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then8j

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Ok I started collecting and restoring around 9 years ago. Started with schwinns then moved onto real bikes. (Just kidding, just wanted to push that button)
Over the years I have purchased 12 or so full bikes all needing restoration. I’m super excited about buying then I dream of what I want to do with them and how I’m going to do it. The box gets delivered I get a shot of adrenaline and I’m so happy, then I put the box in the shed next to the other boxes and say to myself, “ I will do that one next”

Is it strange that I have a shed of shipping boxes with unopened bicycles?

I do something similar with the rare parts and pieces. The boxes go on the shelves in the garage.

The best parts get unpacked and put into boxes in the drawers.

A friend came over and said that it is strange to have so many boxes of stuff unopened, I couldn’t even tell him what was in each box anymore. I know the bikes I have though.

My reasoning is; They are safe in the boxes all wrapped up and secure until I get to them.

I have a couple bikes unpacked being restored right now, it’s hard not to loose the little parts in the garage.
 

hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Perfectionism >> Procrastination >> Paralysis.


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piercer_99

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
well....

I was going to toss in a quirky retort, then it dawned on me I have no room to go there.


All of mine are unboxed though, mostly. It is fun however when you find a package of something that you forgot you had.
 

vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Stockpiling projects is not my style.i like to look and work on my bikes.As a caution ,I would not leave things boxed for a long period of time.Rust can set in from moisture and a shiny nice piece may turn into a rusty ruined piece.
 

CURTIS L LINDGREN

I live for the CABE
No , That's not strange. AND You're right - - - - - - They ARE Safe- - - - - -until you get to them. The only thing I would say is ..............IF.......................there was damage due to Shipping or mishandling - - - - - - -You lose your power to do anything about it. Sometimes we just don't have the time . ;)
 

bikewhorder

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Perfectionism >> Procrastination >> Paralysis.


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Its this, I have the same problem. I've made mistakes trying to fix these old bikes and I've done more harm than good. I'll think about that dent I put in a fork trying to straighten it and it kills me as much as when it happened. I've had a Bluebird for 3 three years, I'm afraid to touch it.
 

then8j

Wore out three sets of tires already!
It’s nice to know that there are like minded guys out there!
Good now I don’t have to clear the shed and sell everything off.
 

redline1968

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Yes .. there’s a deep lying problem. .....it’s the beginning of Hoarding problem... I know... I go to those types of estate sales and your problem is the one that I like the best ...most ends up cheap cause no one knows what you have and don’t want to or take the time to deal with the hoard. ...
 

Sevenhills1952

I live for the CABE
To me I see it as what you're not, (although we don't know each other, an educated guess). You could be doing 1000 negative things, harming yourself or others.
Personally I collect everything from cars, antiques, radios, bikes, old toys, N, HO, O gauge trains, artifacts, tools, electronic equipment, recently horses, tractors ...10,000 sq.ft. of stuff.
What to me is so profound is the "excitement level"...thinking about what you want next is a 3, finding it maybe a 7, obtaining it a 10 when in your possession.
Then on to the next one.
Interesting what Sigmund Freud said...
"Instinct of love toward an object demands a mastery to obtain it, and if a person feels they can’t control the object or feel threatened by it, they act negatively toward it."

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ricobike

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I just finished a project today that has been sitting for at least 20 years. While not in a box, it still sat in lousy condition for that long until I got off my butt and got it done. It's the girls bike below. The boys bike I did probably around 25 years ago.

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So I would say, no you're not weird. But git er done! :)
 

stoney

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Stockpiling projects is not my style.i like to look and work on my bikes.As a caution ,I would not leave things boxed for a long period of time.Rust can set in from moisture and a shiny nice piece may turn into a rusty ruined piece.

Also you may not know if everything is there and the condition. You are assuming all is as it should be.
 

detroitbike

I live for the CABE
I did this myself for years. I would get a bike or a part and just put it on the shelf to be opened later.
2-300 transactions and I had never been disappointed.
Then I had gotten an Expensive item from a FORMER member here that I didn't unpack for over a month.
When I did I discovered that:
To my horror it had a problem that wasn't fixed in its restoration and saw that portion had been concealed in the pictures taken and not been disclosed.
The seller told me that had I notified him right away that he would have issued a refund. However since
over a month had passed I was out of luck! In the end I DID get my 1200 back .

SO
at least open the bike, part or literature, examine it and make sure it is in the condition you expect to be.
Then slide it back in the box, whatever and put it away.
 

bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Strange? no, but...
If it gets damp in the shed/room then yes, that's bad as the inside stuff will have a difficult time drying out. Been there...done that!
 
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