When you are dearly departed, what happens to your bike stuff?


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scrubbinrims

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2010
6,739
1,799
4900 New Kent Rd, Richmond, VA 23225, USA
#7
I have Copakes business card taped near the calendar in my office. They'd have to come and grab it though and plan B could be...?
Chris
 

mbstude

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 22, 2012
424
429
Gainesville, FL
#9
I know a gentleman in NYC with a 3 or 4 story building packed to the brim with NOS parts for a certain make of antique car. An accumulation of collecting/hoarding by him, his brother, and his father for the last 5 decades.

Someone once asked him what he had planned for the stash once he had passed on. His response was, “What will I care? I’ll be dead!”
 

redline1968

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Oct 16, 2008
5,120
4,170
Seattle, United States
#11
Saving stuff is fun but I pity the poor soles that have to deal with it. Being around the antique business...I’ve seen more problems to family members with hoarders/savers. Family Fights, court problems, fake wills (yes fake wills) City problems and Probate( the worst)...It brings more misery to family members and lots of money to lawyers.. I myself fall into the saver category and I will have to deal with it....so I’m selling (no kids)and what’s left is going to humane society...
 

49autocycledeluxe

I live for the CABE
May 29, 2017
1,153
2,057
59
fremont california
#12
not so much bike stuff with me but lots of other good old stuff. no one in my family is smart enough to use ebay. so I am sure it will be sold for pennies on the dollar to someone who will make a giant profit with many hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of stuff thrown out.

my brother and I both buy and sell. he sells stuff without even looking it up, he has some sort of force field that blocks him from using the computer. he could buy a $10,000 bike somewhere for 50 bucks and just sell it for $200.00 without even bothering to look it up. once when I was out for a visit he had a Shell oil sign and some 40's California license plates he was going to sell them for 25 bucks for the plates and 25 bucks for the sign, I brought them home and got over $500.00 on ebay. ha-ha, then I took his $500.00 and bought a 1960 El Camino that I resold for $1400.00.. he had to wait a month for his money.

my toy collection alone would bring $5,000 as a lot and probably $7500.00 or more sold individually. 30 years of collecting. they could look them all up on ebay but I am sure no one will.
 

Allpro2slow

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 14, 2018
27
98
20
East Wenatchee, WA
#14
If I die rich, I'd have a plot reserved beside mine for my commuter.

I love that thing.

If not, goes to my brother.

He can sell all my other bikes but somebody's gotta keep Black Betty alive.
 
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Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 6, 2012
4,352
2,620
53
Earth (Middle)
#17
They will go to my LBS to be given to him and his wife and kids and one for his father, the former LBS owner.

Might take a few years for his kids to be over 5 feet tall.
Well, that ain't a-gonna happen, he's closing up on May 25th. I guess I'll send them to the Smithsonian and burden the US government.
 

Mark Johnston

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 16, 2017
239
551
54
Phoenix
#18
Mine will go to my son. I tend to give him most things that I build while I’m still alive anyway. That way they aren’t mine to sell, but they’re still in the stable.
 
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JimRoy

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 8, 2017
607
1,390
Indianapolis
#19
I get rid of my bikes as quickly I can. I do wish I was a better salesman. I have 4 bikes that will go to my 4 grandchildren, and one rat bike that I ride. I like to restore, no collect.
 
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