What happens to your bikes when you die

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by derrick, 14 Nov 2017.

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  1. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Prompted from another thread.
    Am lucky my other half knows the value of them. but i am hoping they will get handed down to one of my granddaughters.
    where would you like to see yours go.:okay:
     
  2. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    They're coming with me. viking burial ship.jpg
     
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  3. Threevok

    Threevok Carpe Rotam

    Location:
    South Wales
    If I cannot take them with me, then I'm not going
     
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  4. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    I'd like to be buried sat upon my bike... just like Tom in Psychomania.

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  5. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    When your average cyclist that I know kicks the bucket, all that's left is a big collection of old fashioned bikes that the young team wouldn't be seen dead in. (if you pardon the pun) You may think it's cutting edge carbon right now but when your gone some wee weirdo, is raging at you cos you didn't bin your own crap before you shuffled off this mortal coil.
     
  6. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    I'm not so sure. They could be desirably Retro by then.:becool:
     
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  7. annedonnelly

    annedonnelly Girl from the North Country

    If you know what you want then put it in your will. Saves anyone arguing about it later.

    I'll state that if I have anything usable it should be donated to a cycling charity.
     
  8. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Naw, just naw. :okay:
     
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  9. lazyfatgit

    lazyfatgit Veteran

    Location:
    Lawrence, NSW
    I suppose if none of my friends wants them (I’m bigger than most of them) then someone will offer to flog them on gumtree or see if anyone in the club wants them.
    Doesn’t worry me. I tend not to accumulate too much stuff since I left th UK, despite having way more space. So the mrs won’t have too much else to get rid of.
     
  10. I like Skol

    I like Skol I'm adamant I haven't got any PPI....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Not bothered.
     
  11. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I was always an admirer of Spike Milligan, and he reckoned if you bounce your last check, you have timed it about right. :laugh:

    Mines will be sold long before they become worthless to pay for all my Werther originals.:thumbsup:
     
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  12. Will Spin

    Will Spin Senior Member

    Mine will become bean cans and plastic supermarket bags.
     
  13. ORO

    ORO Active Member

    Well if it's Carbon Fibre the best you can hope is someone will hang it on the wall. Would anyone risk riding a ancient Carbon Fibre bike?
     
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  14. User33236

    User33236 Guest

    Just make sure the person looking after your affairs when you are gone knows what you actually paid for the bikes and not what you want them to believe you paid.
     
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  15. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    Mine will be entombed with me for all eternity in the inner sanctum of my necropolis.
     
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