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Old 04-28-07, 09:41 AM   #1
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We need a garage door contest

We need a garage door contest

Who has the best garage door as a background for a bicycle picture?

We could have divisions:

Best design.

Best color.

Most interesting paint chipping.

I nominate Sour01 for best all 'round garage door!

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Old 04-28-07, 11:01 AM   #2
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I don't have a garage so I use the end of my neighbors house. The vertical pattern of the T-111 is a nice change from the usual rectangular panels.

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Does my neighbor's garage door count? The "Peachy" color of my door was just not right for my Red bike.
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Old 04-28-07, 02:17 PM   #4
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Damn it- I'll have to paint the garage door again as blue bikes on a blue door don't show up that well. Either that or it is another new bike.
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No one in my neighborhood has a garage, much less a garage door. Everyone has a carport. That's why all my bike pics have the patio wall as a backdrop.
I guess I could draw a picture of a garage door on a very large cardboard box and use that.
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Who has the best garage door as a background for a bicycle picture?
This contest is inherently biased against those of us without garages.

In protest, I submit my bicycle in the corner office pic.

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Old 04-28-07, 05:36 PM   #7
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Here's two lowracer bents for the price of one. I took this last Winter for a guy that wanted to see the differences between an Optima Baron (front) and a Challenge Fujin SL-II (back).

The garage door is an insulated vinyl door from Wayne Dalton Doors.

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And I nominate this as the best combo of same color tones, and most enthusiastic garage door!

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Old 04-28-07, 06:56 PM   #10
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Can we add a catagory for ugliest?
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I'm afraid mine isn't good for bike pictures The garage doors are dark brown and my bikes are grey, black and silver. Guess I'll have to borrow a neighbor's door.
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Not until I get mine painted this summer!!
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That bike is cluttering up the beauty of your shot. I'm willing to come remove it. No charge.

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I don't have a garage so I use the end of my neighbors house. The vertical pattern of the T-111 is a nice change from the usual rectangular panels.

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You can see now why I don't use the garage door as a background- Its not big enough
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Other things about garage doors: the make and model, the paint job quality, whether the door is chain driven or worm gear, or hand lifted. If chain driven, what lubricant is used and how often its cleaned. If worm gear driven, what lubricant used. What motor is used: ie liftmaster, the horsepower rating.

If hand lifted, the spring tension. How long its been since the springs have been replaced ie have the springs broke?

If rollup type, are the panels insulated and double panel? etc.etc.
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Other things about garage doors: the make and model, the paint job quality, whether the door is chain driven or worm gear, or hand lifted. If chain driven, what lubricant is used and how often its cleaned. If worm gear driven, what lubricant used. What motor is used: ie liftmaster, the horsepower rating.

If hand lifted, the spring tension. How long its been since the springs have been replaced ie have the springs broke?

If rollup type, are the panels insulated and double panel? etc.etc.

For heavens sake- You have now got me worried- Its a garage door. It goes up and it goes down- what else do I need to know, except it needs painting so the bike stands out better.
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Black bike on a brown garage door just doesn't work
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Other things about garage doors: the make and model, the paint job quality, whether the door is chain driven or worm gear, or hand lifted. If chain driven, what lubricant is used and how often its cleaned. If worm gear driven, what lubricant used. What motor is used: ie liftmaster, the horsepower rating.

If hand lifted, the spring tension. How long its been since the springs have been replaced ie have the springs broke?

If rollup type, are the panels insulated and double panel? etc.etc.
Err . .

Are you a "detail" person? An accountant, perhaps?
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I nominate Sour01 for best all 'round garage door!
Oh my gosh!! DnvrFox I am speechless!! I have never been nominated for such an honor before! I would like to thank....

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As a non-garage-door-owning member of the human race, I am offended --OFFENDED I TELL YOU! - by the capitalist, land owner mentality sneaking into this forum.

Power to the people...especially if they live in apartments!
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As a non-garage-door-owning member of the human race, I am offended --OFFENDED I TELL YOU! - by the capitalist, land owner mentality sneaking into this forum.

Power to the people...especially if they live in apartments!
Why thank you!
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I vote for Jim Morrison as the best door. I'll bet money Grant Peterson was tripping on LSD and listening to the Doors when he came up with the idea of speedblend tires.
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As a non-garage-door-owning member of the human race, I am offended --OFFENDED I TELL YOU! - by the capitalist, land owner mentality sneaking into this forum.

Power to the people...especially if they live in apartments!
Say it loud, brother! I support you. Using a garage door for a background, the very symbol of our car-obsessed culture is so distasteful.

Perhaps a bike rack contest would be better!

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Old 04-30-07, 12:16 PM   #24
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Black bike on a brown garage door just doesn't work
I have similar issues but I am not painting my garage door just to try to win!
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As a non-garage-door-owning member of the human race, I am offended --OFFENDED I TELL YOU! - by the capitalist, land owner mentality sneaking into this forum.

Power to the people...especially if they live in apartments!
My heart is breaking for you. Here are some garage doors you can borrow!





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