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 Post subject: To Sell or Not to Sell
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I keep thinking about selling off my vintage bikes and buying a nice new modern 29er. But every time I look at all my little babbies I just can't bare to get rid of them.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:26 pm 
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Mehhh

Whatever ...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:28 pm 
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...and here was me thinking the 29er was stone dead, killed by a crushing new demand for the 650b! :lol:

I guess it depends whether you're thinking of selling ornamental bikes, or functional ones?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:36 pm 
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sell enough to pay for a 29er and keep the rest or keep them and just buy a 29er?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:57 pm 
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sylus wrote:
keep them and just buy a 29er?


I did this 8)

However, I then decided the garage was a mess and have decided to keep just 2 working retro bikes and one project, riding a 29er makes you realise how twitchy a retro mtb is (and slow) but I wouldn't sell all of them.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:17 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Well I have an 82, 83, 84, 85, 86 and a 92 Stumpjumper. Plus assorted parts bikes. It's a lot easier to get them stateside than in the UK. Let's face it, vintage bikes are great. Compared to modern suspension bikes they are not quite as good riding. They do make killer urban bikes.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:24 am 
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sell them and get a 200mm trail bike


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:45 am 
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do you REALLY think a forum dedicated to................................... Errmm RETRO BIKES is the right place to be asking this question :?: :?: :?: :?: :roll: :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:41 am 
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sell them.......to me! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:04 am 
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spike3 wrote:
sylus wrote:
riding a 29er makes you realise how twitchy a retro mtb is (and slow)


Hilarious!


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