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Old 01-16-12, 04:02 PM
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Old bikes

What do you do with your old bikes ? Put then on trainers sell then off?


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Old 01-16-12, 04:16 PM
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Old 01-16-12, 04:23 PM
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I generally sell the frameset and pick up a new one to replace it. I am a big believer that everyone should have at least two bikes, never know when one is going to be out of commission for some reason.
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First old bike went to my son who was just getting tall enough for it with some adjustments. Second old bike is now my hauling stuff/commuter bike. Not sure about future bikes - none currently on the horizon.
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Old 01-16-12, 04:39 PM
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Send em south.

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Old 01-16-12, 06:23 PM
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Keep riding although I did sell off one after I wound up with 3 road bikes and a CX bike. More than I could justify since I've also got a MB so all my riding needs are met with backup.
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Old 01-16-12, 06:44 PM
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I part them out, Some stuff goes on eBay, give some stuff to the local bike co-op, save the parts I want. Just gave two frames to the local bike co-op.
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Old 01-16-12, 07:24 PM
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One went to my daughter, the other one is on my trainer. I have some old kids bikes that I'm donating in the Spring.
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Old 01-16-12, 07:43 PM
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My old ones get pushed to the back of the basement.
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Old 01-16-12, 07:46 PM
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hmm still on my first road bike I bought it in 08 and have no plans on retiring it yet. Waiting to save up the dough to get a new bike to race on. I haven't even changed the tires on the bike, only replace parts because stuff is broken
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Old 01-16-12, 07:52 PM
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So far, in my adult life, the bikes I don't have anymore were either stolen or given to relatives. My main road bike is old.
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Old 01-16-12, 07:58 PM
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hmm still on my first road bike I bought it in 08 and have no plans on retiring it yet. Waiting to save up the dough to get a new bike to race on. I haven't even changed the tires on the bike, only replace parts because stuff is broken
Original tires Someone is not riding enough!
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Define old! Five years, ten years, twenty years...
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Old 01-16-12, 08:13 PM
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old? Two of my bikes are older than I am, they're just brought to life with new and used parts
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Old 01-16-12, 08:18 PM
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Old 01-16-12, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Original tires Someone is not riding enough!
I haven't tracked my mileage because I haven't set my self up to do that. The back tire the grooves are barely visible and the front tire the groves are still visible. No cracks or punctures I have only got pinch flats I figure once I see the tire falling apart I will change it.
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rebuild the frame with obscure parts:

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Send em south.

that's on my ride to work
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Define old! Five years, ten years, twenty years...
Well I am on to hunt for a Allez sport 2001 !I would think there would be lots around because Allez are so popular .
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Old 01-17-12, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Salt Air View Post
What do you do with your old bikes ? Put then on trainers sell then off?
I'll generally pull off all the higher end parts and build the bike back up with older parts from my parts bin, then I will donate it to someone with no bike or one that is significantly lower quality. I'm a big believer in "Paying-it-Forward" and have given the last four personal bikes away when I replaced them. I am actually considering giving my almost-new Monocog 29er SS to the son of a friend because his current bike is just way too small for him. Then I will take his bike and rebuild it for someone else.
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I'll generally pull off all the higher end parts and build the bike back up with older parts from my parts bin, then I will donate it to someone with no bike or one that is significantly lower quality. I'm a big believer in "Paying-it-Forward" and have given the last four personal bikes away when I replaced them. I am actually considering giving my almost-new Monocog 29er SS to the son of a friend because his current bike is just way too small for him. Then I will take his bike and rebuild it for someone else.
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Originally Posted by Salt Air View Post
Well I am on to hunt for a Allez sport 2001 !I would think there would be lots around because Allez are so popular .
The only possible downside to a 2001 is that it might have a 1" steering tube. My last bike was 2001 and it had one. Those forks are harder to find. My current bike is a 2004 and it has a 1 1/8" steering tube.
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