Monday, August 03, 2009

eBay mania

A week or so ago I decided to clear out some cycling clothes and bits and pieces that I don't use anymore. I don't know anyone near here who may have wanted or needed any of it so I put it all on eBay. Some in bundles of shorts and tops together and all with honest descriptions of them. The auctions all ended yesterday evening, and to my utter amazement, I am now £413 (plus the shipping costs which somehow even themselves out with what I charged) better off.

I am so amazed at what people are prepared to pay for old jerseys, sunglasses and other odds and ends that I think I'll have a more thorough look through the basement to see what else I can sell.
MK will be the first to point out however, that this is not really going to give our bank balance a great boost because I need the money to finance yet another bike project (the first in almost a year I might add).
The Cannondale is going to be stripped and the parts are going onto this:

I know that the readers of this blog fall into two categories: Those who understand why I would want to do this and don't need any kind of explanation and those who don't understand why I could possibly want (I know I don't really need) another bike and will never really understand or accept any explanation. I won't let this stop me though...

I am really happy with my Cervelo that I got last year, I don't suffer with back ache, it rides beautifully and looks great. The Cannondale, on the other hand, was bought in something of a hurry (1 day during our honeymoon) because it was cheap and doesn't ever seem to have fitted me properly. I have ridden it a lot, but never really felt truly at home on it, perhaps the best way to explain is that I feel as though I sit IN the Cervelo and ON the Cannondale.

Anyway, this will be my bike for riding during the winter and on the trainer and for travelling around and about when I don't want to risk damaging by beloved R3SL. You'll understand that or you won't :-)

1 comment:

  1. I thought that it was a clothes airer!
    2 parcels - one looking very much like your bike frame - have arrived.
    No VAT demanded.
    Will you set up an e-bay selling account for me in August?