Old, nice bike. What to do?

Alex99
Alex99 Posts: 1,407
edited May 2017 in Your road bikes
Hi all, I have a frame not currently built up, but it's nice (R531 Major Nichols from about 1960, with curly filed out lugs, blah blah blah). It was my first road bike, well second hand by the time it came to me. It's in good shape, but can't decide whether to ride the hell out of it until it dies, or hang it on the wall. Can't sell it. Seems rather sentimental, non? Bikes are for riding.

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  • fat daddy
    fat daddy Posts: 2,605
    ride it until it dies .... then hang it on the wall
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Alex99 wrote:
    Hi all, I have a frame not currently built up, but it's nice (R531 Major Nichols from about 1960, with curly filed out lugs, blah blah blah). It was my first road bike, well second hand by the time it came to me. It's in good shape, but can't decide whether to ride the hell out of it until it dies, or hang it on the wall. Can't sell it. Seems rather sentimental, non? Bikes are for riding.

    Last sentence answers your question.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • fenix
    fenix Posts: 5,437
    Sell it to someone wanting an old bike for this : https://eroicabritannia.co.uk/

    I sold an old peugeot for almost as much as it cost me. I don't really see the attraction myself but whatever floats your boat.
  • Alex99
    Alex99 Posts: 1,407
    Fenix wrote:
    Sell it to someone wanting an old bike for this : https://eroicabritannia.co.uk/

    I sold an old peugeot for almost as much as it cost me. I don't really see the attraction myself but whatever floats your boat.

    Might have to man up and sell it to someone with a moustache.
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Never sell a bicycle. Ever.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    When you struggle to get your bike out of the garage due to the number of bikes in there, it may be time to think of getting rid of a couple.
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,533
    cougie wrote:
    When you struggle to get your bike out of the garage due to the number of bikes in there, it may be time to think of building a bigger garage.

    FTFY
    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    cougie wrote:
    When you struggle to get your bike out of the garage due to the number of bikes in there, it may be time to think of getting rid of a couple.


    Wash your filthy mouth out. You don't come down here and talk like that.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    I've pruned my collection down to the bare bones now. Just the five bikes. I think that's reasonable.
  • 47p2
    47p2 Posts: 329
    cougie wrote:
    I've pruned my collection down to the bare bones now. Just the five bikes. I think that's reasonable.

    How can one survive with only five bikes?
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    I have 9 in the garage, a couple of projects in the loft, quite a few more frames.

    Bike for every occasion: s/s, winter bike, good bike, slicked MTB for cruising, knobbly MTB for instruction, cx bike, retro, etc etc.

    Boxes of components that I constantly trip over.

    Never throw anything away - it always comes in handy.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.