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20 cm of snow and a pack of wolves

Old 02-24-17, 07:43 AM
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20 cm of snow and a pack of wolves

20 cm of snow outside. The pack is idling.


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Old 02-24-17, 07:54 AM
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It's seventy-five here! Better ride today before the summer par-boils me and melts the brazing in my bike's lugs!
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Old 02-24-17, 08:01 AM
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Augh, quit reminding me. Six more inches in the last day!



My pack is starting to chew on the walls!

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It's hotter in that storage space with those bikes than here in Los Angeles.....43°
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Thank you for posting those pictures. I will show them to my wife if she ever complains about my own growing stable.
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You can tell her it is not even half of them... More like a third of it.
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Those are nothing more than hanger queens... they have no pedals.
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Old 02-24-17, 09:59 AM
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Those are nothing more than hanger queens... they have no pedals.
"Hanger queens" I haven't heard that term since I retired from the USAF. KB
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Now is the time for fitting new brake shoes, tweaking derailleur limits & taping bars. Then everything is ready.
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Originally Posted by styggno1 View Post
20 cm of snow outside. The pack is idling.


I could spend a day just looking at these beauties. Great picture!
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Mine are all ready. Now I'm waiting for the snow melt to leave the roads. KB
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
Those are nothing more than hanger queens... they have no pedals.
Mine were stored this winter without pedals. If you have more than 2 it makes sense...just easier to store and no scraping.
I have one bike on the trainer but mostly use a spin bike with clipless during the frozen months.
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Old 02-24-17, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by styggno1 View Post
20 cm of snow outside. The pack is idling.


May I borrow the Masi? Looks to be the right size.
I'll supply the pedals. No snow in Seattle at present.
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Old 02-24-17, 11:47 AM
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time to add a C&V cross bike or non C&V fat tire bike for playing in the snow
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Old 02-24-17, 12:08 PM
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Don't let a little snow limit yer ridin'!

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20 cm of snow outside. The pack is idling.


WOW! Nice pack. How the hell do you decide which one to ride? I gotta know which is you favorite and why.
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Wow! So much space left! You really know how to restrain yourself.

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20 cm of snow outside. The pack is idling.


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20 cm of snow outside. The pack is idling.


AWOOOOOoooo
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You just need to get yourself a rangier wolf.
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Originally Posted by kcblair View Post
"Hanger queens" I haven't heard that term since I retired from the USAF. KB
If its a USAF term, I'm guessing that s/b "hangar queens."

These things hanging from hooks in the ceiling are hanger queens



Except when they're being ridden. Which is at least every couple months. That's how I justify keeping so many of them. "Oh, that one? Rode it last week to the liquor store, I think."
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Tomorrow looks like it's going to be the first Saturday this year where I'll be starting on dry roads under clear skies. I've been riding the aluminum Nishiki Altron or the carbon bike so far, but it's time to get out on the good stuff.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Don't let a little snow limit yer ridin'!

Hear, hear! I second that worthy comment!
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
If its a USAF term, I'm guessing that s/b "hangar queens."

These things hanging from hooks in the ceiling are hanger queens


Except when they're being ridden. Which is at least every couple months. That's how I justify keeping so many of them. "Oh, that one? Rode it last week to the liquor store, I think."
In the USAF, "Hangar Queen" is a plane that is keep to cannibalize parts. Yep , you got "Hangar" queens
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Very strange winter we're having in Ohio. I thought I might get a ride today since it was in the 70s, but by the time I left work, the storm clouds were pretty menacing. Shortly after I got home, the thunder and lightning started. Tomorrow, the temperature drops and there may be light snow.
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Some answers to questions above:

As someone has already mentioned - pedals are not very convenient when storing many bikes. I have got 30 bikes.

Someone asked how I chose which one to use... That question is both simple to answer and not. I used to bicycle a lot - around 10 000 kilometers a year but it is along time ago now. Back then I did not have more than maybe 4 or 5 bikes and they all had a designated purpose. Since then I have became more of a collector than a biker. I still bicycle though and for this season I have high hopes of getting more time in the saddle. Out of the 30 bikes there are still only 4 or 5 bikes that are in rotation. A French Meral ranndoneur/tourer, two Eddy Merckx MXL:s, the Colnago Master Piu in the pic above and for this season a 1989 Bridgestone MB1 (MTB). The rest are "hanger queens" or as I prefer to call them "eye candy" - even though all of them are ready for action at any time. I do take each and every one of them for a spin from time to time but not for serious rides. More like to the café or to a picknick in the park.

As for favourites... hrmm... I love them all equally but if I had to choose only a couple or so (one would be impossible) it would be the Champagne coloured Masi that I ordered for myself (in 2010) from Alberto at the Vigorelli velodrome, the Colnago Master Piu in the pic above - as it was my first pro level frame I bought new, and lastly the team Ferretti Masi "Monark" as it has an interesting provenance and historic significance.

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