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- Jul 17, 2022
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- Ashland Va
That is me for sure! Zero interest in following sports!
Same here!That is me for sure! Zero interest in following sports!
I tried that once in the 90's you could find high end to descent lowend and Junkers. free trash day. (pre internet/ Ebay) kids grew up wanted a car or just stopped riding bikes. so there old stuff sat at curb trash day as junk. plus at the time I worked at a bike shop. so any old parts or hole bike customers no longer. wanted to keep. I got free. so as a hobby. I drug them home cleaned and fixed them up. some I keep. but most I gave away free. to kids in need of a bike. but then I learned some flipped the bikes at Yard sales, swap meets and recycler IE news paper version of ebay. when I asked one parent what the H!!! he claimed his kid wanted a newer bike. so they sold the one I gave them free. to help pay for new bike. ya no that smelted of a lie. it took the fun/joy out of it. spent my time fixing it up making it nice. so they could profit on it. IE they had no money tied up in it. ( new tubes and other smalls) no time fixing it up. yet they got the cash. so I stop giving them away and sold them cheep. figured that if they buy it they appreciate it more.+1
I almost always lose actual money (cold hard cash) on many bikes. Putting them together and saving them from the crusher is the real value. I'd rather give them away sometimes in hopes they at least get a bit more use
I don't spend much money on drink anymore, I haven't gone to the show lately, I don't have any green fees to pay or clubs to buy. All the money I could be spending on recreation can be subtracted from the bike budget because really it's the entertainment budget I'm spending. Or something, it's basically justification for my actions"Calculate the fun into your profit column by subtracting from the entertainment budget." I like how that sounds, but I might need some extra help explaining how that works
I think I get what you're saying. I actually remember hearing this before, though I forgot if it was you or someone else who said this a while back. I admittedly lump entertainment, recreation, and bikes all into my "expendable funds." And given how little I've got to work with right now, if I had to spend that money on anything, I'd spend it on bike parts and the occasional bag of sour gummy worms before anything else. I don't go to a lot of events aside from the occasional car show (most of which cost nothing as a spectator,) I don't eat out, there haven't been any movies I really wanted to see in theaters for a while now, and I don't play or watch any sports. Admittedly, the only thing I'm regularly spending money on is gas, and even then I don't get my car out unless I need to and I can combine multiple stops into one trip. Plus my gas funds are separate from the expendable funds.I don't spend much money on drink anymore, I haven't gone to the show lately, I don't have any green fees to pay or clubs to buy. All the money I could be spending on recreation can be subtracted from the bike budget because really it's the entertainment budget I'm spending. Or something, it's basically justification for my actions
It's got a few tears, but overall it's not too bad.The seat looks to be in pretty good shape. Definitely something to work with.
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