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My friend actually found a barn full of bikes (forgive me if this is a repost)

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My friend actually found a barn full of bikes (forgive me if this is a repost)

And we talking some very nice bikes.

So it is basically one of those stories you hear about but never really believe. He has already sold a few of the frames on ebay. A couple of Masi's and Paramounts I believe. And I am sure there will be more coming.

He has also started a vintage bike blog, and he has done a couple of entries about the find. He has also interviewed a collector in Tempe that I know some of you know, and posted several pictures of his collection.

Anyway, I thought you guys might be interested.

The Beautiful Bicycle - Adventures in the World of Vintage Cycling

Here is the story about the barn full of bikes

Al Shoemaker?s Bicycles ? The Beautiful Bicycle

Some pics of two of the Paramounts:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scalhoun/22707419707/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scalho...n/photostream/
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Cool find! I'm confused about how he could consider any summer day in Tucson to be "humid," but beyond that, I'm curious to know more about the bikes 'n' stuff that they uncovered in that collection.
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Did he not take pictures of all the good bikes, or did I miss it?
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Originally Posted by Lanovran
I'm confused about how he could consider any summer day in Tucson to be "humid,"
When I lived in Vegas, anything above 10% humidity was "humid' and in the 100s it really made a diff.
Phoenix during Summer/early Fall can be oppressive with the monsoonal rains, followed by sun.
Don't know Tucson.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass
Did he not take pictures of all the good bikes, or did I miss it?
There are a few frames in his flicker stream-- but those are the ones that he has already sold or put up for sale. I assume that the rest are coming. I think he even admitted that he was going to milk it for content-- so there will be future posts with more pictures.

Did you see the pictures of Pat's collection. There might be some nice bikes hidden in there
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
When I lived in Vegas, anything above 10% humidity was "humid' and in the 100s it really made a diff.
Phoenix during Summer/early Fall can be oppressive with the monsoonal rains, followed by sun.
Don't know Tucson.
Well, I grew up in Tucson, but the past 14 years have seen me living in Oklahoma and Ohio. Personally, I'll take 10% humidity at 100° over 50% humidity at 90° any day.
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Originally Posted by Lanovran
Well, I grew up in Tucson, but the past 14 years have seen me living in Oklahoma and Ohio. Personally, I'll take 10% humidity at 100° over 50% humidity at 90° any day.
Perspective.
As a Seattlite, anything above 80f is too hot. But then we live near a bonafide rain forest.

edit: in the 100s; not 100 = a cool day in a Vegas summer. Let us not digress the thread further over what we both consider 'miserable'.
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@jiangshi introduced me to Pat not long ago when I needed a part. Great guy and his collection is as well. You ask about it, highly like he has one, or two or more including not only bikes but complete grouppos. I can see why he was interviewed.

With Tucson having bi annual vintage bike swap meets and people from all parts of the country that have relocated to AZ, it does not surprise me that stash was found there. Craigslist often has someone posting up a high end bike or part in the area.
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