"no point racing unless your as best equipped as u can be.retro stuff can always be there ..as they said new year retro project keeps u occupied when not training or racing(washes mouth out).... "
bollox , the bike makes little difference , if you think otherwise your not in enough of a positive mental state to put a good result in regardless of all the carbon and other guff
" oh no ive been passed , must have a lighter bike than me "
its easy to blame components for poor training , which you have said you have greatly improved so you have a better edge anyway , stick to the clockwork and beat the fat chainsmoker who spent all winter on the sofa and just bought the current spangly bike with good fitness and skill
imagine the look on their faces when you beat them on an old bike
you wont have that on an ugly giant
"It also has a seat. I don’t use it, but you probably will for the first few years until you build up the muscle."