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Which BF Member's fleet/collection/stable do you covet?

Old 01-04-18, 07:55 PM
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Which BF Member's fleet/collection/stable do you covet?

The "Why Those Particular Bikes" and Konaaronsnake selling off his collection got me thinking about forum member's bikes and who's I particularly covet.

I'll start with @konaaronsnake who has some of the nicest, imo, bikes around. I wish they were my size! Off the top of my head, his Marnati, Mooney(2!), Sachs (2!), Passoni, Grandis etc are all so beautiful. And he has Steve Bauer's Merckx!

@RobbieTunes's Centurions are all so cool. Love the no nonsense dedication to fast.

@55/Rad's photography of that chrome Pinarello, Giordana, Fuso, and make me drool

Loads more. Now show pictures!
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Easy.

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

Jiangshis and Gunnar"s natch.

Aaron's/ Robbiesí are cool too.

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Old 01-04-18, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
@55/Rad's photography of that chrome Pinarello
I loved those images so much that I got my own chrome Pinarello. Sadly I lack the skills to take pictures like that. I don't have a single remotely good picture of my chrome Pinnarello.
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
The "Why Those Particular Bikes" and Konaaronsnake selling off his collection got me thinking about forum member's bikes and who's I particularly covet.
...I had not heard this. I hope he is OK.
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Old 01-04-18, 08:52 PM
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I'm sorry, but this one is not for sale at any price.

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Aarons and Drillium Dudes. Oh, and I almost forgot Michael Angelo's Carlton Professional.
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Before he sold it off, gridplan.
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Vonruden, northbend, pcb, gomango, iab.

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I'll take jamesdak's fleet (or a part of it). It seems like each week he is Introducing us to a new member of his collection.
BTW @jamesdak, do you live in the Huntsville or Morgan valley? The scenery looks familiar.
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Old 01-04-18, 09:40 PM
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Is it wrong if I enjoy my own collection?

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Originally Posted by 2wheeljonz View Post
I'll take jamesdak's fleet (or a part of it). It seems like each week he is Introducing us to a new member of his collection.
BTW @jamesdak, do you live in the Huntsville or Morgan valley? The scenery looks familiar.
I'll give you a hint.....

This is part of my base 25 mile daily route.



And that fleet is protected behind a multi-layer alarm system.
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Too many to count! By that I mean I covet nobody's entire collection, but there are dozens of you here (some of whom have already made comments on this thread) that have single bikes I covet. Oh, yeah

As for collection? My own, of course! Who wouldn't want their own collection, lovingly put together by themselves, with an eye to their own particular aesthetic?

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VonRuden, PBC, Northbend, Gugie, RiddleOfSteel. I'd add Kobe, but his bikes are actually too big for me!

A bunch more like Robbie, Gomango and Drillium Dude I can't covet because those frames are a bit too small.
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That Paramount of RiddleofSteels, the way the flat black kinda glows. gugie's Raleighs...
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@RiddleOfSteel has put together a few nice bikes alright.
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"Thou shalt not covet another rider's swag"....Notwithstanding, I appreciate seeing some of the great machines, the restoration and the fact that they are being used and enjoyed as the cycling gods intended....
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BlueDevil63, Konaaronsnake, iab, vonruden. Those are the ones that come to mind right off.
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Is it wrong if I enjoy my own collection?

Blessed.
I also don't covet other people's collection, but I do respect a knowledgeable collector who genuinely loves bikes. I will acknowledge that Jamesdak and Spaghetti Legs are accumulating bikes that I maintain an interest in, so I especially enjoy seeing an update from them here on Bikeforums.
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Tough to pick a particular collection due to many worthy and cool bikes. A short, incomplete list; VonRuden has good taste, Gugie a good eye and classic French taste. RHM kicks it cool old school, DD and Realsteel for the detailed nice builds, Gomango for custom stuff......many others....
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I don't covet anything, and I am happy with the collection I now have, but I do greatly enjoy seeing the very impressive collections on this site. Quite an education, as well!
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Flattered to be mentioned. A couple that come to mind Bluedevil63, Alex Moll, obrentharris, Gomango...really so many great collections here. Gotta love this place.
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I'm definitely flattered to be mentioned.
I covet everyone's bikes. Everyone has their own style.

Sometimes, I see a new BF member with a niche similar to mine (modern groups on older frames), and that's still my favorite thread here. Mainly because they're all someone's vision, put into play.

When I look at bikes here, I think about what's behind them, not just the bike. The people.

There are people here I consider master builders. No doubt about it. Over my head.
There are people here I consider master mechanics, especially C&V. No doubt about it. Over my head.

There are some that are both. They spend enough time to do it right, and do it often, and when they build what they want, how they want it, their experience and skill and patience and savvy comes through.

Others, I envy their ability to put a bike on the road, and ride it. Especially bikes built when you can tell the engineering was more seat of the pants. A whole different class, and yep, over my head.

No way could I name them all. I want them all, need but one.

I'd be fine, as long as the ones I had were being enjoyed by someone, somewhere.

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Like others said, I donít really covet anything; I feel pretty lucky for the modest stable I have and the health to keep riding. I do like to look at othersí bikes, though, and the camaraderie of enthusiasm and helpfulness is cool.
In addition to those mentioned already, Iíll throw LeicaLadís name into the mix. There are many others.
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Covetousness is a dangerous thing; therefore, I don't covet all C&V bikes, rather only those I don't own...
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Like @RobbieTunes said, I am flattered to be mentioned here as well.

I get excited about other people who own bikes that I think are pretty sweet (well done Schwinns, etc), but ultimately, I am thankful to have even one of the ones I like. I enjoy other people's styles and their excellent builds in those veins. I may not want to own or build a bike (yet) in a particular style or period, but I like seeing well done examples. I like seeing the preservation of rare and extra vintage/antique models. I'm glad there are many people that enjoy NR/SR and all the YMMV braking performance that they bring, even if indexed shifting and SLR levers (and their shapes) are just my favorite (and I can't get away from them! ).

All the tall bike (63cm+) people, the Schwinn people, the resto-mod components people, the resto-mod (or just mod) people that think up and build on existing bikes (Schwinnderella), it's all a lot of fun to see. And really, the people behind those sweet bikes are also what makes everything better.
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