My ‘Old’ Bicycle
Posted On May 8, 2012
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.”