This Garage is What A Cyclist Dreams Heaven Looks Like

Dream Room Security Keypad

In this man’s house, behind a sliding door that is activated by a security pin code, is the greatest cycling lair we’ve ever seen.

Slip past the break at your own risk…
Dream Bike Room Entrance

Once the correct pin is entered, the sliding door opens to reveal…

Dream Bike Room

This beautiful collection.

Dream Bike Room Campi Drawer

Filled with magazines, a collection of mint vintage parts, and frames.

Dream ROom Details

But wait wait, there’s so much more…

Dream Room Bikes

Cue the angels singing hallelujah.

Dream Room More bIkes

Another view.

Dream Room Spotlight

Just when you think this man’s life couldn’t get any better, you realize there’s even more to the collection.

Dream Room Frames

There are some tremendously nice bikes in this collection.

More Bikes

See anything you like?

Via Campagnolo Delta Brakes

Comments

Jack Luke - 02/12/14 - 3:48pm

I’ll tell you what I don’t like; That whole pile of bike stuff not being used.

Danny - 02/12/14 - 3:54pm

Just fantastic! Awesome collection, nice hang out. Really cool

Mat Long - 02/12/14 - 3:59pm

I may have that beat in about 12 months.

Saris Mercanti - 02/12/14 - 4:02pm

@Mat

Send me an email at Saris@BikeRumor.com in 12 months. We’d love to feature what you have in the works!

Pedals - 02/12/14 - 4:08pm

There’s not a single work stand or tool in that entire space. #brodoyouevenride?

Gnate - 02/12/14 - 4:19pm

Too many road bikes…

Bob - 02/12/14 - 4:20pm

Nice but I bet Robin Williams collection has him beat.

Gillis - 02/12/14 - 4:29pm

+1 for Bob, i was thinking the same thing

Mat Long - 02/12/14 - 4:31pm

Oh hell yes Saris.

Pete - 02/12/14 - 4:37pm

@ Pedals
With the scratch this must have cost, I’m betting the guy has either A) a totally separate work station that is equally impressive, B) owns a shop where he does his work, or C) never rides because he’s working all the time to pay for this collection.

Gregg - 02/12/14 - 4:37pm

Is it just me, or does the backward forks drive you crash also?

DRC - 02/12/14 - 4:39pm

Awesome room, but I personally think old bikes are boring. But then again, I’m sure the owner of all those is a bit older than I.

Jason Spiker - 02/12/14 - 4:50pm

For the people who have no idea what you are looking at, just don’t comment.

Tyler - 02/12/14 - 4:55pm

OH MY DEAR SWEET LORD JESUS! This is beautiful!

kevin - 02/12/14 - 4:56pm

Why even bother displaying a beautiful frame if you’re going to turn the fork around the wrong way? It’s like a supermodel with her head on backwards. Just wrong.

Measure twice, cut once, maybe then your frames will fit in their display areas.

pete - 02/12/14 - 5:07pm

kinda hate to +1 kevin there but the backward forks really do detract from the impact

Trey Richardson - 02/12/14 - 5:11pm

I was waiting for someone to comment on the “backwards” fork. Kevin, that is actually what is called a stayer bike. The fork is like that so that a rider can get closer to the motorcycle its pacing behind. They’re not well known outside the velodrome but due to how close they follow behind the motorcycle, there is a roller on the back of the motorcycle for the stayer’s front wheel to spin incase contact is made.

chris - 02/12/14 - 6:00pm

Look, a steel road bike, and a classic steel road bike, and another road bike…. yawwwwn. Nice to see those dinosaurs in a beautiful museum though.

goathead - 02/12/14 - 6:05pm

So… Where’s…. Where’s the bar?

NotAMachinist - 02/12/14 - 6:06pm

Kevin and pete:

Maybe those are just extra rare stayer bikes for derny racing?

Dean - 02/12/14 - 6:21pm

Not one of those bikes rips. Just a bunch of old technology. Does nothing for me.

Ryan - 02/12/14 - 6:23pm

Always nice to see how fellow cyclists celebrate their passion for this pastime of ours. Hats off! Maybe BR can start up a ‘Cribs’ series for our enjoyment?

satisFACTORYrider - 02/12/14 - 6:30pm

I’m with jack luke. unused sleds are sad enough but to have that many…no thanks. ain’t hatin just statin’. what he better have is an even better workbench/area.
dig the bruce lee figurines, though.

