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Old 08-04-18, 10:28 AM
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How bad is my addiction?

So I've had a Schwinn Hybrid since 2013 (first picture)... I think I rode it maybe 2 times for a total of maybe 10 miles... This year I really got into riding... Now 10,15, and 20 mile rides are the norm...I also have taken an interest into bicycles in general... So I've been picking up different bikes and trying them out...I really like tinkering with them and figuring out how they work..






Some I will be flipping.. Some like that black painted over Fuji I'll will rehab.... so today I picked up a blue 1980s lower end Schwinn for $12... Problem is I couldn't fit it in my garage without moving stuff (I'm a picker too)... So combine those two things and I can hardly even walk in my garage now... I used to be able to pull a car in there just a few months ago... So basically since May I've accumulated all these bikes... How bad do I got it?

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Old 08-04-18, 10:33 AM
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There's been another bike that was stripped and tossed in the trash
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Old 08-04-18, 10:35 AM
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You're not married, right?
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Old 08-04-18, 10:47 AM
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Wow, what's up with that Schwinn Solitare?!? Is that comfortable to ride?

Also, go get some hooks and start hanging them from the ceiling. Looks like you have pretty nice stable there, just need to corral those beasts!
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Old 08-04-18, 11:03 AM
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Looks like you are getting ready to set up a car door dodging course. Good practice for urban riding.
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Old 08-04-18, 11:27 AM
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The bikes are fine, looks like too many car doors to me. I have 5 bikes, and 8 doors, but the doors are all attached to my cars. 😁
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On tonight’s episode of “Hoarders: Buried Alive”...
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You're not married, right?
Correct...I am engaged but my fiance does not live with me..She has her own place.
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Old 08-04-18, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by DanBraden View Post
Wow, what's up with that Schwinn Solitare?!? Is that comfortable to ride?

Also, go get some hooks and start hanging them from the ceiling. Looks like you have pretty nice stable there, just need to corral those beasts!
It's ok...I bought it off Amazon or something...I didn't like the position of the saddle as I thought it was too close that's why I got a set back seat post for it....It's abnormally hard and further back than usual because I did a test run with that tag along bike I picked to see if it worked ok....So actually the set back is a lot less than the position it is in now....I'd say that the Schwinn rides ok ? Acceptable I guess....I can do 20 mile rides on it....I did take it off road on some trails and was not impressed with it much at all....Hang on, I'll upload a pic so you can see the tag along too.

Good idea on the hooks...I got to do something...I told my friends that I would start working on cars...This is getting out of control...I'll never be able to work on cars like this.

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The bikes are fine...but the car parts and other junk MAY be a little problematic.
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Old 08-04-18, 12:00 PM
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The nicest bike I see is that poor white Schwinn sans wheelset dumped on the heap against the wall.

​​​​​​You'll have to get in line behind every other nutter spamming Craigslist with huge lists of mediocre bikes priced at a premium.
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The nicest bike I see is that poor white Schwinn sans wheelset dumped on the heap against the wall.

​​​​​​You'll have to get in line behind every other nutter spamming Craigslist with huge lists of mediocre bikes priced at a premium.
I rode it for a little till but it may need a new front derailleur..I also needed the rims off it for my current bike that I'm riding (the maroon Miyata) because the rear hub on the Miyata had a crack...I actually prefer the Miyata 310 over that white Schwinn (Le Tour)..To me the LeTour was almost too responsive in turning...It felt a little squirrelly ...Not sure what the end will be yet for that bike...I bought some brand new toe straps for it which are still in the package, and somewhere in that garage I believe, lol.
That green Schwinn next to it is actually a little older than the white Schwinn, and while the white Schwinn is a Le Tour, the green Schwinn is a Super Le Tour
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The bikes are fine...but the car parts and other junk MAY be a little problematic.
hmmm..clean out some of the other stuff for more bikes ? You might be onto something..I know someone who has an attic full of bikes and bike parts...I was thinking of buying them but then I'd about double what I got now...might have to figure out some schematics to make that work, lol

Maybe I'll end up with a bike business of some sort ? lol
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hmmm..clean out some of the other stuff for more bikes ? You might be onto something..I know someone who has an attic full of bikes and bike parts...I was thinking of buying them but then I'd about double what I got now...might have to figure out some schematics to make that work, lol

Maybe I'll end up with a bike business of some sort ? lol
I knew of a bike business that had an attic full of NOS stuff that had just gone out of style... This was Zumwalts in San Diego... https://www.zcbikes.com/about/a-litt...walts-pg56.htm
I frequented the place back in the '80s and early '90s in their North Park location, and knew a couple of employees quite well... they let me look in the attic... seems they could have made quite a bundle just selling NOS on ebay.
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Yeah, that's a weird riding position to me. That stem looks adjustable and with the seat so far back I'd have to raise those handlebars for sure. I'm off to the Googles to see if I can find some pics of people actually riding that thing.

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Sooo... After the googling, it looks like that seat post is unique. Did you get the bike with that post or did you add it after, because it seems like it normally comes with a straight seat post.

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Originally Posted by genec View Post
I knew of a bike business that had an attic full of NOS stuff that had just gone out of style... This was Zumwalts in San Diego... https://www.zcbikes.com/about/a-litt...walts-pg56.htm
I frequented the place back in the '80s and early '90s in their North Park location, and knew a couple of employees quite well... they let me look in the attic... seems they could have made quite a bundle just selling NOS on ebay.
That sounds cool...I'd love to have a bunch of NOS..unfortunately the stuff is all used stuff
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Originally Posted by DanBraden View Post
Yeah, that's a weird riding position to me. That stem looks adjustable and with the seat so far back I'd have to raise those handlebars for sure. I'm off to the Googles to see if I can find some pics of people actually riding that thing.

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Sooo... After the googling, it looks like that seat post is unique. Did you get the bike with that post or did you add it after, because it seems like it normally comes with a straight seat post.
I added the seat post after because I didn't like the seat post that came with it as I felt like I was too far forward pedaling and scrunched....I did also flip the stem over upside down if I remember correctly
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Stem shfters? Wait until you get an addiction to higher end vintage bikes.
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Stem shfters? Wait until you get an addiction to higher end vintage bikes.
haha.. .I can only imagine.. .I was thinking about that actually... Might have to have a building erected to store everything lol
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Not bad,

but let's talk about your chair issues....
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At present, you are only mildly infected and still have plenty of free space. Just a bit of thought will let you organize to allow at least triple the number of bicycles and a medium dumpster should have enough room for all that other stuff! Don
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