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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:39 am 
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Oh dear. It's like the Ipcress file. For those of you who aren't Michael Caine fans, look it up. You need the nail in the palm of your hand to withstand the temptation to crack!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:09 am 
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BoyBurning wrote:
I've got frames and bits hanging up here that I bought in 2004 and have never done anything with.

Solution?

Why, I'm building a bigger garage of course!

:lol: :facepalm:


That's part of the problem as we're threatening to build a house extension that will actually reduce the size of my garage. :facepalm: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:12 am 
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mkone wrote:
:) most the things i was going to say have been said already, i like the one about finding a hobby, something else to spend your money on :lol:

Like a bad trip, just go with it! man 8)

btw, there are some nice Oranges on Ebay at the moment :wink:


That's the problem though, I don't have time to tinker and make use of my retro so in turn don't have time for another hobby. If I had something else to divert my attention I'd be alright. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:11 am 
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Fought valiantly to win them, despite overwhelming odds and great adversity, rescued form the clutches of the evil empire of the stripper flipper king......


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:23 am 
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PeterPerfect wrote:
Oh dear. It's like the Ipcress file. For those of you who aren't Michael Caine fans, look it up. You need the nail in the palm of your hand to withstand the temptation to crack!


Did you know that the coffee machine whirr at the start is in the same key as the music?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:34 am 
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I've managed this 8)

Rodrigues' top tips:

1. sell everything retro you won't ride regularly (at least once a fortnight) - if impossible keep your absolute favourite (but only one bike).
2. to make the above meaningful (in some way) keep a list of the money you've recovered and enjoy the feeling of treating your family to a nice holiday with the proceeds
3. delete the eBay / Gumtree / <insert random marketplace here> app from your phone - never re-install it
4. ride ride ride - commute, drag yourself out in all weather, meet up with mates, cycle to the shops / pub / physio etc
5. always aim to fix / restore stuff over buying anything new

on this last point - some inspiration: https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/09 ... e-obvious/
(points 3, 4 and 5 in particular)

be free now young ed 8)

(edit - I recognise this is a struggle and try to stay strong...at some point in the future i may break, and then will be on here seeking similar solace....please be gentle with me)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:13 pm 
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Hmmm. This thread escaped my attention earlier today: I was, er, um, well . . . Too busy buying a bike. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:34 pm 
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USE bundle of seatposts, clams and things . £40 posted :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:40 pm 
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As further proof of this, I bought the Overburys on the bay which was an impulse buy which is now for sale on here!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:14 pm 
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PeterPerfect wrote:
As further proof of this, I bought the Overburys on the bay which was an impulse buy which is now for sale on here!


Flipper, stripper or very poor impulse control? You decide.


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