Post pictures of your spencer mess *NOT SAFE FOR ARTBLUR*

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josh
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I would like to see a picture of 34-spencer storage space.

I've got 4 completes and a project in the works for a 5th. GF has two. They take up a lot of space in our 600 sqft apartment.

Edit: this is what it looked like one Sunday morning this fall when I was rushing to get ready for a race and didn't clean up after myself like I usually do. This was also before I got spencer number 4.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 23:47
The RTS
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There's also 6 bikes in the garage, a Haro DirtJumper @ Ray's MTB Park and my Merckx is in the living room. The Cannondale F2000 and the Surly CrossCheck in the basement aren't mine. I guess I was wrong and had 8 framesets (plus the Ritchey at the moment).

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 00:00
JUGE FREDD
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Of course you got all that, any of it from shutting down dead shops? You get the Waterfords from running Ben's account with em?

Love that they pretty much all have pedals on

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 01:08
The RTS
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It's a collection of 20+ years. None of it's from dead shops, all of it purchased either @ EP or used. I got 2 of the Waterfords while I was working at Ben's, the other 2 I got since then - hidden in there is also a custom Gunnar track spencer.

Of course they got pedals - they're meant to be ridden!

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 01:26
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #355)

The RTS wrote:
It's a collection of 20+ years. None of it's from dead shops, all of it purchased either @ EP or used.

I was just thinking about how one ends up with stacks of NOS rims and spokes in OEM bulk packaging

The RTS wrote:
Of course they got pedals - they're meant to be ridden!

I know, I just have this aversion to owning a whole bunch of identical clipless pedals

Especially when you don't always want the road pedals on the road spencer. It's probably easier when you have a dozen though, you can just have some flat, some look, some spd and never need to swap them.

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 01:35
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #356)

hiljentaa wrote:
I'd like to get it down to two lifetime keepers with one box of extra parts.

I'm with you on the idea of having a few lifetime keepers

My hueg Ti 29er and dinglespeed both fit that definition to the t already: not only do I want to keep em forever, the unique frames are pretty much unsellable anyway.

My rSogn is close except for the frame, which ain't gonna last but a couple years under my kind of (ab)use. I'm not sure there's a material out there that could retain the planing qualities but be durable enough to be worth building a custom frame out of, maybe Ti?

If I ever end up building a custom hueg rando spencer, or a 20" folding cycletruck, those would be lifetime bikes too, though more possible to find buyers for.

My ALAN historical-reenactment roadie and chinese crabon modern road spencer are nice but perfectly sellable, especially if I built a custom rando spencer.

My Sidehack, mini-tall cycletruck conversion, 3-speed junker, and fixie/SSCX conversion all might as well be disposable.

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 01:37
The RTS
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(Reply to #357)

Buffalo Bill wrote:
The RTS wrote:
It's a collection of 20+ years. None of it's from dead shops, all of it purchased either @ EP or used.

I was just thinking about how one ends up with stacks of NOS rims and spokes in OEM bulk packaging

The RTS wrote:
Of course they got pedals - they're meant to be ridden!

I know, I just have this aversion to owning a whole bunch of identical clipless pedals

Especially when you don't always want the road pedals on the road spencer. It's probably easier when you have a dozen though, you can just have some flat, some look, some spd and never need to swap them.

I don't think I've bought a new pair of clipless pedals in over 10 years. When everbody started getting rid of their original style Looks to get KEO's, I'd buy 'em at swap meets for $10-20. Same with Shimano SPD's when folks went to Eggbeaters.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 01:51
white folks
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3 complete
1 is a commuter/trainer, 1 is a sw8 racin fixie, 1 is retired road racer
all of them have spd-sl's
3 different pairs of road shoes with spd-sl cleats...for different weather conditions :)
got 1 frame that needs paint
i did manage to off a bunch of parts recently.
threw away a bunch of tires too
soon my stash of tubs are going to honorable abe-san

feelsgoodman

distracted by ass pain

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 02:12
Roxy
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funny, i ride 8s and 9s drivetrains, mismatched friction everything, crappy bars and stems, mediocre wheels... but i could never ride old road pedals like original LOOK deltas. dunno why.

