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At what point does keeping things as keepsakes become a hoarding problem? Asking for my buddy that looks just like me. My mother-in-law is a hoarder. "someone could use it". Oh does someone want a broken coffee maker? "it could be fixed" she argues. By fixing, she means dismantling it partly on the dinning room table and leaving it there for a year. I guess it will fix itself the same way dishes clean themselves in the sink. "I’m soaking it". A water glass needs to soaked???
We saved a Kona Explosif for way too long. My wife rode it at speed into the side of a ditch. The fork looked straight as did the head tube but all other tubes were bent, some at acute angles with openings in the tubes. But hey, a one inch head tube was good slide hammer to seat 1 1/8 crown races. I’ve got cantilever brakes. Any takers? Front derailleurs including one with that weird direct mount that Santacruz used for about a week a while back. None of these things have any sentimental value that’s for sure. I can see holding on to a special rare bike, but I’ve never owned one. That’s a lot different than hanging on to useless crap like my buddy. Who looks like me. Did I mention he has front derailleurs for free? And bb’s that are only a little gritty. But someone could use them.
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