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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2017, 10:10:21 PM »
I bought a set of used front brake discs for $40 recently, versus ten times as much for new ones. I figured that means I'm closing in on true rock bottom 'frugality'. They apparently have only 7000 miles on them and it seemed like a worthwhile gamble.  I'm now awaiting delivery on Monday.

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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2017, 10:32:06 PM »
I'm so cheap I rent the vowel.

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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2017, 09:21:34 AM »
Like when my wife says its 50% off and I say if we don't buy it we save 100% :thewife: :boozing:

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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2017, 05:45:29 AM »
I'm so cheap that I've had a running 42 year battle with the most beautiful and understanding woman in the world over where to set the thermostat in the summer and winter.   It's come at a terrible emotional cost but my electric bill for an all-electric 3200 sq ft house is $170 a month so there's that to console me.

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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2017, 03:32:36 PM »
Saturdays and Sundays, I ride over to a friend's house for football.  I cook and they provide the beer and provisions.  :shocked:
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2017, 03:55:03 PM »
I'm so cheap the 700 didn't start, isn't it wonderful !!   But it said 12.5 volts. Charge for now, new one next year. It still works w/a charge, why buy one.
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2017, 04:18:13 PM »
I'm so cheap I cut my own hair.

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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2017, 04:23:32 PM »
I'm so cheap I get my wife to cut my hair.
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2017, 04:40:21 PM »
I don't cut mine.   :whip2:

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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2017, 05:14:09 PM »
I don't cut mine.   :whip2:

Same here, but I do trim my beard w/it's out 3 inches.
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2017, 05:57:01 PM »
....the last new bike I bought was in 1981 and that was a leftover 80 yamaha XT250.
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2017, 06:24:08 PM »
GliderJohn knows it's more frugal - and more fun - to get your aircraft's energy out of the atmosphere rather than from a fuel tank.
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2017, 06:33:16 PM »
....the last new bike I bought was in 1981 and that was a leftover 80 yamaha XT250.

"New?" Is that in the frugal Guzzisti lexicon?

I bought my current daily driver in 1978.  Some assembly required.

Same here, but I do trim my beard w/it's out 3 inches.

Me too.  Do you use a store-bought tool, or do you just lean in on a hot campfire?  I do the latter.  Trims the eyebrows at no extra cost.  There's your guzzi content.  :thumb:

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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2017, 08:51:42 PM »
I bought a set of used front brake discs for $40 recently, versus ten times as much for new ones. I figured that means I'm closing in on true rock bottom 'frugality'. They apparently have only 7000 miles on them and it seemed like a worthwhile gamble.  I'm now awaiting delivery on Monday.

Responding to my own quote, they're hardly worn, not scored at all, and after installation today I find they work great. Not a hint of pulsing.  Being 'frugal' is an art form...  and it's sure great when the art works out  :grin:
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2017, 02:32:04 AM »
I'm so cheap I go the KFC and lick other peoples fingers :boozing:
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2017, 07:10:36 AM »
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2017, 07:24:21 AM »
I am so cheap I wont spend other people's money.
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2017, 11:45:16 AM »
From Bluerobotz:
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2017, 12:15:59 PM »
I'm 66 and still fretting about what to spend my confirmation money on....  :undecided:
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2017, 01:00:22 PM »
I was wondering when someone was going to chime in about cutting their own hair.. HaHaHa..I have been cutting my own hair with a "Flowbee" for over 20 years. My wife does the trimming around the ears, and the neck with a small  electric  beard trimmer.
I cant even imagine how much $$$ I have saved over the years!


Anyone else here use a Flowbee, or a Robocut hair cutting system?
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2017, 01:10:19 PM »
I was wondering when someone was going to chime in about cutting their own hair.. HaHaHa..I have been cutting my own hair with a "Flowbee" for over 20 years. My wife does the trimming around the ears, and the neck with a small  electric  beard trimmer.
I cant even imagine how much $$$ I have saved over the years!


Anyone else here use a Flowbee, or a Robocut hair cutting system?
Rick.

I looked it up to see what a "Flowbee" was.

Several Youtube videos and testimonials later, I'm very sure that the $17 I pay a nice lady to cut my hair and trim my beard every 6 weeks or so is Money Well Spent, even in GuzziMiserLand ....

.... even if that IS $3000 in 20 years!   Even for an ugly old sod like me.

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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2017, 04:13:30 AM »
A true guzzista has an angle grinder! Cheaper to cut it off! Makita make it neater
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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2017, 07:56:03 AM »
A true Guzzista...

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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #53 on: December 07, 2017, 08:05:14 AM »
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Quote from: Lannis on December 04, 2017, 07:10:55 PM

I only use one kind of soap.  Once the bar is too thin to lather up good, I get out a new bar, "glue" the old one to it in the shower and let it dry till the next shower, and it's all one piece, lathering up like a good 'un.

That's the procedure I wrote up to get my invitation to the Moto Guzzi club.

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Re: I'm so Frugal(CHEAP)............. (lots of Guzzi content!!)
« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2017, 08:25:33 AM »

    I'm in your camp Lannis.  That 40 minutes or so on a Saturday morning is one of the most effective ways to put you in a good mood the rest of the day.
  The smell of Pinaud clubman, the hot towel and straight razor trim and and all the weekly gossip worth every penny of that 20 dollar bill. Once a month I foget the word frugal and go for it  :grin:

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