- Longest time between bike purchase and first ride?
What’s worse is the Liteville 301 frame, bought last September and now placed next to the Soul frame
Aaarghhhhh!!! Do you think we could arrange some scheme where those that like buying bikes but not riding them team up with those that like riding bikes but would rather not have to spend lots of money on them?Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
In my experience this always reinforces the Llandegla car park theory. Where the amount spent on a bike is inversely proportional to how often it gets ridden
When I worked in the city centre I would ride into work every day. At the time on my SS or my Voodoo Wanga. I had one of the blokes in the office next door was blathering on about the spec on his new carbon nomad. Carbon this, XTR that blah, blah, blah….
So I asked the obvious question: “his does it ride?”
“Don’t know. Haven’t had chance to ride it properly yet”
“Oh… How long have you had it?”
“Erm…. It’s about 4 or 5 months now”
At that point the bell-end-o-meter went off the scale. And … Yes … In answer to the next obvious question. He did have an Audi 😀
If I buy a new bike, then that’s the day it gets ridden! I’m like a child, and I get too pant-wettingly excited not too!Posted 4 years agoGJPMember
Over 4 years. Whyte 19c ordered Dec 2008, arrived May 2009 first ridden July 2013. Partly down to illness but I then bought a scott scale 35 and rode that for a couple of years. I had an accident last June, knackered one of the brakes on ths scott. If that hadn’t happened I expect the whyte would remain unridden!
I had a cove handjob that I never rode and sold before I got around to riding it, but I am not sure if that counts.Posted 4 years agooliverracingSubscriber
longest time would be after purchasing my road bike – got it on the wednesday at about 4pm and rode it thursday at about 6am – so about 14 hours, as for shortest I have ridden a mates bike for a ride before, to get back to find it’s for sale for such a low price it would be rude not too buy it 😀Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Sam – sorry, it really wasn’t a dig and I fully understand the process and the reason why I don’t have it yet. Apologies if it came across as me being upset by the delay and bad mouthing singular, it really wasn’t my intention – just trying to highlight the difference between this process and my usual approach.Posted 4 years agoYakSubscriber
I get irritated if it all takes longer than about a couple of days from frame arrival to build and 1st ride. A nice evening’s build on the frame arrival day is a pleasure. Finding that I don’t have the right bit/adaptor/something crucial at midnight winds me up and usually results in an awful bodge, just so I can ride it immediately.
Bodges then corrected in the following weeks.Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Got a warranty replacement last november, finally got it out for a ride couple weeks ago. Basically wasn’t sure whether I was going to keep it or sell it as it’s very similar to another frame I already have, plus there was a couple of parts I needed to get it built. “Ooh shiny new stuff” syndrome won in the end but as nice as it is I can’t justify keeping it, now for sale 1 ride old!
/hijack (all be it, completely on topic hijack)Posted 4 years agokcalSubscriber
The first bike I’d call a proper bike – steel Stumpjumper, c. 1988?
Drove up from Edinburgh to the LBS in Forres (!), collected just before shop shut. Saturday, took of round estate tracks round back of Tomintoul, Glen Avon.. Sunday, met up with a mate and headed up Loch Ericht, round of Ben Alder Munros, home to Edinburgh. Knackered, and the bike was rather bedded in..Posted 4 years ago
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