Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-08-11, 01:02 PM   #1
stapfam
Time for a change.
Thread Starter
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
N-1---or is it?

These new riders I have around me are causing problems. They all want bikes- or better bikes- and want me to hunt them out. Got Nathan Sorted with one off E-Bay and then there are Pete and Paul. Both got mountain bikes and I keep telling them there is nothing wrong with a mountain bike----Except Pauls and that is cr*p.

But then there is Mick. He is currently borrowing my OCR3 that I never ride anymore. It was my first road bike and basically it is a good sound reliable bike. Well tonight I collared him and offered the bike to him for a very sensible price. I paid 400 for it in 2006- rode it extensively for a year before getting a far better bike. I have a buyer that would a pain in the butt if I sold it to her. Reckon the bike is only worth 250 but seeing what is around on E-Bay- it could sell for as high as 325.

So Mick now has my OCR for 200.

And the "Or is it?" bit?-- Mick lives just across the road from me- has no bike knowledge- so guess who is going to maintain that bike. I'll have all the hassle of a bike being ridden often (Maintaining it) without the fun of owning it. To be honest- the bike has served its purpose for me and my riding skills do not require it. Just hope it will stand up to the abuse of another fit young rider taking it up hills at 90mph. As long as Mick can keep his son's off it- it won't have to. Mick is 55- 30lbs overweight and gets out of breath walking to the pub.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-11, 02:13 PM   #2
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Sounds like N-1 to me. I'd make sure that Mick was very familiar with my beer preferences any time he needed maintenance advice or assistance.
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-11, 02:30 PM   #3
bradtx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pearland, Texas
Bikes: Cannondale, Trek, Raleigh, Santana
Posts: 6,698
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
stapfam, Seems n-1+visitation.

Brad
bradtx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:18 AM.