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i know times are tough for some people. in the last couple years i've amassed a pretty nice quiver of bikes, but this morning i found myself contemplating it. "i haven't ridden that bike in a month.......i could use the money. hmmmm?"
 

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Sold 3 bikes this year to pay for 3 new bikes. Does that count?
 

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i have not sold a bike this year to pay bills, 2 years ago my wife and i sold our bmx bikes to pay some bills.

this year i've sold other stuff to pay bills
surfboards, bodyboards, rock climbing gear, scuba gear, and some other stuff i feel a "passion" towards.
 

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ha. i did that too- part of the reason i haven't ridden a couple of the others.

current stable:
07 Turner flux
07 Turner RFX
Pereira custom Single Speed
Pegoretti Marcelo
Lemond Zurich- converted to a touring/commuter bike with xt rear drive train and cross fork

i don't really have any redundancy in the stable, but i haven't been on the RFX more than a couple times in the last couple months.
 

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carpe mañana
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Yeah I sold two of them after getting laid off in March. Luckily I found a job before I had to sell all of them.

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forkboy said:
Thought about it, but decided to sell a car instead.
:D i'm selling my car and using some of the money to fix up my bike.
i don't have a job so i don't need a car, if i need to go somewhere i have a bike

it's been about 15 years since i rode a bike everywhere i went, it feels strange doing it again. normally just jump in the car and drive 10 miles to where i need to go. now i gotta think it's gonna take about 2-3 hours round trip and my legs hurt already cause i'm out of shape.
good way to get back in shape though, saving the $50 a month insurance and $140 a year registration is cool though.

going for a 15 mile ride in about an hour. gotta bring back a christmas present
 

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Sadly yes....I had to part out a mtn bike to pay for school, but only because I built a new carbon hardtail:thumbsup:
 

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No... I'm working on my second million.







I gave up on the first. NYUCK NYUCK NYUCK NYUCK NYUCK !!
 

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Nah, just selling bikes to pay for a portion of other bikes. If I really needed money, I'd probably take on a boarder or get a second job.
 

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Yes, although not this year...I used to have a bunch of bikes of all flavors (road, cross, freeride, ss, XC, all mtn). Now down to my two "keepers". At this point pretty much sold off everything else I could.
 

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Live 2 Ride
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I traded a bike for a PC because I needed it for school. Ended up buying my Cannondale a few months later. Craigslist can be addicting.
 

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Back in January I made my last car payment & my last child support payment. :thumbsup: To celebrate my new found wealth I built a Yeti 575 from the ground up.

First week of February I got laid off :madman: Never saw it coming.

I ended up selling my other bike to help make the billz until the unemployment checks started coming in. Then rode that Yeti until they stopped. :D
 
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