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If you had a year's worth of Bicycling Magazines ...

Old 04-26-09, 07:17 PM
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If you had a year's worth of Bicycling Magazines ...

If you had a year's worth of Bicycling Magazines from 2002, would you keep them or toss them?

I've got to get rid of everything I own except for stuff that really means something to me, or is in some way useful to me ... and I have these magazines .......
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Donate to the library and let them decide?
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That's your decision, Machka. Personally I haven't subscribed to any bike magazine in 5 years, and I don't miss it. I figure when something comes along really worth buying I'll hear about it through the grapevine.
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Old 04-26-09, 07:23 PM
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That's your decision, Machka. Personally I haven't subscribed to any bike magazine in 5 years, and I don't miss it. I figure when something comes along really worth buying I'll hear about it through the grapevine.
Well, I quit subscribing to Bicycling Mag at the end of 2002, so it's been 7 years for me. I have a glance at the site now and then, rather than reading the magazine.

I like the library idea. I'm sending off a pile of books to Freecycle, and a pile of school supplies to a local school, but I haven't got anything going to a library yet.
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I could see those in my fire pit pretty quickly. But I agree with the donation thing, let someone else decide what to do with them.
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flip through them for amusing articles about the 'next big thing' who was doped to the gills. Could be worth a laugh. Then trash 'em, were it my decision
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Moi, I'd toss them. Have about 8 yrs of Bon Appetit's that are about to be recycled.
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I wish I hadn't become a performance member just so I wouldn't get bicycling magazine in the mail. waste of paper...
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I like to go back through my old magazines and look at how much hardware has changed. But that's just me...

I'd say keep them around. Put them in an attic and have a trip down memory lane in 20 years.
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I'd say keep them around. Put them in an attic and have a trip down memory lane in 20 years.
But that's the thing ... I don't have an attic. It's either get rid of them, or spend $$$ to ship them and put them in storage.
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Send them to the nearest dentist waiting room.
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Either donate them to the library, give them to a friend who would appreciate them, or use them as padding for packing. It will probably cost almost as much to ship them, as it would to buy some up on down the road.
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Originally Posted by seb1041 View Post
Send them to the nearest dentist waiting room.
Actually ... that is not a bad idea at all. My dentist is into cycling and I've seen outdoor mags there, but never a cycling mag.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Actually ... that is not a bad idea at all. My dentist is into cycling and I've seen outdoor mags there, but never a cycling mag.
Maybe you'll even get a free toothbrush if you play it right!
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It will probably cost almost as much to ship them, as it would to buy some up on down the road.
Oh, I highly doubt there will be any buying of magazines at any time in the foreseeable future in my life ... I'm moving to a very transportable lifestyle.
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Maybe you'll even get a free toothbrush if you play it right!


He probably would give me one too.
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Every time I'm in my knee doc's office, I look at/for cycling magazines.

HOWEVER...

I always skip any mags that are more than a couple months old. Why do I do this? No idea, b/c I read several mags via subscription and regularly keep up with velonews and cycling news, so a mag several years old is actually more likely to be interesting to me. Still, if I found really old mags in a physicians office, I'd wonder if all their patients died years ago.

Library. Why? B/c the only people interested in those mags are doing research, and a library is the only place they'll actually find them if they're looking. I know this b/c I sometimes work on sports documentaries. I'd be really happy if I lived in your town, went looking for a full version of some Bicycling article I'd seen referred to, and actually found it in the local library.

Box them up and drop them off. They'll even give you a form where you can claim your donation for tax purposes (in the US anyway, no idea what you Canucks do for taxes.) Make some research nerd's day.
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donate, eBay, recycle or something else that gets them out of the house...keep the Spring Cleaning moving forward...
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donate, eBay, recycle or something else that gets them out of the house...keep the Spring Cleaning moving forward...
Well, it's not so much spring cleaning as a complete purge of most of the things I own. I've got to get it all down to somewhere between 400 and 500 sq. ft packed ... less if I can manage it!

So ... Bicycling Mags are not the only cycling things on the chopping block. Two of my bicycles are there too, and a third has been returned to my father.

There will probably be other cycling stuff scheduled to go to ... like waterbottles. I swear those things multiply if you turn your back on them. I had somewhere in the neighborhood of a million of them when I moved in 2004, and pared them down to about half a dozen. I think I've got somewhere in the neighborhood of a million again. They're everywhere!
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I wouldn't have to buy TP for a good long time.
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