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    Do you ever move your bike to the living room

    ...so you can look at it while watching tv?

    Combination of thinking about riding, and admiring the engineering coolness of it for me. I cant be the only one...

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    My bike is stored 3 feet from my bed. I stare at it and whisper sweet nothings as I doze off. This is a huge bonus, as my girlfriend often thinks the whispering is directed towards her.

    The ladyfriend wasn't too happy that time I commented on needing to scrub all 32 teeth, though...

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    Well um yes. Yes I have!
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    hehe good post. I have my mtb in my dinning room and road bike in the bed room.

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    I don't. Mine stay in the garage because there's more room than in our living room.
    The living room has become my wife's sewing room, but I'm fine with that. She supports my hobbies and I support hers.
    One of my bikes gets to spend the winter on a wind trainer in the bedroom though.
    We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

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    I keep mine in the hallway leading to the front door. It's the last thing I see on my way to work in the mornings and the first thing I see when I get home.

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    Mine lives in the living room, so not a reach here.
    I like turtles

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    All the time. It will live there once I have my own place (roomates don't appreciate it as much as I do).
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    I have four in mine (x
    Im referred to as a BBBM. Big Beautiful Beard Man.

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    Sometimes it ends up in the bedroom... When the tyres are clean.

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    I sometimes move it FROM the livingroom.
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    I keep my dirt jumper in the living room since it doubles as an urban assault bike/short commuter and it gets used a bit more than my all mountain rig. My all mtb has its own corner in my bedroom along with all my gear (xc helmet, full face helmet, knee/shin pads, camelback etc) and a spare wheelset and other misc, bike items. If someone breaks in and get past my pitbull then they deserve my bikes lol. I also have maps of all the local trails on the wall in said corner. My bikes are a bit spoiled.
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    There are outdoor dogs and indoor dogs.Our cockers are indoor dogs and my bikes are not.
    I don't rattle.

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    I have two in my living room. I live in a one bedroom condo (I'm single) & I don't feel safe keeping them in the garage.

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    My wife permitted me to do this when the bike was new, after 2 tests on the slopes it never returned inside ... ahahahah

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    no and can't say that I want a bike in the house. i keep mine in the garage.
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    The Canfield hangs in the garage, but the road bike is in my office with the trainer for lunch time training!

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    I have a vintage Moots Mountaneer ('86) and Ritchey Commando ('84) hanging in my living room. The bikes I ride stay in the garage, they are always dirty.

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    My XM8 lives in the lounge as I don't have enough room in my garage for 2 bikes at the moment (too much junk).
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Mine is there since day one, placed so I can see it from my bedroom. Sometimes I move it next to my bed (when guests come, I do not want them playing with it "uuuu can I try it" no you may not you silly...).
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    Y'all not married are you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiJohn View Post
    Y'all not married are you.
    Living with my girlfriend for the past two years (not the same, but yea, whatever).

    She keeps her bike in the same fashion.
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    I always have 1 or 2 bikes in the living room. I even work on them there.

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    I keep mine in bed with me, i dress it with sexy underwear n it sleeps between my lady and me......
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's L'axeman View Post
    I keep mine in bed with me, i dress it with sexy underwear n it sleeps between my lady and me......
    watch out for the pinions , you might get stuck ....

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    My wife just moved her new bike inside to the living room, next to the TV this evening, so I can help her do a few upgrades.

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    Surfboards are in the way.....

    I don't need to move the bikes anywhere in the northern house since I can go downstairs and stare at them all I like but in the shore place, the surfboards take up the extra space in the living room. I do sleep about 18" from my road bike which is the only necessary bike in the flat coastal plain.

    The surfboard situation will only get worse when I get a SUP next spring.

    Thank goodness my wife is understanding.

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    Mine as well as my girlfriends reside right next to the TV! Mostly because we live in an apartment without a garage.

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    Two in the living room, three in the basement. The living room spot is closest to the front door and I don't have a garage.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    I KNEW I WASN'T THE ONLY ONE!

    my tv is about a foot higher than my top tubes.
    when i get new sexy bits or the bikes get hussied up i put them in front of the tv....

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    I used to keep 4 or 5 in the bedroom, but that was in college. They stay in the garage now.

    A while back, I rode one up the front stairs and did a loop through the living room and kitchen and back out, just to show a friend I could clean the front stairs. Probably won't do that any more after we replace the carpet.

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    I leave it in the garage, I do however, find myself standing out there staring at it lovingly. Sometimes I wipe it down real gently and caress it.
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    I never move any of mine out, unless it's to ride them.
    Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back.

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    I've always wanted to do this when I get my own place. The girl wouldn't mind it either, in fact she would be down to bring hers inside too. I wouldn't want it to be tracking in dirt though.
    You can find me in the woods -- playing in the dirt and mud -- on my 2013 Trek Mamba -- or in my 1984 Chevrolet K10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LI-MTB View Post
    Mine as well as my girlfriends reside right next to the TV! Mostly because we live in an apartment without a garage.
    LOL same here. I have a crappy rack from Performance Bike to stack my SS commuter and hardtail.

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    No. It proved too dangerous for the walls when I tried to ride them around in the living room. I see a bike, I want to ride it. Seeing my bikes in the living room after a few cold brews allows me to hear their pleading to go for a spin.

    Attempting to bunny hop the bike under a ceiling fan: bad idea.

    Mine and the wife's bikes have their own bedroom. Of course they have to share the room with all the climbing and camping gear, but everything works out.

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    Wife came home one day and caught me washing my bike in the kitchen Sink.....her reaction
    "you're a Keeper"
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    Why was it not in the living room to begin with?

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    Not since I was thirteen and my mom let me for a night.

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    Do you ever move your bike to the living room-yourbikesal9.jpg
    i'm not allowed to put bikes in the house anymore.

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    baha ha. i have to keep mine in the livingroom. no garage here.

    me and the stud have literally sat on the couch and stared at our bikes for two hours and talked about them. we make fun of ourselves about it too. i swear it almost becomes sexual, like "that curve of the downtube is so sexy"
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    Mine is in the living room. But not so I can look at it while I watch TV. The real reason is so I can watch TV while I work on it. I also have my 5 dirt bikes in the house for the same reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53119 View Post
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    i'm not allowed to put bikes in the house anymore.
    That house for sale? Don't worry about cleaning up the yard. Well maybe get rid of the swingset, the trampoline and the pool. I need room for a few bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53119 View Post
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    i'm not allowed to put bikes in the house anymore.
    Nice bike wash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavyRay View Post
    Nice bike wash!
    it was an airbag. you huck the stair gap and trick off of the trampoline into the pool now but on windy days belly flops are safer. the hoa doesn't like me but whatever..

    @trailninja- i'll trade you the house with all the bikes for a Spesh Demo and an all expense paid summer @ Whistler or French/Italian alps combo!

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    Haha I wish I could. I'm forced to keep mine in the garage... but when I'm home alone... it stays in the house with me!


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    Haha, this is good stuff

    All of my bikes live inside the house, but most are either in the workshop room or the foyer. Being 120 years old, the basement is too dank to keep anything nice in, and I don't have a garage. My one retro bike lives in the living room more as a decoration but my MTB or road bike get moved in from time to time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opinions View Post
    Haha I wish I could. I'm forced to keep mine in the garage... but when I'm home alone... it stays in the house with me!

    just like junior high and playboy magazines

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    Mine spends most of the time in the hallway ( so it is out of the way ) but my wife seems to think it is so i can watch it from bed

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    Being apartment dwellers, our bikes are right behind the living room couch.
    Yes, kinda nice to pinch the tires, or stare at them when I'm fed up with all the crap on the tube after about ten minutes.

    Looking forward to having a garage again someday though. Would be nice for my lazy male self to just chuck the muddy f---er against the wall in the carhole. Now every ride involves "THE RIGAMAROLE". Poaching the building hose if I can get it, or garbage cans w/ water and rags out in the hallway. To be fair, my wife loves to clean the bikes when we ride together.

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