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Old 04-11-02, 03:09 AM   #1
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Some guy asked me "fancy swapping?"

Well,

I was cycling back through London yesterday to get to London Bridge station, when I stopped at a set of traffic lights.

There was a carbon fibre Alan road bike outside this building (I was riding my Alan cross bike) and I was just admiring it. The bike courier came out of the building and unlocked his bike, turning around, I said "Cool bike", he looked at mine and said "likewise".

We got chatting and he said that his bike was driving him crazy, and it wasn't a great courier bike, and that carbon fibre creaks! I said I didn't have that problem on my aluminium Alan, and he asked me to swap right there, right then!!!

Well, before I could answer, the lights changed and I had to get going...but his bike was sweet....it had campag components everywhere...the only thing was, it was a road bike, and I'm into cross, so in fairness, I wouldn't get much use out of it...

Makes you think though...anyone else had someone offer swappsies?

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Old 04-11-02, 12:53 PM   #2
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Makes you think though...anyone else had someone offer swappsies?
Not for my bike - just for my wife.
I still turned him down.
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Old 04-11-02, 01:40 PM   #3
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Several guys tried to get me to swap the Honda GT Hawk I was sitting on when Ragbria went by, had to laugh as I have over $4000. sunk into this fine light weight motorbike.
BTW the only motor vehicle I ever bought new and I have only gotten poorer since!!!
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