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  1. #1
    Each Drop of Sweat Counts
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    Bicycles: A sickness

    The inspection crew for the movers showed up yesterday. They show up a week or so early to see what materials to bring, etc.

    As we were walking around everytime the guy saw another bike it tickled the heck out of him. He was just about rolling when he saw bike number 9.

    And I'm trying hard NOT to buy another bike before moving day shows up. Trek has a Soho with an 8 speed hub and belt drive. Saw one here briefly and almost bought it but it was gone next time I went to the shop.

    Nine bikes and I'm looking for 10. Correction. I forgot I already staged a bike where I'm moving to. Eleven.

    Edited to add: Six of them are folders.

    John

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    New usename ThorUSA brakemeister's Avatar
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    beats meth

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    Amateur

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    Are you an octopus?
    Why buy 10 cheap bikes when one nice one will last longer!

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    Each Drop of Sweat Counts
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    I've got two cars that didn't cost as much as those 10 bikes.

    Albeit, used cars in Japan are pretty cheap, car one cost $3500 four years ago and car 2 cost $800 4 years ago.

    10 bikes, average price has got to be 700 or so.

    I wish I'd have tracked stuff like gasoline savings and such. As it is I don't much care about all that but its good ammunition for fights with the wife about having too many bikes.

    And truth be told she doesn't argue much about it. I tell her I'll sell them all, get to be 300 lbs. again and she can wipe my butt a couple times a day after the stroke.

    I'm keeping one car during my upcoming move and am going to try to stay a one car family (at least until the winter). I'm reasonably certain I can run to work all during the winter.

    John

    John

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    Senior Member
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    Only eleven?

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    geez. only eleven. did i hear it right...and my wife is now complaining that i got 5 in my stable. although she might start to rethink as she is starting to ride the bike with me. she's now using my red dahon curve d3.

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    Senior Member
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    Sickness did you say?... more like awesomeness!
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Like clever mice, if there is a any crevice to exploit, a chain will find room to jump and derail; you can count on it.

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    Selling them can also be fun.
    I discovered this before my last move.
    Apparently, riding and racing a steel Bianchi for 17 years doesn't depreciate it one bit! Especially if you live in a big North American city that contains hipsters.

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    This calls for a "group shot".

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    Senior Member raevyn's Avatar
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    Man, I only have 4 bikes. Two cruisers and two folders. My roommate has two as well. but we are working on it!
    Swing Dancin', Load Haullin' Mama!

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    Senior Member stevegor's Avatar
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    Do I count the bikes that I personally own or all the ones in the shed?

    Mine: Family:
    2x roadies 1x roadie
    1x tandem 1x hybrid
    1x MTB 2x MTB
    2x R20s 1x R20
    1x BoB Ibex trailer 1x 2 wheel recumbent
    = 7 =6

    Total= 13
    Various frames as well and another 2 wheel recumbent on the way
    Last edited by stevegor; 07-10-09 at 09:16 PM. Reason: correction

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    I think I am down to 15...

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    I live in Japan too. I own two folders, two motor bikes and one Mazda Roadster [Miata]. And I thought I was extravagent! Bet I got more books than you though!

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    Bicycles - Collecting them as a hobby.

    Bicycle collection is simply a hobby for me. I used to collect radio control toys before but when the Japanese used bicycles came in I got interested with the different frame designs and models that showed up. Restoring them was pretty a hobby for me. So far, I got a good number of collection. Check them out at flickr.com and search sancycles.

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