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    Mooninite shakeNbake's Avatar
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    Purchases You Talked Yourself Out of

    What bike stuff(s) that wanted to buy, but you pulled out at the last moment( ). In the last few months

    I'll start

    Flyte $99 frame on eBay
    Good deal, but I don't have the budget to build it to a decent bike.

    Forte Titan Wheelset at Performace for $139
    Almost pulled the trigger on this one, but I convinced myself to save up for a better wheelset.

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    Resident Old Fart Olebiker's Avatar
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    My road bike has a set of Shimano 105 brakes that I bought in about 1989. I keep looking at those new Campy skeleton brakes and have almost bought them several times. I don't need them; I just want them.
    Wag more, bark less

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    Senior Member PatrickMcCabe's Avatar
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    Im trying to talk myself out of some carbon handlebars,
    maybe because Im waiting on a backordered carbon seatpost...

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    a new bike, a RS-14 tig weld Waterford. mabe next year.
    "Advantages Must Be Pressed, Disadvantages Must Be Overcome"

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    A HID light. Decided to repair my cheapy halogen instead.
    I have way too many items that I need. No need to spend my budget all on a light.

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    pan y agua merlinextraligh's Avatar
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    That would be none. I'm good at talking myself into, not out of, purchases.

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    Senior Member DieselDan's Avatar
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    My 1994 NASCAR liscense.
    Bike related? Yep. I gave up that for cycling.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Perineal Pressurized dobber's Avatar
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    Last Year
    GT Pulse, full Dura Ace, $1195

    This Year
    1993 Pumpkin Orange Bridgestone X01, $750

    Next Year
    .........?
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Occasional poster countrydirt's Avatar
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    Trek 1000 for me - $365. Instead bought a Trek 4300 for my 15 year old.

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    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ efrobert's Avatar
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    Imortial Pro from Bikesdirrect for $1095. Almost bought it but didn't.

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    A polished aluminum gold rush from Easy Racers. I saw one at the factory and it definately inspired my lust. But, no, don't need it. bk

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie
    A HID light. Decided to repair my cheapy halogen instead.
    I have way too many items that I need. No need to spend my budget all on a light.
    Last year I talked myself out of a top quality lamp that was offered to me on a ride at a discounted price by the Manufactureres- Decided to stay with the Halogens. This year had to bite the bullet and get the good lamp. Still got a deal but not as good as last year.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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