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Old 03-10-23, 10:24 AM
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Thanks for allowing me to join. New person from USA. Road rider for years. Downsizing my stuff. Just going to concentrate on one or two road bikes.

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Old 03-10-23, 03:29 PM
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You are welcome, but it's a public forum. Until you do something that is considered too egregious a disregard of the forum rules we are stuck with you! So again welcome.

A great majority of active members are from the US and probably Canada not far behind. But you do have to be aware that on a daily basis you might browse a post from someone elsewhere in the world. So what might seem a proper answer to a question for someone in the USA might not be a good or proper answer for elsewhere.
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Old 03-10-23, 04:47 PM
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Welcome. A wide cross-section of riders here. Tell some stories, post some pics when you can.
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Old 03-10-23, 05:12 PM
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Thank you all for being so gracious.
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Old 03-10-23, 05:15 PM
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You only have four bikes???? Well ... we will let you in on a trial basis.



Fifty-plus is a safe forum. People here will treat you mostly as if we were all at least partly human. (Confession ... i am indeed partly human.)

I'd like to know which bikes you are keeping and why?

The bigger issue .. which I cannot even begin to ponder ... is, How can anyone get rid of a bike?? Let's leave that for a later discussion.



Oh, and never take anything I say seriously.

What kind of Fuji?
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Old 03-11-23, 08:02 PM
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Welcome!!

I have a CZ75 too. Compact.
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Old 03-11-23, 09:28 PM
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Yes, I too. Thank you.
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Keeping the Derosa. It is a Roubaix.
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Old 03-11-23, 09:32 PM
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Welcome from an 83-year-old who rides older bikes with his wife who is 85 when they can. We also swim and walk and live in Colorado. Enjoy the forum.
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Old 03-12-23, 05:32 AM
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Something like this? https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/p...de-rosa-220027
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Old 03-19-23, 10:40 AM
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Always room for one more. Welcome to the community.
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Old 03-24-23, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
The bigger issue .. which I cannot even begin to ponder ... is, How can anyone get rid of a bike?? Let's leave that for a later discussion.

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CZ75 is new, he probably doesn't know that the proper number of bikes to own is n+1 where n is how many you have now. I suppose you might have to get rid of one if n=d, but that's only theoretical.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
CZ75 is new, he probably doesn't know that the proper number of bikes to own is n+1 where n is how many you have now. I suppose you might have to get rid of one if n=d, but that's only theoretical.
From other threads I've read and my own experience, n+1 might be dying out. Since getting my Tarmac, my other bikes just sat. So I got rid of them. Still didn't help free up much if any space in my garage that can't be used as a garage!
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Old 03-26-23, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01
From other threads I've read and my own experience, n+1 might be dying out. Since getting my Tarmac, my other bikes just sat. So I got rid of them. Still didn't help free up much if any space in my garage that can't be used as a garage!
Keep your eye on the decluttering goal. Happiness is an N-car garage that can hold N cars (and >N bikes hanging from the rafters on ... "bicycle storage hooks").

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Old 04-14-23, 03:00 PM
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No. Nuevo Classico. TSX tubing.
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Old 04-15-23, 06:06 PM
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CZ75 I am with you on paring down. Been paring down on bikes for a year or two, and now I just have to get ride of parts. Its a process, believe you me!
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Amen. Painful, too. All have good memories.
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