I will admit that I have a bit of a problem throwing things away. I am not quite as bad as those people on the show, Hoarders, but I do tend to hold onto things a bit more than some people.
The thing is, with my interests, that isn't always a bad thing.
Many times, within the past five or six years, I have gone out into the shop building and realized that I had a bike lying about...in about fifty pieces. I have a frame here, a set of wheels there, some shifters in a box, a set of brakes bagged up...
So, I start marrying parts and, the next thing you know, I have a bike sitting there.
Sometimes, that bike becomes one of my fleet. A couple of my favorite bikes are what I call "accidental builds".
Other times, I pass the bike along, either by selling it or giving it away.
Either way, I am happy to pull all those parts together into a whole. I think I might know how Victor Frankenstein must have felt.