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    I Need Intervention NYC_zx10's Avatar
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    This is worse than a bad drug habit!

    Bought ANOTHER bike.

    That's 4 bikes in about a week and a half.

    I need intervention.

    And I thought modifying cars was an addictive hobby!

    Will post more pics when it arrives. My apologies to anyone here that I outbid.


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    Stop reading my posts! unworthy1's Avatar
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    "addict", meh! That's the oppressor-man's word.
    You're just on a roll, is all. This is the season when bikes are ridden, bought and sold, enjoy it

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    Well, as addiction, yeah; but if you ride one now and then its actually GOOD for you!

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    I Need Intervention NYC_zx10's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by unworthy1 View Post
    "addict", meh! That's the oppressor-man's word.
    You're just on a roll, is all. This is the season when bikes are ridden, bought and sold, enjoy it
    lol. I feel comforted already.

    I'm going to keep saying that to myself so I don't go into withdrawal.

    Here are the full specs...Good buy ?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=190327427302

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    Stop reading my posts! unworthy1's Avatar
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    I should think so: according to that economics article in the NY Times, you've beaten the "average price" for a used bike in your town and that's a much better-than-average bike!

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    Problem too is, most classic bike components aren't really that individually expenesive, specially if you are not looking for the top of the line stuff like Campy SR, Mavic SSC and Dura Ace gruppos. so you are led to believe that you are not spending too much till you start adding all the stuff you bought to restore your bike.

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    Addiction!!!!????

    you would begrudge us our health?

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    ur telling me, its worse when u cant actually afford the components, but want them regardless. If i had never discovered this hobby, I woulda been a happy camper, walking around everywhere...now im scared of the winter starting up, because i don't knw how I'm going to make it to classes

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    Well, I bought three in the last six days, but I also sold four. So I am "down" one. It has gotten tougher to find good flippable bikes around here for sure. I ended up flipping two MTBs, one hybrid, and one vintage road bike. Earlier, I had the no hybrids/no mtbs "rule".

    At least my three latest pickups are all vintage road bikes.
    Last edited by wrk101; 08-19-09 at 04:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYC_zx10 View Post
    Here are the full specs...Good buy ?
    a little late to be asking that question isn't it?

    if you want to nip the buying bug in the butt start jonesing for vintage European made steel
    one bike will set you back 15 of those Treks

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    You did very well. What do you think you want to do with it? How many do you have now?
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    4 in a week? I thought I was badI bought 1 new, one used and frame in last few months. I have seen plenty more I would like but they get bid too high or the seller wants more than it sold for!
    I do not believe new tape and tires justifies an asking price of 475 on a 20yo bike that only sold for 400 LOL
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    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    The ironic thing is that, I was not even planning on bidding/winning it.

    I was just surfing fleabay 2 nights ago. Minding my own business just window shopping when I stumbled across the bike. Only 4 bidders and the price was low. I wanted to monitor the auction just to see what it sold for.

    Fast forward 2 days, the bid was still pretty low and about 2 hours left. I got trigger happy and said "Heck, i'll bid $205 (which I thought was pretty low for the condition it was in, although not perfect) just for the hell of it".

    I ended up winning it. I'm going to keep this one the way it is. Untouched. Ride it and keep it clean.

    So far I have 6 bikes, including a non vintage 2006 Specialized Hardrock Pro.

    I think i'll have to stop for a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    Well, I bought three in the last six days, but I also sold four. So I am "down" a net one. It has gotten tougher to find good flippable bikes around here for sure. I ended up flipping two MTBs, one hybrid, and one vintage road bike. Earlier, I had the no hybrids/no mtbs "rule".

    At least my three latest pickups are all vintage road bikes.
    Maybe Western NC is the Portland of the Old Pine state....Asheville, anyone?

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    42 days not buying anything on ebay. One day at a time, baby!

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    Now I'm a Bike addict!

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    Who cares, just ride it!
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    Get use to it. You won't get better, I guarantee it.
    N-1 is my long-term goal

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    yesterday was a net -1. I delivered two I was working on for a friend, and only bought one !

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    Yes it's an addiction. But it's cheaper than the cure so enjoy.
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    That's a beautiful example of a Trek frame - you had to buy that! Or else I would have. My 560 Pro's frame looks very much the same, except mine's green.

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    My bike addiction is like crack I can't stop collecting them and wont give it up. Theres bikes crammed into sheds in my yard, behind tree. behind sheds, randomly graizing in the yard. even two in my room!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYC_zx10 View Post
    I wanted to monitor the auction just to see what it sold for.
    You're up to your knees in the river Denial.

    ~kn
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    Quote Originally Posted by knoregs View Post
    You're up to your knees in the river Denial.

    ~kn
    SShhhhhhhh!

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