Today, two days prior to a multi-day bike trip I found out there is a small tear in my carbon road bike frame. As there is not enough time to repair it I have to arrange an alternative bike. I do not want to go on my CX bike. For various random reasons, but mainly because it feels old. The most obvious solution, of course, would be to rent a road bike for a week and do the trip. But, as I’ve been looking to replace the CX bike for a while, my mind directly jumped to “Now it’s really time to buy that new bike! It’s even necessary and will save me the rental money!.”
Now the question: Is this my cycling addiction talking or common sense?