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Oh b****r, what have I done?

jpembrokejpembroke Posts: 2,569
edited March 2008 in Road general
I just sold my Pompino. I advertised it and someone actually emailed me and said they wanted to buy it. When I advertised it I never realised that would happen. So, then I emailed him with some more details and a photo of the bike. And he then emailed back and said he'd come round on Saturday to collect. This really put the wind up me so I emailed back and told him I couldn't go through with it. He then emailed back being all very understanding saying that if I changed my mind then please get back in touch, which I did, for some reason, this morning. What was I thinking? I got all rational: "You don't ride it enough, someone else could get far more use out of it, it's taking up space in the shed". Now he's emailed back and he still wants it and he's coming to get it next week.

Shall I go on holiday or move house or something? This is all wrong isn't it?

B****r!
I'm only concerned with looking concerned

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  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    I suggest that you go and sit quietly in the silly corner and reflect upon your actions.

    It won't help, but hey it might SEEM as if it should.
    d.j.
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
  • rustychiselrustychisel Posts: 3,444
    Duffer. :oops:
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    I\'m only escaping to here because the office is having a conniption
  • rdaviesbrdaviesb Posts: 566
    Be riding it when he comes round.
  • jpembrokejpembroke Posts: 2,569
    Yeah, wait until he shows up and then just sprint off on it, him running behind me shouting "wait, come back"

    lol. Cool idea.
    I'm only concerned with looking concerned
  • don_dondon_don Posts: 1,007
    Its alright J, they are bringing out a titanium Pompino soon. Here is your excuse for the, ahem, upgrade :wink:

    A prepared excuse for the other half: "Very difficult bike to get hold of, buyer desperate, gave me more than it was worth" etc etc, may be useful.

    Followed by: "titanium, yes, much cheaper these days, bulk purchase by On-one, savings passed on to consumer" etc etc, may also be advisable.

    Sadly, I am not selling my Pompino so I can't engage in any of the above myself :(
  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    don_don wrote:
    Its alright J, they are bringing out a titanium Pompino soon. Here is your excuse for the, ahem, upgrade :wink:

    A prepared excuse for the other half: "Very difficult bike to get hold of, buyer desperate, gave me more than it was worth" etc etc, may be useful.

    Followed by: "titanium, yes, much cheaper these days, bulk purchase by On-one, savings passed on to consumer" etc etc, may also be advisable.

    Sadly, I am not selling my Pompino so I can't engage in any of the above myself :(

    we have 2 Pomps and i'm hoping that my employers are going to get the Cycle 2 work scheme as there might be a Ti Pompino (or 2!!) purchased - as commuting transport you understand. then I'll let my steel ones go.

    Seriously, if you don't ride it, let it go and if you miss it you can always get another.
    M.Rushton
  • gkerr4gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    don_don wrote:
    Its alright J, they are bringing out a titanium Pompino soon. Here is your excuse for the, ahem, upgrade :wink:

    A prepared excuse for the other half: "Very difficult bike to get hold of, buyer desperate, gave me more than it was worth" etc etc, may be useful.

    Followed by: "titanium, yes, much cheaper these days, bulk purchase by On-one, savings passed on to consumer" etc etc, may also be advisable.

    Sadly, I am not selling my Pompino so I can't engage in any of the above myself :(


    oh - you are very good at this - clearly years of practice.
  • AAAARGH a Ti Pompino. I was working towards a retro Cinelli with Record Pista as a mid life crisis buy! But now...

    Still not as bad a feeling as having sold the Pompi :shock:
    Neil
    Help I'm Being Oppressed
  • rendorendo Posts: 194
    My pomp is the first bike i've owned which i don't think i'll ever be able to sell. I've owned it since they first came out and never quite been to happy with the 135mm spacing. but everything else is superb, the fact that it takes mudguards and a rack makes it perfect for all year use.
  • jpembrokejpembroke Posts: 2,569
    edited March 2008
    Well, the Pomp is now a memory. Bit sad but I hadn't ridden it much since I stopped commuting. Top of the bike agenda now is to build a new, lighter, faster, 'cross bike for next season.

    I reckon I'll miss that Pomp though.
    I'm only concerned with looking concerned
  • rdaviesbrdaviesb Posts: 566
    ..now then....

    Shall we run a sweep on how long it takes before he succumbs again!!!!!!
  • jpembrokejpembroke Posts: 2,569
    Stop it


    :cry:

    she was so beautiful.......so beautiful
    I'm only concerned with looking concerned
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