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My Parents are selling the apartment. (video)

Old 02-12-20, 04:55 PM
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My Parents are selling the apartment. (video)

and with it, the attic space I have used to store my bike collection.

Enjoy this video of my son showing you very quickly whats up there.


I was buying bikes weekly from roughly 2007 till 2011 in france, and I kept the ones I liked and sold much them to fund the habit. The collecting stopped when my son was born in 2011 as the buying market got expensive and the selling market less profitable.

The attic is dry, temperature neutral, no sun, hidden, secure. so perfect, I will miss it.

I counted about 25 keepers up in the attic, and my personal home already has a simular number bikes inside. A few will leave the herd. I was expecting them to be worth a lot more after 10 years! not as brilliant investment as I was expecting!

There will have to be some kind of epic bike storage system in what was my bedroom, can you fit 40 bikes in one room?



Anyway, its due to this forum I started buying old bikes, so thanks you guys I guess.
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Old 02-12-20, 05:01 PM
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Now that's a bike cave.
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Entertaining video, thanks for sharing. Great experience to share with your son however sad it may be for such road machines to be stowed away from sunlight. But I understand the intent
I recently acquired an old Centurion tourer previously housed in a similar cock loft and covered in dust when it showed up at my door. I'll be giving it a new life with loads of fresh air.
Post initial wipe down pic:



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Old 02-12-20, 05:39 PM
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Wow! I sure hope they end up being your son’s size when he’s grown. Nice collection.
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Originally Posted by vvvvv View Post
Anyway, its due to this forum I started buying old bikes, so thanks you guys I guess.
You honour us.

Keep up the good work, fruitless as it may seem.
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Old 02-12-20, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by vvvvv View Post
and with it, the attic space I have used to store my bike collection.
Anyway, its due to this forum I started buying old bikes, so thanks you guys I guess.
Hey you can't pin the blame for THAT on US!
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Old 02-12-20, 06:40 PM
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Somebody could start a bicycle museum. Even if 2 or 3 people with bike collections got together. Then you could find a keen cyclist who is retired, and wants to be active, to run the museum. Some people may be happy to loan their great bikes to the museum, increasing the number of bikes on display.
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LOL. I was just about to say, "What, no Lejeune?" and the last frames of the video are of a Lejeune. Very nice collection, with or without a Lejeune.
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Old 02-12-20, 10:19 PM
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"I quite like the PX10 in this collection. It's like my third favorite bike in this collection."



Little guy knows his bikes.
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cool !, just getting them up there through the small doorways and low overhead was an accomplishment. Nice that your son looks like he appreciates C&V and will carry the torch.
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They would be toast in my attic. The best part is you have someone to enjoy them with.
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That's great, I wish my kid was into bikes like I am.
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LOL. I was just about to say, "What, no Lejeune?" and the last frames of the video are of a Lejeune. Very nice collection, with or without a Lejeune.
That bike needs a repaint, that's why its dumped to the side like that. Its a full SLJ model too. The original owner left it against a south facing wall in the south of france for so long the cherry red bike when a faded red on one side, and a pink/white on the other. Its very frustrating. so close yet so far.
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Somebody could start a bicycle museum. Even if 2 or 3 people with bike collections got together. Then you could find a keen cyclist who is retired, and wants to be active, to run the museum. Some people may be happy to loan their great bikes to the museum, increasing the number of bikes on display.
I would like a museum in 30 years time, that's why I try and keep a little of every major brand and also every groupset.

My friend had a bike museum (Expo cycles Bedoin) , he is about 80 years old and has been collecting since he first got into riding. His collection I believe is the best private collection in the world. Its got every bike a collection needs. Hopefully in 30 years time my collection might be more appriciated than it is now. An idea I could do in the short term is to rent a closed shop in town for a week and just display them to the public.
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Entertaining video, thanks for sharing. Great experience to share with your son however sad it may be for such road machines to be stowed away from sunlight. But I understand the intent
I recently acquired an old Centurion tourer previously housed in a similar cock loft and covered in dust when it showed up at my door.

The ride / hide debate has been going on for over 10 years here on this forum, and most say ride and yes I am a bit of a hider.

I have ridden many of those bike hard, I always ride vintage when visiting the HC mountains at the TDF, some I even raced. My favourite vintage riders I keep at home. A keen eye would note all the bikes are between 56 and 60cm which is my riding range. But yes, I do fall on the its best to store them away side of the debate more and more!

Dust is a fantastic protective layer
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The ride / hide debate has been going on for over 10 years here on this forum, and most say ride and yes I am a bit of a hider.

I have ridden many of those bike hard, I always ride vintage when visiting the HC mountains at the TDF, some I even raced. My favourite vintage riders I keep at home. A keen eye would note all the bikes are between 56 and 60cm which is my riding range. But yes, I do fall on the its best to store them away side of the debate more and more!

Dust is a fantastic protective layer
Either way nice collection you have there
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The bikes are nice. But I will admit that my main reaction was to get the willies at how tight and confined the space was--like something out of a horror movie. (No offense to the OP--I guess I just don't like tight spaces.)
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I guess I just don't like tight spaces.
A lot of men do.

"And women."



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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
A lot of men do.

"And women."



"Why don't you shut up about women, Stan. You're putting us off."
Confined spaces. I meant confined spaces.
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