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Something you want comes along f+f = Overpay a bit?

Old 06-10-20, 06:28 PM
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Something you want comes along f+f = Overpay a bit?

Itís really only paying $100 - $160USD over my normal base price for quality vintage steel framesets and is more unusual ( closer to rare ) - and apparently OK or better shape. With a headset.



DO YOU PAY UP OR PASS?
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Itís really only paying $100 - $160USD over my normal base price for quality vintage steel framesets and is more unusual ( closer to rare ) - and apparently OK or better shape. With a headset.



DO YOU PAY UP OR PASS?
Don't understand if there's a question here, make it so.
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Old 06-10-20, 06:39 PM
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If you want it and it will make you happy, buy now, decide whether to cull later. It's not like you're throwing 30k at a whim. (Right?)

Going a smidge above what you normally pay will make it feel special.
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Get it. I waited around too long and recently missed out on one I really wanted. So irritated at myself.
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And my birth decade, estimated 50s - but unconfirmed.
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it all evens out...

Recall that time or two you obtained something at a 20% bargain and factor that into the equation.
There you go.
The New Normal (N+1) math !
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If itís something Iíve been searching for, Iíd absolutely drop the extra coin. If itís something cool I stumbled upon but wasnít necessarily looking for, maybe not.

I looked a long time for a reasonably priced pink bike in my size. Found a pristine pink Schwinn Super Sport for auction on eBay. I won it and paid $301 shipped. Probably $100 more than I would have to pay locally and $150 more than the last Super Sport I bought. Worth it to me because it was exactly what I wanted and Iíd been looking for a long time.
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What could you do with the money that would be more fun?
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what everyone else said! And if you could likely sell it again for the same price you paid then all the more reason to feel good about the purchase.
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Originally Posted by grayEZrider View Post
Recall that time or two you obtained something at a 20% bargain and factor that into the equation.
There you go.
The New Normal (N+1) math !
Yes! I bought a Mercian frame for X, and I had just sold some parts for X-10, so in my version of the story, I bought it for $10.
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$100-$160 in the greater scheme of one's life is entirely meaningless.

Food on the table? Then no one gives an eff.
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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
What could you do with the money that would be more fun?
Well....

That kind of money goes a long way with North Ave hookers & blow.

just sayin .....
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Buy It, otherwise you’ll be on your deathbed someday, wishing you had. At our age, Time and experiences much more important then money.
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We're that terrible friend that won't talk you out of doing something dumb or nonsensical...


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Hmm. I know you have good taste in bikes. You ride bikes around my size I think. '50s you say? I think you should pass... and let me know where I can buy it!
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Fun?

i could use the money on a chrome SL fork, Pinarello if luck is with me.
Or
A really nice Campi hubbed tubular wheelset with VeloFlex or Vittoria G+ 25mms.
Or
3 Wolfpack tubular tires
Or
Bar tape, shorty brake levers, tires, tubes, repro decals, multiple cables + housing.
or
Campi 9 Ergo shifters refurbed and upgraded to 10.
Or
a nicer crankset for a vintage upgrade

shoot guys, do you instantly gratify all your desires? A bit Spendy on a dozen riders if all under-taken urgently.

Plus, I already have low priority projects with parts in-house.
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I just overpaid for a 1980s vintage Miele. I knew the price was high even when the seller lowered it some. However it was a particular Miele I wanted and to me was worth the price. To others, they might have passed on it. It all depends on what the bike (or component) is wroth to YOU.

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shoot guys, do you instantly gratify all your desires?
...i'm kinda old now, so yes. Of the bikes I have in the garage, I probably "overpaid" (by cheap ass bike forum member standards) by at least a hundred bucks on half of them. the other half I probably underpaid, so it tends to even out.
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Fun?

i could use the money on a chrome SL fork, Pinarello if luck is with me.
Or
A really nice Campi hubbed tubular wheelset with VeloFlex or Vittoria G+ 25mms.
Or
3 Wolfpack tubular tires
Or
Bar tape, shorty brake levers, tires, tubes, repro decals, multiple cables + housing.
or
Campi 9 Ergo shifters refurbed and upgraded to 10.
Or
a nicer crankset for a vintage upgrade

shoot guys, do you instantly gratify all your desires? A bit Spendy on a dozen riders if all under-taken urgently.

Plus, I already have low priority projects with parts in-house.
How does all that crap, compare with a rare vintage frame set, that you have been wanting? Doesnít sound like instant gratification to me, unless it really isnít all that rare.
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I pay. I'm pretty specific about the kinds of things I like so when I find it, i jump if it;'s at least somewhat reasonable. I definitely overpaid for the Super Course frame I just bought, but I've also been looking for a Nervex lugged super course frame in my size for about 6 years so to me, it worth the extra $40 I paid for it.
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How does all that crap, compare with a rare vintage frame set, that you have been wanting? Doesnít sound like instant gratification to me, unless it really isnít all that rare.
Tim

i hear your sentiment.....

but..........

a chrome SL fork for a 58cm '84 Pinarello Super Record is not junk.
specially panto'd parts are not junk
nice tubular wheelsets are not junk.

ok, the consumables and undetermined crankset are junky.

Funds for the Fleet highly rates 'keeping them on the road' as well as 'N+1 framesets requiring nice parts' not presently in the bins.
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Well Stu, you did ask.
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I ponied up 100 bux more than I would've in normal circumstances for the Bianchi without really thinking about it because it was a grail bike. I made the difference back (and then some), too, by punting a few parts I didn't need and substituting ones I already had.

In other words, it all washes out in the end. Money is to be spent. Enjoy spending some of it

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^^^ Exactly, I have overpaid for many of mine and would do it again, they are one of a kind to me, some are customs so there simply isn't another to wait for at any price and I have them and am enjoying them now.

The others that are not customs are "rare" enough to me for size, color, condition, age, etc. and some for price that they were bargains of a sort anyway, just getting my hands on them at all in a timely manner makes them worth it to me.

There have also been plenty of actual bargains as well so it all comes out in the wash.
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