How to know you're in a MTBers house

RealMan
RealMan Posts: 2,166
edited July 2018 in MTB general
Various lycra on the washing line.

Helmet by the door, next to a couple of pairs of sunglasses, a buff or two, and about a thousand different pairs of gloves.

Odd ratchet and velcro type shoes with funny metal things on the soles.

Bottle of sealant in the bedroom.

Exposure joystick charging in the bedroom.

Garmin 305 by the computer.

Several threads from bikeradar and singletrackworld open on computer.

Magazines with pictures of people riding bikes on the cover by the bed.

Empty wiggle boxes scattered in various places.

Person staring out window thinking how cool it would be to have a pump track in the garden.

And of course, a camelbak lying around in the kitchen.

What's your giveaways?
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  • Andy B
    Andy B Posts: 8,115
    A front room that usually looks like this

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    Then there's various pictures in the hallway from MTB holidays & events, a JMC poster in the front room, MTB mags scattered around the house, a freezer with camelbak bladders in it...
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  • bike-a-swan
    bike-a-swan Posts: 1,235
    mud on the kitchen floor (at the very least). other than that, most of my bike stuff lives tidied away in my bedroom. the bikes hanging on the wall are a pretty big giveaway though
    Rock Lobster 853, Trek 1200 and a very old, tired and loved Apollo Javelin.
  • podgeorge
    podgeorge Posts: 188
    Tyre levers in the bathroom (don't quite know how they got in there :?)
    Selection of spanners in the bedroom, as well as a large pile of MTB magazines.
    Helmet, multitools, spare tubes on the kitchen side.
    Several speed dial internet thingys on just MTB websites!
    Loads of other stuff, haha!
  • RealMan
    RealMan Posts: 2,166
    podgeorge wrote:
    Tyre levers in the bathroom (don't quite know how they got in there :?)

    Hope you've not been using them on the wrong type of rim.
  • D-Cyph3r
    D-Cyph3r Posts: 847
    RealMan wrote:
    Person staring out window thinking how cool it would be to have a pump track in the garden.


    ARRGHH! Now I absolutely MUST do this if I ever move into a house with a big garden.


    Anyways;


    -Bottle of Muc-Off in amongst the other household cleaning products

    -Tyres hanging up in the wardrobe (it's how I store mine anyways)

    -Set of allen keys in the cutlery drawer

    -Brochures of mountain resorts on the coffee table

    -
  • mrlee
    mrlee Posts: 499
    nwd 1-10 + many other bike dvds stacked next to the t.v.
    mtb shoes by the patio doors
    camalbak under the stairs
    various bike mags by the side of the sofa
    3 pairs of gloves, 2 pairs of sunglasses and a multi tool on top of the beer fridge

    thats my living room. bikes, tyres and helmet etc are kept in the shed
  • kaytronika
    kaytronika Posts: 580
    All the furniture and door frames have pedal height chips in them.
    --
    '09 Carrera Fury
    '94 GT Timberline FS
    '89 Saracen Tufftrax
  • Soon to have a dedicated fairy princess fabric wardrobe for my cycling gear in the garage. (daughter getting new wardrobe)

    £1.25 for sign up http://www.quidco.com/user/491172/42301

    Cashback on wiggle,CRC,evans follow the link
    http://www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/MTBkarl
  • RealMan
    RealMan Posts: 2,166
    D-Cyph3r wrote:
    ARRGHH! Now I absolutely MUST do this if I ever move into a house with a big garden.

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    You don't need a big garden. That's how horrible it is. God I want one. My mum would kill me though.
  • jay12
    jay12 Posts: 6,306
    RealMan
    you could put lots of flowers in that middle bit :wink:
  • RealMan
    RealMan Posts: 2,166
    How about a tree?

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  • stubs
    stubs Posts: 5,001
    My collection of cycling clothing and shoes is worth at least 10 times the total value of all my other shoes and clothes.

    There is a wheel building stand sitting on the dining room table.

    There are more locks and alarms on the bike shed than there are on the house.
    Fig rolls: proof that god loves cyclists and that she wants us to do another lap
  • RevellRider
    RevellRider Posts: 1,794
    Black tyre scuff marks and chips in the wallpaper from handlebars.

    A wind mobile made from old 7 speed freewheel cogs, spokes, gear cables and a busted rim outside the front door

    Various magazines left lying around

    A bin full of old tubes, cables and energy bar wrappers

    A pc in the corner covered with stickers
  • asdfhjkl
    asdfhjkl Posts: 333
    The smell of sodden wet shoes and GT85 coming from the back room.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,993
    often a p1ssed off wife........ :)
  • lawman
    lawman Posts: 6,868
    RealMan wrote:
    How about a tree?

