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Old 06-17-05, 10:53 AM
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Hipcycler cycling room update...

Made some progress on my basement cycling room today.

Pix 1: Notice the door handle!

Pix 2: Overall view

Pix 3: Shirts as wall decor

Pix 4: Empty wall, waiting for ideas

This is a first draft really, of both a fun and functional area. All my riding clothing is stored in a couple of dressers...dirty riding gear hamper included....an area where my bike can go onto a trainer facing the TV that you can't really see either.

The TV is small, but will haveto do for now since my big one is so old it can't pick up OLN on cable!
I still need to add the stereo gear in the cabinet as well.
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That's awesome Hip. When can I come over?
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Old 06-17-05, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by PenguinDeD
That's awesome Hip. When can I come over?
Anytime you're in the area my friend....a refrigerator stocked with Gatorade and more will be waiting!
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If you have room, you should have your Klien hung on the wall somewhere when not in use. Also, T-shirts? You need to get some cycling jerseys and some old school cycling caps hung on that wall!!

Looks great. Love the entrance signs.
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edit: like the participant #'s also, adds a touch of you.
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Old 06-17-05, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by fore0121
If you have room, you should have your Klien hung on the wall somewhere when not in use. Also, T-shirts? You need to get some cycling jerseys and some old school cycling caps hung on that wall!!

Looks great. Love the entrance signs.
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f, likethe idea.
Maybe a blend. I have those up there because they represent the event shirts from races I have been in, thus the numbers and my notes about the ride on them.

Maybe the Klein on the empty wall in the off-season?
It certainly needs to be down there for me to stare at while I ride my Trek on the trainer once the snow starts to fly....
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
f, likethe idea.
Maybe a blend. I have those up there because they represent the event shirts from races I have been in, thus the numbers and my notes about the ride on them.
I did notice that after I posted (and your jersey from California too beside the TV).


Maybe the Klein on the empty wall in the off-season?
It certainly needs to be down there for me to stare at while I ride my Trek on the trainer once the snow starts to fly....

I have mine on the wall in the basement now. I don't want to risk leaving my ride in the garage. I've had one stolen from there before, albeit a long time ago at a different home.
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you have to frame the shirts otherwise it look like a lundry room.

put the TV up in one corner maybey use one of those IKEA brackets.

that is a start.
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Originally Posted by ggg300
put the TV up in one corner maybey use one of those IKEA brackets.
Why would you want the TV up in the corner? Wouldn't that make it uncomfortable on the trainer, having to look up that high all the time?

Room's looking good.
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You might want to upgrade what appears to be a Nashbar catalogue on the table to something like Colorado Cyclist. See if you can find some Sports Illustrated covers with Lance or Greg on them and have them framed. How about an obligatory Graham Watson poster or, if there are no impressionable young men around, one of those turn of the last century bicycle posters with a semi-nekkid woman on it.

As for the shelves around the TV: a complete selection of Chris Carmichael training videos; a copy of Breaking Away, A Day in Hell, Zinn and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance, and Barnett's Manual.

That's all for now. I have to go to a meeting now. I'll have plenty of time to think of other things.
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cool thread hip!

I say a bike room needs bikes. My bike rooms main feature is my bike (and maybe the repair stand).

On the empty wall, perhaps old framed cycling posters (there are lots of web sites with great repros at reasonable prices; also try ebay) or old parts of bikes. Or bikes!

My wife is threatening to turn my bike room into a kid's play room when our soon-to-be-born baby morphs into a little girl. no justice!
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Originally Posted by Olebiker
You might want to upgrade what appears to be a Nashbar catalogue on the table to something like Colorado Cyclist. See if you can find some Sports Illustrated covers with Lance or Greg on them and have them framed. How about an obligatory Graham Watson poster or, if there are no impressionable young men around, one of those turn of the last century bicycle posters with a semi-nekkid woman on it.

As for the shelves around the TV: a complete selection of Chris Carmichael training videos; a copy of Breaking Away, A Day in Hell, Zinn and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance, and Barnett's Manual.

That's all for now. I have to go to a meeting now. I'll have plenty of time to think of other things.
those are some quality ideas Ole.
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Yes, the Zinn book is prominent in my bike room. It helps me muddle through my newbide mechanics efforts. Great book.

Now I'm starting to think that I should start decorating my bike room (which is still also known in my family as "the sun room", "the library" or "the TV room")
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
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Pix 1: Notice the door handle!

...
That handle looks like the joint and bone in your x-Ray.

Great start on that room.
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Wish I had a room for my stuff, for the moment I have a bike in the kitchen...
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Look at that tv. And you call yourself OCP. You may need a bigger one for OLN. Go ask Santa for an early present.

BTW, where's the mini-fridge for beer?
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Gatorade? Wtf. If it's not stocked with beer when I drop by imma steal your bike..!
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That is so cool Hip. I have to make due with our 3rd car bay in our garage. My "domain" is nowhere near as cool as yours. Enjoy it.
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That is so cool Hip. I have to make due with our 3rd car bay in our garage. My "domain" is nowhere near as cool as yours. Enjoy it.
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That could be cool too.

Remember, in most households the garage is the 'estrogen free' zone. Easily fit a TV and beer fridge in there, and all the bike stuff you want.
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Originally Posted by Patriot
Look at that tv. And you call yourself OCP. You may need a bigger one for OLN. Go ask Santa for an early present.

BTW, where's the mini-fridge for beer?
I know, I know...and being an OCP member I will at some point get a mirror set up in there near the trainer area too.

The TV will get replaced....but I just bought one for our living room since that old one couldn't even handle more than 35 cable channels! OLN being on channel 68, well, I immediately went to the store and picked up a 27-inch Toshiba for only 215 bucks!

Maybe I should have gotten two!
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Dude, for OLN racing....

60" PLASMA!!!


A 1000w THX sound system would help too. Of course you may need a second mortgage to do this, you realize. But hey, it's all for the good of cycling.
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Yeah, you need to fill that space around the TV with a bigger TV!
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Pick up one of these for your Klein. From deltacycle.com
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
f, likethe idea.
Maybe a blend. I have those up there because they represent the event shirts from races I have been in, thus the numbers and my notes about the ride on them.

Maybe the Klein on the empty wall in the off-season?
It certainly needs to be down there for me to stare at while I ride my Trek on the trainer once the snow starts to fly....
check this:


and this:


maybe this:

all can be found here https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_id=6600

Dude I am definetley inviting myself over! hope you ahve some dinner ready! it may take me acouple days to ride there but im coming just wait!
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dude you need something like this hanging on your wall!

(https://www.worldcycling.com/merchant...y_Code=POSTERS )

or this (https://www.worldcycling.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PSTOPAN&Category_Code=POSTERS

or this (https://grahamwatson.safeshopper.com/68/507.htm?929 ) this poster is very inspiring, I really wanted to get this one because I could wake up and look at him and be like, "wow im inspired, time to ride" kind of thing

I have this one: (https://grahamwatson.safeshopper.com/69/39.htm?51 ) I have this one framed above my bed.

If i had the money I would already have this! (https://grahamwatson.safeshopper.com/88/521.htm?828 ) Its a really sick poster. ONLY 400 DOLLARS!
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Hip:

Check out E-bay for some vintage jerseys. You can get some nice ones for around $20. They would look nice hanging on the wall.

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