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.
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
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