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Old 04-23-19, 12:22 PM
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Some of my bikes lol



I didnít forget you Fat Boris. I put some grips and pedals on it and a different crank but otherwise it is stock. Fun to ride.


I like Motobecane lol. There is a 2004 Cannondale in there that someday I want to put a modern Shimano 105 or Ultegra drivetrain on it. I need a go fund me page lol. Yes I need to sweep the floor.
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Old 04-23-19, 12:37 PM
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I like your bikes! The floor is great, who cares about that in a workshop! Looks like you have a lot of space. I am jealous! We don't have space in Europe. So I hang my bikes on the wall.



This room is now my girl's play room and the bikes are in the basement! Most of these bikes were sold too...
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Old 04-23-19, 01:58 PM
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Nice collection of bikes. But you’re girls rule
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Old 04-24-19, 08:11 AM
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... Looks like you have a lot of space. I am jealous! We don't have space in Europe. So I hang my bikes on the wall.
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Lack of space is a challenge in many urban parts of the U.S., as well. Pegboard for tools on most of the walls and hanging my bikes from the garage rafters helps me use what seems like every cubic (not square) cm of the garage.
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Old 04-25-19, 07:04 PM
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Nice!
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Old 04-28-19, 04:38 PM
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I think I have a Fetish...
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Old 04-29-19, 03:53 PM
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I really need to get better organized. Somehow I now have five bikes in my apartment, although one of 'em, a recumbent, isn't mine. A friend loaned it to me last year after my shoulder injury. I tried it once in the parking lot, said "Nope!" and it's been sitting here since.

But the other four are scattered between the living room and spare bedroom. I need to declutter the spare bedroom and make space for bikes.

I'm trying to convince myself I don't need a dedicated gravel bike, or an old school rigid frame/fork mountain bike. But every time I see one on craigslist I think I need it.
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Old 04-29-19, 04:17 PM
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Should we start a support group?


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3. His and Her Bar Hoppers


4. Camping His and Hers
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Old 04-30-19, 11:09 AM
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My bikes like companionship.

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Old 04-30-19, 04:10 PM
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Might as well join the highjacking. lol

IMG_6297 by 2cam16, on Flickr

This is missing from the group pic since I finished it after I took the photo:

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Old 05-03-19, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Might as well join the highjacking. lol

IMG_6297 by 2cam16, on Flickr

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Thank you for posting those pics! I am going to show my wife as she thinks I have too many bikes. Storage is a problem , but I ride them often , so , what the heck? I have a shop where I keep most of my steeds and she bought me a 5 bike rack for Christmas and of course , that got filled up immediately. I just don't know which(if any) I would let go of. Joe joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress
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I just don't know which(if any) I would let go of. Joe joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress
A year ago I sold off about half of my bikes in order to make a play-room out of the hobby-room that I had. Honestly although I miss the bikes, I don't regret selling them. There's always more bikes. And I guess that I enjoy more the experience of riding them, testing them, tuning and building them than the act of collecting them. Let them roll on, if you will. And make room for new different bikes in the future!
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And I guess that I enjoy more the experience of riding them, testing them, tuning and building them than the act of collecting them.
Same here. I obsess over every stage of finding, buying, cleaning, repairing, purchasing parts for, and adjusting every bike I own. But once all of that work is completed and finalized, I lose all interest in the bike, and find some excuse, any excuse ("frame is too small", "too much flex / too heavy" "I don't like the paint job" "I'm tired of frames made of that material", etc.) to take the parts off and put 'em all on a different frame and start the process all over again.

Makes no sense at all, not even to me, but I'm uncontrollably driven to do it by some strange force that defies explanation. Fortunately I have found others here who also have this disease, so I feel at ease knowing that at least I'm not alone.
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Thank you for posting those pics! I am going to show my wife as she thinks I have too many bikes. Storage is a problem , but I ride them often , so , what the heck? I have a shop where I keep most of my steeds and she bought me a 5 bike rack for Christmas and of course , that got filled up immediately. I just don't know which(if any) I would let go of. Joe joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress
Yeah I try to rotate my bikes but some are just too much work to get to, i.e. I have to pull out several just to get to the one I want to and do it all over again when done with the ride.
Hope my picture helps with your reasoning.
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I love that Masi but it's a 58 and my best fit is a 54/55. It was a birthday present from my woman. Sold to her by an LBS owner who knew me but sold her the wrong size anyway. Just trying to move a bike. I can ride it and it's fine but it's not "right", as you might imagine. The list on this bike was $4200. She paid substantially less but not cheap. I probably should sell it but I expect I wouldn't get more than $1,000. So, I will probably keep it as art and ride it a couple times a year. All Dura Ace btw.
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Might as well join the highjacking. lol
and a fine hijacking it was
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My 29 plus bike for the trails


My Fat bike for some snow and ice riding


My road bike


My TT bike for when I want to go a tad faster


My Single Speed for whaen I want something different
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I didnít forget you Fat Boris. I put some grips and pedals on it and a different crank but otherwise it is stock. Fun to ride.


I like Motobecane lol. There is a 2004 Cannondale in there that someday I want to put a modern Shimano 105 or Ultegra drivetrain on it. I need a go fund me page lol. Yes I need to sweep the floor.
Nice stable of bikes.
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Old 05-29-19, 05:16 PM
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Thanks. I like tinkering with bikes trying out different set ups etc.
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