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Old 05-03-05, 02:59 AM
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What's in YOUR garage?

I was just curious how many bicycles everyone has. Do you have just one bike that you use for touring, commuting, day-long road riding near home, etc.; or do you have multiple bikes for different uses?
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Old 05-03-05, 03:22 AM
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Great question! In my single car garage along with my 1961 LoneStar Malibu boat and 2 1970's 16' cedar and canvas canoes are:
1980's Norco Bush Pilot MTB/commuter with fenders and rack(winter commuter)
1980's Bianchi Paggio 12 speed road bike (usually at the cottage, home for the winter)
1980's VeloSport Appalache 15 speed touring bike with panniers(my usual commuter)
1990's Norco BigFoot hardtail MTB
1990's Raleigh MTB (my wife's)
1970's Raleigh Superbe 3 speed (my wife's)
1980's Steve Bauer Boreas 12 speed road bike

It gets a little crowded in there. ( I have another 3 bikes in the basement!)
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A fully rigid MTB I use for ameture XC races and an old schwinn Le Tour for road riding and commuting. Still drooling over the touring bikes though.
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Besides our S&S coupled MTB tandem and the kids bikes, there's a custom full suspension for my wife, a custom hardtail for me, my Cannondale XC race bike, and my 24" Haro BMX race bike. We're hoping to add another 24" BMX for my wife soon.
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-1980 Pogliaghi with SR group (racing & semi-retrosnob bike that I never ride. I only like it because it was my Dad's and because it's beautiful to look at).
-1996 Jamis Aragon, partially rotted out and in need of restoration (hybrid commuter; currently unrideable).
-2002 Bianchi San Remo Light Touring (my current constant ride and grocery/tourer bike).

In August or whenever they finish making it:
-2005 Mercian 'King of Mercia' Custom Heavy Touring with Rohloff - a gift to myself for quitting driving. This will be my loaded tourer until it gets stolen and I commit suicide over it.


and...
-1985 Club Fuji, just the battered frame and a SunTour Superbe Pro crankset (criterium frame, I think)

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newish specialized mountian bike with a rack used for anything my heart desires,
90's specialized lugged carbon fiber (epic?) road racing bike for any thing my heart desires on the road.
Perception Carolina kayak that wishes I would mountain bike less
Tons of backpack, tents and other backpacking supplies that either I built, bought or won.
No money in the bank account for that touring bike I want for riding dirt roads and touring... someday.
Crappy lawn mower, pots... Some people use their garage for putting a car in but I've yet to figure out how the fit it in.
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2005 homebuilt 700c touring bike (10spd Ultegra)
2003 homebuilt 26" expediton type touring bike
1995 Yokota MTB Tandem
1992 homebuilt ridgid MTB " daily driver"
1990 homebuilt ridgid MTB,wife's ride
1990 Nishiki Olympic, wifes roadie
1986 homebuilt track bike
1982 Centurian sport/tour
1971 Raleigh 3spd Roadster with oem brooks 72 saddle
1971 Raleigh 3spd Roadster with oem brooks 72 saddle Womens Frame
1962 Rudge 3 spd roadster

oh yeah , we have cars too but they are just for hauling stuff
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Old 05-03-05, 05:21 AM
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As for myself, I only have my new Mikado Magellan (touring bike) and my old Cannondale T600 which I'll try to sell this summer. I don't have space for more bikes than that but I am still considering getting some cheap second hand MTB and adapt it for my commuting needs.
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One touring bike used for touring, commuting and any ride around home.
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I don't have a garage, I don't own a car and I'm proud. I do however have lots of bikes.

    I somehow feel I've missed one of two.
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    Old 05-03-05, 06:51 AM
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    2005 Douglas Fusion (mine)
    1998 Trek 7600 (wife's, and for hauling trailers)
    1981 Motobecane Mirage Sport (mine)
    Trek trailer (for 1-year-old)
    Adams trail-a-bike (for 5-year-old)
    Huffy/Disney 12" "Princess" bike (for 5-year-old)
    Kettler kid-trike (for 1-year-old)
    2001 Volvo V70 XC (for all of us)
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    Old 05-03-05, 07:01 AM
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    1974 Raleigh International
    1983 Diamond Back Ridge Runner
    2004 Specialized Sirrus Comp (wife's)
    1990 Burley Duet tandem
    2002 Giant LAFree Lite electric
    1975 Raleigh Twenty folder (out of town at the moment)
    '90ish Specialized Hardrock (under construction)
    1956 Mercedes 190SL
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    Old 05-03-05, 07:24 AM
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    No garage, but hanging out in the living room/storage are a Surly LHT, a Trek 520, an old Peugoet road bike, a Cannondale 600 road bike, a steel MTB for the winter commute, and a Schwinn cruiser w/ grocery baskets. I'm thinking about another bike, a steel road bike. The LHT is pretty much new, and I'm on the fence about which bike is a better tourer, the 520 or the LHT. The LHT feels more stable at speed, and can take larger tires, but the 520 is fully capable.

