Some of my bicycling buddies are encouraging me to replace my 2002 titanium Litespeed Tuscany with something new. My wife says she has no problem if I want a new bike.
So far, however, I cannot get too excited about it.
I am no longer interested in going as fast as a I can, so shaving a few pounds off the bike is not much of a concern.
After seeing a few deaths and several cases of my friends needing their new carbon fiber frames replaced I am not too hot on carbon fiber. I do hear the mantra that if the frame is made in the US it is more reliable, however.
I have a good titanium frame. For a lot less that the cost of new bicycle I can replace parts as needed and get another decade from the bike.
So while I can afford a new bicycle and like new ‘toys’ much can also be said for “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”