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Old 09-05-22, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Lattz
I never considered myself a collector, and after this thread no one else should
I guess it might be compared to the S/Os shoe collections?
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Originally Posted by gthomson
I guess it might be compared to the S/Os shoe collections?
We know, that a cloth, shoe or bag is never new, actually ages old just husbands "never pay enough attention on S/Os". To be fair this game can be played with bikes as well, and I have heard stories, like guy changed his Lamborghini a few times even from closed to cabriolet, but even with bikes it is unfairly more difficult to pull off.
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Old 09-05-22, 08:09 AM
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While I was fooling with the Magic card joke, I totally forgot to congratulate and express appreciation to all these ladies(? any?) and gentlemen who spare neither effort nor money to to save these beauties.

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Started out in the garage around 1980 (me on the left). My son is 45 now. He rides a Gary Fisher hybrid.



Moved into the basement and had a few decades of accumulation.
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My bikes only live when I'm riding them, the rest of the time they are hanging in the basement........


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Old 09-06-22, 06:23 AM
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Most are at my shop
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Wow, my feelings of inadequacy are being sharpened by this thread. I have a mere 6 bike collection across my family and they're all hanging in a purpose-built shed attached to my house—except the one that's hooked up to a trainer in the basement. I don't have any more room for more bikes without losing some of my current stock, sadly.
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Old 09-06-22, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12

Most are at my shop
Kabuki,
You're slacking....you have enough room for a mezzanine, what's up, too much time tending to those plumeria?
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Old 09-06-22, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by dmarkun

Started out in the garage around 1980 (me on the left). My son is 45 now. He rides a Gary Fisher hybrid.



Moved into the basement and had a few decades of accumulation.
dmarkun,
Great photo of you and your son...nothing like starting them off early.....Curious, How do you find enough time/room for wood working.....Really like the collection BTW.
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Old 09-06-22, 12:16 PM
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In the house, the best ones, in the "dining room".

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Old 12-18-22, 08:04 PM
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Did some updates to my bike room / art studio this past year.




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I have two racks for my 6 bikes. One, a simple 2x4 lag screwed to the garage overhead with staggered hooks. Bikes hang form the front wheel, lowest bikes just off the floor, adjacent about 18" higher. Heaviest bikes go on the low hooks. (Farmers market bike, city bike.) Lightest bikes go on to a freestanding 2x4 tower in the center of the garage. 2x2s padded with innertube hang two bikes per side, high and low, by the top tube. 3 bikes hang there plus 2 frames.
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Old 12-19-22, 06:18 PM
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Bikes with leather saddles live in the garage. Those with vinyl saddles live in the stand-up part of the crawl space. Leather seems to mildew in the crawl space.
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Old 12-19-22, 06:22 PM
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The Schwinn cruisers live in the garage, the mountain bikes/road bike live in the back bedroom
A couple of WIP's live in the back yard
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Old 12-19-22, 10:10 PM
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in the house

Japan's summer is very bad for bikes, because of high temp and high humidity.
It rusts and corrodes bikes.
Garage, barn, shed, they aren't ideal places.

Storage in the house is best.
But Japan's houses are notorious for too small, once called "rabbit hutch".
We need a space saver like this one, MINOURA P-500AL-6S pair stand.
My wheels are in the Ostrich's wheel bags.

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Old 12-19-22, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by darkmoon
Japan's summer is very bad for bikes, because of high temp and high humidity.
It rusts and corrodes bikes.
Garage, barn, shed, they aren't ideal places.

Storage in the house is best.
But Japan's houses are notorious for too small, once called "rabbit hutch".
We need a space saver like this one, MINOURA P-500AL-6S pair stand.
My wheels are in the Ostrich's wheel bags.
Sweden is the opposite. Winters destroy our bikes. Houses on the other hand are big and I do have a house larger than normal - even for Sweden...

Bikes are everywhere:

In the attic







In the garage (I do have a nack for vintage ABU fishing gear also)




On the porch with the pooch...



And to park them I use this contraption. It keeps the front wheel straight and the bikes from falling over - and you can vacuum the floor without moving them around too much. Also OK for minor work on the bikes.


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Old 12-20-22, 12:07 AM
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Outside in my shop
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For better and worse, Iíve had to find off-site space for my bikes. A few linger at the house, but most are now in a functional if not beautiful basement.




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Old 12-20-22, 09:10 AM
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You guys often use "collection", "stable", "sizeable".

Now, or at last, I know what they mean

English as a second language is tough
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Hi Brent,
Thanks for the kind words...
Yes, I have my studio as my bike storage, it makes it quite nice when I need a break from design to be able to go and tinker a little. Clients always comment on the 2b's...bikes and boards!
Best, Ben
Ben, that looks like an architect's pad. So squared away!
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Ben, that looks like an architect's pad. So squared away!
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BT, Yes it is.....but admittedly very cluttered.

A bit more...I think posted before

I built this several years ago and it has been a nice place to both work and play. I was just out your way on a project and glad I am back where it is a little (lot) warmer.
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Originally Posted by styggno1
Sweden is the opposite. Winters destroy our bikes. Houses on the other hand are big and I do have a house larger than normal - even for Sweden...

Bikes are everywhere:

In the attic







In the garage (I do have a nack for vintage ABU fishing gear also)




On the porch with the pooch...



And to park them I use this contraption. It keeps the front wheel straight and the bikes from falling over - and you can vacuum the floor without moving them around too much. Also OK for minor work on the bikes.



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Old 12-20-22, 12:37 PM
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The important ones (mrs non fixie's, mostly) are in the living room. Where else would I keep them?

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