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Old 10-31-21, 08:15 PM
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I cannot buy and ride them all, I cannot buy and …..

Man, there sure are some wonderful bikes in my 59/60cm size - both here and on my local CL.

I could upgrade from my Zeus, add a 60s beauty, try an exquisite Olmo, acquire that perfect Raleigh colourway…….

at some point….
I cannot own and ride them all.
I cannot own and ride them all.
I cannot own and ride them all.
I cannot own and ride them all.

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You're not buying and riding them all...you are buying just one more , to try out. Afterwards, for sure, you will sell the one that isn't as great as the others.
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,,,I cannot own and ride them all. I cannot own and ride them all. I cannot own and ride them all. I cannot own and ride them all.
But Honey... they only need a little attention here and there...
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You're not buying and riding them all...you are buying just one more , to try out. Afterwards, for sure, you will sell the one that isn't as great as the others.

Actually , after only an hour perusing local Craig’s and our BF C&V For Sale = it would be 5.
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I cannot own and ride them all.
Worth a try though.
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Worth a try though.
For elucidation:
the Zeus on BF (a nicer Zeus N+1)
the Bianchi Specialllllisima (60s N+1)
the Olmo - Brent has the best taste

On Craig’s Seattle:
Raleigh Pro in my favorite colourway
Trek 720 (museum quality) touring N+1

that’s 5. But also:
’73 Bottecchia Pro (brother to my Giro d Italia)

and back burner interest:
Romic road bike as a single speed, complement my Romic
Cinelli fixie (not really C&V - but I don’t own a track bike)


Problem is - with my reckless acquisitiveness - I might be able to make room for 5.

edit: hence, my mantra = …..

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I cannot own and ride them all.
Not with that attitude...
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That 720 may show a few of your bikes the door, especially with good 700C wheels.
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Old 11-01-21, 01:51 AM
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Do not worry! You CAN own them all!
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Pretty ballsy asking $1100 for this with 27" wheels.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...401710036.html
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Old 11-01-21, 05:58 AM
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Buy a bigger house, build a larger garage . . . problem solved, right?
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Here's the cure:

1. Buy bikes that are not your size. Makes letting them go so much easier.

2. Evaluate any addition against your current fleet: one bike in, one bike out.

3. Set a realistic financial limit, based on family finances.

4. Find a donor bike and upgrade one of your current bikes. Fall in love again!

On storage, a recent remodel cut my storage and shop area by 2/3. That has made parting so much easier.
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Old 11-01-21, 06:38 AM
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^ this. My wife and I are downsizing again proactively. It's been freeing to release furniture, clothing, fine china, silver, books, sporting goods we no longer use, tools (duplicates mostly), and even bikes. I've sold three in the last month and a half. The reason why? We've decided that Our possessions are largely impractical in our new home. We're trying to simplify our new life and looking critically at what brings us joy. I'll admit that it's both scary and exciting.

Now, Wildwood is a tremendous vintage bike enthusiast. He has a complete grasp of his actions and their consequences, and I'm not questioning or criticizing that. I enjoy seeing his bikes and learning of his experiences, as with running tubulars routinely. So don't take this as my throwing shade on the thread. It's just a thought.
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Old 11-01-21, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
That 720 may show a few of your bikes the door, especially with good 700C wheels.
A tourer? Even a tourer in museum quality?

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Old 11-01-21, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Now, Wildwood is a tremendous vintage bike enthusiast. He has a complete grasp of his actions …...

hahahahaha = complete grasp



And thanks to those who offer advice for acquisition to a guy with 15 vintage roadies. Good attitude!


Is it ever possible to have the ultimate collection? I think not. But we try, at least a little.
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Old 11-01-21, 09:25 AM
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Dude. I feel you.

In spite of already having 9 road bikes (plus 4 more fixed gears) from various eras, I've bought 2 more local bargains in the past month or so, a 531 Trek 700 and an 853 Lemond Buenos Aires combined for less than a XD cassette. I keep telling myself if I buy any more bikes they need to be mtb, where the local flipping market is still hot.

I'm telling myself (and the wife) that when the coming inflation gets bad, bikes are going to keep appraising.

btw, did you see that rasta fade Lemond on CL down in Kent a couple weeks ago. It had an early USE suspension seatpost and a Softride stem for $350. I was so tempted, but I just don't like paying that much for a bike.
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And thanks to those who offer advice for acquisition to a guy with 15 vintage roadies. Good attitude!

...one of my goals in life is to get it back down to 15.
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...one of my goals in life is to get it back down to 15.
See some of the above suggestions - a few folks recommend selling bikes from the existing group! No, really.
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Did you say Raliegh Pro?

Clean up on 206!!!

This was on Seattle Craigslist this morning.

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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Here's the cure:

1. Buy bikes that are not your size. Makes letting them go so much easier.

2. Evaluate any addition against your current fleet: one bike in, one bike out.

3. Set a realistic financial limit, based on family finances.

4. Find a donor bike and upgrade one of your current bikes. Fall in love again!
all very good techniques!

my inadvertent method has been to only buy really nice bikes.
This has largely left me to be somewhat tempted by bikes, but usually able to say.. "eh.. I've already got a nicer one of that style".

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On storage, a recent remodel cut my storage and shop area by 2/3. That has made parting so much easier.
that's good too!
I'm at my limit in terms of space, so the urge to buy another bike is moderated by the difficulty of figuring out where to put it.

I think that a great strategy is to cultivate friendships with folks who ride the same size bike as you. Now and then you swap bikes for a ride, just so you can see how they ride. It satisfies the curiosity without all of the repercussions of a purchase.

Steve in Peoria
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Did you say Raliegh Pro?

Clean up on 206!!!

This was on Seattle Craigslist this morning.
Saw that, gone now. Same seller also had a Lygie up, also gone.
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Remember a VERY important rule to live by...............


" Always room for ONE more " ....maybe 2

Sometimes we just have to " save a bike"........or is just so special and rare we HAVE TO BUY IT

I love the adventure and discovering what bikes are out .

It brings much joy and happiness.
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Did you say Raliegh Pro?

Clean up on 206!!!

This was on Seattle Craigslist this morning.
Wow, existential-gaunt-huge-frame. What are those bars?
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I cannot buy and ride them all

Maybe not... but it's sure fun trying.
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