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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:47 am 
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I have trod this path over the last year.

I found the best way to at least mitigate the guilt of all the spending was to sell loads of stuff I wasn’t using and play ‘Retro Bike’ with the proceeds.

Also I strongly advise a focussed approach to your spending.

Do you really need that mid-range Connondale or are you just interested because it’s a bargain?

Work out what you really want and stick to that. I also track the costs on a really basic spreadsheet. Sad I know but it makes it real when you see the costs add up.

And try to finish builds before adding to the pile in the shed.

Shiny components are great but always bite the bullet and get the frame straight first and/or linkage - suspension parts.

If you haven’t already invest in some proper tools and learn how to use them on your pub bike.

The more you can do yourself the cheaper and more satisfying it is.

Honestly once I got over the excitement of buying a couple of classics (Zaskar and an LTS) I’m now getting more enjoyment from taking my time.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:09 pm 
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Location: not close enough to Wales...
poweredbypies wrote:
Ahhh delivery to a mate or work ;)


What a good idea .... wonder why I hadn't thought of that one.....
Trouble is my wife is into her bikes and she's starting to cotton on to these miraculous free parts my mate keeps giving me ! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:48 pm 
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unkleGsif wrote:
Not having your own money, and everything being in joint account helps, I find


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Yup, I can vouch that this tends to cramp ones style.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:38 pm 
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dirttorpedo wrote:
unkleGsif wrote:
Not having your own money, and everything being in joint account helps, I find


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Yup, I can vouch that this tends to cramp ones style.


But. I now have more money than I ever have, and will soon own more than a few bikes


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:52 pm 
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Lots of good advice here!

I think I'm still in the Honeymoon period....

The reality will soon set in.

Must lock the computer and resist....:)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:09 pm 
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..and how did you know I was looking at mid range cannondale's...
Spooky :)


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