>>1375840>Damn, that's not normal>>1375841>If he likes building them so much, he should be working or owning a bike shop
hear me out, a month ago I sold an old Campy seat post, talk to guy on phone how to ship it etc., we start talking about bikes, he tells me he has 40.
All of them build like "from factory" for instance this campy post goes on his steel bike with Campy groupset, rest are never mismatches, he tells me all the frames are solid 90s and 80s bikes.
Then, yesterday I meet up with the guy who buys some older handlebar, we start talking...80 bikes
he isnt even like a "lifestyle cyclist" go to to work type, just likes building them and collecting them also seems like a normal, socialized person, has a family, likes his job etc, there seems to be an underground scene of boomers who collect bikes like watches.
someone explain this phenomennon, Ive noticed it developing in people who work at bike shops...