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Old 01-04-13, 10:29 PM   #1
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I'm really glad this is not an addiction

" I don't need any more bikes" My New Years resolution lasted all of 1 day: a Serotta Colorado Coors Light frame and fork came up and I bought a Colin Laing on EBay last week via Craigslist in Az......however my neighbor is into classic cars and admitted he bought a GTO on "impulse" last week for 8k that needs work....I guess I'm ok
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and at least you live in southern california. here in seattle, the month of may cannot get here fast enough.
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and at least you live in southern california. here in seattle, the month of may cannot get here fast enough.
I hear ya there. It was -8 a couple of days ago here.

San Diego has got to be one of the best places to shop for vintage bikes. Nice weather and kids with fat paychecks.
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Anything three bikes or under is not an addiction.
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Crap, hi my name is shawn, and I have an addiction.
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I assume you are speaking for yourself? I have over 30 and am not an addict, I haven't bought a bike in at least 3 months...but I am watching 18 ebay auctions

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I have 9 in the garage, and 1 at the LBS. I bought two in the last week.

My name is Tom, and I'm a bikeaholic.
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I can quit anytime I want.

It just looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
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and at least you live in southern california. here in seattle, the month of may cannot get here fast enough.
Copy that!
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Anything three bikes or under is not an addiction.
Is that official now? Will my insurance pay for treatment?
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I hit my maximum at 5 personal bikes living in a small apartment with a dog and a baby. I pretty much have all the bikes I would want except a Look KG 196 and an Eddy Merckx team telekom. Working on non-keeper bikes is not as fun when you don't have a lot of space or time.
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I've stated that I'm planning to keep my bicycle purchases to a minimum this year and to clean out some of the herd as some here have stated. With that said, I've already made the following purchases this year totalling $265:
  • Campy NR brakeset and FD for the Appel frameset I'm building up
  • A lot of 16 Campy shifters (NR, SR, GS, Valentino)
  • A 1968 Raleigh Sprite with a Sturmey-Archer 5-speed IGH

I'm glad I'm not the only person out there who can't stick to their word when it comes to bicycles.

BTW, since I knew I'd be tightening the belt on my bicycle spending this year, I had a flurry of spending in the last week of 2012 totalling over $775, which included a bicycle purchase.
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I hear ya there. It was -8 a couple of days ago here.

San Diego has got to be one of the best places to shop for vintage bikes. Nice weather and kids with fat paychecks.
Southern California is great for finding nice older MTBs, but older road bikes are pretty spendy. Lot of them are lsited on Craiglist as 'Classic" of "vintage', and they've been nothing more than rustbuckets when I've seen them in person.

I've got six bikes, one might be going bye-bye since its got a broken headset that I don't think is worth replacing, nor is it worth reselling (going to take it apart and have a look at it). Might buy a replacement for that one, but that'll be all unless something really special (and priced cheap) falls out of the sky & into my lap.
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I'm certainly an addict, but it has to be pretty @#$% good to draw my attention. UO8s and Varsities, heck, PX10s and Paramounts, no longer get me high. I need better, and better, stuff. The short list now includes a Moulton, a Kellogg built Ross, and any odd handmade thing I might find, preferably at the level of the Bonanno. I'll knock over any drugstore or old lady for those.
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Pastor bob needs to step in and start his sermon about hoarding...
I think of myself of a recovering addict, or more a addict that is in controll.
in Finland bikes seem to find me for free,...most of these are normally flipped.
it has been very hard to controll my "collection"
last week there was a lovely Raleigh 3 speed that would be nice to own...
unfortunatly I will test my abstenence again today, jeirvine has something interesting that I don't need.
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" I don't need any more bikes" My New Years resolution lasted all of 1 day: a Serotta Colorado Coors Light frame and fork came up and I bought a Colin Laing on EBay last week via Craigslist in Az......however my neighbor is into classic cars and admitted he bought a GTO on "impulse" last week for 8k that needs work....I guess I'm ok
Any pics of the GTO? Pleez? (thank god I realize I don't have the $$$$ to play that C&V game!)
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My name is Tom, and I'm a bikeaholic.
And darned proud of it too.
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At least bikes are cheaper(usually) than a crack cocaine habit and a little more healthy for you if you actually ride them.
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Hi, MY name is Chris, and I have not purchased a complete bike in MONTHS! I mean, really, if it needs tires, cables, bar wrap and a chain it isn't really a BIKE is it? Can't call it that, can't ride it, so, it's not really a bike until you can ride it......
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[QUOTE=RubberLegs;15122408]Hi, MY name is Chris, and I have not purchased a complete bike in MONTHS! I mean, really, if it needs tires, cables, bar wrap and a chain it isn't really a BIKE is it? Can't call it that, can't ride it, so, it's not really a bike until you can ride it......


yes, this sounds like a good explanation for buying all the bits....
It won't be long until you break and buy a frame.


Today I am giving Nelli's 24 inch bike to jeirvine on loan,
his girlfriends child can use it,....hopefully he gets bored and finds some aluminum bits for it.
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Right now, I am seeing my bike stuff purchases going from low and cheap, to ZERO.... for New Years, my wife was let go from her job....HAPPY....NOT, NEW YEAR!!! Things are going to get rather dicey, yet ONCE again... :-(
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Holy Crap...I'm not that bad off and am in very good company...now off to find a Shimano 600 tri-color grouppo......I'll pay the cable bill next month.
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the good thing about bike addiction is the only thing that it could hurt is your wallet. Bikes make you want to get out more and go cycle, which will probably make you more sociable and increase your over-all cardio. Also wrenching on bikes would also inprove your over all mechanical skills in general, not just in bikes but understanding other machines. But in the long run it shouldn't hurt your wallet cause of all the money you save on gas

i mean you could be addicted to drugs..... and things could be wayyy worse...take these unfortunately people,



next time your wife or significant other says that you can't have any more bikes then tell her if she'd prefer you to be addicted to something else....

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