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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:41 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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So I don’t ride my retro really these days but have a garage full. Been trying to get rid of a few of the bikes I never needed so all’s well. :D

A Orange Elite arrived today and literally minutes ago I won another Orange Clockwork, neither of which i will probably ever use, both of which I have had before and never used. I won a Prestige the other week and had to drive to Haydock to get it...... Damn you retrobike addiction. :facepalm:

I blame Love Island. :|


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:54 pm 
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I sometimes wonder if Heroin would be cheaper :?: :facepalm: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:59 pm 
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Its a habit you need to break for sure.

Just say no. Like Zammo.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:00 pm 
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To be fair the cost is negligible as I seem to be a magnet for Syncros stems at the moment that usually cover the main cost but I have no space, no time to build or strip them, no time to ride them and no real desire to clean up bits to sell on. Gaar.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:01 pm 
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xxnick1975 wrote:
Its a habit you need to break for sure.

Just say no. Like Zammo.


Tried that and had a proper clear out when I bought my last modern bike but things are getting out of hand again :facepalm: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:06 pm 
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Change the behaviour around the purchase point.

Eg, if it in the evenings at home, do something different, go out, find a hobby etc, break the cycle (sorry!)

You can do this, stay strong


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:08 pm 
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Easy, stay off eBay and ride instead.
And by the way, you didn't "win" the bikes, you bought them.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:11 pm 
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Don't worry about it! I've got two builds of my own (one that's currently stalled, My Co2) & two other builds (just trying to clear some parts) but still managed to see a lovely Fisher on here that I've now put my name on.
I have however started cleaning parts up to sell (I don't like doing it but it gives me an excuse not to paint some bits I HATE PAINTING!!) & I'm kind of resigned to the fact the two bikes I'm selling at "don't strip me" prices aren't going to sell so I'll be parting them out soon :(
Also anything's better than love island :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:14 pm 
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Hmmm.... whatever you do don't branch out into retro road bikes... that's a whole other world of pain :facepalm:

Just when I think I've succeeded and got it down to 3 usable bikes.... BOOM!!! along come another 3, or 4, or 5..... :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:16 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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clubby wrote:
And by the way, you didn't "win" the bikes, you bought them.



The wise words of someone who has un picked the marketing guys evil ways of hoodwinking us into thinking we’re winners
Fact is we were just the highest bidder on the day

Often wondered did I find a bargain that most missed, or just some gullible fool “who paid more” / “was prepared to go higher” (Delete as appropriate) than anyone else


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