Monday, January 30, 2012

This Better End Soon

Cause as much as I'm getting tired of thinking about it, I'll bet you, the readers, are getting tired of reading about it.
You know what I'm talking about.
Well, it will end soon.
I promise.
Sort of.
I mean it's getting down to the nitty gritty.
Besides my previously mentioned option, I have two(three) more.
Basically it comes down to this:



Painted and lugged or:



Monocoque and nekkid.
Okay, I said I wasn't going monocoqued, but hey, I lied.
There's also a couple of other things like integrated or regular seatposts, and external and internal cables, mostly small stuff.
Both frames are older models on close out, probably the only way I'd be able to afford them.
I'm actually sort of hoping one or the other gets sold so I'm only left with one choice.
I also haven't totally eliminated some carbon Celesteness, though I admit steel celeste has a greater appeal.
What?
Option three?
Who said anything about option three?
I did?
Ah, the secret third option does not yet have the Tup Seal of Approval(TSOA). In fact it's sort of a desperation option.
Actually it's not desperation at all for I can always go back and consider some lugged steel.
Speaking of options, the fact that there are so many of them is really driving me crazy.
I mean it's pretty much the only thing I've been thinking about these past few months and I'll really be glad when it's over.
Getting a new frame is a personal thing with many variables involved, many that I didn't think of when I first started.
My problem with all these choices is magnified when you throw in my obsessive nature and the way I tend to focus on and target things indiscriminately.
Lemme tell you, I've spent some sleepless nights and days sorting it all out.
Well, not so much the days.
Being sleepless I mean.
So anyways, I'm getting ready to pull the cork so to speak.
Just waiting on a few emails to come back, then more hang wringing up until the Final Decision(FD).
Seriously, the quicker this gets done, the better.

7 comments:

Trevor said...

As I have said before...if you are going to have carbon it has to be naked...at least let people see that you are riding a carbon frame...It suits the poseur style after all.

I bet your third choice is a Titanium electric eco machine...no more pains in the legs to write about.

-Trevor

Steve A said...

I think he's thinking about bamboo, the ORIGINAL composite...

Trevor said...

That did also cross my mind Steve.....

-Trevor

limom said...

I've decided to be practical.
Oh my.
Isn't bamboo a grass?

rlove2bike said...

I vote nekkid...no, I mean naked, you know, for the frame. :-)

John Romeo Alpha said...

CRABON FIBRE FTW!!!!

limom said...

rlove2bike, maybe.

JRA, admit it, you like the weave.
The weave is good.