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    Of bikes and other things

    Reading through the "Hung bike thread" it appears many of us tend
    to collect bikes. I know I do, but then I'm somewhat of a collector
    by nature. Over the years I've managed to amass a few modest collections.
    Toy Trains, Hess Trucks, Winross and Penjoy 1/64 scale diecast trucks.

    Any other collectors out there?

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    Bicycles, acoustic guitars, pocket knives, and hand grinders for coffee.
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    Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831

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    I collect inkwells and writing instruments. I also have a fairly extensive library.

    I'm down to three bikes for me and one for Mrs. Mono. I'm an N-1 person when I can be.
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    Wysoki and Kinkade plates....only their houses. Unfortunately this collection has been packed away in the attic since I moved here in 2000. I think it's time to get it out and hang some of them.

    The bikes share garage space with another collection - sewing equipment and a large "fabric stash"
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    I collect these;

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Fish-Nod...1%7C240%3A1318

    They are salt and pepper shakers made in Japan sometime after WWII and into the 50's. They usually have the same style base and the figurines vary from different birds, people, animals and even boats. Many have localized stickers indicating they were sold in tourist destinations and rest stops. My wife and I used to go to a lot of antique stores and flea markets to look for treasures for her collections. For some reason I took to collecting Nodder Salt and Pepper shakers and started to purchase my collection over time. I have 30+ sets in my collection. The funny thing is that my wife doesn't allow any place at home for me to display them and the entire, neatly wrapped set, fits nicely into a copy paper box in the attic.

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    No collecting here. If I have more than one of something, it's because I need (or want) it and use it. Occasionally, I hang on to something I don't need just for sentimental reasons. Sometimes, things just accumulate without being formally collected and categorized.

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    In addition to bikes I collect "HO" slot cars (approx. 1/64th scale). Just got back from a 24 Hour Le Mans HO slot car race in the U.K. So in addition to bikes, small scale slot cars are easy to collect, and still fun to race!

    Rick / OCRR

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    I've been collecting a lot of dust lately.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    In addition to bikes I collect "HO" slot cars (approx. 1/64th scale). Just got back from a 24 Hour Le Mans HO slot car race in the U.K. So in addition to bikes, small scale slot cars are easy to collect, and still fun to race!

    Rick / OCRR
    That's gotta hurt the thumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    That's gotta hurt the thumb.
    Maybe they only race for 1/64 of 24 hours - which would be 22.5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone Wrench View Post
    Maybe they only race for 1/64 of 24 hours - which would be 22.5 minutes.
    sweet lol +1

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    I don't have any major collections, but I do tend to accumulate small to moderate collections of things that interest me. So I have about 10 binoculars and 5 telescopes and a modest baseball memorabilia collection of about 50-60 collectible baseball cards and about 20 signed or MLB-used bats, balls, and gloves. Oh, and about a dozen pieces of mid-to-high level audiophile gear - like 3 preamps (two with tubes) and 5 amps (also two with tubes). But nothing like having large complete or extensive sets of anything. I haven't added to any of the above collections in the past 3-4 years.

    My wife says I collect remote controls, but that's just a by-product of all of the audio and video gear, all of which came with their own single-purpose remotes and I haven't lost any of them.
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    The only thing I collect is firewood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    In addition to bikes I collect "HO" slot cars (approx. 1/64th scale). Just got back from a 24 Hour Le Mans HO slot car race in the U.K. So in addition to bikes, small scale slot cars are easy to collect, and still fun to race!

    Rick / OCRR
    Back in the day I ran a 1/32 slot car (a Super Modfied Racer type plastic body, Revell motor rewound and balanced, maguilar frame, rack and pinion drive with independent front wheels) that was the terror of West Texas., i.e, Lubbock and Midland/Odessa.

    I kept an HO track of about 4x16' until about 7 years ago when the kids more or less got bored with it as they got full size cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    The only thing I collect is firewood.

    COOL! Where'd you find all those triangular shaped trees?

    So where, I wonder, did the term cordcome from. I know what a cord and
    a face cord is, but where and how did the term come to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone Wrench View Post
    Maybe they only race for 1/64 of 24 hours - which would be 22.5 minutes.
    No, the hours are full scale. The race starts on Sat. at 1:00 PM and ends Sunday at 2:00 PM (the extra hour is eaten up by lane change time).

    It's an eight lane track. 220 feet long, Le Mans (1973) replica, assembled on the floor of the basketball court in the Rolls-Royce Aero Engines Sports Hall, Victory Road, Derby, Derbyshire, U.K.

    The race has been run since '92, and our team (Team USA) has won it six times. We have raced English, French and Chinese teams, with other drivers from Austria, Wales, Holland, Finland and Australia in years past. Team USA won the race in 2005, 2006 and 2007 . . . finished 3rd in 2008.

    The controllers are all Parma or dirivatives so they're index finger (not thumb) driven.

    Yeah, I know, for many of you that's TMI. But I thought the old slot car guys would appreciate it!

    Rick / OCRR (and Team USA at H:O Le Mans)

    The driver's platform is on the far right. The part of the circuit you're seeing here (if you know the Le Mans track) is the Ford Chicane, the twisty bit in the foreground, then a straight back to the Porsche Curves. The red blur on the straight bit is a car going past.

    In the far left background (under the bloke in the white shirt sitting on a chair) is the Mulsanne Corner. The first part of the Dunlop corner is in the extreme foreground.

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    I would not call it a collection but I have accumulated several +1 miniature Christmas crib scenes. I need to get them alll together some day to see zactly what I have. since It is about that time .......maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    Yeah, I know, for many of you that's TMI. But I thought the old slot car guys would appreciate it!

    Appreciate? It sort of gets me excited at my age if you know what I mean.
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