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Old 03-29-11, 05:30 AM   #1
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Cycle Dementia aka CM disorder

I have decided I have a specialized form of cycle dementia. My bike parts have gone missing without leave. It's getting very frustrating.
  • I bought a Kestrel Talon frame and put the small plastic bag of cable guides in a build box along with a stem. I moved the stem while clearing out old boxes. I'm now in my 4th hour of searching while contacting Kestrel and multiple LBS for replacements.
  • I had a new hard to find Octalink BB (unused because a build required an Italian thread version.) I bought a 48/38 Ritchey Cross crankset requiring an Octalink BB for my mostly Ritchey equipped Breakaway Cross bike. So far I've found square bottom and an ISIS I don't remember buying - but no Octalink BB
  • I bought a fork crown mounted cable guide to solve some fork shudder. I decided to try mounting it again (either drilling a mount hole or rigging an angle bracket). After searching the current projects bin, my work bench, and the brake parts drawer - gone, missing! Fortunately I bought two and found the unopened one.
  • My original Magicshine light head and rectangular battery pack has been missing for weeks.

It's getting bad - bleeding into other categories - tools, 1.5T hard drives, and others I've forgotten already.
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Old 03-29-11, 05:50 AM   #2
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robtown, I'm still looking for a SunTour long cage derailleur I 'carefully' put away. My crit bike is wearing a set of handlebars I don't remember buying. I have a 600 crankset that I would've sworn were on a bike I sold. I have two sets of brakes that don't have pads... the list goes on.

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Old 03-29-11, 07:18 AM   #3
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Well, the memory is the second thing to go, can't for the life of me remember what the first thing is.
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It's probably just a poltergeist. In the future buy 2 of everything and keep one set in the garage or outbuilding away from the mischief maker.
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Weird, isn't it? I'll put something somewhere I'm sure I'll remember --- naturally, that wouldn't be the most obscure out-of-the way crevice or a hole 10 feet beneath the house somewhere in the back 40--- so why is it nowhere to be found in the top-20 most likely places I look??? It's like these things literally vaporize when I'm not looking.
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Old 03-29-11, 09:24 AM   #6
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AJ, I like your theory!

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Old 03-29-11, 10:05 AM   #7
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Do you have a Son-in Law or other relation that also rides?

If so--Look on their bike and you may find it. Thats where I find all my spares that have gone missing.
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In my house it's the missing tools... Somewhere there is a tool gremlin.
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Weird, isn't it? I'll put something somewhere I'm sure I'll remember --- naturally, that wouldn't be the most obscure out-of-the way crevice or a hole 10 feet beneath the house somewhere in the back 40--- so why is it nowhere to be found in the top-20 most likely places I look??? It's like these things literally vaporize when I'm not looking.
Yen, you are a girl I can identify with. Sometimes I do the insane thing and that is to put something away in a "special place" for "safe keeping". It is the curse of death. I will then find the item about 12 years later in pristine condition sleeping happily away in its safe sanctum.
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I had the same issue recently.... but now I can't remember what it was I was looking for. It may be best never to put anything away.....
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I blame the kids... of course they haven't been around for some time, but I still blame them.
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I know I put two socks in the dryer, why only one comes out I have no idea.
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In my house it's the missing tools... Somewhere there is a tool gremlin.
Around my house missing tools can usually be found at one of my kid's homes I started keeping a list on the side of the fridge of borrowed tools that never seem to make their way back home......
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Whenever I lose something, it's always in the last place I look. I should have looked there first, obviously!
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KIss of death, put some thing away for safe keeping and it's like hiding it from myself. I just found one of two hand held crank am/fm/weatherband/led flash lights with a red flashing light that i put away 9 years ago? I looked all over for it, thought i left it in Fresno for some reason. Latly its coupons that are in a safe spot, so safe by the time i find them again there out of date. Now i have hit upon a plan to store whatever in a clear plastic tub with a lid as my safe tub. Now if i can just remember to use it. It goes on......
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Do you have a Son-in Law or other relation that also rides?

If so--Look on their bike and you may find it. Thats where I find all my spares that have gone missing.
This made me laugh! One son, two son-in-laws and hand tools are the items most likely to go missing, but a pneumatic cut off tool has shown up and nobody knows where it came from... someone else's son?

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When I finally find the thing I put in a special place so that it would be easy to locate, I put it back in the first place I looked when the search began.
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Old 03-30-11, 05:26 AM   #18
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Sounds like a cyclist specific strain of CRS.
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