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Old 11-12-11, 09:06 PM
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Vintage Bike, Vintage bathroom

Cool idea.....

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Old 11-12-11, 09:30 PM
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Well, it is gas pipe...
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Old 11-12-11, 09:35 PM
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I think the idea sinks if you ask me
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Old 11-12-11, 09:48 PM
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The stylist has aesthetic taste, but functionally they get an F. Think about stumbling up to the sink in the early morning and hitting your shin on the pedal.
The white subway variation tile with texture is fun, the black tile accents and the dark wood, smart, the chessboard tile is a bit overstated... where is the floor mat? Who wants to stand in front of the sink while brushing your teeth with cold feet? Heated floor you say... okay.
What about the overflow implications of that sink shape? The oxidizing basket against those bright white towels, that may get damp...
Stylists did that, not a designer.

Must be a guest bath, storage?
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Old 11-12-11, 10:57 PM
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What about when the tires go flat, the sink will sag. At least if it spills warm water on your feet that will solve the cold floor problem.
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Old 11-13-11, 01:10 AM
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Old 11-13-11, 07:47 AM
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The mirror frame and sconces give me the creeps. Was the bathroom done for Gene Autry, or John Wayne?
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Old 11-13-11, 08:02 AM
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seems like a waste of a bike to me
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[QUOTE=Charles Wahl;13487225]The mirror frame and sconces give me the creeps. QUOTE]

that is funny. there is a small single car garage down the street from me, and at night the sconces on it make it look like the garage of a funeral parlor.

is the sink handicap accessable?
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Old 11-13-11, 08:30 AM
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i wish i were rich enough to have bikes as furniture
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Old 11-13-11, 10:03 AM
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Flushed with success, eh?

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Old 11-13-11, 10:32 AM
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As a C & V home guy myself, that bathroom fails on several points. Mirror is wrong, modern porch lights are no good, tile floor is wrong, sink is wrong. The only thing vintage is the subway wall tile, although the good stuff has a flat finish, so that is probably modern as well.
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Old 11-13-11, 10:54 AM
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interesting concept just used wrong, there's no real flow with the bathroom like wrk101 stated.

plus if there's a shower and whatnot as well all the steam and condensation would surely lead to some bad rust and whatnot from water condensing on the bike.
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Old 11-13-11, 10:55 AM
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more like retro bicycle chic me thinks... I like it but hey I'm an odd handyman
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This is getting mostly bad marks from the C&V gang. I'm thinking they won't like the bidet either.
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Old 11-13-11, 11:10 AM
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Nice idea, but somehow it never works. You don't want to use a nice bike, and a rubbish bike is no fun looking at after the novelty wears off.
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Old 11-13-11, 12:17 PM
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Having worked in Bel-Air and LA I can sat that there are people with to much money, crazy ideas and have no taste.
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Old 11-13-11, 02:27 PM
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Is the J trap Whitworth threaded?

At the least that's a nice stained glass window.
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Do they also have the matching toilet?

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Old 11-13-11, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
The only thing vintage is the subway wall tile, although the good stuff has a flat finish, so that is probably modern as well.
I've got the originals (1941) in my house - the peach tiles are satin, while the surrounding black tiles are glossy.

The floor pattern has a similar vibe to it, but the diagonal patterns are staggered between larger tiles.

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Old 11-13-11, 05:05 PM
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Imagine trying to clean the floor back in that corner...

Also, is it just me or is the top of the mirror an old skateboard deck?

Looks sorta Logan-ish to me.

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Also, is it just me or is the top of the mirror an old skateboard deck?
Yep. The whole thing looks like it was designed by a steampunk hipster turned yuppie.

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Keeping the tires inflated is a maintenance headache.
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mildly related: does anyone have a good source (flickr or otherwise) of vintage, depression era bathrooms? i'm looking for deco-ish design references to re-do a bathroom in my house. also: that's ridiculous that they didn't take off the pedal/chain. i can just imagine someone's shin eating it during a late night shuffle.
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mildly related: does anyone have a good source (flickr or otherwise) of vintage, depression era bathrooms? i'm looking for deco-ish design references to re-do a bathroom in my house
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