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 Post subject: A retrobike epiphany
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:04 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I can't remember what thread it was on, but someone had commented that it's better to have one bike that you really appreciate than a bunch that you don't get that excited over.
It really struck a cord with me and got me thinking about what bikes I have, and which ones I really enjoy.
It's lead me to a decision to sell pretty much all of my retro bikes, and simply build up one bike exactly as I want it.
So, the clear-out has begun!
The bike I'm going to build will be a 1988 Overbury's Pioneer, exactly how I'd have specced it had I had the cash in 1988 :D


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 Post subject: Re: A retrobike epiphany
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:10 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: A retrobike epiphany
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:39 pm 
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makster wrote:
I can't remember what thread it was on, but someone had commented that it's better to have one bike that you really appreciate than a bunch that you don't get that excited over.
It really struck a cord with me and got me thinking about what bikes I have, and which ones I really enjoy.
It's lead me to a decision to sell pretty much all of my retro bikes, and simply build up one bike exactly as I want it.
So, the clear-out has begun!
The bike I'm going to build will be a 1988 Overbury's Pioneer, exactly how I'd have specced it had I had the cash in 1988 :D



So what are on the get rid list?? Surely not the vit t?


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 Post subject: Re: A retrobike epiphany
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:34 pm 
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I have to say I that is a refreshing view point and say here here.


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 Post subject: Re: A retrobike epiphany
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:39 pm 
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100% agree.

When I got back into cycling, I thought about what I liked BITD. Bought an LTS; Nice. Then a Kona came up that I lusted after when I was 14, and I realise I didn't want to ride the LTS anymore.

Now, I'm only looking for bikes/bits that make me tingle (should get a cream for that) and are either very special to me, or have other less tangible qualities.


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 Post subject: Re: A retrobike epiphany
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:45 pm 
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And what will you ride when it's broken, or in bits for servicing, or need to ride on the road, or go on a tour, or commute on?


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 Post subject: Re: A retrobike epiphany
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Exactly what led me to get married.


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 Post subject: Re: A retrobike epiphany
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Its making me look at my lot and think about a cull!!! Can be a cleansing experience but in my opinion, like marriage, you will get the 1 bike that you love...build it and ride it...then hanker for another! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: A retrobike epiphany
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:06 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Hmm, my Raleigh would be this bike, but I have had my butler since new and would never sell it, then I always wanted a muddy fox so that's my sorcerer, my Saracen was my dads for 20 years so its an heirloom and that only leaves the courier comp and that's not worth a lot and is a decent ride to boot. Looks like that idea doesn't work for me :)

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 Post subject: Re: A retrobike epiphany
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:24 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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The Vit is already in the for sale section Doug.
Next on the list is my 1990 Overburys Pioneer, and then it could be my 1986 Jamis too.
I want to get down to 3 bikes that I'll actually use.
I'll still have a modern hardtail, my rigid winter hack and then the 1988 Overbury's (when it's built!)


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