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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:22 pm 
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Location: Cambridge
grip shifts I hate them so every time I get a bike with them on I change them. I have a box full


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:41 pm 
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Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:55 am
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Location: Dorset
Front mechs :facepalm:

And I cant throw away valve caps or jockey wheels :)

Got jars of them :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:19 pm 
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Location: Heathfield, East Sussex
Forks, mostly of the bouncy variety...

...far more than I have bikes to potentially fit them to! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:01 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
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Location: Aberdeen
Handlebars, of every colour imaginable :facepalm:

The thing is though, I see it as an investment, many retro parts aren't going to lose too much value, in fact they may gain in value slightly, so it's just stored up capital that can be released by selling the items on again.... or at least that's what I keep telling myself when I buy yet another retro item I have no immediate use for :roll: :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Location: Ontario, Canada
Syncros seatposts

ATI Tomac grips


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:17 pm 
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Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:24 pm
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Location: London
In my opinion the Retrobike illness has led members to believe they accidentally hoarded mass amounts of retro components by mistake.

For example, keeping redundant NOS components just in case the installed one wears out.

Not likely for members that own many bikes.

It's no accident.. Lol ;-)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:23 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Location: California
jimo746 wrote:
Handlebars, of every colour imaginable :facepalm:

The thing is though, I see it as an investment, many retro parts aren't going to lose too much value, in fact they may gain in value slightly, so it's just stored up capital that can be released by selling the items on again


I with you on this one. None of this stuff is going down in value and some of it has appreciated nicely over the last 10 years or so.


Plus I guarantee that as soon as I sell some bit I will end up needing it for my next project.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:27 pm 
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Location: London
"Plus I guarantee that as soon as I sell some bit I will end up needing it for my next project."

Absolutely my worst nightmare thought!!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:08 pm 
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....I have a large bag of DX,XT and other canti brakes! Must be 10 sets!...and tyres! But everyone has loads of tyres right?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:39 am 
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Most of my hoarded stuff ended up on frames that I sort of hoarded......

Does that count?

Or am I just hoarding bikes on purpose?


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