Tim talks about GAS and I understand. GAS, or Gear Acquisition Syndrome can lead to spending more time and money equipping the bikes than riding them. That’s not acceptable.
I have three bikes I’d like to add to my stable. A road/brevet bike. A dedicated gravel bike, and a mountain bike.
In addition to that, I have a wishlist of stuff for my existing bikes. My LHT needs some work. I want to swap out most of the drivetrain. I want different brakes. I want different front and rear racks, new wheels, lighting. Ugh. This gets expensive very quickly.
I’m trying to prioritize what to do first. I already have a new front derailleur on order for the LHT, but that’s a repair. I could have new wheels built for that bike, using the existing hubs, and that would be a repair also, as the brake tracks are very worn on the rims. I don’t want to use the existing front hub though. I want a dyno-hub for powering a new lighting system. Although I already had a dyno-wheel built for that bike, I ended up using it on the single-speed.
My next big purchase was going to be a frameset for the road/brevet bike, but now I’m reconsidering that. I’m thinking I need to put the money into the LHT to get it ready to be a do-almost-anything bike. Some of what I’d do is repairs. Some of it is upgrades.
I spent several hours looking at bike stuff online today. I could have done something useful in that time, but I didn’t.
I’m going to go do some housework now. Something useful.