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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    You ever bought a bike for no reason other than, “Just because”?

    Most of them 🙁

    tinsy
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    All of them..

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    The more thought I put into buying a bike, the less likely it is that I’ll like it.

    z1ppy
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    ummm, isn’t that how you choose bikes?
    Only (slightly) regretted one out of seven or so

    My old MsIsle was one of the worst bikes I’ve ever owned!

    Curtis was probably the most ‘just because’ bike when they were £200 on CRC. I’d just literally days before finished building a new Dialled Love/Hate but couldn’t resist returning to Curtis ownership for the same money I ended up selling the Love/Hate for…

    As I hoped, its turned out to be one of the best bikes I’ve ever ridden!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    definitely this one

    Premier Icon steveoath
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    z1ppy – I’m normally a check the spec, hunt down special offers and work from a shortlist kind of guy. Something about the aesthetics of this one appealed to me.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    its turned out to be one of the best bikes I’ve ever ridden!

    Mine too 🙂

    z1ppy
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    TBH once I’m sold on a bike, I only use spec/special offers to justify it 😉

    I know which bike I want next (kinda obvious from my posts), and it’ll be only lack of cash that stops me doing it… sensibly I know it’s hardly perfect, but I want one! (I’m hardly a serial bike buyer)

    Mister P
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    My coming bike has been ordered “just because”. I try to justify it as needing a winter road bike when in reality I don’t, I just fancy something new. Unless you absolutely need a bike then surely all of them are bought as a whim.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Purchased on a momentary whim….

    I think all drunken ebay purchases tend to fall into this category, don’t they?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    +1 all of them. Maybe not on impulse, right there and then, but yeah.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    No, my ‘just because’ price ceiling is about £40 🙂

    IvanDobski
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    Genesis IO – went into JD cycles to buy an Enigma Ti frame and left having ordered the IO having never seen one before.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Unless you absolutely need a bike

    Couldn’t live without one!

    pingu66
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    I thought that was the only way to buy a bike!

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Yep. I’d always fancied a long travel bike, just to see what it was like. One day I popped into Sunset Cycles, came out £1500 lighter wheeling a Patriot with coil front and rear.

    It was a dog on the climbs but something else on the descents. Problem is I’d take it on huge mountain rides to do the descents, and have to winch it up huge climbs.

    The air-sprung adjustable-forked one that replaced it on insurance is much better, 7lbs lighter!

    patriotpro
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    binners – that is nice. Reminds me of the old GT performer I had many moons ago.

    beaker2135
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    Surely you make investments with your head and buy bikes with your heart

    geetee1972
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    There are other reasons?

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    Sunn B-Mixx

    Just because.

    Sold now, but was loads of fun.

    rossi
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    Pashley Guv’nor just because I liked the look of it! Might shift it on along with a Giant Bowery I got on impulse and put monies towards a proper road bike.

    samuri
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    Yep. Every bike I ever bought was just because I liked the look of it. It’s probably the reason I have two fixed wheel CX bikes, a unicycle and an aversion to full suss bikes. (Amongst others)

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    No, my ‘just because’ price ceiling is about £40

    got an old DMR jump frame for 40 quid on eBay – got other bits and pieces in the £40 price range, now just waiting on cranks in the £40 price range to finish it off

    Premier Icon Steelsreal
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    was at bristol bike fest running some roller racing when the Ison van pulls up and out come some demo bikes including a horsethief….

    needless to say said steed went home with me and Pat at Ison went away with my credit card details…

    Went to Afan the next day had an over the handlebars moment on the Black run (long story) losing a couple of teeth in the process…

    Premier Icon steveoath
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    For whatever reason, I have taken a shine to the Orange MS Isle. Saw one on the ‘bay and went for it.

    You ever bought a bike for no reason other than, “Just because”?

    tonyd
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    Nope, although the wife might not agree. I always manage to come up with some weird and wonderful justification for any purchase, she tends to just humour me when I try to explain it to her.

    Duane…
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    Yes, this thing;

    It did get used though!

    jekkyl
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    sicko, do you thrap off to the chainstay too?

    khegs
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    Yeah, pretty much, went into evans at lunchtime one day, about a year ago, bimbling in with colleagues as one of them needed a bit.

    Somehow ended up walking out with a Fuji Classic track bike, which has been used pretty much daily since, and the cost per mile is already well below £1

    mojo5pro
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    Duane….excellent!! 😆

    plyphon
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    I was saving for a Canyon Nerve AM, saw a C456 for sale for a alright price, managed to barter down to a steal of a price, bought it because I fancied it. Not thought about a full bouncer since!

    Duane…
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    Oh, and after a few drinks..

    badllama
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    Yup my Spesh Status 1 some times regret it now as it’s a bitch on climbs but I just keep telling myself to get fitter 😀

    Plus after riding it the Enduro which I now have goes like a rabbit, at the time of buying the Status just wanted a longer travel bike from my 120 mm Camber 😕

    Premier Icon steveoath
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    @Duane – Those are my fave photos of the year!!

    _tom_
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    Yeah I bought my bmx because I wanted it. I now regret it as I never ride it and cant get it sold to make space for more mtb stuff.

    Mary Hinge
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    Lolz at Duane 😆

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