Addiction......Slightly worried

by Gkam84   August 30, 2012  

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How many bikes can you have in a bedroom before you have to declare it your bike room/shop/museum Devil

Currently got seven bikes in the spare room. Two in my bedroom and four in the shed Thinking

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Get them on ebay, thats what other theives generally do Devil

posted by Darthshearer [141 posts]
30th August 2012 - 16:10

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I'm lining up a new shed. Thinking about a custom built one, So I can set up a TV and computer, then get myself a new turbo trainer as mine has died.

Then have work space for my stand and tools and a stand for some of my bikes. Hopefully fit them all in. If I get any more I've been told I'll need a bed out there aswell Surprise

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posted by Gkam84 [8681 posts]
30th August 2012 - 16:46

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13 bikes?! That is a bit overboard! What are they all?

Off the top of my head, with a lot more space (and cash) than I have, I could think of owning:

Best carbon road bike
Best Ti road bike
winter road bike
Fixie
MTB
potter-to-the-shops hybrid

That's still less than half of your lot - do tell us how this has come about!

If I could have, say, 6 bikes, would it stop me drooling over others that I don't have?

posted by notfastenough [2937 posts]
30th August 2012 - 17:53

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I don't have any full carbon bikes and nothing with Ti

I have bikes in various stages of build. All owned by me, but used by others. Thats why I have 2 of most.

In the house

4 road bikes, 2 winter, 2 fine weather
3 single speed, Road, TT and Hybrid
2 TT bikes

In the shed

2 recumbent trikes
1 two wheel recumbent
1 project trike/velomobile winter project

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posted by Gkam84 [8681 posts]
30th August 2012 - 18:16

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Do you think that the bikes in the shed are jealous of the ones in the house? Or the ones in the spare room jealous of the ones in your bedroom? I can see trouble brewing...

posted by SideBurn [764 posts]
30th August 2012 - 19:03

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No, they all know their place

Recumbents in the shed as they are to big for the house. TT's in the bedroom as they fit in just perfect and the rest which get used most in the spare room.

If they rebel against me, they are gone.

Up until the start of the year. I only ever had one or two bikes. But after finally sorting things out with my insurance follow a crash that I got taken to court over and found guilty Thinking They did pay out.

So been buying things here and there. Like a frame from here and then a S/S from here. I had bits ready to build recumbents anyway. So been working on them.

Need space to attempt a velomobile this winter. Gonna try to make it quite fancy, but more for comfort. With some A/C hot+cold. Nice lights. Plenty of storage and then go on a road trip somewhere......Thats the dream. Now watch it fall flat on my face Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8681 posts]
30th August 2012 - 20:07

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Er, did you you just say you're going to build a bike with air conditioning?!

Mine has it built in, you just need to go faster to cool the airflow!

What's a velomobile then? We talking about a faired HPV or something?

If I could have, say, 6 bikes, would it stop me drooling over others that I don't have?

posted by notfastenough [2937 posts]
31st August 2012 - 8:57

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Not sure it's the bike addiction you need to concern yourself with but rather anthropophism of your collection! Wink

posted by Amos [41 posts]
31st August 2012 - 10:23

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I take it that you are following the formula of n+1 ?

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posted by giff77 [1036 posts]
31st August 2012 - 14:13

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notfastenough wrote:

What's a velomobile then? We talking about a faired HPV or something?

Velomobile's come in various forms. Mainly based around a recumbent trike and fully enclosed

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/velomobile/interesting/

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posted by Gkam84 [8681 posts]
31st August 2012 - 14:15

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giff77 wrote:
I take it that you are following the formula of n+1 ?

I have adjusted the formula slight

N = 13 (+ 1 = Homeless)

So for just now it is just N and if I don't get a new shed shortly It may have to be n - x (x being enough to keep myself in a house)

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posted by Gkam84 [8681 posts]
31st August 2012 - 14:20

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Gkam84 wrote:
notfastenough wrote:

What's a velomobile then? We talking about a faired HPV or something?

Velomobile's come in various forms. Mainly based around a recumbent trike and fully enclosed

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/velomobile/interesting/

Slightly unfortunate that you chose a yellow one - I'm thinking immediately of this:

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQsvyNz16Rb3H17SKokNKlnZcHmjs_1k...

