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1985 garage queens

Old 07-24-11, 09:42 PM
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1985 garage queens

Just some cool old bikes I thought I would share with the forum. Just a 1985 Miyata three ten with a 105 group and a 1985 Takara medalion with a shimano 600 group.
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Old 07-24-11, 09:59 PM
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Nice bike, but the garage queen reference kind of creeps me out, especially in this day and age....
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Old 07-24-11, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Nice bike, but the garage queen reference kind of creeps me out, especially in this day and age....
wut?
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Old 07-24-11, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by vjp View Post
wut?
+1.

Nice bikes, we need better pictures.
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Old 07-24-11, 10:43 PM
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Garage queen is a established technical term, I'm not sure how it can be misconstrued.
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Old 07-25-11, 02:14 AM
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totally lost on the misconstruing of "garage queen," unless you've been watching too much CSI. garage queen = something that only goes out for cars and coffee, sunday rides on the promenade, etc.
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Old 07-25-11, 08:04 AM
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I have a Takara but I think it is Medalist. Decent bike
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Old 07-25-11, 09:44 AM
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don't worry robbietunes... you're not alone. i get it.

i'm imagining some hairy guy lurking in the garage behind the toolchest, wearing earrings, pantyhose and a hat like hermoine gingold wore in "The Music Man". with WAY too much lipstick...
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Old 07-25-11, 11:57 AM
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I think the term was derived from "Hanger Queen". During WW2, It was the term fliers and mechanics used to describe aiplanes that made too many extended visits to the airplane hangers for repairs that continually kept them from action.
Now collectors use similar terms for their vehicles that do not get too much use on the roads and are mostly just for show and display.

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My Garage Queen

Here is my garage queen.
https://www.pbase.com/chrisb/image/95106027
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Old 07-25-11, 05:21 PM
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My 1985 "Garage Queen" ... Trek 520 ... still looks like a 2 month old bike (I just have to get around to replacing that brake lever hood!)
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Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
Garage queen is a established technical term, I'm not sure how it can be misconstrued.
Kind of like thinking of it in terms of Gomer Pyle's cousin if he got into the habit of wearing a dress to work on a regular basis (he was supposed to work in a garage).

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