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Old 10-15-12, 09:04 PM
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2 bikes with me in Montreal: Marinoni Special (tricolor), Miyata 912 build (Chorus 8sp + Suntour)

2 bikes in Vancouver: Nishiki Prestige 105/Suntour Cyclone modern-classic build, 1984 Mercian Professional Super Record

2 frames, also in Van: Proctor custom (Edmonton, Canada built 531c race frame), Apollo Imperial (Tange Champion, Japanese built frame for Fred Deeley Cycles of VAN).

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The Marinoni is coming with me back to Vancouver, as are the parts on the 912 build...and maybe the frame, too.

EDIT: favourite is the Nishiki, but just because it fits so right and is a versatile and practical build...Mercian hasn't had enough time, as I got it just before moving. It's pretty fabulous, so might take that spot over (at least on sunny days) unless the Proctor really wows me when built.

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Old 10-15-12, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by muzpuf View Post
18 Bianchi bikes/frames and growing
thats impressive dedication to one brand!

and i am surprised at some numbers smaller than mine as ive got minimal space but maybe some of you have been at it longer than me and have got your tastes really narrowed down

and by collection i was thinking bikes you ride and plan to keep not so much flippers and by best i meant your favorite for one reason or another
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15 currently. -2 (fiance), -2 (on loan to friend), -1 (on loan to brother) = 10. 3 or 4 of which I will sell in the spring. Just graduated college this year and still living in a small city apartment...when I have money and more importantly space, I'm afraid it will turn into dozens.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Oh, damn - I'd lose control if that was anywhere near me, too!

Are you still working on that other project 2002?

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Yep.

Working on one 2002 at a time is a hobby.

Two is a profession.

Condition looks promising and it is a value.

.....or at least that's my story around here.

This one looks like it is Inca Orange, but my last one was Verona Red and looked fairly similar in pics.

The last one we rebuilt was a 72 and is currently living in Iowa.

The one we are finishing this winter will be going to live in Madison in the spring.

That means there could be room in the garage.
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Enough to lose track... must be around 20 as a few bikes are not shown (yet).

My Bikes

The gems...

My 1957 Peugeot PLX 8 Grande...



My Ron Cooper...


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Old 10-15-12, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Yes, I can see where this beautiful little BMW 2002 could fit into someone's life.

15 by the way.
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Old 10-16-12, 12:31 AM
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I love those cars. I've had a few..drove nothing else for 15 years.

Bilstein HDs are an absolute must - the car was designed for them and they transform...
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all in the sig - my rule that works for me is to only buy what i will ride and enjoy
and i like to turn over the fleet frequently provided i can get my prices i want
my tastes have changed frequently but lately its been kleins big time
the fleet was once up close to 20
but that was way more than i wanted needed or could house
it is a much more balanced and manageable fleet now
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Old 10-16-12, 02:04 AM
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For a long time I have always said I have 10 bikes. The total number of frames is more than that, and at various times the number running varies.
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Currently I have a Roadmaster racer and a Peconi framed road bike in good codition. I also have 2 mountain bikes, two folding bikes and an old gents bike in ridable condition, and 3 other bikes in the process of builds.
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I have these bikes cleaned up and ready to ride
Motobecane grand record 1971
Roberts criterium 1974
Grandis special
Peugeot px-10
Raleigh Golden arrow 1937

Bikes I ride as they are

Peugeot ph-8
Scapin road
Carlton Corsair
Kestral SCi 200

Bikes I am working on
Cinelli SC
Nashua 1900
Legnano 1972
Gitane tandem

Frames I am collecting stuff for

Peugeot PZ-10
Vitus 979
Motobecane team champ

Bikes I have waiting to be worked on

Battaglin .'83
Falcon Race '87
Raleigh pro, 1971
1886 Surrey Invincible
1920 Mead pathfinder

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Old 10-16-12, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by tremolo1965 View Post
I love those cars. I've had a few..drove nothing else for 15 years.

Bilstein HDs are an absolute must - the car was designed for them and they transform...
Agreed.



As for the total bicycle count, I just noticed that I have more American made frames and bicycles than all other nationalities combined.

That would not have been the case a half decade ago...
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Old 10-16-12, 04:06 AM
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Like many others here, it's constantly changing. Oops, it just did...so I'll say 5 roadies, 2 funbikes.

Future: Some kind of frame for an 8-sp Chorus Ergo group.

Right now, 3 road rollers, 2 fun bikes, 2 under construction.

Fun bikes: '02 GT Saddleback, '88 Raleigh Horizon for the paths.

Under construction: 1996 Kestrel 200SCi in dark green, with period-correct CF wheels, 9-sp Microshift, tricolor dual pivot calipers, Ultegra crankset/BB.

Under construction: 1986 Centurion Ironman in red/white, 8-sp tricolor STI with silver Velocity DeepV's laced to 7700 hubs.

'85 Cinelli Equipe Centurion, with crankset replacement pending (to square taper compact).


