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    N+2 New, shiny, expensive



    I'm talking low-maintenance steel garage doors. Now I have a proper backdrop.
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    Nice doors!

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    Nice - and what a coincidence, we just had a new one put up last week. Our garage is only a single and a half but the new door is exactly like one of yours. Great minds think alike.

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    Wwhich one,Louis,the left or the right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    Now I have a proper backdrop.[/SIZE]
    I don't see how this arrangement would work for a tandem. You need to get a contractor in to remodel your garage so you have a double garage door, instead of two singles. That way you'll have a nice clean backdrop for a tandem or bent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    I don't see how this arrangement would work for a tandem. You need to get a contractor in to remodel your garage so you have a double garage door, instead of two singles. That way you'll have a nice clean backdrop for a tandem or bent.
    That's the primary reason I've held off acquiring a bent. My wife doesn't cotton to riding bikes so a tandem isn't in my future. A coworker took an incredible 7 week tandem ride cross country (Seattle - Wash. D.C.) with his wife a couiple years agol. He's now divorced.
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    You realize of course that you can't photograph a white bike in front of those. The red one "pops" nicely, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    He's now divorced.
    Now I know why I occasionally see low-mileage custom tandems available for sale at unbelievably low prices.

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    Those doors are insulated, aren't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcoppola View Post
    You realize of course that you can't photograph a white bike in front of those. The red one "pops" nicely, though!
    The shot ended up being much better framed than I anticipated. I avoided using my white Paramount .

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    Those doors are insulated, aren't they?
    Yes, the room above the garage tends to get too cold in winter. They're R factor 14. Together with additional attic insulation and a new heat pump the top floor should be much more comfortable.
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    Sheesh, another "nothing goes up and down like steel" thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    That's the primary reason I've held off acquiring a bent. My wife doesn't cotton to riding bikes so a tandem isn't in my future. A coworker took an incredible 7 week tandem ride cross country (Seattle - Wash. D.C.) with his wife a couiple years agol. He's now divorced.
    Perhaps that is why I am still married- the wife Refuses to get on the T. And have to agree Don't ever get a white bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Wwhich one,Louis,the left or the right?
    I'd have to flip a coin to answer that, but after paying for the door I have no coin.

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    Looks as if the driveway just had the annual seal coat as well. You went all out!

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    Wow. Usually getting doored is a bad thing.
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    Aw, man. I'm going to miss your photos with all the curb appeal. They always made the property (bikes or otherwise) look so enticing.
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    I'm waiting for titanium garage doors. Hopefully cheaper if its Douglas branded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
    I'm waiting for titanium garage doors. Hopefully cheaper if its Douglas branded.
    I was thinking carbon fiber in a nice 12k weave. I wonder what power garage door motor would be needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    Aw, man. I'm going to miss your photos with all the curb appeal. They always made the property (bikes or otherwise) look so enticing.
    I'll still do the curb shots - they help sell my flip bikes. Here's a Fuji that donated a leather Belt saddle and alloy drop bars. I tore her completely down, rebuilding, lubricating, polishing, and waxing as I rebuilt her. I took extra time because I'm selling her cheap to my car repair shop (Volvo specialists). They know me as the bike guy since I always cycle to work after dropping off a car. It never hurts to keep your service providers (car or LBS) in a good mood.
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