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Old 08-26-19, 08:28 PM
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Nothing wrong

Your just getting more money savy you probably dont even need the thing. But then again classic 80 lugged steel, always turns my head
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Old 08-26-19, 08:52 PM
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but, but, but.........

How do you know if a bike is excellent without riding it for a while?, hopefully with your own comforting cockpit essentials.

Recently Bought an AD Vent Noir (f+f) for comparison to my AD Olympian, even though the framesets are similar. (They may be identical, but unconfirmed). And I NEEDED an AD mixte for wifey!
And the recent Frejus buy was just for a couple of parts, but ya know - after a little clean-up - this frameset looks like it might just be a good rider!?!

I’m in the same place with @non-fixie - about 20 riders, almost all drop handlebar roadies - seems about right for now.
But no more than that, as the tire budget is out of control!



Vent Noir in smoked chrome


AD Michelle for the wife, or me if she doesn’t take to it. Pic is as purchased, before BF seller removed the few bits he needed for another build. Some changes will be needed.


Frejus - the technomic stem is there only for a photo. Expected to become the fendered wet day bike.

Hopefully, these 3 will get re-assembled in a ‘Wildwood configuration’ and make my sig line.
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Old 08-26-19, 09:43 PM
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These days, it has to be a lot better than 'decent' quality to get $150 from me. My real problem is people keep saying, "Hey - you want this bike for free?" and I say "Yes." They always seem to have a great saddle, or interesting components I've never played with before...
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Old 08-26-19, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
These days, it has to be a lot better than 'decent' quality to get $150 from me. My real problem is people keep saying, "Hey - you want this bike for free?" and I say "Yes." They always seem to have a great saddle, or interesting components I've never played with before...
Counting your sig line puts you at about 20 as well. Plus projects, of course.
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Old 08-27-19, 12:15 AM
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Well, the original post was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. I see nothing wrong with passion for a hobby as long as it's not obsessive to the point that other qualities of life go lacking. At the moment my extra funds are needed for other things. Plus, I'm running out of storage space.

I guess I'm just getting more picky about what I want, or about what I'm willing to spend. Sometimes, like @Wildwood, I'll buy a bike just to see what it's like: the Rourke, for example. I also bought the large Ciocc to see if I could make it rideable, and what the fit would be like. (It's a 60cm frame and 54-55 is typically my best size.) I picked up a couple of bikes fairly cheap earlier this year for parts donors, but have not broken them down yet. I also bought the Raleigh Pro this year. It's unique, in my mind. Not something one sees every day.

So, I'm not completely done with the collection, as haphazard as it may be.

If it matters, I confess to scanning the area CL ads every day. You know. Just in case a rare bird appears. That's where I discovered the Raleigh, and the Torpado.

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Old 08-27-19, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Raleigh74 View Post
Out of curiosity, what size? If you remember. Im just trying to make myself feel better for missing that where I live.
It was listed as "medium." lol. The co-op was selling it. Photos were not great, but it looked like a 56cm to me.

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Nothing is wrong with you, I come and go with obsessed searching/acquisition. Rational usually wins and I give in to the fact that time/space/money is not really on my side for N+1. But if I part with a bike, or stumble upon something I really like, then all of that goes out the window.
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Old 08-27-19, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
(...) But no more than that, as the tire budget is out of control! (...)
Funny you should say that. It is the one thing that has been bothering me lately: I buy a $100 bike and the first thing I do is add another $100 worth of tires. And usually for no other reason than that the ones it came with are black. A good reason, of course, but still ...
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