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The more we learn and the less room we have available, the more descriminate we get.

Ten years ago I'd offer €10 for anything with drop bars that looked remotely interesting, and see where that would get me. Well, it got me to a garage and an attic filled with old bikes with an avarage acquisition cost of €34.

Some turned out to be junk, but most were decent bikes that have yielded a lot of parts that I have learned to like (think Stronglight cranks and MAFAC brakes). Some turned out to be just right, and they make up my fleet of about twenty riders.

These days I buy less bikes, but pay more. I have even sold a few, but only to friends. And only nice ones.
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