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 Post subject: Belated Hello
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:56 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:18 pm
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I just realised I dived into the forum without introducing myself. How rude.

It's the usual story use to cycle a lot in my younger days, then stopped. Hit 40 and realised I was getting a tad portly, remembered how much I use to enjoy cycling. Bought an entry level MB joined a local club had a giggle and got fitter. Then five years ago had a major health issue and I couldn't ride. I sold the bike because I couldn't stand watching it deteriorate.

Now I'm ok'ish I found myself looking at bikes on Gumtree. I spotted something interesting for £15, so I googled it and Retrobike came up. Acording to the entry from the archives it was the only non BSO Townsend! :lol: With that I went to look at it, offered £10 and took it away.

So it's all Retrobikes fault!


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 Post subject: Re: Belated Hello
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:06 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 11:03 am
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Location: Sunny Glasgow
Buy something via one of the members to ride, and maybe look to do one project at a time.
Otherwise it can get a bit out of hand and you end up with bikes and bits you'll likely never get around to using or fixing. One at a time 8)

Naturally I dont practise what i preach :oops: Another frame arriving this week. And those new fox forks look nice.......see how it goes. And oh yeah, i need some bits for the clockwork.


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 Post subject: Re: Belated Hello
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:07 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Oh yeah. Hi :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:12 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
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It's a familiar story, pretty much how I found the Retrobike site, that was several years ago now, and many many bikes ago, but it keeps me interested in biking :D


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:30 pm 
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As above, old bike leads to google, google leads to Retrobike, Retrobike leads to garage full to bursting point with bikes, parts & projects.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:33 am 
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Stay AWAY.....its a money pit...its cheaper to buy a boat.


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 Post subject: Re: Belated Hello
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:33 am 
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No it's not! ! !

Well...

as long as you buy a _real_ boat. Something with a pool on top. It's easy to find one that cost more than my bikes did. :facepalm:

Oh! And welcome to the club!


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 Post subject: Re: Belated Hello
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:59 am 
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Thias wrote:
No it's not! ! !

Well...

as long as you buy a _real_ boat. Something with a pool on top. It's easy to find one that cost more than my bikes did. :facepalm:

Oh! And welcome to the club!



BOAT stands for Break Out Another Thousand :lol:

Just buy the one bike you always wanted bitd but could not have and be happy with that. ;)


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