I've been bamboozled


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Kickstand3

I live for the CABE
May 16, 2014
1,832
5,018
Grapevine Tx
#21
I bought a two-speed Bendix hub for a 26” Schwinn project a while back.
I was working through the project when it was time to lace in the 2-speed hub and I couldn’t find it...
So....looked around with no luck, bought another hub and finished the project.
Wouldn’t you know it....a few weeks later when I wasn’t looking, I stumbled across the original misplaced 2-speed hub.
Now, common sense says....you got the hub you needed....the project is finished. Sell the hub you found and “recoup” your money spent to buy the second hub....Right?
No.....I am looking for another bike that I can build around the found hub....
Do I have “the sickness”...???
Maybe but also good therapy ! So
Enjoy the Ride!


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Mr. Monkeyarms

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 30, 2018
802
2,686
Colorado
#22
Please let me offer some perspective to help you deal with this feeling Mike. (Or anyone else it may help....)

1. Maybe if you didn't have such exquisite taste and style you could find run-of-the-mill, dime-a-dozen bikes in your collection. :p:p (Not likely!)

Or 2. On a per unit basis, how much time/money would you have invested if each of your sweet bikes was a car equivallent? Not to mention the space and additional cost requirement...

Hope you have found peace with your dilemma and can continue being a valuable asset to our community! ;):D
 

OLDTIMER

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 12, 2013
107
53
Great Lakes Area
#23
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Maybe but also good therapy ! So
Enjoy the Ride!


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Thank you Kickstand3.....
By the looks of my basement, I have been in therapy for a long, long time......
Their is an assorted 2-wheel family quietly living in my basement....and I am the only one that hears them talking......
On occasion, my wife asks me, “Who we’re you talking to down there”...???......and simply tell her, “I’m reading a repair manual out loud”......(and all the bikes quietly snicker......)
I would write here some more, but my wife just said it’s time for my medication.......in a minute or two, the Jimi Hendrix music will start playing.....la-la-la......
 

A.S.BOLTNUT

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 12, 2016
3,267
1,861
Corning Ca.
#25
I've been pondering the same realization for a few years in fact I saw a fellow caber who has some really nice bikes and often shows them on his deck of his place ,you can tell hes spent some good money on bikes but 8 once noticed a 60-70s El camino in the back ground ( dont wanna mention any names ) but it obviously needed some love and definitely a Paint job , when I asked about it he said he'd had that Car for a Very Very long time! , what's wrong with that picture ?


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OLDTIMER

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 12, 2013
107
53
Great Lakes Area
#26
If this is a real GTO Judge, the VIN plates are worth money. It looks rough and if it had been sitting on/over ground and you’re looking to restore it.....bankruptcy will occur real fast.
I wonder how many little critters and their poor families you’d displace...???
I would take the potential buyer out for a few tall Long Island Iced Teas before showing him the car.

I wonder how much Evapo-Rust you’d need...???...kinda redefines the word “patina”
 

49autocycledeluxe

I live for the CABE
May 29, 2017
1,189
2,126
59
fremont california
#27
I sold a GTO Judge in 1981 for $900.00. I had it 4 years and beat the crap out of it. good thing muncie 4 speeds ad Pontiac posi rear ends were plentiful and cheap at the time! about 6-7 years ago I saw MY CAR at a swap meet not even running for $12,000.00


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ssum2

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 16, 2014
116
204
southern ca 92857
#29
Ok the belvedere needs disc brakes but want to change the chief to white tires grips and klaxon horn o wait a minute good buddy sold me a 1916 Westfield at price I couldn't say no the 1965 fury needs tach replaced o bought the wife victrola to camouflage my spending I don't have a problem just like to rescue the old
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OLDTIMER

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 12, 2013
107
53
Great Lakes Area
#31
In 1993, I bought a frame-off, numbers-matching fully restored GTO Judge for $17.500. Showed & drove the car for 5 years. When bought, it was appraised for insurance purposes @ $23,200.
Did local cars shows and ISCA show circuit. All the trophies shared the basement crawl space with my “bike family”. Although it was an extremely nice, condition #2 car, it would driven regularly, taken to the drag strip and endless cruise nights.
I later sold the car for $26,500... probably the best investment in my life.
A big pain in the butt....way more tedious upkeep and harder on the wallet, but I would do it all over in a heartbeat.
(This car was used by the Danbury Mint to create their 1/24” GTO Judge replica.
They build a pain-staking replica, but their is an error and it if very hard to identify unless you are a total Pontiac GTO nut or the owner......)

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OLDTIMER

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 12, 2013
107
53
Great Lakes Area
#34
I went through the middle-age crisis thing as a lot of my other friends.
My first car as a teenager was a white 1971 Firebird Trans Am...Many, many good memories with that car.
My wife and I talked about getting a 70-72 Trans Am, but our son was young and the Firebird did not really have back seat.
My wife learned how to drive a 4-speed in a ‘67 GTO...and I explained it was a safe, full-frame car and it had a real rear seat.....so I could not sell her on a T/A, but she listened attentively about a 4-speed GTO, so I sold her on a 4-speed Judge....
(I guess the real deciding factor was sleeping in the bed with a GTO in the garage or sleep in the garage with a Trans Am......)
 

jacob9795

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Sep 21, 2014
922
2,074
Central Valley, CA, United States
#35
First you buy the asset, then you buy the fancy things things you like with the profits, that way you aren’t actually spending your own money.

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