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Help local people maintain there bikes or get involved in restoring bikes to send to developing countries. There are several organization that do this, just Google it.
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- young lady at work turns up on bicycle (after seeing mine) only some numpty has turned it into a pseudo single speed. I replaced everything with a nice old suntour group (cost me a day). Worth it just to see her ride to work 3 times a week.
- tip shop mountain bikes turned back around for friends.
- trying to rescue old 80s roadies, either broken down for storage or restored to rideable and handed on.
- friends of friends with busted stuff that is too small to take to the bike shop.
- my own bikes (cables, cleaning, tyres, tubes, spokes) it never seems to end but the mountain bikes are the worst.
- tandem stuff, the cheap ones are murder on wheels etc. there always seems to be something broken on a hard ridden tandem.
There just isn't enough time!
but really, that's rubbish. We get none of it because the choices are illusory.
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drubie wrote:There just isn't enough time!
You're a good man Drub'. Respect.
London Boy 29/12/2011
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The everyday MTB is the exception with busted spoke nipple on the rear wheel which is a PITA since it has just received a ghetto tubeless conversion. I have a spare wheel for it but it needs a new freehub. I have a spare spare wheel but it's a Maddux boat anchor.
Off to the tip shop later to find an appropriate frame to make a wheel building jig out of...and I am so dreaming of an excuse to get me one of these
So the answer is no because it distracts me from all the other fun I might be having...
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In the future perhaps... I can get them in the colour I want too.
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