'85 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman (re-do)


'06 Kestrel RT-700, moving from this setup to 10-sp Veloce with Vento G3 wheels.
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N+1.....In pic, front to back, My 02 Felt-85(modernish STI AL), 81 Takara, 77 Austro-Daimler, 86 Team Fuji (not mine-but my son's so IT doesn't count) my 87 Bridgestone, 2 old Magna MTBs. Out of frame, not complete....projects, Sekine road bike, Raleigh road bike, Ross Frankenbike, Jamis hybrid, and my wife's Giant Optima. Not many....really......don't have my Torpado Beta in pic....:-)
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My group, too, evolves fairly regularly. I like to keep the rides interesting and try to "upgrade" (i.e., nice frames in perfect size and fit vs. nice frames with only "adequate" fit) as the opportunity arises. Even my component and wheel stash has been thinned substantially. (Holy cow! I'm nearly out of fenders!) This past year I've been very actively trimming the collection down, sometimes painfully so, but trying to stay true to the philosophy of "perfect fit = enjoyable ride." So for the moment, my team is what is represented in the signature below. And my wife, who tends to walk around the house pointing out and counting bikes out loud, using a menacingly meaningful tone of voice (which apparently is intended to somehow motivate me to do something?)... well she is sounding decidedly less like the Count these days.

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I flipped 7 this year.

I sold my fixed gear.

I bought/built up two steel bikes.

Net is N'=N+1, where N'=5. Three steel road bikes, one carbon road bike, one dual suspension MTB. I ride them all as conditions warrant.

My wife and daughters have 5 more between them. Those and about 3 project bikes waiting for work, and one repair/restoration for friends at any time, and there seem to be a lot of bikes around...
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Old 10-16-12, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Yep.

Working on one 2002 at a time is a hobby.

Two is a profession.

Condition looks promising and it is a value.

.....or at least that's my story around here.

This one looks like it is Inca Orange, but my last one was Verona Red and looked fairly similar in pics.

The last one we rebuilt was a 72 and is currently living in Iowa.

The one we are finishing this winter will be going to live in Madison in the spring.

That means there could be room in the garage.
Gomango, I am VERY glad I don't live anywhere near you.
Nice bikes and 2002s, I would be very poor. Happy, but poor.

BTW; I have 9 bikes right now. 5 custom from Us builders, and 4 others.
That is really to many for me, but who needs self control?
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20 vintage bikes, including a number that don't get ridden. 4 projects in progress. 4 frames that may someday get built. 5 modern bikes. I will likely sell anywhere from 4 to 8 next season.
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23 bikes in ready-to-ride condition
2 bikes that need work to get them road ready
3 framesets hanging from a peg
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C&V? 7, 6 are kid's bikes.

and an extra Gitane not in the pic.

And the little girl's Schwinn:



One 70's Schwinn Suburban-

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23 bikes in ready-to-ride condition
2 bikes that need work to get them road ready
3 framesets hanging from a peg
Don't complain to me about disorganized if you have this information. Not only is my collection too big, I don't even know how big or what I have.

The good news is that I've been getting rid of stuff instead of acquiring. It feels good.
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Confession is good for the soul.....

I've got bikes of many stripes and in many place, with thoughts of adding more as time, budget, and opportunity arise.

California, 4 modern bikes and 7 C&V:
2007 Scott CR1 Pro
2011 Trek EX-8
2006 Kona Unit
2009 Specialized Stumpjumper
1975 Eisentraut Limited 59 cm
1978 Colnago Super
1980ish Medici Pro Strada-frame stripped and waiting
1989 Landshark Dirtshark
1989 Landshark Roadshark-frame stripped, wall hanger
1990 Landshark Roadshark
1985 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman

Beaufort, NC
2009 Trek Madone 4.9
2010 Surely LHT 52 cm
1996ish Trek Fuel 80 - frame stripped
1980ish Colnago Junior

Raleigh, NC
2010 Surely LHT 58 cm
2007 Turner 5 Spot
1965 Jan deReus-frame, collecting parts
1979 Olmo-frame
1975 Wizard-nearly complete
1975 Eisentraut Limited 57 cm
1974 Schwinn Paramount
1986/87 Centurion LeMan or Elite RS
1980 Lotus Excelle

Come January I have to figure out how to haul the majority of the North Carolina bikes back to California as my assignment here will be complete. That will be fun.

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I could be satified with one...if it were 62cm and this one...
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...Too many but am currently selling off most in my determined effort to reduce the amount of things I will need to pack for my move. I hope to reduce it down to 2 for me, 2 for my wife. Also selling off the cars...having already sold off:
1941 International pickup, 1968 MGC GT, 1965 Cutlass, 1969 Mustang CV, ....still have a few 'project cars' left to sell. Will be keeping ONE classic (1957 MGA Coupe) !

My goal is to have my intended 2014 L'Eroica ride and one other all-a-rounder, and for my wife, her roadie and a (soon to be built) mixte !

Now, once I move up north (Seattle), we'll see what happens

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