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    i want that now 8)

    the tell tale sign in my house is all the mtb magazines laying round in everyroom, and usually some sort of bike related part in the kitchen :lol:
  • bobpzero
    bobpzero Posts: 1,431
    wellgo b25 pedals, track pump and tools in living room
    lights, hydration pack, cycling clothes, tyres not in use, energy/protein bars, turbo trainer, bike cleaning stuff and mbuk mags in bedroom
    bike in utility room (house used to be a for a farmer worker)
    carb and protein drinks and cycling bottles in kitchen.
  • bike-a-swan
    bike-a-swan Posts: 1,235
    A wind mobile made from old 7 speed freewheel cogs, spokes, gear cables and a busted rim outside the front door
    :D
    Rock Lobster 853, Trek 1200 and a very old, tired and loved Apollo Javelin.
  • bike and a tool set in the conservatory strewn everywhere over the floor,
    tyre marks all over the patio,
    all sorts of bike chemicals on the table next to the bike
    chain cleaner next to the kitchen sink drying
    greasy paw prints on all the light switches
    bike mags shoved down the side of the sofa
    :D heaven
  • Mccraque
    Mccraque Posts: 819
      Bike mags on the floor in at least 3 rooms, A pile of gloves in the kitchen several sets of glasses with multicoloured lenses by the back door 3 camelbacks in kitchen cupboard Bike radar window always open on pc perma-mud by back door
  • Helmet by the door, next to a couple of pairs of sunglasses, but only 2 pairs of gloves.

    Garmin Vista HCx by the computer.

    Several threads from bikeradar and singletrackworld open on computer.

    Empty Bike24 boxes scattered in various places. (actually some reused to store odds+sods)

    And of course, a camelbak lying around in the kitchen.

    oh and my dining room looks like Andy B's pics in post #2.
    Andy - The Expat Cyclist in Germany
    '07/'08 Cotic Soul
    '96 Scott Vail
    '89 Ridgeback Rapide 105
  • RevellRider
    RevellRider Posts: 1,794
    A wind mobile made from old 7 speed freewheel cogs, spokes, gear cables and a busted rim outside the front door
    :D

    Summat like this?

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    :D
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    soon as you come into my house, theres a helmet with glove and glasses inside, camelbak, once you get past that, no one to greet you, because I'm watching MTB films and writing stuff on bike radar
  • RealMan
    RealMan Posts: 2,166
    Helmet by the door, next to a couple of pairs of sunglasses, but only 2 pairs of gloves.

    Only 2??

    Where do you keep the others? :D

    With 4 seasons and 3 different main types of riding, plus a fetish for cool gloves, I've got a massive collection.
  • GT85 used as air freshener.
    Northwind wrote: It's like I covered it in superglue and rode it through ebay.
  • wobbem
    wobbem Posts: 283
    every toothbrush oil stained
    oil marks on the sheets- girl friend kept in cupboard, bike goes to bed with me
    tread marks on al the walls
    only decorations on walls are torn out pics from mtb mags
    bike mags in bog - forgot to buy toilet paper again
    floor in kitchen looks like car service dept
    cleat scratches down hallway floor
    white spirit and grease odour fills the rooms except the bedroom where my crusty unwashed shorts and mouldy socks lay in a pile by the door, shoes are kept in the common hall to prevent door to door salesman.
    bliss
    Don't think, BE:
  • Bignige
    Bignige Posts: 223
    Told the wife it wasn't just me..........she never believed me up until this thread!! :lol:
    Ride it like you stole it.........Yeah Baby!!!

    2008 Spesh Enduro SL Expert
    2010 Fuji Roubaix 1.0 Ltd Edition
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    the kitchen some time ago.

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    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • bike-a-swan
    bike-a-swan Posts: 1,235
    A wind mobile made from old 7 speed freewheel cogs, spokes, gear cables and a busted rim outside the front door
    :D

    Summat like this?

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    :D

    Oh, I've got to make one now!
    Rock Lobster 853, Trek 1200 and a very old, tired and loved Apollo Javelin.
  • RealMan
    RealMan Posts: 2,166
    wobbem wrote:
    every toothbrush oil stained
    oil marks on the sheets- girl friend kept in cupboard, bike goes to bed with me

    I think you're eating the wrong things.

    And just for you..

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