It was a shock, the realisation that I've made the transition from 'rider' to 'collector', but I've done it and I'm actually quite happy about it.
For me it is about the same. I kept riding the old stuff, as I thought they were better, better looking and got soul. Later I discovered classified and auction sites on the internet and I saw everything went for ridiculously low prices, so money well spent I reasoned and soon I had a lot. About 2 yrs ago I smashed to the ground with my gold Miyata. I never fell, but now I fell very hard. Fortunately not much damage, but I weren't able to bike for several months. Since than I retired some bikes, the gold Miyata and my blue TrailRunner being 2 of them. I allocated funds to an e-stay Panasonic for everyday rides. My smash to the ground woke me up I am now a collector
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