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Old 02-26-18, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
And it's especially small for you, since you're frugal with bikes.
I agree. I don't know how to feel about being considered frugal. I do feel that all of my money is going into the house. It could be a total money pit, but a man's gotta live somewhere.

I do really like the bike and I'll give it a service once it warms up slightly. Just remove the rear wheel and de-grease the cog and maybe lube/replace the chain.
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Old 02-26-18, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Looks great, congrats!

If you're worried about water/snowmelt, get some washing machine trays to put down
Carpet runners also work really well. You might consider a rubbery non-slip tread covers for the steps so you can get home, stash you bike, get to the chair and sit down to take you cleats of without either floor damage or slipping.

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Old 02-26-18, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
I don't know how to feel about being considered frugal.
You should feel smart, because frugal is smart.

But if you don't plan to repack your bearings ever, you're not truly frugal. You should do it every year or two, as it avoids more expensive repairs.
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Old 02-26-18, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
You should feel smart, because frugal is smart.

But if you don't plan to repack your bearings ever, you're not truly frugal. You should do it every year or two, as it avoids more expensive repairs.
Fair enough.

The bike could use some love as it will be it's five-year anniversary this Autumn.
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Old 02-27-18, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Sounds nice, there's a house in my neighborhood with that color scheme, and it looks very bold and snappy (I'm assuming you mean sage for the main color, and deep purple only for accents...)
we'll see. my gf is the artist.
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Old 02-27-18, 08:23 AM
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Very nice, congrats! Are you going to have a strategically placed chair/sofa so you can sit and stare at your bikes out the window?
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Old 02-27-18, 11:24 AM
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Congrats on the house. Nice to have something to store your bikes and a place to call your own.

As for painting, I would wait at least a year. Power wash the outside and add a few flowers to give it colour. Spend your money on the inside first.
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Is it closer in, to that job you need to keep, to pay the mortgage?
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Is it closer in, to that job you need to keep, to pay the mortgage?
it'll be a little longer commute. 4 miles each way. its also significantly cheaper than the rent i was paying. which is good since i am spending some money at the start.
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Love those wood floors. Our house in KS had all original wood flooring (that the previous owners covered in shag carpet, WTF?!?)

We just bought a house as well. I only had 2 criteria: 3+ car garage, and within 5 miles of one of the base gates (I commute to work on a military base).

Still have one stall of the garage full of boxes, but it's getting there.

There's also a 24 x 18 workshop out back.

You'll really enjoy being able to work inside.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Make sure you secure the bikes...Things get stolen off of porches all the time.

After 13 years of storing my bikes IN the house, this past year we bought a place with an oversized two car garage...And we only have one car. The rest of the space is for bikes, workbench, tools, futon, 'fridge...It's boss, baby.

PS: Just looked at the photo. That's a nice old bungalow. Good wood in there. Those awnings were probably not original -- pull those off and it'll really open the place up. Also, the porch was probably not originally enclosed, but that sounds like a useful addition for you. Check Sherwin-Williams for paint - they have a collection of period-correct color combos for Bungalows or Craftsman houses.
Howda ya work that out........
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Old 06-26-20, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
it'll be a little longer commute. 4 miles each way. its also significantly cheaper than the rent i was paying. which is good since i am spending some money at the start.
Sweet, Perfect commute.

Kinda unusual, cheaper than rent.
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