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'I'm so happy, oh so happy '

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gbb, 8 Jun 2008.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    'I'm as happy as happy can be' :biggrin:

    God bless carboot sales....got me some bargains today...

    Two brand new Bikehut Kevar Weave hybrid tyres, still with the cards attatched....
    'How much are they ?'
    'How much do you want to pay'
    'Err, fiver for the two ?'

    Yep, that's ok...said the lady

    :thumbsup::biggrin::smile:;)

    Here they are, £14.99 each
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/...ryId_31420_crumb_33980_parentcategoryrn_31420

    Thirty quids worth of tyres....for a fiver.

    Also got a brand new, boxed Taya 9 speed chain, still boxed, although without the quick link for ....50p :tongue:

    Granted it's a cheap chain (i fink), but 50p :tongue:
     
  2. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    the chain's probably a fake, but it should still work.
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Nice to get a bargain gbb, it also makes me wonder how people end up with ths stuff for sale, unless 'it fell off the back of a lorry' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. bobg

    bobg Über Member

    Location:
    Crosby Merseyside
    Nice one GGB, you got my share of todays bargains. My new Campag Xenons STI's (£12 ) are made of plastic and tin and the new Acor clip on mudguards (£3 ) dont fit cos the seat stay's too thin ;)
     
  5. OP
    OP
    gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough

    Ive wondered about this in the past...i have seen (only once) a stall with a fair bit of new stuff on it...hmmmm.
    Then comes the moral dilemma...to buy or not.
    Of course you buy...if i dont someone else will, and i can't be sure if its legit or not anyway :biggrin:.

    Yesterdays tyres, a normal stall with just those cycling related items on....i'd quite rightly assume someone brought the stuff , never used it for whatever reason...sold it to get rid.
     
  6. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    People just buying stuff and then going off the hobby, I'd imagine, or change in circumstances. I've still got my entomologist starter kit but I'm never going to use it, which bugs me. I suppose I could fly-tip it.
     
  7. yenrod

    yenrod Guest


    Campagnolo ARE Ergo & Shimano are STi !
     
  8. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Pedant!
     
  9. OP
    OP
    gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    The carboot bargains continue :smile:
    This Sundays foray got me a brand new silver Alivio rear mech, still boxed, although the box is a bit tatty ...£2 :biggrin:
    I even found a chain splitter in the box...even better.
    Zefal 3 pump...fairly good condition...50p
    Haynes Bike manual...just a little tatty, slighly creased cover...£1.50

    Anything interesting out there for anyone else ?