Do you ever count how much crap you have?

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Do you ever count how much crap you have?

Post by slarge » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:03 pm

15 spare wheels
12 rear mechs
7 front mechs
5 handlebars
and 10 or 11 bikes

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Post by The Cumbrian » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:07 pm

I'm going through that process now having moved house. Not really cycling equipment, but lots of outdoor kit. I'm selling loads of stuff and I'm amazed at how much good quality kit I've bought and found to be unsuitable for some reason, and then hoarded. On the plus side, it's turned out to be a bizarre, loss making savings scheme.

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Post by Mike » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:14 pm

:-bd selling it all slowly

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Post by Escape Goat » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:18 pm

I try not too. I may need it one day.
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Post by ScotRoutes » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:06 pm

Escape Goat wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:18 pm
I try not too. I may need it one day.
LOL. I recognise that madness :lol:

I've been ridding myself of some stuff recently. More will follow soon. Much more probably.

Although I also remember the first rule of manhood; he who dies with the most kit wins

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Post by Escape Goat » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:13 pm

I'll keep trying then!!
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Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

Post by Lazarus » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:46 pm

I do but most if it too good to throw out but not really of any use - 3 x9 speed XTR rings anyone?
My worst bit is having a seperate wardrobe for cycling gear - it has way more clothes than my actual clothes.

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Post by Piemonster » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:53 am

More will follow soon
Yes, do hurry up with that ... :grin:

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Post by Piemonster » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:54 am

As I’ve just found out, now is a good time to get rid of stuff. Seems to be a sellers market out there.

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Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

Post by Pickers » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:50 am

I went through the "getting rid of" phase a while ago, boxes and boxes of old stuff. At the time the Bristol bike jumble was my friend, I doubt that's running now though.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:04 am

I try not too. I may need it one day.
That is the reasoning of a young man and the reason we've all got piles of old crap. :-bd
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Post by Fat tyre kicker » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:06 am

Sold stuff but know wish I'd kept......now looking to buy them again... :shock:

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Post by numplumz » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:47 am

Lazarus wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:46 pm
I do but most if it too good to throw out but not really of any use - 3 x9 speed XTR rings anyone?
My worst bit is having a seperate wardrobe for cycling gear - it has way more clothes than my actual clothes.
YES, I still use the XTR960 triple daily, rings not easy to come by now.

Steve all that crap comes in useful in later years, I'm surviving on all my old crap since I quit work. And don't even start on how many tyres :roll:
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Post by AlasdairMc » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:45 am

I only ever consider it to be a problem when I’ve got more than a bike’s worth of spares. Thankfully I’m still at least a frame and fork short of that, but I have a fair few random wheels dotted around.

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Post by Cheddar Man » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:02 pm

No, I have not counted or valued how much 'stuff' I have got. I am too scared :shock:

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Post by slarge » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:37 pm

Good to know it’s not just me. Found a dynamo and voltage control box from my first car (mk1 escort) in one box. Got to be worth a small fortune to someone. Lawnmower engine with knackered main bearings - just in case I might need it. And so much bike kit - I could set up my own cycle repair business I think!

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Post by Lazarus » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:47 pm

I still use the XTR960 triple daily, rings not easy to come by now
Sadly its a set from a M970 crankset so wont fit
My 960 is "jonesed " and used on the Single speed - not that easy to get the middle ring but not as hard as the rest

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Post by ton » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:35 pm

i buy things i want and sell em straight on if i dont like em orf they dont works for me.

therefore i dont accumulate much rubbish stuff.

cant see the point in keeping things that you might use in 5 or so years or maybe never.

sell it and buy something else

money is only any use when being spent.

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Post by numplumz » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:27 pm

Lazarus wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:47 pm
I still use the XTR960 triple daily, rings not easy to come by now
Sadly its a set from a M970 crankset so wont fit
My 960 is "jonesed " and used on the Single speed - not that easy to get the middle ring but not as hard as the rest
Ah M970 got one of those too on a worthless 26" Ibis. I just sold a lovely Pace with my Jonesed 960 and might have some US custom made single rings for one. Could be a trade 😁
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Post by htrider » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:58 pm

Just be glad your not into old motorbikes

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Post by RIP » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:50 pm

Got too much crap? It's not your fault, you're off the hook, you've been manipulated into it. We know all that, but interesting to hear it again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnPmg0 ... e=youtu.be. Just watched it.

Now where's that patio heater / leafblower / banana holder / bellybutton hoover / gravel bike got to.....
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Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

Post by BigdummySteve » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:45 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:50 pm
Got too much crap? It's not your fault, you're off the hook, you've been manipulated into it. We know all that, but interesting to hear it again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnPmg0 ... e=youtu.be. Just watched it.

Now where's that patio heater / leafblower / banana holder / bellybutton hoover / gravel bike got to.....
Just watched episode 1, very interesting especially the Nazi party stuff, of course I feel duty bound not to believe any of in case I’m being manipulated :wink:
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Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

Post by techno » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:27 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:50 pm
Got too much crap? It's not your fault, you're off the hook, you've been manipulated into it. We know all that, but interesting to hear it again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnPmg0 ... e=youtu.be. Just watched it.

Now where's that patio heater / leafblower / banana holder / bellybutton hoover / gravel bike got to.....
Like bill said:
https://youtu.be/HUd6ARKcPS0

Also, Adam Curtis has a new series on the way :YMPARTY:
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Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

Post by BigdummySteve » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:28 pm

Just finished ep3 one of the final lines is “ while these new beings felt liberated they had become increasingly dependent for their identity on business” :shock:
In favourite scene in ‘ The life if Brian’ is where Brian tells the gathered crowd that “You’re all individuals” a lone voice pipes up saying “ I’m not!”
It seems the marketing people have even got a category for him and a way to sell him stuff.
We’re all doomed.

Well worth watching.
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