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What other hobbies get in the way of bike buying ?

Old 11-27-18, 04:31 PM
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What other hobbies get in the way of bike buying ?

Anyone else have other hobbies that they juggle? I’ve been on a guitar buying binge since winter has hit. I lost my garage since we’ve moved and I don’t have anywhere to work on winter builds. I figure by spring I’ll have enough guitars and be ready to start back on the bikes.
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Coffee and bikes are my addictions. I have a great source for great coffee. I'm trying to get hooked on reading too.
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Child rearing
For sure.

Our oldest graduated from college last spring and the younger brother is a soph at college atm.

Other than that, fly fishing and assorted fishing trips take the $$$$ right down the rat hole in a way my CV bikes never could.
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Renovating/repairing the house.
Scale models.
Going to the range.
Recently made the decision to part out the '79 Mustang to help my son redo his '79 Capri (bought as an imcomplete project car) so that drain on the "discretionary income" will be gone.
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Been there ... done that. Now that our two sons are grown, we're helping the elder one and his wife with their two sons. My other "hobby" is work, since I don't have the sense to retire yet.
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It was bikes, guitars and pocket watches. But, I've come to the conclusion that ...
I have more than enough bikes to last me the rest of my life. So, I've sold off a lot of stuff.
I'll never be a good guitar player, So, I sold off a lot of stuff.
I lost my spare bedroom (aka: work space for pocket watch repair) So, that hobby is in limbo.
Basically, I ride too much and spend the rest of my time on the house and garden, But, I also do a great deal of reading.
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Child rearing
That crimps riding for a time.
Now, I have one who is almost always willing to go for a ride when asked. Good luck getting him to ride much without Dad.
I will consider myself lucky.
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Why did you park behind that yellow car?
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Child rearing
Beat me to it. Probably gonna be our #1 answer. hahaha
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... I have a great source for great coffee.
Care to share?
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Right now it's keeping my son in college. Not nearly as much fun (for me anyway). I haven't bought a bike this year, longest stretch in years...
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Been there ... done that. Now that our two sons are grown, we're helping the elder one and his wife with their two sons. My other "hobby" is work, since I don't have the sense to retire yet.
that's a really cool setup- I hope to be able to do the same with our grandkids years from now.
my parents are in a position to do this for my kids and 3 nieces- its invaluable.
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Care to share?
I'm in Mexico, It's grown in Veracruz and shipped from Mexico City. Robusta coffee. Unobtainium in the US.
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... Unobtainium in the US.
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You probably wouldn't like it anyway. It has no body, like arabica does. It also has no acid to speak of, so no stomach issues or, for me, nasal issues. Lots of caffein though.
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