• 06-19-2013
    TAOS1
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    What else do you collect? (non-bike related)
    I've always been a collector. When I was a kid it was Hot Wheels, rocks, bottle caps, stuff I found.

    As I got older I really got into old things. I was really into glass and bottles for a while. Living in S Jersey, we were able to dig for old bottles in the woods near old homes, river banks ect.... That also lead to collecting Native American artifacts. I have all sorts of tools, points, shards of pottery ect from NJ, FL, CO and UT. I still always look whenever I'm riding or on the beach. Not as easy in Florida, but will usually bring rocks and other stuff back from Colorado.

    I also collect vintage skateboards from the 80's mostly. Been at that for a few years. Here are some pictures of my hoard...don't have any bottle pictures on this computer

    Powell Peralta boards
    Attachment 809348

    Artifacts; tools, hammer stones, shaft straightener, :skep: moccasin last (to form moccasins), scrapers, arrow heads, bison teeth from an old kill site, pottery shards ect...
    Attachment 809349

    Anyone here collect useless stuff? If so post it up....
  • 06-19-2013
    Hawgzilla
    I had quite a collection of "back books", and I had a nice collection of notches in my old bedpost before my wife made me throw it away.

    These days, I collect memories. Nothing more valuable than those.

    On the subject of skateboards, I once had a Bevel with Indy trucks and I can't remember what wheels...
  • 06-19-2013
    AZ
    Tanned Gerbil pelts and broken dreams.
  • 06-19-2013
    Mookie
    I collect dust
  • 06-19-2013
    jeffw-13
    Re: What else do you collect? (non-bike related)
    I used to collect game used hockey jerseys. NHL, AHL Canadian Juniors and some international stuff...Team Canada, Czech Republic etc
  • 06-19-2013
    Hawgzilla
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Tanned Gerbil pelts and broken dreams.

    Hmm, I figured you'd be collecting lots of girly clothing considering that thread Tone's started a few weeks back....
  • 06-19-2013
    roadie scum
    Shrunken heads.
  • 06-19-2013
    norton55
    Sock Puppets.
  • 06-19-2013
    mightybrick
    Pocket knives, ball caps.

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  • 06-19-2013
    Hawgzilla
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by norton55 View Post
    Sock Puppets.

    Nice! :thumbsup:

    Got any names you'd like to share with us? :)
  • 06-19-2013
    Cornfield
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TAOS1 View Post
    Powell Peralta boards
    Attachment 809348

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    Nice collection! All I've been able to find is a blank deck plastered with Powell/Bones stickers at a garage sale.
  • 06-19-2013
    norton55
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Nice! :thumbsup:

    Got any names you'd like to share with us? :)

    I think you know........
  • 06-19-2013
    Kona0197
    Baseball, basketball, and football cards.
  • 06-19-2013
    John Kuhl
    ex wives
  • 06-19-2013
    Brewtality
    What else do you collect? (non-bike related)
    Beer. But I never seem to be able to collect more than twelve at a time.
    And I always wake up in the morning to find the bottles empty.
    Not sure what's going on there.


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  • 06-20-2013
    BigRingGrinder
    Books. Its worked out well the last few years, my youngest likes the same kinda books so i have a decent selection for her to choose from when she wants something to read.
  • 06-20-2013
    net wurker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by roadie scum View Post
    Shrunken heads.

    Cool. You shrink them yourself, or hire that part of it out?
  • 06-20-2013
    TAOS1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Cool. You shrink them yourself, or hire that part of it out?

    I think he means penis tips dude
  • 06-20-2013
    Thatshowiroll
    For the last 24 years I've been collecting my boogers in a ball on my workdesk.
    It's about the size of a basketball now.
  • 06-20-2013
    cyclelicious
    I don't collect anything. I guess I would be the opposite of a hoarder.
  • 06-20-2013
    rockerc
    My ex-wife used to collect dogs... Every time I went away on tour she'd get another one... ended up with 4 Ridgebacks, 2 German Shepherds, 2 Dachsunds and an ex-wife...

    Now it seems all I collect are used MTB tires, I just can't seem to throw them away...
  • 06-20-2013
    nvphatty
    wemens
  • 06-20-2013
    CarolinaLL6
    Re: What else do you collect? (non-bike related)
    Nothing really.

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  • 06-20-2013
    OscarW
    Vinyl classical music albums..It is sickness...I have this mag daddy Danish record player and the sound of vinyl blows away the plastic digital cr^p any day....JMHO..
  • 06-20-2013
    dirt farmer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Vinyl classical music albums..It is sickness...I have this mag daddy Danish record player and the sound of vinyl blows away the plastic digital cr^p any day....JMHO..

