10 years ago I bought myself my first race-y bike – my faithful Bianchi Infinito. Here it is before I changed nearly everything on it.
Saddle, gone. Seatpost, history. Wheels, upgraded. Shimano 105 Triple (yes, triple!), replaced by Campy compact. All that remains is the stem, handlebars and bidon holders. But the skeleton stays the same, and it has survived 10 seasons of all sorts of abuse, including a couple of high-speed collisions with vehicles that I still feel today, if the Bianchi has recovered.
I guess what I’m saying is, don’t you think 10 years is long enough, even if the Infinito is the 2nd bike? Once I can actually work again, I’ll need to buy another rack and find some space on the living room wall for it to enjoy it’s retirement.