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Old 12-11-14, 07:07 PM
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Newbie to the forums.. with problems.

Hello. My name is Matt and I have a problem !! I buy bikes to fix up and sell them, but I have a hard time selling the bikes I buy because i enjoy riding them to much. I ran outta space in my 2 car garage until I found these bike hooks at Home Depot, now i have bikes Hanging in the garage.. so i have more floor space.. :-)

Is there a 12 step program I can attend to help me ?? :-D anyone else have these problems ? how many bikes do you own ?

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Old 12-11-14, 07:26 PM
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Old 12-11-14, 07:48 PM
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Sorry, you're amongst enablers here.

(But you can start a thread on what are the best hooks to buy.)
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Old 12-11-14, 09:28 PM
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+1 to what the others have written
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Old 12-12-14, 08:59 AM
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Consider a 12 speed program .. with beer
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Old 12-12-14, 09:18 AM
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You just need a bigger garage.
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Old 12-12-14, 09:24 AM
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It's an addiction with no known cure so just embrace it and get a higher credit limit on your card
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Old 12-12-14, 10:16 AM
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Part of the solution is scientific and part is spiritual.

Scientific part:
Recognize the basic error in this revered formula for calculating the perfect number of restored bikes:
N+1 = Ideal Number of Restored Bikes, where "N" represents the number of restored bikes you currently own.
The corrected formula is N+1 = , where "N" represents the number of restored bikes you currently own, and represents infinity.

Spiritual part:

The 12 Steps of: Junk a-bike-ics N+1'ymous

1) We admitted we were powerless over fixed up bicycles and that our garages had become unmanageable.
2) Came to believe that a power greater than our purchasing bikes could restore us to sanity.
3) Made a decision to turn our bike collection over to the care of Ebay or Craigslist since they understand us.
4) Made a searching and fearless inventory of our bicycles.
5) Admitted to ourselves, and to Bike Forums the exact nature of our wrongs.
6) Were entirely ready to have buyers remove all these once defective bicycles.
7) Humbly asked them to pay cash.
8) Made a list of all bicycles we had restored and became willing to release them all back to the wild.
9) Made all sales final, sold "as is" and, wherever possible, with signed Hold Harmless agreements.
10) Continued to take bicycle inventory, and when we found anotoher one, promptly sold it.
11) Sought through sales and fleet reduction to recover our garage space as we understood it, riding for joy of the sport and the power to get us up hills.
12) Having had a financial awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to junk a-bike-ics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
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Old 12-12-14, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
You just need a bigger garage.
You have been bitten; similar situation:
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Old 12-12-14, 12:28 PM
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9 bikes here. I convinced the wife the van would not fit in the garage. Daughter has two in the garage as well. Plus ceiling racks of tires and rims, and frames. Storage shed has my trash day finds, maybe 5 or 6. If you buy a bike with the intent of selling, make it make it not your size. My trash day finds I have flipped for $ 150.00 to 200 with maybe $ 20.00 to 40 invested. My neighbor has a daughter with some motor skill issues, he needed a step through small frame with a coaster brake. I had one of those in the shed You never know.
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Old 12-12-14, 12:35 PM
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Between my bikes, my wife's and my son's we have 12 in the garage. I did actually sell one once, it was way too small or I'd have kept it too.

Edit: we have 13, that must be the Lucky number

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Old 12-12-14, 01:04 PM
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I rarely sell... I used to be a bit of a collector (nothing high end, but plenty of bikes), and I decided to minimize my number of bikes... Of course, with that said, I have bought 2 bikes in the last year... and sold 1. That is progress. At least I have slowed the growth.

To me, that is the first step.
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Old 12-12-14, 02:32 PM
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I would consider selling my Rocky Mountain, but only if it was to get another in my size. Mine is too small, but I've made it work.
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Old 12-12-14, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
Part of the solution is scientific and part is spiritual.

Scientific part:
Recognize the basic error in this revered formula for calculating the perfect number of restored bikes:
N+1 = Ideal Number of Restored Bikes, where "N" represents the number of restored bikes you currently own.
The corrected formula is N+1 = , where "N" represents the number of restored bikes you currently own, and represents infinity.

Spiritual part:

The 12 Steps of: Junk a-bike-ics N+1'ymous

1) We admitted we were powerless over fixed up bicycles and that our garages had become unmanageable.
2) Came to believe that a power greater than our purchasing bikes could restore us to sanity.
3) Made a decision to turn our bike collection over to the care of Ebay or Craigslist since they understand us.
4) Made a searching and fearless inventory of our bicycles.
5) Admitted to ourselves, and to Bike Forums the exact nature of our wrongs.
6) Were entirely ready to have buyers remove all these once defective bicycles.
7) Humbly asked them to pay cash.
8) Made a list of all bicycles we had restored and became willing to release them all back to the wild.
9) Made all sales final, sold "as is" and, wherever possible, with signed Hold Harmless agreements.
10) Continued to take bicycle inventory, and when we found anotoher one, promptly sold it.
11) Sought through sales and fleet reduction to recover our garage space as we understood it, riding for joy of the sport and the power to get us up hills.
12) Having had a financial awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to junk a-bike-ics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
That's a "10". Thank you.
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Old 12-12-14, 03:07 PM
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i actually started storing bikes in my parents basement.. lol I do need a bigger garage or storage place.. hrmmm. I think i have about 20 complete bikes.. not even sure how many parts bikes. I just bought a mint '85 Peugeot PGN-10 the other day, bike #21 . I tuned it and trued it up, as soon as the snow clears I'm gonna go test it out..
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Old 12-13-14, 04:03 PM
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I share your frustration, it's a real problem when you don't have anywhere to store them, If I'd had known this was going to happen I would have bought a house with a bigger lot,,,,,,,
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