now i'm off road shit entirely though, four pairs of bebops in use and two bikes with platforms.

six complete bikes, no frames other than what's for sale

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 03:14
mr. fop
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all i have is 3 potential lifers, tools and some consumable parts
my riding doesn't cross the spectrum enough to justify anything else, at least not now and probably not for a while.

so what happens now? you get picky. i'm beginning to realize that my ideal fit and the ideal fit of the riv are off by about 10% as far as weight distribution goes. i'm battling the life's too short thoughts with the it doesn't really matter just cause that's all i really have to think about with my spencer stuff.
and i'm probably moving to new york after i'm done here and will be riding the fat chance, which is ballered out and have a feeling it might get jacked if i have to leave it out on the street while working. if that does happen that will probably be the next time a buy a spencer. if anything craps out on it, i'm just getting it repaired.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 10:40
that guy
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Got everyone together for a (shitty) family photo

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 21:21
gusmore

Was at 5 complete bikes, a wheelset, fork, and one parts box about a month ago. Now down to one complete, a wheelset, a frame, and parts box. Been clearing shit out in preparation for upcoming monk lifestyle while I finish thesis (i.e. couchsurfing, sublets, and overall uncertain living situation), followed by a cross country move.

[quote=johnnyraja]In Mexico they call that position "el gringo boracho"[/quote]

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 21:46
Jeremiah's Johnson
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I wish my spencer mess looked like some of y'alls.

They'd be confused by all the rando and think we are a bunch of long ballers.

~coco

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 22:19
TimArchyLime
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Attempted to reorganize my spencer mess and clean the apartment today so I moved as much as I could outside. Not pictured: 4 partial bikes, rollers and fluid trainer, big plastic box of random parts. Wheels are such a pain in the ass to store.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sun, 01/29/2012 - 15:43
Rusty Piton
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Hooks in the celing work great for storing wheels. You can hang a whole wheelset from one hook by tying the two together with a toestrap or something.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Sun, 01/29/2012 - 18:55
TimArchyLime
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problem is that i live in a small studio and most of this stuff has to go in a small storage closet on my balcony. i've already got 2 complete and four partial bikes living inside. i just need to get rid of some.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Tue, 01/31/2012 - 06:33
scrub
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I oganized my mess, into a bit less of a mess

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 14:00
Rusty Piton
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Cleaned up my spencer mess and workbench.

Wish I had taken a 'before' picture. It was a fucking disaster area.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 09:23
dicktard
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my laundry room from last year early spring when i started cleaning up and getting rid of stuff. i have since cleaned house[feels good man]. there are four more of those plastic storage things not visible to the right and at that time i think 5 frame/forks along with multiple wheelsets behind the laundry room door. complete bikes were upstairs.

up up down down left right left right A B select dicks

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 20:37
josh
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Summer project to organize the garage and clean up the spencer mess began last night with hanging 4 hooks for my rooommate's and my commuter bikes.

Next step is to get a bunch of shelves and drawers to organize all the random parts that are just piled in boxes in the back. Also maybe to get some more hooks to hang extra wheelsets off the ceiling.

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 12:58
bobbythehawk
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bump

gotta really slim down spencer mess (moving into tiny apt) - i have 6 running bikes right now. 1 can live at a friends house (monday night drunk mountain spencer TT only spencer) and i'm trying to sell another.

leaves 4 bikes (road, cross, mtb, commuter) a few frames and a few milk crates of parts.

post pics of your compact spencer mess please

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 11:43
hamb3ik
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I tried to organized parts and slim down on some stuff. Not sure if I made a difference or not. I want to sell some bikes(to make room for more).

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:05
lofarkas
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^I like how it looks like your avatar, even the slight left to right lean of the rows.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:56
jamey
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I'll take the cat.

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 09:32
hambeki
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If those are SRAM s500 levers, I'd be interested in directing money towards you for them.

