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Old 12-26-20, 09:52 AM
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What will happen to your bikes when you are gone?

I see a many of the C&V members on bikeforums have extensive collections of bikes. And of those a great deal are very valuable or even museum quality bikes. Those of us with thrift store and garage finds are probably fond of our bikes with the "if we could buy our bikes for what they are worth and sell them for what we think they are worth" mentality.

I have a sentimental attachment to one of my bikes because of the joy it gives me to ride because it is similar to the bike I rode 40 years ago. I expect that I will live not only long enough to pass it on to my grandson when he is old enough to straddle it, but to ride with him as well. But were something to happen to me, one of my sons knows my wish is for my grandson to have it. Have any of you made plans for your bikes or considered what could happen to them when you pass?
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The only bike I have a sentimental attachment to is a 93 Paramount mountain bike, which I bought new. I rode it on my only trip to Moab. My stepson toured the country on it with an xtracycle attached. I have actually thought about sending it to him recently. This thread is making me think I should go through with it. The others I would hope that my wife could either get some money out of or give to someone who would use them.
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Something else to keep me awake at night
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Your non-cycling spouse sells them for peanuts based recollection of what you reported at the time
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Ahhhh, that's a problem for the kids to work out when it comes. Call it payback for all the grey hairs they gave me raising them. LOL!!
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Something else to keep me awake at night

Don't Worry Be Happy.

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What a great issue to ponder during the holidays...and just when I was feeling good about the new vaccine rollout.
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Old 12-26-20, 10:25 AM
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Something else to keep me awake at night
Now the hajiis in my nightmares will be riding my bikes.

Maybe now we’ll be friends.

Doubt it.

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Too soon.
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On OP’s topic: I made arrangements.
Then I moved, so I’ll remake them.
No biggie. I’ll be dead.
If someone gets a landfill score, I’m good.
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I have started doing a slow and deliberate "death clean," with the intent of clearing out clutter and things that no one in my extended family can use. I do not want to burden my family.

I have already told my sons, both of whom are taller than I am, to feel free to sell any or all of the bicycles and frames, but to make sure they go to people who know what they are and who recognize their intrinsic value. If one or both of my grandsons stop growing at about my height, that is another possibility -- time will tell on that one.

I am hoping my wife won't clutter her life by clinging to too many of my bikes and other possessions for sentimental reasons.
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Mrs. Gomango has been dealing with my OCD tendencies for 35 years. She politely asked me to clear the deck this coming calendar year. I am keeping four total, which seems pretty reasonable. Expect to see some goodies in the “sale” section in the coming months.
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Your non-cycling spouse sells them for peanuts based recollection of what you reported at the time
I don't think so. My wife I think would give them away on our HOA's facebook page as a curb alert.
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I suspect that collector I know in Chicago will drive to Bloomington pick them all up and re-distribute them to the cycling community. He might just keep one or two of them, to join his collection. But my stuff is more to be ridden so they likely won't get space with the Bob Jacson, my 1969 Paramount track (that he already has), and Othon's Alfa Romeo first edition Carbon fibre bike. Most of the Campy stash will likely get sold off along with a 45 year collection of tools. But who is gonna want enough tools to start a vintage bike repair shop? Smiles, MH
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cehowardGS made arrangements.
None of them were followed and the bikes disappeared within days.
He would have smiled and said he hoped they were being ridden.

I am sure what relatively little cash they generated will someday make someone realize their mistake, both in a human and financial sense.

Coleman would be OK with that lesson. I would not, but he knew me well enough to predict it and told me not to worry about it. Plus, he knew I’d stick out like a sore thumb in that part of Baltimore.

As others here say, do it in advance.
Once you can’t ride, keep the wall hangers.
Move the rest and try to see the fruits of your labors before, not after.
You can only ride so long, but you can impart wisdom until you no longer “are.”

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i'm taking mine with me.... (does Panaracer make hot lava proof tires?)
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but to make sure they go to people who know what they are and who recognize their intrinsic value.
That was one of the things I wondered about when I made this post. When the vintage riders are gone, what happens to the vintage bikes? While I never got my hands on a 55 to 57 Chevy, I know as a teenager what I may have done to one would have been the wrong thing. On ****** it seems whenever someone posts a dumpster find of a great old bike, the suggestions to make a fixie out of it or modernize it come out of the woodwork.
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On OP’s topic: I made arrangements.
Then I moved, so I’ll remake them.
No biggie. I’ll be dead.
If someone gets a landfill score, I’m good.
Im relatively close to you and also much younger. Something to consider!
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cehowardGS made arrangements.
None of them were followed and the bikes disappeared within days.
He would have smiled and said he hoped they were being ridden.
What a collection he seemed to have. I hope they all went to good owners.
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Mrs. Gomango has been dealing with my OCD tendencies for 35 years. She politely asked me to clear the deck this coming calendar year. I am keeping four total, which seems pretty reasonable. Expect to see some goodies in the “sale” section in the coming months.
the reply should be - better on bikes than loose women and fast cars...
wait, maybe faster than a Miata.

or sell all but one bike and buy a mid engine corvette conv. ( wish the bodywork was not so busy)
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I’m just gonna stick mine in the box ‘o crap.
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I have notes, have a male child who can ride my size. Will he take care of them?
at least he can ride them till they break.
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i'm taking mine with me.... (does Panaracer make hot lava proof tires?)
my apologies for blasphemy.. everyone knows that clincher tires will not be allowed in Hell... only superglued tubs.
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There are going to be some very happy people when I pass.
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I have notes, have a male child who can ride my size. Will he take care of them?
at least he can ride them till they break.
No such luck at our house.
The northern German DNA kicked in and the boys look like NFL linebackers.
We refer to them as "bigger" and "biggest".
I tried to keep them in nice bikes, but was mostly unsuccessful.
They grew way to quickly.
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the reply should be - better on bikes than loose women and fast cars...
wait, maybe faster than a Miata.

or sell all but one bike and buy a mid engine corvette conv. ( wish the bodywork was not so busy)
I like the new Corvette.

My dad had a 1967 Corvette when I was growing up and it truly was an outrageous car.

He went through muscle cars like I go through bikes.

My newest hobby is fly fishing. Just as expensive as bikes, but doesn't take up the same space. Much easier to hide reels and fly bags.
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