Old 05-19-17, 10:11 AM
Retro Grouch 
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Originally Posted by Flip Flop Rider View Post
sell it, even at a loss.

buy something more comfortable with wider tires
That's what I think too.

When you bought it did you think that you were making a business decision or a recreational decision? As Mark Twain said: "Good judgement comes from of experience and experience is the result of bad judgement."

I've been guilty of making some bad bicycle choices myself. You have no way of knowing how many bikes I tried before I stumbled into buying myself the recumbent trike that I'm riding now. I sometimes kick myself when I think of all the money but that was just necessary tuition for the learning process. The ultimate result has been good because riding the trike brings me genuine joy and that was my objective.

If you own a bike that you don't ride, or one that you only ride out of feelings of guilt, it has less than zero value to you. It is not giving you joy and it takes up space in your garage or basement. Regardless of what you paid for it, you would be better off throwing it into the dumpster.

Find a bike (or a trike) that brings you joy. It'll be worth it in the end.
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