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Old 01-05-22, 10:25 AM
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I think I have a hoarding problem.....

I'd been inventorying my completes and rolling chassis that are taking up most of my garage, basement, closet, and living room and feel like I should be doing an AA-style introduction. "My name is Dylansbob and I have *hangs head* 40+ bikes, plus another 8-12 frames." Admittedly that does include 2 tandems and 3 sized for my wife, but still a lot of clutter. A look at my garage and you'd think it was being squatted in with all the parts and projects, just without the meth fumes. When I write down everything and see the numbers, I kinda realized I have a problem. It used to be I'd accumulate flips, but everything is in my riding size range and almost all could be keepers.

I did some break downs on what I have:

Eras
50s -- 3 (1 American, 1 French, 1 Brit)
60s -- 2 (1 American, 1 Italian)
70s -- 12 (5+ British, 2 French, 2 American)
80s -- 11 (2 Italians, 6 American, 3 Japan)
90s -- 3 (2 American)
00+ -- 13

6 are fixed gears, 8 are mtbs, 2 tandems.

I think my username will be seen on the C&V Sales subforum over the next few months... It's just now I have to decide what to sell when and where and procurring enough boxes. Some can go local, but others I'd rather send to people here.
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Just know that by sharing this, you are doing a favor for those of us with ~15 bikes. Now I don't feel bad at all.
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I think the real problem most of us have is not enough room.
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I see some “new math” in there
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I'm waiting for the rest of the post.... you know, where you actually say why you think you might have a problem....
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Lets not even mention the Parts Boxes and Bins of miscellaneous period components waiting for use.

A true Treasure Trove of timeless value...
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I refuse to count what I have.
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
I'd been inventorying my completes and rolling chassis that are taking up most of my garage, basement, closet, and living room and feel like I should be doing an AA-style introduction. "My name is Dylansbob and I have *hangs head* 40+ bikes, plus another 8-12 frames." Admittedly that does include 2 tandems and 3 sized for my wife, but still a lot of clutter. A look at my garage and you'd think it was being squatted in with all the parts and projects, just without the meth fumes. When I write down everything and see the numbers, I kinda realized I have a problem. It used to be I'd accumulate flips, but everything is in my riding size range and almost all could be keepers.

I did some break downs on what I have:

Eras
50s -- 3 (1 American, 1 French, 1 Brit)
60s -- 2 (1 American, 1 Italian)
70s -- 12 (5+ British, 2 French, 2 American)
80s -- 11 (2 Italians, 6 American, 3 Japan)
90s -- 3 (2 American)
00+ -- 13

6 are fixed gears, 8 are mtbs, 2 tandems.

I think my username will be seen on the C&V Sales subforum over the next few months... It's just now I have to decide what to sell when and where and procurring enough boxes. Some can go local, but others I'd rather send to people here.
Size?

Some of us have a hook or two to spare...
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If you want to get rid of them faster, you can try giving them away. PM me for my street address. I'll pay shipping! I sense the direction of collecting is starting to shift towards American builders. I see you have some in yours. People my age that couldn't afford a European bike like a Masi GC when they were young could afford one and more when they became successful. For a variety of reasons - including economic circumstances - starting in the 70's, Americans could build nicer frames. Those that are collecting based on quality want to get the better of the American builds.
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
Some can go local, but others I'd rather send to people here.
Bonus: some of us are here and local.
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Originally Posted by sd5782 View Post
I think the real problem most of us have is not enough room.
Exactly. The problem is the fact that you cannot have a basement in Charleston, SC.

Although, I need to take a cold hard look myself. Over the past year and a half, my buying has gotten out of hand. I think the 32 bikes I bought with my stimulus for the bike giveaway was the catalyst. And it crossed over to personal purchases. Unfortunately.

That said...tough to let go of some of the projects...they all are like my children. Probably shouldn't have named each of them.
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Size?

Some of us have a hook or two to spare...
Everything from 55cm to 64cm. I like a french fit, but I apparently can't eyeball the difference between a 61 and 63 as well as I thought.

I think I've narrowed it down to 12-15 that I can't give up, everything else I hope I can move between now and the end of the year as I get them prepped and photod.
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
I'd been inventorying my completes and rolling chassis that are taking up most of my garage, basement, closet, and living room and feel like I should be doing an AA-style introduction. "My name is Dylansbob and I have *hangs head* 40+ bikes, plus another 8-12 frames." Admittedly that does include 2 tandems and 3 sized for my wife, but still a lot of clutter. A look at my garage and you'd think it was being squatted in with all the parts and projects, just without the meth fumes. When I write down everything and see the numbers, I kinda realized I have a problem. It used to be I'd accumulate flips, but everything is in my riding size range and almost all could be keepers.

I did some break downs on what I have:

Eras
50s -- 3 (1 American, 1 French, 1 Brit)
60s -- 2 (1 American, 1 Italian)
70s -- 12 (5+ British, 2 French, 2 American)
80s -- 11 (2 Italians, 6 American, 3 Japan)
90s -- 3 (2 American)
00+ -- 13

6 are fixed gears, 8 are mtbs, 2 tandems.

I think my username will be seen on the C&V Sales subforum over the next few months... It's just now I have to decide what to sell when and where and procurring enough boxes. Some can go local, but others I'd rather send to people here.
Nah, I have more than that on my "to do" list.

And on my list.

And my would like to still get list.......
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I draw the line at storing bikes outside, thankfully i have a two car garage,currently have 23.
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Lets not even mention the Parts Boxes and Bins of miscellaneous period components waiting for use.
Agreed. Let’s not even mention that. 😀

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I have the same "problem" or "addiction" - I just added #6 to my "collection".
1980 Centurion Super LeMans (it's only money).
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I'm waiting for the rest of the post.... you know, where you actually say why you think you might have a problem....
Four posts in and you're already hitting 'em out of the park. Nice!
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
Everything from 55cm to 64cm. I like a french fit, but I apparently can't eyeball the difference between a 61 and 63 as well as I thought.

I think I've narrowed it down to 12-15 that I can't give up, everything else I hope I can move between now and the end of the year as I get them prepped and photod.
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There’s a guy near me that I have traded with occasionally - he has 400 bikes by his count in a fairly modest house. It looks just as you would expect. Just for some perspective.
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I think the real problem most of us have is not enough room.
agreed !!!!


half the bike room !
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
Eras
50s -- 3 (1 American, 1 French, 1 Brit)
60s -- 2 (1 American, 1 Italian)
70s -- 12 (5+ British, 2 French, 2 American)
80s -- 11 (2 Italians, 6 American, 3 Japan)
90s -- 3 (2 American)
00+ -- 13 <=======
Get rid of those and you'll be all good!
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That's about a third of the pile.




"Keepers" clogging up the workshop. Theres a small wood shop worth of machinery under the bikes.

The free and under $10 pile. Couple nice ones in the mix.

Theres another dozen or so around including the porch dwelling beaters..

I'm starting to feel like I hit peak bike in 2021.

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Everything from 55cm to 64cm. I like a french fit, but I apparently can't eyeball the difference between a 61 and 63 as well as I thought.

I think I've narrowed it down to 12-15 that I can't give up, everything else I hope I can move between now and the end of the year as I get them prepped and photod.
Once you've narrowed down your collection and free up a few hooks, let me know your cost for storing bikes. My apartment is very full!
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