The Improbable Bulk
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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The sheer number of people selling bikes with virtually no mileage on them is amazing isn't it?
There are probably as many reasons as there are bikes being sold, so there is no single answer.
Some people decide that they need a faster bike, some people decide that they don't need the same bike Lance rode, some decide they need a more upright position, some decide they need a more aggressive position, some had someone giggle at them for riding a substandard bike, some had someone giggle at them because they paid $5,000 for a bike, some had their significant other withhold sexual favors for daring to spend $2,500 on yet another bike, some thought that a $3,000 bike would make them fly up hills and discvovered that it still takes work, just like on their 2007 $2,000 bike that is just fine.
Some just have other things happen in their lives that make them need the money for other things. Like home heating oil hitting $4 per gallon, or have a baby on the way, or have to buy a car to replace one that won't run any more.
Some stole a bike that they want to unload.
Some have decided that the bike is the wrong color.
And there are a lot of other reasons as well...
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