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Old 01-01-12, 03:41 PM   #1
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First bike-related purchase of the New Year

Since I'm stuck inside with a cold and general malaise (not party-related, either), I've been napping and surfing on and off today. Been watching these for a few days and just won them a couple minutes ago; my first bike-related buy of the year:



What was your first bike-related purchase of 2012?

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A box o'Joe at Dunkin Donuts after the New Years Day ride with Cyclists of Wilson (COWs).
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I actually bought this '83 Trek 500 frameset yesterday, so it may not qualify. I put some 700 wheels and Noodle bars on there to start getting an idea of build possibilities.
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Spokes - at 12:12 AM this morning.
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Don't know yet.
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Spokes, fenders, saddle, tires and a Bagman rack. All items ordered this morning... Heading to the LBS on Tuesday to order a bunch of other bits and pieces.

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Spokes - at 12:12 AM this morning.
I did the same... 150 spokes and 150 nipples to go with the spokes for two wheel builds (Hercules Kestrel and Carlton Super Race). I placed the order yesterday, but since the invoice didn't arrive until this AM, I'm counting this as my first bike-related purchase of 2012.
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That's pretty, in spite of the fact it's a derailleur!
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Raleigh mixte, got it at a typical garage sale price, off C/L (guy explained he bought it at a garage sale, intending to fix it up).

Should make someone happy come this Spring.



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Just ordered a seatpost and QR binder bolt to replace the ones I raped off of my MTB to fix my nephew's. Didn't like to take my bike out of commission, but the option was to send him back home without the bike that was his Christmas present.
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Old 01-01-12, 08:08 PM   #13
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i had a premature newyear's er,,,purchase on ebay last night.

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Old 01-01-12, 10:38 PM   #14
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just bought on da bay:
3ttt seatpost
http://bit.ly/rXK77x

and the last 2 of yr 2011 were:
NOS TA spindle
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hozan combi spoke wrench
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I saw the title of the thread and thought "Wow, these guys are hopeless!" And then remembered that a couple of short hours ago, I picked up a set of campy 8mm crank bolts on ebay to compliment a record crankset that was gifted to me. Just waiting on an FD and my cassette to come back from wheels manufacturing and I'll be ready to do this build!
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Old 01-01-12, 11:16 PM   #16
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^ Nah, not hopeless - we just know where our true passion lies

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No purchases here yet ...and the year is getting old
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105 triple front mech, with seatpost clamp, brand new for €7.50:

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I just bought this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160690659778...84.m1497.l2649

God help me when it gets here. I am now entering a week or two of the nervous fretting that it will get partially destroyed during shipping.
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I just bought this: <picture of tandem>
Very nice!

My first bike purchase of the year: A spoke (and a few spares) to replace the tandem spoke we broke today or perhaps yesterday.
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I just bought this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160690659778...84.m1497.l2649

God help me when it gets here. I am now entering a week or two of the nervous fretting that it will get partially destroyed during shipping.
lol, please do post a pic of the box that thing shows up in!
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For the $600 in shipping/handling (part of the haggling), I could have simply bought it an airline ticket. Seriously, it is cheaper for me to send/recieve stuff from Europe than it is the lower 48.
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I tried to buy a 1983 Lotus Eclair today off of CL, but this is the fourth time through as many listings that I haven't been able to get the guy to show it to me. What a bonehead. I guess I'll finally give up on him.
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Yesterday I bought a vintage style LED flashlight and some P-clamps to mount to the front rack of a build I'm working on.

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For the $600 in shipping/handling (part of the haggling), I could have simply bought it an airline ticket. Seriously, it is cheaper for me to send/recieve stuff from Europe than it is the lower 48.
No kidding
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