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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:06 pm 
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It takes about 5 years or so for it to work through your system.

Then, when you finally have an empty garage, you start looking around for more and the whole shebang starts off again...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:19 pm 
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seems to be a 10 year cycle for me......need to get rid of stuff i just build "because it's there" and finish one of my decient builds

1 jump bike
1 lightweight xc rigid
1 f/s d/h bouncy bike
1 single speed

yet i only have 1 me!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Does stroking them count? :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Its one of those things where you spend time, blood, sweat and tears to get your first build done...then you realise how much you actually enjoyed that process and want to start over! Despite having and riding the bike of you dreams!...

...well thats where I am anyway!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:33 pm 
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Just go into the garage/shed, pick one and finish it. Use bits from the others if you have to. Then and only then pick another and move on.
Then you'll get the a point than you throw any bits you have left on a frame you have left and probably decide this is your fave bike and ride it most.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:38 pm 
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stewlewis wrote:
Just go into the garage/shed, pick one and finish it. Use bits from the others if you have to. Then and only then pick another and move on.
Then you'll get the a point than you throw any bits you have left on a frame you have left and probably decide this is your fave bike and ride it most.





thats about right......my mrs regularly says to me 'why dont you sell these ones?'......and then points to my favourite bikes that i use the most!.... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:39 am 
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widowmaker wrote:
Damn you Retrobike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ6_Svnf_Fk

Let me go! Let me get out of here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPw-3e_pzqU
:lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:46 am 
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stewlewis wrote:
Just go into the garage/shed, pick one and finish it. Use bits from the others if you have to. Then and only then pick another and move on.
Then you'll get the a point than you throw any bits you have left on a frame you have left and probably decide this is your fave bike and ride it most.


I tried this - I finished a build from a load of parts I had and was left with a stem, two cantilevers and a back wheel. So then started looking for a frame to make use of those parts, and needed more... and more... and more.... :facepalm:

Never mind "If It's Old School It's In", the forum motto should be "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here."


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:47 am 
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feetabix wrote:
stewlewis wrote:
Just go into the garage/shed, pick one and finish it. Use bits from the others if you have to. Then and only then pick another and move on.
Then you'll get the a point than you throw any bits you have left on a frame you have left and probably decide this is your fave bike and ride it most.





thats about right......my mrs regularly says to me 'why dont you sell these ones?'......and then points to my favourite bikes that i use the most!.... :D



Punch her in the face!! JK! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:50 am 
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I am having a bike playing day today as of the 10+ I currently own 1 is rideable. doh


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