Which in turn made me picture this:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01809/fool_1809591i.jpg

If I could have, say, 6 bikes, would it stop me drooling over others that I don't have?

posted by notfastenough [2937 posts]
31st August 2012 - 14:35

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Scroll down a bit. There are over 2000 pictures on that page. Devil

Mine will be FULLY enclosed, With access to the wheels incase of punctures and then a boot at the back, with some sort of roof where I can climb in and out with ease.

But comfy enough, so in the event I do not reach my destination at any point. I can just camp in it Smile

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posted by Gkam84 [8681 posts]
31st August 2012 - 14:45

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Gkam84 wrote:
giff77 wrote:
I take it that you are following the formula of n+1 ?

I have adjusted the formula slight

N = 13 (+ 1 = Homeless)

So for just now it is just N and if I don't get a new shed shortly It may have to be n - x (x being enough to keep myself in a house)

SOLUTION: You move into the shed and the bikes live in the house!! That way you can increase N Wink
EDIT : just realised that that is the threat!!!

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posted by giff77 [1036 posts]
31st August 2012 - 20:40

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Well my other adaptation of the formula was this

GH - N = 13 (+ 1 = Homeless)

OGH + G = N = 0 + more is good, been told I can use, but not have a key Thinking

So in Engerlish it looks like this

Granny's House = N = 13 (+ 1 = Homeless)

Other Granny's House + Garage = N = 0 + more is good, been told I can use, but not have a key Thinking

Because I live with on of my Grannies. I only use it as a base between job's. So really shouldn't fill it with bikes. Hence why I need a new shed. But my other granny lives just around the corner, has a garage and said I can use it any time, which I do for building up bikes when I have no room here. But she doesn't lock it and won't give me a key. So until now I've not left anything there overnight. Even with a nice anchor, I would be worried leaving anything there. Not that there is crime of any kind in the village. I still don't trust people.

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posted by Gkam84 [8681 posts]
31st August 2012 - 20:48

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Gkam, unfirtunately due to cuts in NHS Psychology,afraid there is no cure for your addiction! Carry on collecting?

posted by onlyonediane [159 posts]
31st August 2012 - 21:07

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Funny enough, I do see a CPN for a totally different reason. I should bring it up with her Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8681 posts]
31st August 2012 - 21:26

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It's not an addiction as there are no mtb, bmx or 'cross bike in the line up. You are fine Surprise

posted by Super Domestique [1592 posts]
4th September 2012 - 9:22

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Been away at a wedding and with some reflection the only way forward that I can see is 2(S)+(GH+K)+(OGH+G)=N+1 Negotiation will needed for the later part of the formula. But then algebra was not my strongest so I would take my workings out with a pinch of salt.

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posted by giff77 [1036 posts]
4th September 2012 - 23:02

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Super Domestique wrote:
It's not an addiction as there are no mtb, bmx or 'cross bike in the line up. You are fine Surprise

MTB is like a swear word to me Devil

BMX, I would like one, but no-where around here as in parks and stuff. Cant just ride it around on the roads

I have two cross bikes. I just class them as winter road bikes Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8681 posts]
4th September 2012 - 23:42

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giff77 wrote:
2(S)+(GH+K)+(OGH+G)=N+1

I can work everything out except the K..... Thinking

Kitchen? I've built bikes in there before. A bit like Obree, Doesn't go down well when living with someone else.

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posted by Gkam84 [8681 posts]
4th September 2012 - 23:45

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K will be you mate Wink need to build you into the equation otherwise your nan may charge people to view the collection and put you out on the patio!!

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posted by giff77 [1036 posts]
5th September 2012 - 10:10

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Mtb should be fun addition not a negative!

They are good fun. It's all bikes at the end of the day.

posted by Super Domestique [1592 posts]
5th September 2012 - 20:01

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Blimey, I will have to show your post to my other half.

She is moaning like hell because of the number of bikes I have got :

MTB - Marin for muddy bits

Retro- Peugeot Europa - currently a work in progress restoration into a PX10 lookey-likey

Work travel - Raleigh Pioneer (well somebody has to own them)

Bestest - Giant Defy 2

I just happened to mention the possibility of buying a bike to to try out some crossing this winter and she was on the phone to a divorce solicitor !

I need to show he how many bikes you have got so she can see it in a different perspective (i.e. let me have more bikes)

posted by Littlesox [89 posts]
11th November 2012 - 9:52

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In the months since I posted this, I've had to get rid of a couple because of illness and dependant on test results this week coming, I think all my uprights will be sold of to fund a specialist recumbent Sick

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posted by Gkam84 [8681 posts]
11th November 2012 - 17:10

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