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June 17, 2022, 10:32 a.m. -  Perry Schebel

the rafter frame collection is a side effect of riding bikes into the ground, rather than flipping every few years. either broken &/or worth nothing & we've developed a bond forged over years of experiences that overcomes the urge to recycle. the bits that i do hold onto have earned their place.  interestingly (or not), a few years ago i was into retro bikes for a bit, scouring CL for the trick late 80's, early 90's hardware i used to drool over in my primordial days of mtb. i picked up a pretty cool klein (fluorescent fade paint, cook bros cranks, bunch of syncros stuff), but ended up unloading it a couple years later; with no personal history / sentimental connection, holding onto it wasn't compelling (and it wasn't getting ridden enough to justify as a practical possession). a collector i am not, i guess.

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