    Am I suppossed to count skis? (7 pr BC-XC-Tele-wood)
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    1976 Schwinn Suburban (The Brown Bomber) [retro]
    1997 Specialized Hardrock (Chicken Fried Steak) [$5 bucks! Cheap!]
    1986 Montgomery Ward Openroad [Free! Cheaper!!]
    2004 Trek 520 [Main touring bike]
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    3 bmx bikes
    1 Cambio Rino 80's road
    1 Steve Bauer 12 speed road
    1 Pinarello Paris road
    1 Miele 12 speed road
    1 Miele 6 speed commuter w/fenders racks (grocery getter)
    1 Surly LHT
    1 Trek 1000 Mtn.
    1 VW/Trek mountain
    1 24" kids road bike
    1 Dunlop kids mountain bike
    1 Raleigh Rocky Mtn.
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    No Garage here. I do have two bicycles in my living room:
    2005 Rivendell Atlantis
    2003 Novara Safari

    I pretty much just ride the Atlantis now and could own only it. However I like to have a backup ride as I commute daily and waking up to discover a flat tire often means I have to drive (I'm always right on the edge timewise). Also I'm getting more interested in off-road touring and while the Atlantis would serve admirably, I want to convert the Safari to be more specialized in this area. It will also be the winter commuter.

    Oh and I have a late 80s Specialized Hard Rock on my porch that is only still around cause I've been too lazy to deal with it. Now that BBQ season is picking up I need to get it off the porch I did ride this bicycle for commuting and general riding from the mid nineties till I got the Safari.

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    Old 05-03-05, 12:44 PM
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    Hanging from rafters #1 - #10:

    Dean rigid Mtb w/ Old Man Mtn rack
    Kona rigid Mtb w/ Old Man mtn rack
    My little black commuter w/ moustache bars, barend shifters, rear rack
    Litespeed Classic 1993
    Surly Steamroller fixed gear
    Cinelli Olympic track for street use
    Schwinn madison track frame
    Misc wheels & rims
    Misc panniers & racks
    Bob trailer
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    Hey don't forget to post your frame sizes, addresses, and when you will be out touring.

    (just kidding)
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    One new high end road bike that I ride only on dry days, another road bike (used to be my best before the latest) that I ride when commuting and on rainy days, a fixed gear track bike for just fun and early spring training, and one older road bike I keep at the marina for weekend rides.
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    Garage:
    '93 bianchi osprey (mine)
    '80s fuji something or other roadie (mine)
    '69 schwinn typhoon (her favorite bike)
    '70s schwinn ladies 3-speed (hers)
    '60s AMF ladies 3-speed (hers, though largely unused)
    '70s yamaha xs650 (two, mine)
    '80 harley sportster (hers)
    (recently departed: two ladies schwinns, a 5 speed & a 10)

    basement:
    '02 KHS roadie (hers)
    '02ish fancy mountain bike (hers)
    '03 cannondale road tandem (ours)

    yard:
    ?? dumpster-found 3 wheeler (her find)
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    In my basement:

    homebuilt beater fixie
    Trek aluminum road bike
    homebuilt touring bike
    girlfriend's road bike (sometimes)
    1990 cannondale road bike frameset
    3 big boxes o'parts

    My roommates have basically conceded a large chunk of the basement to me and my eccentric bike collection
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    My stable:
    Torelli cyclocross frame and fork- 1994 Disasembled for painting
    Bergamont Beluga frankenbike- 2002 Daily commuter
    Red Star single speed- 1950? Bar bike
    World War Two German Frame and misc parts- 1940's One day...
    Ti racer- 1990's It was too cheap to pass up
    Ideal Delta- Wife's bike- frame destroyed- 2004 RIP
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    I don't have a garage...does the barn or conex(freight container) count?

    199? Giant Excursion (main bike)
    2000 GT Cross Bike (hers)
    199? Schwinn MT bike 14" frame( used to belong to DD but wife can ride it)
    19?? Mongoose Mt bike(my beater)
    197? Raleigh 3sp(my ollld beater it has seen at least 16 years of college...does that make it a PhD )
    197? Winsor Carerra Made in Mexico(one of my first, old race bike)
    2 197? Motobecane Nomade Special (at least one was the old tour bike)
    19?? Cannondale 400 Mountain Frame with Suntour derailler( came out of a trash pile )
    Several non descript 3-10 sp bikes of undetermined parentage( given to me because they knew I had bikes)
    196?/197? Schwinn single speed with chrome fenders
    Multiple boxes of bike parts, NOS Sturmey 3sp hubs, and 30 years worth of bike mags


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    Originally Posted by wahoonc
    I don't have a garage...does the barn or conex(freight container) count?
    FREIGHT CONTAINER? That is awesome. How'd you get a hold of that? I can't wait until I own enough land to get a freight container without pissing off the neighbors
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    you can even make a passable, comfy house by using several shipping containers...as seen in architectural digest! Then the garage/storage/house lines would blur..
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