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 Post subject: Re: How to Spend It
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:39 am 
rBoTM Winner
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Old Ned wrote:
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torqueless wrote:
Oh dear...

Not being a regular FT reader I have no idea whether this is a developing bubble or a bursting one..... either way I don't expect it to do me any good..

Bagpuss you may need to think that through before commiting to action... :)




Mrs B only has to look in the garage to know this {As far as I am concerned.} :facepalm: :oops: :lol:


Only the garage? Come on, your not trying! What about the shed, loft, cellar, spare room, conservatory etc. as well! :wink:



Aaha...well some while ago there were 5 bikes in the spare room 1 behind the settee in the front room{a rather nice 1948 RRA} the loft contained about six frames and about 20 pairs of mudgards.following a course of succesful therapy i managed to downsize.
The late mother in laws garage was also full of wheels and frames later on so was my late mothers....further therapy and a bemused estate agents sorted this out. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: How to Spend It
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:48 am 
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That is some loft. I showed the picture to the wife to prove she has nothing to complain about.


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 Post subject: Re: How to Spend It
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:51 am 
rBoTM Winner
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Wait I want to see the loft too


btw Mr. Bagpuss the photos of your mate's RRA you posted last month really made me want to acquire one. So thanks for being an enabler.

Steven


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 Post subject: Re: How to Spend It
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:06 am 
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Hardly saw any of the fitty last night - oo much Speedbicycle.com. Mind you, what's with the 7-pot drillium cranks on the '80 Raleigh?
http://www.speedbicycles.ch/pic.php?enr=425&pic=044


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 Post subject: Re: How to Spend It
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:20 pm 
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I don't quite see what I did there....


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 Post subject: Re: How to Spend It
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:54 pm 
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I've found the secret to having as many bikes as you can afford. Marry a woman who was a bike racer, and make sure she rides the same size bike as you do. Mine does, we even wear the same size shoes. This was all I could get in the photo, more in the shed I'm afraid to say. They say addictions are treatable, but why?


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 Post subject: Re: How to Spend It
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Very impressive and also good advice (i.e. marry a cyclist who is your size)

My solution, not particularly novel, was to buy, resell, repeat until I had the collection I wanted without taking any money from the family budget.


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