    Yes, vinyl will be the wave of the future. Excellent sound.
  • 06-20-2013
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Yep ya gotta love the crackling sound an old vinyl album produces. Much better than a digitally remasterd technologically advanced sound of todays music,. Yeah right! I have plenty of old albums and yes they are cool but they don't come close to a clear sound that digital can produce.

    Back on topic: I don't collect much but I am impressed with Taos1 collection, thats pretty cool artifact collecting. I also share RockerC's problem with holding on to old mtb tires, just can't toss them for some reason. I guess my main collecting was when I was younger I had a ton of girls phone numbers. I got to the point where after getting one I would add a note next to it to remind me who and where I met her. I'm glad I kicked that habit it got to be pretty frustrating.
  • 06-20-2013
    heyyall
    I have numerous partial collections. Some old coins. Some flattened coins. Some playing cards. Some lighthouses. It turns out I don't develop the emotional connection required to stick with a collection beyond the initial excitement.
  • 06-20-2013
    PantslessWithWolves
    What else do you collect? (non-bike related)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Vinyl classical music albums..It is sickness...I have this mag daddy Danish record player and the sound of vinyl blows away the plastic digital cr^p any day....JMHO..

    Sup vinyl buddy! My collection is small, but it's got some gems- recently acquired a first edition (US) pressing of the Beatles' White Album and a third edition of Yellow Submarine, all in good condition. I don't even like the Beatles, but couldn't pass up the opportunity. I'd say my favorite find was the "Beverly Hills Cop" soundtrack, found on a street corner in Brooklyn- just too awesome. I also have a bunch of Sinatra and Burt Bacharach- doubly funny because metal and hardcore are my usual genres that I enjoy most.

    I do most of my music listening on my iPad/iPhone, but I love vinyl for the aesthetics. Something nice about beautiful cover art and liner notes.
  • 06-20-2013
    dirt farmer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yep ya gotta love the crackling sound an old vinyl album produces.

    Your quote, not mine. Old vinyl can resemble old polyester slacks.
  • 06-20-2013
    Brewtality
    What else do you collect? (non-bike related)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yep ya gotta love the crackling sound an old vinyl album produces. Much better than a digitally remasterd technologically advanced sound of todays music,. Yeah right! I have plenty of old albums and yes they are cool but they don't come close to a clear sound that digital can produce.

    .

    That sweet crackling noise is exactly what I look for when listening to real live music. It's great how vinyl so closely resembles that live music crackle.




    Oh wait,… real music doesn't have an annoying snap, crackle and pop in the background. If I wanted that with my music I would pour a bowl of Rice Crispies while listening to music.




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  • 06-20-2013
    bigfruits
    I have more snowboards and poker chips than I will ever need. I guess I collect them.

    I used to collect shark's teeth when I was a kid from the Chesapeake Bay. Never found that Megalodon tooth.
  • 06-20-2013
    Vader
    What number is considered a collection? What if it's a quiver? Like horses for courses.
  • 06-21-2013
    OscarW
    You naysayers on vinyl obviously have crackly albums and crappy equipment....:p I have pristine albums and you'd be hard pressed o hear any crackling and popping sounds, but each to their own..:)
  • 06-21-2013
    TAOS1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    What number is considered a collection? What if it's a quiver?.

    To me a collection is something you get stoked on, something you can look at, listen to or use that lets you escape for a bit. I have 10 or so boards hanging in my office, as well as my old 1982 RedLine 600a frame. When I'm stressed, or just need to zone out I look at them for a while. The cool thing about ebay is the high of the hunt and the bidding, kind of like looking for old bottles or artifacts. I've spend hours wandering around looking at the ground.

    I've lost the skateboard collecting bug, well I still have it, but all my cash lately has been going to bikes.

    To me a quiver is your "riders". You might have a roadtoad bike, a single speed, a XC racer and an aggressive trail bike. As a skater, I have a "street board", one for bowls, one for ramps, a cruiser, an old school set up and a longboard...so that's my "quiver"

    this is all my opinion.
  • 06-21-2013
    chuckeieio
    Antique fishing lures and equipment has been a passion of mine since I was young.

    I've also built up quite the collection of various firearms, hunting, war era, military, antique, and sporting. I'm more of a hobbyist and enthusiast rather than a collector I think as I use most of them instead of hanging them on a wall.

    Antique tools, farm equipment, and furniture have also become a passion of mine although I'm running out of room to adopt more;)