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    What Do You Collect?

    I thought it would be a fun thread to see what kind of collections other people on the forum have. I have several, and even though this is The Lounge (where anything goes), I decided to kick it off with a cycling related collection. Here's my collection of valve stem caps and nuts that I've accumulated over the years. Gives you some idea of how many flats I've had.

    Lets see what you've got. Bonus points if it's cycling related.
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    Sadly, after several years illness, I now collect bikes!!!

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    I collect micro USB charging cables. I also collect reading glasses, aluminum cans and cardboard and plastic bottrles etc., but I give those away when I get too many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanE View Post
    I thought it would be a fun thread to see what kind of collections other people on the forum have. I have several, and even though this is The Lounge (where anything goes), I decided to kick it off with a cycling related collection. Here's my collection of valve stem caps and nuts that I've accumulated over the years. Gives you some idea of how many flats I've had.

    Lets see what you've got. Bonus points if it's cycling related.
    I can't beat Akirasho on bike collections because I only have 5

    Lately I seem to be collecting musical instruments. I am up to: 2 mandolins. acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, cigar box slide guitar and an enormous double bass

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    I grew up collecting stamps, coins and baseball cards. Then I started collecting beer cans as a teenager. I haven't been active in the hobby for 15+ years, but I have over 1,700 different cans, and they're all steel. They started phasing out steel in the mid 1970s. I displayed the cans in the basement of my first house, but I moved out of there to my new house in 1997. The pic had 8 foot wide shelving on the facing wall and was 24 ft wide on the right side. The basement in the pic also had a pingpong table and a dart board. I'm pretty sure I was single when that pic was taken, and before I moved those shelves were filled up with more steel cans. There are a few dozen flat tops and cone tops to the right of the pic that you can't see.

    If you want to try to identify cans, the right side wall is alphabetical on the third shelf starting with ABC beer. The cans on the wall to the left are foreign cans.

    Not really cycling related, but there is NNC content with mid 1990s fashion in the pic.

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    The cans have been packed up in the attic of my current home ever since I moved here. When I had my roof replaced the roofers commented about seeing the cases and cases of cans.

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    When I was a kid I was kinda nerdy and collected stamps. Now that I am grown I collect pennies that have been flattened in those machines for souvenirs. Obviously I am no longer nerdy. 🤪

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    If I collect anything, it'd probably be music related. I've got more than a handful of guitars and a semi-handful of fiddles. I've got zillions of LPs. I have piles of 45's. Ten shelves worth of CDs. I'm addicted to music streaming. I'm a repeat offender when it comes to classical music. Do I really need all those performances of Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony? It's not that I'm a completist or anything. It's just that I'll go to the record shelf, look at the various performances I've got, and say "Yeah, I want to listen to this one.
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    I collect sneakers, been doing it since the early 80's, had a big clean out a few years back, but still have a bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    I grew up collecting stamps, coins and baseball cards. Then I started collecting beer cans as a teenager. I haven't been active in the hobby for 15+ years, but I have over 1,700 different cans, and they're all steel. They started phasing out steel in the mid 1970s. I displayed the cans in the basement of my first house, but I moved out of there to my new house in 1997. The pic had 8 foot wide shelving on the facing wall and was 24 ft wide on the right side. The basement in the pic also had a pingpong table and a dart board. I'm pretty sure I was single when that pic was taken, and before I moved those shelves were filled up with more steel cans. There are a few dozen flat tops and cone tops to the right of the pic that you can't see.

    If you want to try to identify cans, the right side wall is alphabetical on the third shelf starting with ABC beer. The cans on the wall to the left are foreign cans.

    Not really cycling related, but there is NNC content with mid 1990s fashion in the pic.

    Tb609i2.jpeg

    The cans have been packed up in the attic of my current home ever since I moved here. When I had my roof replaced the roofers commented about seeing the cases and cases of cans.
    I collected beer cans in the late 70s early 80s. Sold my collection when I left for college. We had some lake property and the original owner liked to have giant beer parties, and the property was covered in piles of junk that were mostly beer cans - old ones, like punch tops and cone tops. Once you got past the upper layer of rusty faded cans, the ones that had sunk into the dirt had rusted metal but the paint was perfect. A lot of great cans from the pre conglomerate days - Fitgers, Stroh, etc. Thatís what got me started. I still have one Schlitz can that I took the top off of and used as a pencil holder. Still holds pens and pencils on my desk 45 years later.

    Also collect guitars (and play them sometimes, too), cars, old Ford parts, maritime art (just picked up a nice model of USS Cairo accompanied by a print and a shadow box with wood from the wreck), books, cool junk from the places Iíve visited over the years, such as a wall full of masks from PNG, and after my dad passed away a few years ago, the family heirlooms.
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    The USS Cairo. I remember a tour at Vicksburg that they discussed that. I'm a US Civil War nerd. That must be really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majbuzz View Post
    The USS Cairo. I remember a tour at Vicksburg that they discussed that. I'm a US Civil War nerd. That must be really cool.
    In 2015 I spent 10 months on a barge in the Savannah River working on the excavation and recovery of the CSS Georgia ironclad, including two Dahlgren guns. Most of the heavy stuff was done by SupSalv and the navy divers, I was just there to handle diver positioning and the project GIS database.

    My first ever maritime archaeology project was the summer of 1992 when I spent 5 weeks excavating the steamer Maple Leaf in the St Johns River.
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    I've managed to inherit collections; my partner has his mother's collection of frog figurines, I have my grandmother's collection of depression glass, my mom's collection of Maria pottery, my other grandmother's collection of Van Briggle pottery, and my dad's collection of railroad timetables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    I've managed to inherit collections; my partner has his mother's collection of frog figurines, I have my grandmother's collection of depression glass, my mom's collection of Maria pottery, my other grandmother's collection of Van Briggle pottery, and my dad's collection of railroad timetables.
    That Maria pottery is neat stuff. She really mastered the low oxygen firing technique.

    My brother has our dadís postage stamp collection. We sold his match and medicine stamp collection at auction. But we split his old music machine collection. Iíve got the Regina music box (plays 16Ē discs with holes punched in such a way as to make a little tab on the underside which plucks a note as it goes by), the Edison cylinder player, a neat little victrola like pocket phonograph that folds up into a little box, and a Rolmonica player harmonica with a few rolls. At one point when I was a kid in the early 70s he had a Mills Violano Virtuoso player piano/violin but he sold it when my grandfather gave us a player piano and we needed a place to put it. We still have the piano but he should have kept the Mills 😆
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    I have some old bartender's cocktail shakers (somewhere), a bit of Navy memorabilia (mostly my own from serving on 4 ships).

    Generally, i make room for the wife's collections. 30+ annual Xmas Barbie dolls (unopened), 8 china sets (mostly inherited), boxes of partially used cosmetics and beauty products (still too good to pitch out), souvenirs and mementos from 1950's southern California. cast iron cookware, about 6 Singer sewing machines, 30+ years of NeonatalICU magazines and procedural stuff.

    I'm way ahead in the Department of Clearing Out. Except for the bicycles.
    Lots of bikes - vintage steel w/ friction thru modern Ti and CF w/ brifters.

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    I've never been a 'collector' of anything that I can think of. I had a few hot wheels as a kid, or maybe hockey or baseball cards but not to the crazy extent of my friends. And that quickly faded.

    My collections are of things that I accidentally aquire. Like flat pedals that come on bike, a sh*t ton of lens filters and camera accessories that I get when buying used camera equipment.

    Now about those USB cables..
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