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 10:50
biek

tc: i love this thread

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 18:27
TimArchyLime
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Current spencer stack. Two complete cross bikes, one nearly complete road spencer, four frames (including, sadly, what used to be my sweet fixie)

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sat, 10/13/2012 - 13:13
jimmythefly
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This is about 2/3 of the spencer-related mess. Not included in my reckoning of what constitutes the "mess" is a spencer-parking area with mine and supwief's rideable bikes. I have vowed to clean all this up before embarking on any new spencer projects, but that's made tougher by the fact I ahve a few ongoing things that I am reluctant to squirrel away parts for just to have to dig them out later.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad spencer. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 14:39
kevinwulf
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My shed (100 square feet). Currently houses 8 completes, 7 additional frames (inc tandem) most of which I intend to sell but never get around to, plus way too many wheels, parts (stashed in the bins along the back wall in warehouse shelving, etc







Thu, 10/25/2012 - 22:20
motorbacon
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TC: I'd have an anxiety attack if I had a shed packed so tight with shit I wouldn't be able to move in, followed by an OCD like organization frenzy that would leave everything spotless and perfect.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:54
liquify
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Spotless and perfect only if that OCD binge includes tripling the size of the thing.
But yeah, that would feel too cramped for me.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 18:34
wickedwagon
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I love organized chaos like that. As long as I organized it, I'd be in heaven. If someone else organized it i'd pull my hair out.

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 04:15
bward1028

Did up the basement the other day.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 17:47
circuithero
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Redid my basement this week.

I keep my bmx bikes in my bedroom and there's boxes full of parts and frames underneath the stairs.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:23
that guy
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Slightly better mess. Cat approves.

Still can't use my coffee table though smiley

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 17:42
naterod
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The Serotta and I just moved in here

Not seen: sw8 On-One Pompino that one of the roommates is currently out on.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:58
VT regularbike
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Organizing the small parts bin is the scariest thing I've done in a while.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 20:55
b-roll
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Just getting moved in to the new garage.
Yeh, you can't see any of my bikes clearly. I get that.

"You know it's dumb. I know it's dumb. But fuck it, I still love it."

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:31
dema
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what up, ridley crossbow buddy.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 01:49
aek
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I need to get some toolboxes, my shit is just in a gym bag.

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 11:40
b-roll
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(Reply to #391)

dema wrote:
what up, ridley crossbow buddy.

Tarck legacy. Bought from EJ. Probably ready for a sticker by now.
'sup RCbB...

"You know it's dumb. I know it's dumb. But fuck it, I still love it."

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:01
VT regularbike
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(Reply to #392)

aek wrote:
I need to get some toolboxes, my shit is just in a gym bag.

Yes. Do you use candles to light your house? Or only wear clothes made from dead things? Get a damn toolbox.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:53
aek
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I did have them on a peg board in my basement spencer workshop deal. Then I moved and had to throw everything in a gym bag, where they've lived ever since, recently was the first time in 6 months I've needed them.

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:18
randsome beast
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I've got one of these that has proven surprisingly capacious and durable.

Hangs or lays flat and stores compactly eliminating the need for dedicated space. Mine has gotten quite heavy but rolls up and travels well.

Shame they don't make it anymore but there must be similar available.

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:45
Blakey
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Threw stuff out, packed stuff away, hung stuff from hooks. Now to try and keep it somewhat neat. Next step is a wall of milk crates to replace the wooden crates/plastic crates/drawers for more regular and accessible parts/tyres storage/access.





Sun, 11/24/2013 - 05:49
bward1028

I got the old shop cabinet thing so I reorganized a bit. Still have to get the tools sorted out. Nice to have a Good place to put stickers.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:23
VT regularbike
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Toolboxes are great for stickering.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 18:38
Blakey
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(Reply to #398)

Blakey wrote:
Now to try and keep it somewhat neat.

5 days after this I got hit by a car and broke my collarbone.

SHED IS SPOTLESS!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:59
b-roll
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SORRY BRO!

Moral of the story: the Gods are angered by an overly spacious/neat bikemess.

"You know it's dumb. I know it's dumb. But fuck it, I still love it."

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 23:11
Rusty Piton
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Tidied up my work bench significantly there was no place to even set a coffee cup. I got a little wall mounted drawer system thing to keep small parts in to eliminate the piles of random baggies.

Sorry for the shit pic.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:06

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