HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2498
Step 1: Recognizing you have an addiction.

I realized I had a problem while cleaning out my garage today. After I explained to the THIRD group of people who walked in and started browsing that my garage is not a retail shop and the bikes belong to me and my family I realized I have a lot of bikes and bike "stuff."

I did offer to do repairs in exchange for beer though...

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
TED
San Diego, CA
Bike Pics
English Custom Steel Internal di2
Litespeed Ghisallo


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 9:39 pm
Posts: 351
nice "shop"

_________________
- Parlee Z5 SLi + DA9070 + Enve 3.4 Tune/Dash hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + Campy SR11 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:03 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:35 pm
Posts: 1503
Location: Geneva
At least yours is in your garage. Wife isn't too impressed with the bike corner. Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:13 am
Posts: 837
Location: Utah
Great collection. :thumbup:

Love the race number plate on the Strider. :D :D :D :D

:beerchug:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:36 am
Posts: 154
Can't race without having a number!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMcsWEbjjS4

In response to the OP, I'm headed your direction, but I've got a LONG way to go before I have that many bikes. According to ups.com, I have a used Ridley X-fire cross frame sitting on my front porch, which will be bike #3 for me (Time VXRS Ulteam and Yeti SB-95 are the other two).

_________________
Time VXRS Ulteam (7.16 kg)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=120268


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:21 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:17 am
Posts: 37
Location: Watertown, New York
I think you've got more 'inventory' than my LBS. :smile:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:57 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:19 pm
Posts: 36
It was a sad day when I had to close down the 'shop' (2nd bedroom) and get a roommate...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:56 am
Posts: 333
The key is to hide your bikes all over the house, garage, shed. My wife is catching on though.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:49 am
Posts: 803
Location: Mallorca, Spain
Actually the key is to have a business where you also "have" to provide bikes - Ive a range of hire bikes available for use from my hotels, most of which, curiosly, are sized 56. 3x or 4x race bikes, 2x mtn, 2x hybrids, plus one solitary "chick bike" which I bought my wife and she rode twice. Has the added advantage that I can legitimately expense the bikes and hence they are 28% cheaper as I can use them as a tax offset.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:24 pm
Posts: 1557
Location: Houston, Texas
kbbpll wrote:
The key is to hide your bikes all over the house, garage, shed. My wife is catching on though.
I am fortunate that the wife and I both ride but that means I typically end up buying two instead of one so she cant use the 'yours is better than mine' excuse! :mrgreen:

_________________
Michael - The Anaerobic Threshold is neither...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:10 am
Posts: 1021
Location: South Florida
On a serious note, I can't quite understand how people get to this point. I mean, I have 1 steel restored bike that I hardly ever ride but love (of course, can't sell that!) and 2 carbon bikes (TIME RXR and a LOOK 595) I ride regularly. From time to time I get the sudden urge to get a new bike for the sake of getting something new and the first thing that comes to mind is what am I going to do with the other 2 I already have. Next thought is that if I could sell the LOOK 595 (oldest of the 2 carbon ones) I could justify getting the new one. But I love my 2 current bikes for different reasons, so we are back at square one!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:20 pm
Posts: 118
Easy. That's because it's just your bikes, dgasmd. Ted has bikes for his whole family pictured. You also don't list having any other genre of bike (CX, MTB, etc) as many do.
For example, in my house there are 5 people. 3 of us race road, MTB and CX quite competitively (two Pro, one Cat 1 master). We each have: 2 XC bikes, 1 cx bike, 1 road bike, 1 downhill bike and 2 of us have time trial, and commuting bikes. The other 2 people each have a commuting, road, and XC, and one more DH bike. 26 fully built, operational bikes. There are also 4 frames, and at least 10 other wheel sets. Indeed, no cars go in our garages.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:24 pm
Posts: 1557
Location: Houston, Texas
afalts wrote:
there are 5 people. 3 of us race road, MTB and CX quite competitively (two Pro, one Cat 1 master). We each have: 2 XC bikes, 1 cx bike, 1 road bike, 1 downhill bike and 2 of us have time trial, and commuting bikes. The other 2 people each have a commuting, road, and XC, and one more DH bike. 26 fully built, operational bikes. There are also 4 frames, and at least 10 other wheel sets. Indeed, no cars go in our garages.
Wow, sounds to me like you need a bigger house! :mrgreen:

_________________
Michael - The Anaerobic Threshold is neither...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2498
I'm just glad I only have two kids...

_________________
TED
San Diego, CA
Bike Pics
English Custom Steel Internal di2
Litespeed Ghisallo


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:49 pm
Posts: 715
Location: Netherlands
did i sad a Klein road bike with pinky bar tape?? that's a cool chick bike.

_________________
Happy Trails !!!


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:22 pm 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], HammerTime2, ScottGoBlue and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Giant xtc advanced diet program

in MTB

chris47

13

1633

Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:12 pm

wilddemon View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Light bike or stiff bike?

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3 ]

in Road

Kermithimself

32

3186

Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:19 pm

06SpiceRed View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. My new bike

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

wrx555

6

1503

Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:02 pm

stuka666 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New TT bike

in Road

msl1985

12

1938

Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:44 pm

Grill View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. My next bike. SL3 or SL4?

in Road

Iamspecialized

13

1073

Sat May 17, 2014 6:34 am

mpulsiv View the latest post


It is currently Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:19 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB