State of the collection. Or whats in your photobucket. Pictures or it doesn't count:
What's in the garage these days?
Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.
Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.
Nothing anybody gets too excited about. Sorry.
Zip ties? Not on my bike!
650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm
Bought new 1997 Breezer Jet Stream w/ Breezer rigid fork
Recently rescued 82 Stumpy
Bought but not picked up 96ish Rock Lobster
Bought new but in pieces 96 Trek 8500 bonded Easton EA70 hardtail
Soon to be complete SS Orbea Hydro
Two Headed Boy
XC Pro build to begin ... one of these days. Yeah yeah I know Hula hoops on the wall ... yes one is VRC ...
Originally Posted by Aemmer
Wanted: more of the same ... but different
How About Change?
How about looking at how much a collection has changed? Here is my list of bikes from the end of 2005. I've added a lot since then, but it's interesting to look at what I've gotten rid of or are now on their way out the door (marked with an X). At the time my collection was more about what crossed my path rather than what I sought out. My interests now are a lot more focused, and the bikes are from an earlier era.
Bike List 2005: (X's - bikes gone)
X 83 Stumpjumper (24" wheels)
X 88 Yeti FRO
X 86 Stumpjumper
X 88 Ibis Trials Comp
X 91 Yeti Ultimate
91 Bontrager Race
X 91 Kestrel CSX
X 92 Goat Deluxe (it just appeared one day)
X 92 Browning/Goat WTR SS
X 92 McMahon Ti
X 93 Manitou FS
X 93 Santana Moda
X 94 EWR Mod Trials
X 94 Amp B-1
X 96 Bontrager Race
96 Mantis Profloater
96 Project Bike
X 97 Dirt Research Tandem
98 Vario Stock Trials
X 99 Yeti DH-8
X 01 Ritchey NiTi
01 Curtlo ST
85 Eddy Merckx
X 85 Zinn TT
89 Tomassini fixed
X 92 Trek 5200
96 Ibis Ti Road
X 97 Slingshot CX
97 Ibis CX
Alas, no group shots at the moment. But my current stable is a svelte one:
1975 Witcomb USA
1981 Chris Chance Criterium
1982 Venus Finest Racer NJS
1988 Fisher CR-7
1991 Team Fat Chance Yo Eddy
1991 Wicked Fat Chance
1991 Monster Fat Chance
1992 Klein Rascal
1998 WTB Phoenix
2009 IF Crown Jewel SE
94 Specialized Stumpjumper Steel
93 Bridgestone MB3
92 GT Zaskar
90 Gt Avalanche,
94 GT Zaskar
Redline Fifty Five elevated
96 Trek 930
87 Fisher Montare
89 Miyata Quickcross
2002 Fisher Sugar
2008 Raleigh XXIXg
1996 Bianchi TSXUL Reparto C frame/build
1989 Kestrel 200 SC
In the process of thinning to 6 bikes built the way I want for purpose. Want to spend less time wrenching , more riding. Then there is my wife's and two kids road and mountain bikes bikes I end up doing all the work on............Having to move bikes out of the bike room to work on a bike sucks.
Good stuff. DC it interesting to see how things change over time. Hopefully a continuous trading up until one has the perfect set. Be it one bike or several. I am intrigued with the fillet brazed pre suspension N Ca. built bikes from the 80's with an influence mainly on Ritchey's. Along with that, all the early bikes are also pretty intriguing (kinda goes together but not quite). I figure I will be done collecting when I have a quality example that fits from each of these builders, while keeping in mind limited garage space. In the mean time, I am never against finding a sweet donor/rider/trader to hang on to for a while and then use however will benefit the ultimate goal. I suppose my definition of quality is different from others also.
Most of these have been all seen before:
The Americans. My youngest sons Comp Lite, as found on CL. His neighborhood cruiser and do everything bike. The 93 Comp Lite, Re- living a bike I had in the early 90's. The Rodriguez tandem. Been with me for over 20 years. Seen many builds. My wife lost interest when we got her a road bike. Hasn't seen much use in a few years. Contemplating restoring it to it's original 1990 Mtb build.:
The Champion. A horrible rider but such a cool piece of early history. Just got a second Uniroyal Nobby for this. Someday it will be complete:
CIOCC. With the addition of the Ritchey road bike and a new Pinarello a few years ago, I think this one will be leaving soon. My first road bike. I got it back in the 80's:
Mountain Goat. Actually much more complete than this old photo. Need to find proper decals someday if it's going to make the final cut:
Pinarello + Campy. The bike I wanted back in the 80's but couldn't afford. Got the 600 equipped CIOCC instead. I am not worthy:
Grail bike. been lost at the paint shop for a half of year (mental note, call paint shop):
Original grail bike. Just recently finished. Wait, Hmm... needs seatpost:
Latest addition. After I finish riding it for a while, it will get a proper build:
My favorite vintage rider:
Local. Unique. One of many bikes I wanted BITD:
One of these days I will get this together, patina and all, and when I do, I will probably purge the over restored and not quite era correct DX:
A fine neighborhood cruiser:
Because sometimes you just want to ride modern:
Old bike modern build. Future makeover no doubt:
Not mine but taking up a hook in the garage. The older kids vintage bike:
Along with that space taker is my wifes Specialized road bike, The oldest kids Ibis Alibi, his lake jumper, and his old need to purge Trek. Middle son has the Yeti, Sinister, and his old BMX. Youngest son has the American, his old Trek, and BMX.
Thats most of them. Don't get me going on the donor bikes in the corner.
Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.
So far in the bike closet:
4) 1996/7 ControlTech Team Issue FS bikes
1) 1997 ControlTech Team Issue hardtail
1) 1994 Girvin ProFlex 756
1) 1996 Amp Research FS bike
1) 1999 Litespeed Ti hardtail
2 Retrotecs one blue, one red
Salsa Ala Carte
Bontrager Race Lite
Mountain Goat WTR
Steve Potts CCR
Fat Chance Yo Eddy
Fat Chance Buck Shaver
Specialized Stumpjumper Team
Yeti FRO Pro (next one to get my attention)
Older but not quite vintage
Salsa El Mariachi
Surly Cross Check
Last edited by chefmiguel; 04-21-2013 at 10:28 AM.
I have a shelf, not a garage, sadly.
On the shelf are a bunch of Cunninghams, a newsboy and a couple Phoenixes. The regular riders are in the hallway - Cunningham road bike, Moots Vamoots CR, Cervelo RS Team, Ti Phoenix and Potts 29er.
DC.... Can we see the Ibis Ti Road?
my line up has not changed:
Ibis mojo w/ Bomber fork.
Fat Chance Wicked. all rigid.
Mikkelsen w/ specialized steel fork.
97 steel Pinarello Vuelta built w/ campy Daytona/Record. (the one i am riding the most)
Originally Posted by muddybuddy
Relax. I'm a pro.
Curtlo Advanced Mountaineer
Terrible One Barcode
Brooklyn Machine Works Park Bike
Some gorgeous, lugged road frame from the late '70s that nobody has I've asked has been able to identify. I'll post pics soon.
Not much compared to most here but, currently chillen with the following:
1988 MB1 - ready to ride
1995 P-22 - ready to ride
1993 Zaskar - ready to ride
1991 Stumpjumper Comp - needs correct tires and the original fork to be 100% complete, then ready to ride
2009 Stumpjumper Pro - purring and always ready to ride!
Last edited by Benster; 04-22-2013 at 03:02 PM.
Reason: Modify info
A quick shot of the aforementioned Breezer Jet Stream. I removed the Control Tech stem from the original build in favor of a less racy option, Ti Tech bar is still in place! Got it and the 82 Stumpy out for a family ride yesterday, both were pulling little ones!
Working on a big reorganization at the moment but heres a photo of a corner of my bike cave from a few months ago.
Epic bike cave! I see a Breezer peaking its head in the pic!
ya..but that breezer (purple frame) is lookin a bit odd...is it a beam bike?...that top tube looks to be headed in a weird direction.
New house, more places to put stuff. About a month ago:
One of them is a Honda. Hanging frames have since been moved along. Wojcik and Marinoni were out in the garage. Just added an '88 Cannondale SM700 that became an instant daily rider:
So current stash is: Newsboy/Sidewinder cruiser, Marinoni Moose, Ritchey Timber Comp, Ritchey Ascent, Cannondale SM700, Teesdale/Quintana Roo Superform (TT bike), Monster Fat, Trek 1000, Santana Moda, Intense Uzzi, Wojcik Soft-Trac FS, Cannondale M400.
Looking for a TNT Titanium front hub....
I'm down to just 2 bikes. But I'm still shopping....
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