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I've done it. I finally "thinned the herd".

Old 07-22-14, 07:53 PM
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I sold off three vintage bikes and purchased a new Trek.... that a test ride had convinced me I could not live without.

I really enjoy wrenching and like to restore old classics in the colder months. I enjoy bringing back an old bike. I am in no way a flipper. But I did sell six bikes this year.
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A lot of us, me included, used to complain about the FG crowd. Now that they have left we need them back!
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Old 07-23-14, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by upthywazzoo View Post
Where did the Serottas go?
Both were listed on the forums and locally. The Legend sold locally and the Concours sold on the paceline.

The Concours is for sale again, actually. FS: Concours Ti 54cm - The Paceline Forum
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Old 07-23-14, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Sir_Name View Post
If you ever start looking for a new home for the Fat Chance...
It's a frame only and little... 16.5" frame. And the rear triangle was repainted by the PO.

I bought it because a friend wanted to build it up a few years ago and didn't have the money at the time to buy it...but it's been hanging in the bike room since. He got bummed at me last year when I tried to sell it, but I don't think he is ever going to do anything with it. PM me if you're really interested.
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Old 07-23-14, 06:57 AM
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I sold two complete bikes this year and a few parts. I have two frames I'll be selling soon ( 56 cm team miyata and a 56 vintage Davidson racing frame in case anyone here needs to buy a new frame, . That still leaves me 14 bikes . . . . .
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Old 07-23-14, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
A lot of us, me included, used to complain about the FG crowd. Now that they have left we need them back!
Fixed gear is still a strong tradition here in NYC.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Fixed gear is still a strong tradition here in NYC.
Same here in Mpls.

Place is crawling with them.
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I think it's fine. To each his own. I like riding fixed sometimes. It's not a way of life for me as it is for some people.
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4rings6stars got a question for you

I have a 79 trek 710. I read in another post you were trying to get paselas x32 and a fender in your 79 710. Did the tires fit? It's seems tight in back but I'd like to max out the volume. I can't pm for some reason. If you see this please give me some info on that tire fit. Thanks
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Old 04-12-15, 07:52 AM
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I had over 30 in Finland, now I got around 8 between my new wife Mary and I


Puch Mistral Ultima 1979 57cm
AD smoked chrome 531professional 53 cm
AD smoked chrome 531professional frameset size 57 cm
Puch lugged citybike frameset 57cm
Puch Mixte 531 frameset for wifey 53cm
Cardinalli 57cm
Diblasi folding bike
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Diamondback trailbike for wifey

Im still alive trying to settle in!
miss you guys
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I need to do this. I really need to do this.
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Old 04-12-15, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
I had over 30 in Finland, now I got around 8 between my new wife Mary and I


Puch Mistral Ultima 1979 57cm
AD smoked chrome 531professional 53 cm
AD smoked chrome 531professional frameset size 57 cm
Puch lugged citybike frameset 57cm
Puch Mixte 531 frameset for wifey 53cm
Cardinalli 57cm
Diblasi folding bike
Flying Arrow Norway citybike
Diamondback trailbike for wifey

Im still alive trying to settle in!
miss you guys
mike
I was wondering what happened to you. Glad to see you're still around.
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Old 04-12-15, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
I had over 30 in Finland, now I got around 8 between my new wife Mary and I


Puch Mistral Ultima 1979 57cm
AD smoked chrome 531professional 53 cm
AD smoked chrome 531professional frameset size 57 cm
Puch lugged citybike frameset 57cm
Puch Mixte 531 frameset for wifey 53cm
Cardinalli 57cm
Diblasi folding bike
Flying Arrow Norway citybike
Diamondback trailbike for wifey

Im still alive trying to settle in!
miss you guys
mike
Life sounds good Mike! Glad to hear it.

Where are you settling in these days?
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Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 View Post
Life sounds good Mike! Glad to hear it.

Where are you settling in these days?
I live in downtown Baltimore and We are hoping to move into our own house in Deale Maryland
Deale is 25 min south of Annapolis, and the biking territory down there is fan-tastic country roads

Im working on boats again, my first love for a career.
When We are in I will be happy to have some of my C&V friends down for a weekend ride.
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Thinning the herd is so 2014.
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Thinning the herd is so 2014.
Isn't it though?
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I have 4. Modern MTB, Modern Roadie, Townie, and vintage tourer. I got rid of guest bikes, spare bikes, projects, everything. I got all the bikes to a good spot where they don't need any real work, so I can pull one off the rack and ride. It's remarkably liberating.
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I am so tired of saying it and doing it. Every time I do it, something else show up.
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I am so tired of saying it and doing it. Every time I do it, something else show up.
Too true.
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Both my 2015 Velo cheapo bikes have moved on, and a few others have left. I am also succeeding in my vow not to buy more lower end bikes, I was at the flea market yesterday and actually didn't buy the Motobecane Mirage there for $25. One of this weekends quickly bin builds is going to a friend once we get together this week.
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I've decided to keep my crusty old Super Course as a guest or spare bike. OK, that was easy.
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I managed to sell two this week myself but most of the money went to the landlord to try and get a month ahead.
One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer......
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I need to do this. I really need to do this.
You keep telling yourself that.

There. You've been nagged.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
You keep telling yourself that.

There. You've been nagged.
Thanks for the nag, but I'm at peace with the volume in my basement. Actually, I sold a bike today (my velo cheapo entry), so there's room for one more!
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If you ever start looking for a new home for the Fat Chance...
You beat me too it.

What size is it, OP?

I sold one frame on the weekend, felt good. I felt my heard was thinned to the point I couldn't thin it anymore. I have three for show bikes and one yet to be built for show bike. I should probably think about getting rid of them and investing that meager amount into some RRSPs... but the effort that went into each of them was so great I'll feel I am selling a part of myself. I guess I just need to get over it.
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