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Parts collections

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:58 pm

Koen posted this fine collection in another thread.

koen wrote:What to do on a lazy summer arvo? Make a felt lined box for shiny bits ! Its getting bad when I want something but don't even want it on a bike. :)
A well used partially complete 50th gruppo I put in a box a few years back

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and a hardly used 600 8sp gruppo I put in a box today
I just got it off a bike I'm "turning into" a px10 with older parts

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Found these images on a recent search.

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I'm now sat here looking at my lounge room wall and wondering...

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Re: Parts collections

Postby The Fixer » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:17 pm

Rather see them on a bike, and being used as they were intended, personally.
I don't care if it's a $20 Huffy or a $20k Colnago, as long as you're riding, and you're happy.

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Re: Parts collections

Postby WyvernRH » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:30 pm

The Fixer wrote:Rather see them on a bike, and being used as they were intended, personally.


True, but better displayed than in the trash bin for the recyclers where most end up.
Lot more period derailleurs than bicycles for some reason :wink:
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Re: Parts collections

Postby munga » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:29 pm

i would like to frame/box a few rd's one day.
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Re: Parts collections

Postby The Fixer » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:43 am

WyvernRH wrote:
The Fixer wrote:Rather see them on a bike, and being used as they were intended, personally.


True, but better displayed than in the trash bin for the recyclers where most end up.
Lot more period derailleurs than bicycles for some reason :wink:
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Good point!


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Re: Parts collections

Postby koen » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:58 am

The collecting bug is a strange one. I think my urge to simply collect occurrs in inverse proportion to the amount of riding I am doing or am able to do. The boxed parts I have do kind of look nice but really just waiting for the right bike. If you saw my workshop you'd see why I thought they needed somewhere safe to live for a while :)

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Re: Parts collections

Postby GaryF » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:32 am

I always wanted a display cabinet in my workshop.

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Re: Parts collections

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:29 pm

Another display idea.
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Re: Parts collections

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:40 pm

I've often thought about hanging some nice, but otherwise unused derailleurs of mine similar to those shown on the small boards. But I can't but help think in their default, untensioned state; without a chain around some cogs threaded through them - they kind of look like dried up & dead robot spiders. Limp of life.

I'd want to somehow tension the spring with the arm out at least part way.
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Re: Parts collections

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:56 pm

HappyHumber wrote:I'd want to somehow tension the spring with the arm out at least part way.

then you could use a chainring and some chain
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Postby HappyHumber » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:05 pm

This reminds me... I need to tend to my VW badge collection first.
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Re: Parts collections

Postby find_bruce » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:19 pm

Lots of steel bikes wrote:Another display idea.

Nice homage to Picasso with a big game hunter flavour. It has become so ubiquitous that it is seems odd that it was considered revolutionary in 1942
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Re: Parts collections

Postby morini » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:16 am

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
HappyHumber wrote:I'd want to somehow tension the spring with the arm out at least part way.

then you could use a chainring and some chain
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Source: fixed.org.au [so this is where the gears end up!]

That's a very expensive wall hanging.

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Re: Parts collections

Postby Nirraic » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:26 pm

Lots of steel bikes wrote:Another display idea.
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This looks pretty sick, I wouldn't mind making a few to hang my bikes on.

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Re: Parts collections

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:21 pm

Apparently each of the seat/bar crest combos are all sold out (AT) EUR 200 if you trace back by other web-mechs.
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Re: Parts collections

Postby mark field » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:59 pm

HappyHumber wrote:This reminds me... I need to tend to my VW badge collection first.



id like to see that, can you put up a pic?
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Re: Parts collections

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:05 am

mark field wrote:
HappyHumber wrote:This reminds me... I need to tend to my VW badge collection first.



id like to see that, can you put up a pic?


+1 :)
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Re: Parts collections

Postby rest_assured » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:12 pm

Some of my parts i get antsy about using, especially suntour stuff. Old derailleurs make beautiful paper weights.
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Re: Parts collections

Postby koen » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:58 pm

And old shift levers and QR levers make great fridge magnets if you stick a good rare earth magnet on 'em.
Well...if you like bike parts on your fridge or you don't have a shmancy stainless fridge the magnets won't stick onto.

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