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norcalmike 11-20-17 04:47 PM

My name is Mike, I'm a Bikeaholic
 
I'm seriously out of control. I can't pass up an 80s road bike. I have Schwinn Peleton 2 pink preludes a super sport, Treks, Centurion Ironmans, Meile, Bridgestone, univega, Raleigh, Bianchi and that's just the road bikes. I'm always looking for more. In fact, I'm headed out to pick up and 88 Prologue in a bit. How do I stop this? Should I stop this. I'm having a great time.

WiBoy 11-20-17 04:57 PM

N+1 or s-1.

TiHabanero 11-20-17 04:57 PM

Been there and overcame it with sheer determination and will power. Been in recovery for about 15 years and am to the point where I just turned down a World Voyageur in completely stock condition including the rubber. Orang-ish color, too. My favorite color! You will get there. Maybe.

tkamd73 11-20-17 04:58 PM

My hero, hope to be as chronic as you someday. Tim

squirtdad 11-20-17 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by norcalmike (Post 20005554)
I'm seriously out of control. I can't pass up an 80s road bike. I have Schwinn Peleton 2 pink preludes a super sport, Treks, Centurion Ironmans, Meile, Bridgestone, univega, Raleigh, Bianchi and that's just the road bikes. I'm always looking for more. In fact, I'm headed out to pick up and 88 Prologue in a bit. How do I stop this? Should I stop this. I'm having a great time.

need to add a miyata to that list :)

marius.suiram 11-20-17 05:00 PM

Try getting 70's road bikes. Maybe you'll stop with the 80's pick up.
I can offer you a 1978 Schwinn Superior, a 1975 Schwinn Sports Tourer, a 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer, a early 70's Mondia, a 1973 Maserati

styggno1 11-20-17 05:02 PM

You are welcome to a BBA meeting anytime.

  1. We admit we were powerless over bikes - that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a pedal power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Merckx as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of our parts shelves.
  5. Admitted to Merckx, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our Campagnolo habit.
  6. Were entirely ready to have Merckx remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Merckx to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to all in the peloton.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong about Campagnolo indexing gears promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through ebay and meditation to improve our conscious contact with Merckx as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to spin that gear out.
  12. Having had a good awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to bikeaholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Barrettscv 11-20-17 05:04 PM

Once you purchase that ultimate grail bike, you will be satisfied. I suggest an excellent condition De Rosa Professional as the cure to your addiction.

qcpmsame 11-20-17 05:21 PM

Wait, you mean were are supposed to try and be reformed from this wonderful addictive passtime?

Welcome to the C&V Forum, Mike, it seems you should fit right in here. When you have the requisite number of postings, please put up soe pictures of your harem.

Bill

WGB 11-20-17 05:28 PM

Quote from TiHabernero: "I just turned down a World Voyageur in completely stock condition including the rubber. Orang-ish color, too."

Quote from Keith Richards " That just begs the question - WHY?"

Ps if you live near Niagara Falls, call me if you are turning down a 24-26 inch framed bike!!!

Hudson308 11-20-17 06:08 PM

Hi, Mike. You came to the wrong place. :thumb:

norcalmike 11-20-17 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by Barrettscv (Post 20005594)
Once you purchase that ultimate grail bike, you will be satisfied. I suggest an excellent condition De Rosa Professional as the cure to your addiction.

does it come in pink?

Barrettscv 11-20-17 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by norcalmike (Post 20005728)
does it come in pink?

If pink is your thing and De Rosa level performance is the objective, a 1990's Eddy Merckx should provide the cure.

norcalmike 11-20-17 06:53 PM

I really don't have a "grail bike", more of a grail collection. I'd like the complete 86-88 Schwinn lineup.

rjhammett 11-20-17 07:04 PM

I currently own 15 bikes. Some may find this a lot and others may think I am just starting my collection. I ride each one equally. I just go down the line and ride the next one that is up. I would only consider it a problem if you keep collecting and never ride them or never work on them. If that is the case I would consider it hoarding.

Andy_K 11-20-17 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by styggno1 (Post 20005588)
Humbly asked Merckx to remove our shortcomings.

Fools! Merckx does not remove the shortcomings of others. He exploits them and lays them bare for all to see. He probably anticipated the weaknesses your group and started his line of bicycles just to demonstrate his dominance over you.

ciclista_pazza 11-20-17 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by marius.suiram (Post 20005582)
Try getting 70's road bikes. Maybe you'll stop with the 80's pick up.
I can offer you a 1978 Schwinn Superior, a 1975 Schwinn Sports Tourer, a 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer, a early 70's Mondia, a 1973 Maserati

Marius is an enabler

Barrettscv 11-20-17 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by rjhammett (Post 20005862)
I currently own 15 bikes. Some may find this a lot and others may think I am just starting my collection. I ride each one equally. I just go down the line and ride the next one that is up. I would only consider it a problem if you keep collecting and never ride them or never work on them. If that is the case I would consider it hoarding.

All jokes aside, this standard has merit.

Spaghetti Legs 11-20-17 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by Barrettscv (Post 20005594)
Once you purchase that ultimate grail bike, you will be satisfied. I suggest an excellent condition De Rosa Professional as the cure to your addiction.

I thought so too, but then that nice Supercorsa popped up.

Yes Iím a bike a holic too.

norcalmike 11-20-17 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by rjhammett (Post 20005862)
I currently own 15 bikes. Some may find this a lot and others may think I am just starting my collection. I ride each one equally. I just go down the line and ride the next one that is up. I would only consider it a problem if you keep collecting and never ride them or never work on them. If that is the case I would consider it hoarding.

I don't ride as much as I should. I do mechanically restore all my bikes. I have noticed that I've slowed down a bit. I've been accused of hoarding in the past. You should see my guitar collection.
Gonna be a hell of an estate sale someday. My poor wife.

repechage 11-20-17 08:30 PM


Originally Posted by rjhammett (Post 20005862)
I currently own 15 bikes. Some may find this a lot and others may think I am just starting my collection. I ride each one equally. I just go down the line and ride the next one that is up. I would only consider it a problem if you keep collecting and never ride them or never work on them. If that is the case I would consider it hoarding.

triple the quantity, and we will discuss. Wait, I forgot the bikes hiding at the vacation place.. add 50 to your total and you will be done.

jamesdak 11-20-17 08:39 PM

I fail to see a problem..... :foo:

ramzilla 11-20-17 08:41 PM

80's Japanese bikes with Tange 1 frames are the bomb! I topped out at around a dozen. Will trade or sell. But, won't hold on to more than 12 at a time. But..................if I come across a 80's model Shogun with a Tange 1 or Tange 2 frame for $100 or $125 - I'm gonna go ahead and get it anyhow.

Fahrenheit531 11-20-17 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by norcalmike (Post 20005837)
I really don't have a "grail bike", more of a grail collection. I'd like the complete 86-88 Schwinn lineup.

Well then I'm glad you didn't run across the ad for my '86 Peloton before I took it out for a good hard ride yesterday and changed my mind about selling.... ;)

norcalmike 11-20-17 08:50 PM


Originally Posted by J.Oxley (Post 20006057)
Well then I'm glad you didn't run across the ad for my '86 Peloton before I took it out for a good hard ride yesterday and changed my mind about selling.... ;)

luckily, that's one prize I already bagged. near mint and original except wheels. I'd never sell


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