Re: [CR]Being Poor

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 15:33:38 -0500
From: "The Bike Stand" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Being Poor
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I lived off of old tires all the time. I would fix two tubulars and would keep one as payment I did not have to buy a tire for years. Steven Willis The Bike Stand 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-3330

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Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 2:37 PM
Subject: [CR]Being Poor

> John Pergolizzi said: When I started racing on the track in 1976, I had
> NO money and
> used used stuff across the board
> I've been poor too and scrounged what I could. I rarely throw anything
> away. I've got boxes of old
> cables, housing, nuts, bolts, broken parts, and used tubular tires. Back
> in my poor days, I used the
> flatted tubulars that I had repaired as either my spares (as most of us
> probably did) or I used them
> on my indoor trainer, until the tread literally came off. I also started
> my notes that became the Used
> Bike Buyers Guide. I no longer have to be so frugal, but I've
> not totally abandoned my being cheap practices, other than not using the
> trainer at all anymore!
> Saves wear and tear on my old body, although that isn't the reason.
> Lou Deeter, Orlando FL
> "Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of
> your life,"--Brooke Shields, during an interview to become Spokesperson
> for federal anti-smoking campaign.