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Old 10-03-08, 11:31 AM
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I need to scale down my fleet. I have too many bikes and lots of clutter in the garage.

In general, as I grow older I have this urge to scale down and get rid of a lot of things I own. I want my life to be simple again, just like when I was starting out.
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Old 10-03-08, 12:30 PM
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Me too. I just went N-2 via craigslist, and two days ago I replaced the two bikes I sold (to friendly, appreciative guys--a good experience) with a SS mountain bike, since I realized: 1. that on most of my rides I use two, sometimes three gears; 2. that I wanted a bike I could just jump on and also ride this fall in warm, conventional clothes; 3. that my youngest son really likes riding and wanted someone to do the trails in the park with him (and my other two sons have mtbs). So far, so good--and if the single speed is too limiting, the beast is set up so adding a cassette and rear shifter should be easy (already has cable stops, hanger). So I'm down one bike and 14 gears.
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Old 10-03-08, 01:41 PM
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I need to scale down my fleet. I have too many bikes and lots of clutter in the garage.

In general, as I grow older I have this urge to scale down and get rid of a lot of things I own. I want my life to be simple again, just like when I was starting out.
I had that urge a few years ago. Fortunately I only scaled down the house and size of the yard. The garage is still full of bikes but I have more time to ride them
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Sounds like you need to add on to your garage.
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Old 10-03-08, 10:06 PM
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That's a good idea. We have too many bikes in the house. What's wrong with this picture?

So.... which one will be the first to go?
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