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Old 01-05-18, 09:16 PM
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I've gotten past that stage. There are very many that I have great appreciation for, but I only covet my own.
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Old 01-05-18, 09:27 PM
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All you old guys, all the cr&p you hoard. Why should I care? I have cr&p of my own. My wife wants it all to go away. I see her point.

Show me a forum member who has no collection at all, that's whose collection I covet.
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Old 01-06-18, 12:28 AM
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Thankfully bikes and bike parts are pretty liquid. And you live in/are around the NY area. Like with me in Seattle, if I wanted everything or everything but one thing gone, I could do it without a lot of trouble. Just a good bit of heartache...
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Old 01-06-18, 06:49 AM
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To me seeing pics of great bikes here in C&V is like following the wings of birds in flight or the flashes of silver of a school of fish. Each new flash looks wonderful and makes me forgot about all those that came before. Which is another way of saying we have all observed great and beautiful bikes here, but I never remember who owns what. Some I would love to own, many I wouldn't but that's not the bikes' fault, just my own riding preference. Or I'd love to own them after I changed them.

So it isn't about pics of great bikes, it's about great pics of bikes. The scenery and countrysides, mountains and fields, offer glimpses of riding places other then here. Digitally-enhanced photography makes the color of the bikes pop. Polished aluminum and chrome sparkle.

But what was that great bike I saw yesterday? Or earlier this morning? Um, I'd have to go back and look. What the heck, they are all great!
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There’s two many great bikes floating around this forum for me to recognize.

I follow northbend and vonruden on their social media sites. Beautiful Bikes and photos. Makes me want to take my camera/phone on some rides to document my riding as well but I just don’t like carrying much. The countryside they ride is gorgeous.

I enjoy seeing iab bikes whenever they’re posted. Would love to find myself a rider of similar older vintage but sizing is scare for what I’d need.

I’ve seen gomango and Chrome Molly fleets first hand and both are very impressive. I also know rjhammett has quite the stash of large frames/bikes.

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Easy.

Northbend's, Vonrudens, Bikingshearers, Chrome Mollys and Toaviis.

Jiangshis and Gunnar"s natch.

Aaron's/ Robbies’ are cool too.
Thanks. Probably helps when two of my 5 keepers are ones you adored right? Ha
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I can't think of a member's entire collection I admire, but there are several members with really great examples within their fleet that raise the bar for everyone.

There's touring, road, mountain, and some hybrids even, that I find entertaining and educational.

Keep up the good work!

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Old 01-06-18, 07:42 AM
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I don't covet/envy anything/anybody. There are rides and riders I admire. I most appreciate bikes that were built for riding...not necessarily racing bikes. Gomangos adventure bike/builds stir the imagination, robbietunes fellowship bikes...bikes built to ride and share in the moment, drilliumdudes customized colnagos because of his passion and patience with his builds...there's many more..dmc, james, wildwood, norbend, doc, etc but basically bikes built to ride...not display.
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Old 01-06-18, 07:57 AM
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I don't want to own anyone else's bikes, but I have a list (?somewhere?) of members who ride bikes in my size. It's on my bucket list to make a road trip around the country visiting as many as possible. The great rides with Forum members on classics would be more memorable than another amazing bike.


What I need is a neighbor who can maintain my bikes at a higher level than I seem to manage.


edit: And to cover our European members, I'd love to attend some of the events @non-fixie attends and a visit to Stockholm to ride with @styggno1 (on his bikes of course).
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Old 01-06-18, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
To me seeing pics of great bikes here in C&V is like following the wings of birds in flight or the flashes of silver of a school of fish.
Beautiful words, Jim. I get it and feel the same way but have never expressed it so eloquently
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Old 01-06-18, 10:00 AM
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...and a visit to Stockholm to ride with @styggno1 (on his bikes of course).'
Thanks! And you are welcome.
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Old 01-06-18, 10:18 AM
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(...) I'd love to attend some of the events @non-fixie attends (...)
Looking forward to that! And bring mrs Wildwood along. I'm sure we could fix you guys up with a couple of bikes for the ride.
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Old 01-06-18, 10:21 AM
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I don't covet the bikes owned members with the very best collections (Styggno, BlueDevil63, others) because these folks do a way better job of curating them than I ever could. They restore, document, and photograph the bikes and keep them safe, or they post useful breakdowns of their restoration progress.

I just don't have the time or resources to do the same. Plus I wouldn't want to ride many of their bikes for fear of damaging them - - some are just too important.
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Old 01-06-18, 10:26 AM
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I would like to have enough cash to get Peter Gilbert to sell one or two, if I kept pulling out wads of Franklins at some point there would be enough.
I do not think he is on this forum, but key bikes of his have surfaced at a few Cirque 's.
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Old 01-06-18, 11:09 AM
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So many collections I admire. So many members really express great passion in their builds, from top of the line bikes to entry level bikes. It is very easy to admire the builds. Many of them have already been mentioned.

I tend to think of my collection as not up to snuff in many regards. I have a bad habit of always wanting something more. The bikes are great, I just don`t have that one or that one over there. LOL
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Old 01-06-18, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
And bring mrs Wildwood along. I'm sure we could fix you guys up with a couple of bikes for the ride.

We might have a hard time getting her out of Italy.
She swears I'm next to join her art seeking, pasta eating, tra-la-la picture taking, epic sojourns.
I have reason (excuse?) to visit Veneto & Cadore regions for riding in the northeast.
A side trip from her Venice requirement.
Not sure of size 60X58cm Forum members in northern Italy.
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We might have a hard time getting her out of Italy.
She swears I'm next to join her art seeking, pasta eating, tra-la-la picture taking, epic sojourns.
I have reason (excuse?) to visit Veneto & Cadore regions for riding in the northeast.
A side trip from her Venice requirement.
Not sure of size 60X58cm Forum members in northern Italy.
I keep a bike that size in Italy, let me know if you ever visit Tropea.
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I keep a bike that size in Italy, let me know if you ever visit Tropea.
Hmmmm....
Very generous offer.
Not next trip, couldn't be further from Venice.
Thanks though.

You are on my USA road trip bucket list cycle tour. Maybe 2018.
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I keep a bike that size in Italy, let me know if you ever visit Tropea.
Leave the key under the mat?
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Leave the key under the mat?
It's Tropia. No one locks their Doors.
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I've always enjoyed following these 3 - Jamesdak, Doc (rccardr), & ROS.
Their bikes, posts/threads, advice, etc.
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I'm going to add @pcb to my list. And they look to be my size.
Retro roadies- old frames with STI's or Ergos
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Hmmmm....
Very generous offer.
Not next trip, couldn't be further from Venice.
Thanks though.

You are on my USA road trip bucket list cycle tour. Maybe 2018.
Excellent, I've got a few bikes here also.

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Leave the key under the mat?
The manager at the trattoria has a key.
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Not sure if I covet anything but I do rather like Otis's 1977 Bianchi Specialissima Barcellona
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