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Lockdown lust

Post by ssnowman » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:20 pm

Bike lust that is!

I assume I'm not the only one spending many hours online looking at routes, blogs, videos and bike sites.

I'm currently lusting after this https://surlybikes.com/bikes/ice_cream_truck, loving the steel frame, colour and tyres.

Not that I need another fatbike, or any bike for that matter, but if the Easter bunny* turned up with a couple of grand or so and said I had to spend it on a new bike, it would be this for me.



*Other deities are available.
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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:44 pm

I do remember the feeling but I really can't remember the last time I lusted after a bike. I've looked and said things like "that's nice" but all without any desire to make a purchase. Maybe I've simply become a liitle more jaded over the years and accept that a new bike won't improve the quality of my life or the experiences I have - dunno :???:
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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by FLV » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:04 pm

Deffinately a bit of bike lust, a whole lot of trip lust too.
Cairngorm loop, highland trail, bb200, Tuscanytrail, CTR to name but a few...

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by ScotRoutes » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:16 pm

Do Ducatis count?

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by Fat tyre kicker » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:25 pm

Ive been lusting over the Muru canning and the Salsa Blackborrow cargo frame,
This lockdown could be expensive in the long run, spending that much I might as
Well have a Rohloff too as they will both run them :roll:

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by FLV » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:43 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:16 pm
Do Ducatis count?
KTMs do

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by ton » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:04 pm

dont laugh, but i fancy a nice lightweight road bike. hopefully this stupidity will pass soon.

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by htrider » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:49 pm

ssnowman wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:20 pm
Bike lust that is!

I assume I'm not the only one spending many hours online looking at routes, blogs, videos and bike sites.

I'm currently lusting after this https://surlybikes.com/bikes/ice_cream_truck, loving the steel frame, colour and tyres.

Not that I need another fatbike, or any bike for that matter, but if the Easter bunny* turned up with a couple of grand or so and said I had to spend it on a new bike, it would be this for me.



*Other deities are available.
They are very good. I recently went through an exercise looking at other fatbikes with a view to splashing out. I the end I came back to an Ice Cream Truck..... A couple of useful updates on my first gen one (threaded BB and bent seat tube) but not enough to part with mine, as we've been through a lot together....

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by redefined_cycles » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:13 pm

ton wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:04 pm
dont laugh, but i fancy a nice lightweight road bike. hopefully this stupidity will pass soon.
I remember the times when I used to think thats daft... They're ace (but after 2 years and the covid now) and I've finally got past that stage in my life. Sold it (Canyon ultimate carbon cf sl) and going back to the steel bike. Theres somethig about a heavy(er) steel bike that a carbon/lightweight road bike just can't capture (I think).

I did briefly lust after the Salsa Spearfish that Mikes probably bought already but it didn't last very long!

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by Cyclepeasant » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:48 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:16 pm
Do Ducatis count?
LOL !
If so ...a Laverda Jota (180 mind you)
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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by Mike » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:56 pm

Lusted quickly then made the purchase :lol:

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by redefined_cycles » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:02 pm

Mike wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:56 pm
Lusted quickly then made the purchase :lol:
Mike... first dibs when you come to sell it. In casey lust for the Spearfish comes back momentarily... Congrats :-bd

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by sean_iow » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:03 pm

I'd really like a singlespeed gravel bike, steel frame, carbon fork, 650b with room for say 2.1 tyres and with discs.

There's only 3 things stopping me,

1) I don't know of any that meet that spec*

2) I have no budget for another bike

3) There's no room in the shed

*before you all suggest some that fit my requirements see 2 and 3 above :lol:
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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by slarge » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:08 pm

Sean, think laterally

Bike to work scheme, bigger shed.

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by Jurassic pusher » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:31 pm

Cyclepeasant wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:48 pm
ScotRoutes wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:16 pm
Do Ducatis count?
LOL !
If so ...a Laverda Jota (180 mind you)
I have lusted after a Laverda Monjuic for years, they go for about 15k now!
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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by Escape Goat » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:31 pm

I've been mentally building a stooge....
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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by redefined_cycles » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:36 pm

Escape Goat wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:31 pm
I've been mentally building a stooge....
I believe there's an auction for one going on as we speak on here (albeit on hold) and its in Ti. The welds are being repaired (as we speak... kind of) and will be invisible of where its been repaired. Being repaired by a local (well, wherever Alasdair lives) too by a bloke thats spoken highly of :-bd

Plus by bidding/buying it you'll be left with a warm glow inside.

Its Ti... or did I already say that. There's only one of that specific one about :smile:

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by Escape Goat » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:38 pm

Oh man.... Don't tell me that.
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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by jay91 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:35 am

Bike related
Oddity cycles klunker
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Non bike related
I've always wanted a early Subaru forester not sure why.
Trying to ride bikes.

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:30 am

jay91 wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:35 am
Bike related
Oddity cycles klunker
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Non bike related
I've always wanted a early Subaru forester not sure why.
I've got a Legacy H6 (05)... They're lovely (except the brakes binding issues but I think I've finally got to the bottom of that!)

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by jay91 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:54 am

:-bd
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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by restlessshawn » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:55 am

jay91 wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:35 am


Non bike related
I've always wanted a early Subaru forester not sure why.
I’ve got a 2007 forester 2.5 turbo 226bhp I love it , great to drive and much better off road delivering hay to the horses than I thought it would be !

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by restlessshawn » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:59 am

Only really wanting a proper touring bike I think

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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by trob6 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:14 am

I'd like a ti gravel bike , I've never had a drop bar bike, ive had a go but dont feel comfy in that position, I already have a full suspension, a hardtail and a ti bike packer with carbon forks , I dont have the money for another bike and I dont think there is enough gravel in the uk but still I like the look of them, perhaps to go to the shops on ? :-bd
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Re: Lockdown lust

Post by restlessshawn » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:21 am

trob6 wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:14 am
I'd like a ti gravel bike , I've never had a drop bar bike, ive had a go but dont feel comfy in that position, I already have a full suspension, a hardtail and a ti bike packer with carbon forks , I dont have the money for another bike and I dont think there is enough gravel in the uk but still I like the look of them, perhaps to go to the shops on ? :-bd
Plenty of gravel in the uk...maybe just not near you. I have a 300 mile loop planned for October atleast 85% * gravel from my front door.

*made up statistic warning ⚠️

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