To finance my Thorn, I sold the Bianchi Trofeo I bought back in 1986. I'd grown tired of its constant problems and didn't have the gumption or money to replace the wheels and do the other stuff it would have needed to keep it roadworthy.
Looking back now, though, it would have made a superb fixed-gear bike (which is how I billed on ebay, actually, but I just didn't think I'd want one myself), or the frame would have been the great basis for a nice upright.
As a memorial to old Celeste, I've posted the photos I used on eBay on Flickr . Just look at those lovely lugs!
I hope you're enjoying your new home in Hull, Celeste!