Do you ever miss a bike that you sold?
bluechair84 – Member
Intense 5.5! I sold it so I could move across the world following a woman. Bad idea, the bike was a much better ride and would have lasted a lot longer than we did. I don’t have the same attachment to my current bikes as I had to the Intense.
By that description, I can only guess you’re my old housemate, Aaron, and I claim my five pounds 🙂
How do?Posted 4 years agotowenMember
I really want to buy a road bike but the only way to afford it would be to sell two of my bikes (Soma B-side & a singlecross). I don’t use the B-side much at all as I favour my other MTBs more. Still, I’m stuggling to bring myself to sell it.
Do you ever really miss bikes that much? or is it a MTFU moment?Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I sometimes miss my old trailstar and I would miss my old 95 fire mountain, but then I got a 97 off of Retrobike for pennies, SS’d it and it is every bit as fun as I remembered it being.
Oddly I’ve not missed the more expensive bikes I’ve owned…
TBH Yes OP you do need to MTFU, bikes are simply objects, you don’t get so attached to your kettle but that possesion arguably serves you about as regularly and faithfully as a decent bike…
Bikes can be used, broken, replaced, exchanged or given away if you like, the main thing is that they are of some use/benefit to you.
If you ride for the enjoyment of riding, and if a bike’s not being used for riding then it should be in line for the chop…
All IMO of course…Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I miss my Soul, even though I (eventually) managed to find something just as good to replace it, and a little more suited to my riding. But we kind of bonded, I learned how to properly ride on that bike, everything from first black route to first xc race to first uplift.
And my yellow Mmmbop- though to be honest I was right fed up of it and it does absolutely nothing as well as the Ti, it was yellow.Posted 4 years agod45ythMember
It’s not so bad when you get rid of something to replace it with a similar item. I’ve only had regret when I’ve sold something to pay a bill or have spent the money on rubbish.
Any bikes I’ve missed have been because they served a certain purpose, rather than what model/make they were…I shouldn’t have sold my last hardtail!Posted 4 years agojwtMember
I sold my Mountain Cycle San Andreas frame, as I had a Five as well that did 80% of the things the SA did, I had been made redundant and needed the money. When I regret selling it I just remember my kids faces on that Xmas morning, and how they may have looked if I’d been skint.Posted 4 years ago
I can only imagine how it would have ridden with a CCDB……..no_eyed_deerMember
I’m currently building up number TEN.
I haven’t got time to ride them all any more, but yet I can’t bring myself to sell any one of them.
The guilt though, when they look up at me with their pleading eyes from within the bike room, is sometimes too much to bear.
😐Posted 4 years ago
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