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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:52 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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The Retro Roadie Pimp I tells ye!

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just look at what he waves under our noses!

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Even I, well known tight fisted git failed to simply ignore the steel delights on offer, got the shakes and just had to buy something...


beware... :shock:


:D :D :D :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:27 am 
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:D Which of his beautiful frames finally made you succumb?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:29 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Makrie wrote:
:D Which of his beautiful frames finally made you succumb?


an eddie merckx


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:25 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
The Retro Roadie Pimp I tells ye!

:D :D :D :wink:


You say ''roadie'', but initially I were only interested in mountainbiking and mountainbikes. That lasted for almost 20 years long. At some point I decided I were done with mountainbikes and also health issues forced me to do some more moderate touring, so roadbikes caught my interest and I started to ride them intensively. That is now only 2 or 3 years ago.

I took off collecting roadbikes at a much greater pace as what had been the case with MTBs. Like all I too have to deal with the usual constraints in money, time and space, so sometimes when something comes is another thing has to go. Also happenings like for example a move caused reinventarisations of what I really need.

The first roadbike I let go was actually a crossbike. It was about 2 years ago that I advertised below NR/Cinelli/Mafac/Turbo specced Guerciotti for if I recall correctly 135 euro shipped overhere. After many weeks of waiting still no takers :? In the end it sold to an in house architect from Amsterdam who considered it the right bike for visiting his clients.

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I think of all the bikes I let go I regret the Champion Mondial Time Trial (frame) the most. See picture below (I do not even have a proper pic of it :( ) That would have been so awesome finished with DA 7402, AX brakes, Syncros stem & Ti post and yellow Vredestein tyres. Fortunately recent acquires of two other CM TT machines prooved to be a good medicine to soften the pain a bit :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:28 pm 
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reinventarisations
now that's a great new word :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:30 pm 
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Is it? :D


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