Define UPGRADE

dennisn
dennisn Posts: 10,601
edited October 2009 in Road beginners
Just what does that, way way overused, word mean to you???

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  • soveda
    soveda Posts: 306
    Make bike prettier 8)
  • soveda wrote:
    Make bike prettier 8)

    +1
  • STEFANOS4784
    STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
    Spend cash i don't have-in the illusion it will make me quicker 8)
  • ride_whenever
    ride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    makes the bike stronger and lighter

    or makes it prettier

    or more comfy
  • An upgrade is whatever helps you get upgradients.
  • soveda
    soveda Posts: 306
    or more comfy

    +1 I forgot comfier, comfier & prettier is best!
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    Spend cash i don't have-in the illusion it will make me quicker 8)

    Now, THAT was well put. :lol::lol:
  • crankycrank
    crankycrank Posts: 1,830
    Upgrade. That would be what's known as a hill. Sorry, couldn't resist.
  • APIII
    APIII Posts: 2,010
    A shortlived feeling of wellbeing once you click on the 'buy' tab. Fades almost completely within 24 hours of delivery.
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    APIII wrote:
    A shortlived feeling of wellbeing once you click on the 'buy' tab. Fades almost completely within 24 hours of delivery.


    :lol::lol::lol:

    So true.
  • anything that fends off visits from the pox ridden "P" fairy.

    that slag visited me twice since I got my new bike =(
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  • daveclow
    daveclow Posts: 164
    anything that sits 1 or more places higher in the spec list i guess?

    the possibility for 'upgrading' is almost endless.
  • something that makes other people jealous. or makes them pity me less.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,211
    Switching from Shimano to Campag.

    * Ducks and runs for cover :lol:
  • Smokin Joe
    Smokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    Something you have to lie about the price of to the wife (ie, most things).
  • Flasheart
    Flasheart Posts: 1,278
    dennisn wrote:
    APIII wrote:
    A shortlived feeling of wellbeing once you click on the 'buy' tab. Fades almost completely within 24 hours of delivery.


    :lol::lol::lol:

    So true.

    Amen to that

    *aims low to hit Pross :P
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  • Flasheart
    Flasheart Posts: 1,278
    Hahahahahaaaa In the short space of posting that, the Mrs has just come in and shown me her new dress she just bought...and it's from a boutique so it will have cost a bit.
    That means I have ammunition for next bike related purchase :D
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  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    Flasheart wrote:
    Hahahahahaaaa In the short space of posting that, the Mrs has just come in and shown me her new dress she just bought...and it's from a boutique so it will have cost a bit.
    That means I have ammunition for next bike related purchase :D

    I like your outlook on life.
  • Smokin Joe wrote:
    Something you have to lie about the price of to the wife (ie, most things).

    How very, very true!!!!! :lol::lol: :twisted:
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  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Any mail order purchase I have delivered to work then subsequently smuggle into the garage.
  • rkdj
    rkdj Posts: 50
    credit card bill in 28 days :D
    older, balder, faster, slimmer, better
  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Upgrade –

    The result of an often absurd attempt at justifying the outlay of hard earned cash on unnecessary (but seen as essential) bicycle components. Often resultant in the individual who has purchased said ‘upgrade’, when confronted by a non cycling ‘better half’ about the financial outlay, being somewhat less than forthcoming with the truth.

    All upgrades cost more than existing components.
    Not all components which cost more than existing components are upgrades.

    Whilst perceived reasons are often true features of the upgrade, they are rarely the reason.

    Perceived reasons for upgrading;
    Said upgrade is;
    Stronger
    Lighter
    Stiffer
    More efficient
    More accurate
    Will improve performance

    Real reasons for upgrading;
    It’s prettier and I want it !
    Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • The process by which perfectly good components, with many years of life left are discarded and replaced with fractionally lighter but significantly more expensive components in the belief that this will improve your bike/ make you go faster. Eventually, when everything has been upgraded, the bike you were upgrading ceases to exist, since all the original parts have been replaced. At around this time you become bored and decide that what you really need is a new bike, and the process starts all over again.
  • John.T
    John.T Posts: 3,698
    cedargreen wrote:
    The process by which perfectly good components, with many years of life left are discarded and replaced with fractionally lighter but significantly more expensive components in the belief that this will improve your bike/ make you go faster. Eventually, when everything has been upgraded, the bike you were upgrading ceases to exist, since all the original parts have been replaced. At around this time you become bored and decide that what you really need is a new bike, and the process starts all over again.
    I think my Marin East Peak must be like this. Only the bars and stem are left but fortunatly I do not need a new bike. I rather like my under cover Marin (Santa Cruz).
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    John.T wrote:
    cedargreen wrote:
    The process by which perfectly good components, with many years of life left are discarded and replaced with fractionally lighter but significantly more expensive components in the belief that this will improve your bike/ make you go faster. Eventually, when everything has been upgraded, the bike you were upgrading ceases to exist, since all the original parts have been replaced. At around this time you become bored and decide that what you really need is a new bike, and the process starts all over again.
    I think my Marin East Peak must be like this. Only the bars and stem are left but fortunatly I do not need a new bike. I rather like my under cover Marin (Santa Cruz).

    Wait a minute. Everyone NEEDS a new bike. Don't ever say that again. :wink:
  • Flasheart
    Flasheart Posts: 1,278
    They'd they burn people like you at the stake in some places for that comment. We're easier going here though. A public Stoning is quicker and less painfull (allegedly) :twisted:
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  • John.T
    John.T Posts: 3,698
    dennisn wrote:
    John.T wrote:
    cedargreen wrote:
    The process by which perfectly good components, with many years of life left are discarded and replaced with fractionally lighter but significantly more expensive components in the belief that this will improve your bike/ make you go faster. Eventually, when everything has been upgraded, the bike you were upgrading ceases to exist, since all the original parts have been replaced. At around this time you become bored and decide that what you really need is a new bike, and the process starts all over again.
    I think my Marin East Peak must be like this. Only the bars and stem are left but fortunatly I do not need a new bike. I rather like my under cover Marin (Santa Cruz).

    Wait a minute. Everyone NEEDS a new bike. Don't ever say that again. :wink:
    Sorry Dennis but if I got another I would have to get rid of one of the others to make room for it and I rather like them all.