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TheEnthusiast 01-07-14 02:18 AM

zonatandem you never know 'till you keep on trying! I do know what the word no means. I just had a lot of money to offer at the time.

otg 01-07-14 02:55 AM

This will end well.:trainwreck:

acidfast7 01-07-14 03:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FBinNY (Post 16389007)
I don't get it. It's HIS bicycle, and you have zero claim on it and no reason to expect that he should sell it to you. Grow up, and covet what's available, not what isn't yours.

Regardless of his reasons, or non-reasons for keeping it, it's his to keep and you''re the one who's out of line by making a pest of yourself.

+1

Why does the OP harass on the person potentially "hoarding?"

Some people have no class.

Altair 4 01-07-14 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by TheEnthusiast (Post 16388163)
longbeachgary I offered her $35 even though I still thought it was too much and she claimed I insulted her so I gave her the hurtful truth. I'm not a jerk, I am very polite when I speak to people just like I was polite to the guy who didn't want to get rid of the Peugeot. :)

Perhaps a better way of handling this would have been to say, "Well, thanks, but that's more than I want to spend on that brand of bike. I appreciate your getting in touch with me, though. If you change your mind give me a call back; my offer still stands. Have a nice day."

rebel1916 01-07-14 08:24 AM

It appears that trolling is what the Enthusiast is enthusiastic about.

Reynolds 01-07-14 01:38 PM

With each post I understand more and more the hoarder's attitude.

TheEnthusiast 01-07-14 01:42 PM

Well I'm done arguing here. Sorry if I hurt anybody's feelings. I just hope to find an old Peugeot someday for a reasonable cost! Ill just hit the yard sales this coming Spring!

FBinNY 01-07-14 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TheEnthusiast (Post 16390856)
Well I'm done arguing here. Sorry if I hurt anybody's feelings. I just hope to find an old Peugeot someday for a reasonable cost! Ill just hit the yard sales this coming Spring!

It's not that you might have hurt nybody's feelings here, because I doubt you did. It's that you need to grow up a bit and accept that people don't owe you any explanations or justifications for not wanting to sell you something.

As any girl will tell you, no means no, and at that point you need to accept that and move on.

ThermionicScott 01-07-14 01:55 PM

The title had me thinking it would be a guy fondly remembering that first 10-speed he bought new in 1975 or so -- not a kid barely out of high school.

Don't worry, man, there are plenty more old bikes out there. ;)

unterhausen 01-07-14 01:56 PM

hoarding is a sickness. There was a guy near here that would buy all the tools he could from the classifieds and CL and then throw them into his yard. I guess he was a well-off hoarder. People in this area seem to over-value their tools anyway, but I have often wondered if they didn't just price them for that guy. There are all sorts of reasons I might not sell something I own. Generally, anything i want to get rid of is given away already.

Now that I posted this story, I remembered that the tool hoarder would then proceed to list the tools for sale. That's how I found out that he had them stored in the yard, which in this area is just destining the tools to the scrap metal dealer. He would never budge on his prices either.

rumrunn6 01-07-14 02:14 PM

ahhh ... the one that got away ... those are truly the most frustrating ...

rumrunn6 01-07-14 02:17 PM

these near you?

http://fayar.craigslist.org/bik/4240743139.html

or start from scratch ...:
http://fayar.craigslist.org/bik/4191915857.html
http://fayar.craigslist.org/bik/4221832365.html

fietsbob 01-07-14 02:18 PM

There's Pharmacuticals to help you get over that. :lol:

megalowmatt 01-07-14 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheEnthusiast (Post 16389238)
I like the sarcasm there megalowmatt.

Thanks I appreciate that you noticed.

oddjob2 01-07-14 06:43 PM

Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's house, wife, or property, including bikes.

This POLAR VORTEX is bringing out the wackiness of the weak minded not accustomed to cabin fever. But then, I wouldn't obsess over a C&V Peugeot PGN 10 pictured OP's photo because I have the one below, plus a group of Motobecanes, GR, GJ, C41, Interclub Tandem, and more than 1/2 dozen French mixtes to refurb and flip.:)

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-N...0/DSC_1165.JPG

FBinNY 01-07-14 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by oddjob2 (Post 16391858)
..... because I have the one below,....

Expect 5 emails asking you to sell it, then get cursed out as a mentally ill hoarder when you say no.

oddjob2 01-07-14 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 16390995)

The last one is probably the exact frame the OP wants, if he is 6'3" or taller.

brandenjs 01-07-14 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheEnthusiast (Post 16387969)
P.S It looked similar to the one pictured (I just pulled of google images) except the one I was wanting had a leather brown colored frame.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=358439

I just happened upon this post and saw the picture from the OP.. What is funny is that is my picture and is a bike I sold a few years ago to a gentleman in Ohio. I have also had the Peugeot below which matches your description a lot better. I also sold that one. So as you can see, I do not get attached to all of my bikes. Keep looking they are out there and it will cross your path.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...g/100_3935.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...0/100_5174.jpg

brandenjs 01-07-14 07:43 PM

I know this is not the marketplace, but this one will be up for sale after I go through it. If you are coming to the East Coast anytime soon. I also have the womens twin for it.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...ps882396a2.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...ps765887f7.jpg

TheEnthusiast 01-07-14 08:59 PM

I went to the local bike shop today to drop off my Schwinn for a tune up and he interrupted my speaking and asked why I ride a bike that is meant for a man over 6'. Haha I'm 5'5" but I try and avoid the bumps on the road if you know what I mean! And nice bikes brandenjs!

TheEnthusiast 01-07-14 09:00 PM

FBinNy you're still here?

megalowmatt 01-07-14 09:01 PM

So why do you ride a bike that's meant for somebody over 6'?

TheEnthusiast 01-07-14 09:03 PM

oddjob2 thanks for sharing and nice bike!

TheEnthusiast 01-07-14 09:08 PM

megalowmatt I just do. There is really no reason to it. I can still operate it like a charm!

cooker 01-07-14 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by polishmadman (Post 16388018)
People like that always have a problem with letting go.

And he's not the only one.


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