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What should you have kept?

Post by FLV » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:33 am

We might have done this thread but I couldn't find it.

Anyway, do you ever get to thinking, I should have kept that..... something

For me. Winters coming and as I think about winterising my bike I think of singlespeed but then also think...

Should have kept that rohloff and dropout.

Also, should have kept that ti kona. Twas nice too.

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by ton » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:44 am

my marbles.....lost them years ago.

bike wise......nothing. bikes are tools for adventures. if I need a tool for a certain adventure, I buy it. and sell it when it becomes surplus.
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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:52 am

My '78 Z1R springs to mind and I sometimes think I shouldn't have sold AW my Golite Shangrila 3 ... but she makes good use of it, so better than it gathering dust.
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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by voodoo_simon » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:02 pm

My Specialised Langster, the most fun I've had in a bike. By the end, everything was so worn out, that only the frame was worth keeping! Should have stored it rather than giving it away for free :roll:

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Scattamah » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:28 pm

Not bike related, but a Mesa Boogie Calibre22. Stupid to let it go.

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Dave Barter » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:37 pm

My T25 VW camper van
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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:32 pm

My T25 VW camper van
I had one of those ... can't believe how much I made when I sold it.

I'd like to add my collection of 70's / early 80's punk singles to the list too.
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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Ian » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:13 pm

Dave Barter wrote:My T25 VW camper van
We're planning on selling our T4. I have a feeling I'll regret it one day.

I've been eyeing up some lovely T2's. A poll of consenting adults in our household has ended in a split vote :|

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:15 pm

I've been eyeing up some lovely T2's.
Do you actually want to drive it anywhere above 55mph?
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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by ianfitz » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:34 pm

Ian wrote:
Dave Barter wrote:My T25 VW camper van
We're planning on selling our T4. I have a feeling I'll regret it one day.

I've been eyeing up some lovely T2's. A poll of consenting adults in our household has ended in a split vote :|
We sold ours a few tears ago. Regretted it to the point that we bought another one.

T2s do look great but very, very slow. Not actually much space in them and these days seem to be restored and very expensive or old ratty, in realisable. And still quite expensive!
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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Ian » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:43 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
I've been eyeing up some lovely T2's.
Do you actually want to drive it anywhere above 55mph?
I wouldn't be buying it for its performance characteristics :smile:
ianfitz wrote:
Ian wrote:
Dave Barter wrote:My T25 VW camper van
We're planning on selling our T4. I have a feeling I'll regret it one day.

I've been eyeing up some lovely T2's. A poll of consenting adults in our household has ended in a split vote :|
We sold ours a few tears ago. Regretted it to the point that we bought another one.
See, a real world experience. Indisputable logic that they're an essential item :-bd

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by ianfitz » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:55 pm

Ian wrote:
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
I've been eyeing up some lovely T2's.
Do you actually want to drive it anywhere above 55mph?
I wouldn't be buying it for its performance characteristics :smile:
ianfitz wrote:
Ian wrote:
Dave Barter wrote:My T25 VW camper van
We're planning on selling our T4. I have a feeling I'll regret it one day.

I've been eyeing up some lovely T2's. A poll of consenting adults in our household has ended in a split vote :|
We sold ours a few tears ago. Regretted it to the point that we bought another one.
See, a real world experience. Indisputable logic that they're an essential item :-bd
Just be clear it was the T4 that was sold, regretted and repurchased (not the same one though!)
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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by slarge » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:01 pm

We were going to get a T2, but after seeing loads we realised that for the money we were going to spend, I would spend more time fixing it than using it. So we got a T5 instead, bigger, more comfortable, safer, quieter, more reliable, cheaper to run, better in all respects. Still want a T2 though for when we're going nowhere fast!

Regret selling my Mk1 Escort. Biggest heap of rust this side of a scrapyard, but fantastic fun at under 40mph. Lust after them now, and one day I'll get one, forest arched, 5 link rear, a bit breathed on......

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Ian » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:49 pm

My Dad had a mk 1 Escort Mexico until my brother wrote it off. One of my all time favourite cars too :smile:

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Mike » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:08 pm

Regret every selling my cove hummer. It was vaguely exciting and would of made a great bikepacking bike.....damn it. Heres a picture of it when i took it to Nepal :sad:

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makes me sad to think i sold it, it was a fantastic bike and sold on a wim to a guy who got a bloody bargain.

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by gairym » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:16 pm

I regret going for pizza at Pappagones in Finsbury Park a few days after finishing renovating a '97 Kona 'Lava Dome' and having it half-inched from outside (two bikes, one either side of a lamppost and 4 locks between them).

I regret selling my 853 Inbred as it rode lovely.

I'm shortly going to regret selling my Cotic 'Solaris' as I love it but there's no other way to get my hands on a nice 29+ bike.

That's about it, fairly happy with the stable otherwise.

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by macinblack » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:17 pm

I'd like to add my collection of 70's / early 80's punk singles to the list too.
Never got rid of mine, not that I listen to them now, they sound far too tame.

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by johnnystorm » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:31 pm

Ian wrote:
Dave Barter wrote:My T25 VW camper van
We're planning on selling our T4. I have a feeling I'll regret it one day.

I've been eyeing up some lovely T2's. A poll of consenting adults in our household has ended in a split vote :|
Noooooooooooo!

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by frogatthefarriers » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:30 pm

1955 BSA BB32. Put it in px for a Reliant 3-wheeler van like Del Trotters but blue :-(
Wanted a car, but only had a motorbike licence.
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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:36 pm

1955 BSA BB32.
Clubmans trim?

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Zippy » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:46 pm

Ian wrote:
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
I've been eyeing up some lovely T2's.
Do you actually want to drive it anywhere above 55mph?
I wouldn't be buying it for its performance characteristics :smile:
ianfitz wrote:
Ian wrote:
Dave Barter wrote:My T25 VW camper van
We're planning on selling our T4. I have a feeling I'll regret it one day.

I've been eyeing up some lovely T2's. A poll of consenting adults in our household has ended in a split vote :|
We sold ours a few tears ago. Regretted it to the point that we bought another one.
See, a real world experience. Indisputable logic that they're an essential item :-bd
Not to forget that obviously it's going to be an appreciating asset, and therefore is just the same as putting the money in a bank account/savings account/ISA etc. etc. - which is obviously sensible, ergo it is sensible to buy a T2 :wink:

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:52 pm

Not to forget that obviously it's going to be an appreciating asset, and therefore is just the same as putting the money in a bank account/savings account/ISA etc. etc. - which is obviously sensible, ergo it is sensible to buy a T2
Have you seen how quickly they rust ... cracking investment if you've a centrally heated, air conditioned garage and never intend to drive it :wink:

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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Zippy » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:54 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Have you seen how quickly they rust ...
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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by Dave Barter » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:46 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
My T25 VW camper van
I had one of those ... can't believe how much I made when I sold it.

I'd like to add my collection of 70's / early 80's punk singles to the list too.
Luckily I kept those
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Re: What should you have kept?

Post by jay91 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:43 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Not to forget that obviously it's going to be an appreciating asset, and therefore is just the same as putting the money in a bank account/savings account/ISA etc. etc. - which is obviously sensible, ergo it is sensible to buy a T2
Have you seen how quickly they rust ... cracking investment if you've a centrally heated, air conditioned garage and never intend to drive it :wink:

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I've still got a 69" bug in garage somewhere :lol: brother-in law has got a t2 in mint condition he's scared about leaving it anywhere
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