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A bike you will never sell

Old 03-31-19, 09:41 AM
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None of my bikes are anything special or collectible so yes I would sell them for the "right" price, which would be way above market value. I'd be stupid not to. But in reality I wouldn't get much for any of them and they are worth more to me than what I could sell them for.

So, yes in theory. No in practicality.
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Old 03-31-19, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
don't let ur wife find out about ur 14 loves
oh, she knows! And she only rolls her eyes a little bit. She knows that bikes make me happy.
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Old 03-31-19, 10:57 AM
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Answer pending... wait for my Estate sale ..
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Old 03-31-19, 11:46 AM
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How about one that I never wanted to give away, but had to. 87 Peugeot PGN10. At 56cm, it was too tall for me. I still tried to ride it for 30 years. I bought it new from the showroom floor too. But I gave it away...to my daughter's friend with the agreement that I could borrow it any time I wanted. I admit, I teared up giving it away.
My current bikes are good, but nothing that I cared about as much as I did for my old PUG.
Anyone have a 52cm Reynolds 501/531 Peugeot from the 85 or newer they are looking to get rid of?
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Old 03-31-19, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Aubergine View Post

oh, she knows! And she only rolls her eyes a little bit. She knows that bikes make me happy.
Your wife is a good one.
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Old 03-31-19, 01:28 PM
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The '84 Pug PH10 that I bought new. It was a great bike then and it's still a great bike today. And it's my one and only bike.
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Old 03-31-19, 03:22 PM
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I have a 84 Fuji Club, while the components are just midgrade Suntour ARX they work great, and the bike rides very nicely, not sure if that's the result of the quad butted tubing or not, and it's lightweight for the era at around 20.5 to 21 pounds for a 58cm frame; but that's a bike I won't sell because it fits me like a glove, and for it's rock steady reliability.
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Old 03-31-19, 03:31 PM
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I wish I was smart enough to value my early 80’s Stumpjumper. I sold it for the money to buy a motorcycle, which I also wish I still owned (Honda CB750f Super Sport). It’s only sentimentality that I wish I still had them, and I could easily track down replacements but they wouldn’t be the same.

There’s always room in my stable for a steel framed Allez but I’ve turned over about 5 - 6 over the years. My AWOL Expert is certainly a keeper. It’s so versatile I can set it up to do damned near anything with it, and I doubt Specialized will ever make a frame like it again.


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Old 03-31-19, 04:53 PM
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I have a custom built Titanium Road bike built by Tom Kellogg at Spectrum cycles. It was built in 2001 with Campy Chorus and Record components. Fit is still great and rides beautifully. Tom Kellogg is retiring later this year. Spectrum will be no more. I know the world has gone Carbon Fiber, but I love the bike and donít have room in a NYC apartment for another. Maybe in a few years when my kids move out I will get a heavy duty Touring bike
with racks, a Rohloff hub and a belt drive.
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Old 03-31-19, 05:18 PM
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Built this last year in a frame building class. Fits me perfectly and I spent many hours building it, so I can't imagine ill ever part with it.
I'm happy with all my other road bikes too, but will slowly eventually move them on as i collect other frames to try out so 've that is part of the fun of this hobby- trying different frames and builds.

I'm feeling like Indy at this point, seeing as how this is the 3rd time I've posted the bike in a week. Cue his cerakote frame...
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Old 03-31-19, 05:32 PM
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@SpectrumTi -- A gorgeous bike, that.

To the OP's question: Never say never.
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Old 04-01-19, 11:59 PM
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I have a Tom Kellogg 1992 Merlin full campy. Just a beautiful bike to ride and look at in my humble opinion. A keeper.


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Old 04-02-19, 02:29 AM
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Never, is a long time.
Have a Gunnar Roadie with custom sizing and selected components,
Can ride it for hours, comfortably.
Doubt I would part with it ?
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Old 04-02-19, 05:38 AM
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My 1988 Cannondale Criterium Series. Fits me like a glove. with 31 years of flawless service. Sell? Never!




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Old 04-02-19, 07:37 AM
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In the spring of 1980, I used my tax refund check to buy a Centurion Super Elite, for $400.00. 22lbs of steel riding pleasure(with 27 inch wheels!). My friends all thought I was nuts for spending $400 for a bike. Later that year I drove from NJ to Ca and back in my 1968 VW, with the bike on a rack I got a a flea market for $10.
I still have the bike, and have upgraded a few things, BB, headset, changed from a five speed to a six. I used it to ride my kids around in the baby seat(that had an interesting effect on the ride). I still ride it from time to time, it reminds me of how far bike tech has changed when I have to reach the down tube to shift, then then tune the friction shifter.
I'll never get rid of that bike.
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Old 04-02-19, 09:07 AM
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Old 04-02-19, 09:12 AM
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In the spring of 1980, I used my tax refund check to buy a Centurion Super Elite, for $400.00. 22lbs of steel riding pleasure(with 27 inch wheels!). My friends all thought I was nuts for spending $400 for a bike. Later that year I drove from NJ to Ca and back in my 1968 VW, with the bike on a rack I got a a flea market for $10.
I still have the bike, and have upgraded a few things, BB, headset, changed from a five speed to a six. I used it to ride my kids around in the baby seat(that had an interesting effect on the ride). I still ride it from time to time, it reminds me of how far bike tech has changed when I have to reach the down tube to shift, then then tune the friction shifter.
I'll never get rid of that bike.
very cool story
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Old 04-02-19, 12:45 PM
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I have sold one bike. I didnít regret it. I regretted that I put time and a little money in it first ( thinking I would keep it ). But I have too many bikes. I was looking through them over the weekend thinking of thinning the herd but I canít come up with one I feel comfortable selling. Anything I did sell would be a money losing proposition. There are no tall people in the family to gift one to either. I doubt if I could come close to what I have in any of them. But when I die they will probably get hauled to Goodwill or something.
I told my wife she needs to come HERE when Iím gone. Maybe that way at least some might go to a good home.
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Old 04-02-19, 12:54 PM
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Never sold a bike - always give em away to family or friends. BUT the Zenetto stays with me till death do us apart.
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Old 04-02-19, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Built this last year in a frame building class....
Looks like you did a fine job. She's puuurdy.

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Old 04-12-19, 05:07 AM
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my '98 Ibis Ti Mojo

I'll never sell my titanium Ibis Mojo. Lusted after a titanium bike while a poor college kid so when the opportunity came along to purchase one I did. It originally came with caliper brakes but a couple years ago I stripped it and sent it off to have the brake studs lopped off and new disc brake tabs welded on. Now it's my pavement bike when I throw on a spare 700c disc wheelset and ol skool trail bike when I put on 26" disc wheels on. For a 26" bike it rides pretty decent for some of the trails I take it. The look of brushed titanium is just so chichi.
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Old 04-12-19, 09:24 AM
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I might have a hard Time selling my 1 off touring bike because it is not a name brand & my internet skills are lacking to advertise it ..
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Old 04-12-19, 11:19 AM
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I've learned that...

...the bike I will never sell is the same bike as I will never own. In other words, I've already sold the bike that I will never sell. As for the bikes I currently own that I'll never sell, I'm pretty certain to sell them one day...unless I'm already dead.
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Old 04-12-19, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
I have an 83 Team Fuji that I bought new in 84. I suspect I'll have that bike till the end of my days.
I had an '82 Team that was a delight to ride. Pretty to look at, too. I sold it. Drats...
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Old 04-13-19, 03:55 PM
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I have my Dad's custom ordered 76 Paramount P10-9, full 531, full Campy. It's a size too big for me. It's not going anywhere. When I die my kids can fight over who has to take it.
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