2001 Lemond Buenos Aires frame broke about a week >ago -- after about 8,000 miles of riding the weld on the >chainstay at the dropout just came apart. Fortunately, there >is a lifetime warranty on the frames, and the bike shop called >yesterday to tell me that Lemond/Trek wants to replace the >frame with a new one -- which is CF. Pretty cool. It's as >though Nikon replaced a broken D1 with a D3. (We can only >wish!) >
Good customer service. I'm still riding a 13yr old Eddie Merckx Titanium frame (built by Litespeed) with Campy Chorus/Record gruppo. My Mtn Bikes have kept more updated as I still race and need the performance and technology of the newer bikes. My race bike this year is a CF Specialized S Works Epic that comes in at 22.3 lbs for full suspension. My road bike is 19lbs but the Specialized feels faster...CF is awesome.