Psi Squared - 02/12/14 - 6:32pm

Amazing. If it were me, however, I’d have a giant metal door that slides open–once the security code is entered–to reveal a massive room with bikes, a repair station, a gigundo TV for indoor trainer sessions, several beers on tap at the bar, and cardboard cutouts of Victoria Pendleton everywhere.

Q - 02/12/14 - 6:36pm

Totally sweet if your into that. I like the hardwood floors. But this seems like a hipsters dream garage. No mountain bikes? That white rigid fixie doesn’t count. Again, totally sweet if this is your steez, but I’d like to see a mountain bikers dream garage. How about it??

Topmounter - 02/12/14 - 6:40pm

I know it is probably too good to be true, but I don’t see a single Specialized.

The_D - 02/12/14 - 6:46pm

These pics make me feel kinda funny. Like when we used to climb the rope in gym class.

dave - 02/12/14 - 6:57pm

Classy collection, but needs more MTB and less brass and silver brazing.

scott - 02/12/14 - 7:23pm

@jackluke and @satisFACTORYrider

This is great. Here is a person keeping a cache of history, and not letting fixie riders destroy it.

Also note the vinyl Smurfs from Germany, vinyl Bruce Lee figurines, and die-cut Iron Man. Obviously this person is a collector. Think of it the same way as you would a records keeper or a historian. Plenty of bikes from the makers and eras represented have died on the road or rusted away. Thank goodness someone put a few away.

satisFACTORYrider - 02/12/14 - 7:31pm

@scott- i love museums. just not in my house. air up and ride em all. all the time! not knockin the collection or the collector. i did give props for bruce

goridebikes - 02/12/14 - 8:04pm

All those bikes, and not a single one newer than 10 years old in terms of technology. Kind of a let-down for all the hype of a key code. Also, lack of mountain bikes saddens me.

But that’s just me…

Pete - 02/12/14 - 8:13pm

@Kevin

Forks are turned that way to stop them toppling forward., and it allows them to be moved around pretty simply.

If you look at the blog, the guy is a surgeon who does volunteer reconstructive surgery for people in India with deformaties. I don’t have much issue if they don’t get ridden because he doesn’t have the time…

Velorider - 02/12/14 - 8:56pm

ALL over that “bike cribs” idea. Even super basic ones are still interesting.

PinoyMTBiker - 02/12/14 - 9:14pm

What??? No Beer Tap?

Maxx - 02/12/14 - 9:19pm

I wonder what would happen when/if people do get a peek inside Robbin Williams’ garage … ?

hamilton - 02/12/14 - 9:39pm

you could give them out to 40 teenage kids, without the money to buy their own road worthy bike, that would be cool. this is just boring. look at all those things meant to be fast, stapled to a wall, lined up in rows of potential energy just waiting for entropy to turn this room into something amazing. this is my aunt’s couch under uncomfortable plastic, but it’s clean.

Krischan - 02/12/14 - 9:50pm

Beautiful collection! For those commenting that there are not enough mtb’s I guess that was not the owner’s passion… for those that want to see a sectre cellar full of collectable MTB’s visit this secret sellar somewhere in Switzerland:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7ysBQu4_hY

ve - 02/12/14 - 9:51pm

I laughed when I saw the Campagnolo parts in the glass case

pornitswhatlwouldratherbmaking - 02/12/14 - 9:56pm

no mountain bikes that l saw. so its more of a hell for me.

onespeed - 02/12/14 - 10:16pm

meh. i’ll chose my mechanic’s shop over a museum any day.

George - 02/12/14 - 10:22pm

There should be a Campagnolo seat post in that show case.

Susan - 02/12/14 - 10:37pm

This is a great collection. Lovely to see such beautiful machines so lovingly displayed. Please be gracious guys.

sambo - 02/12/14 - 11:20pm

not impressed. too clean. too ocd.

kmax - 02/13/14 - 12:22am

i’d prefer Ah Joo’s garage anytime.

http://www.rapha.cc/ah-joo

Trey R - 02/13/14 - 12:24am

The forks are not backwards….. those are “Stayer” frames. (designed to motor pace VERY closely behind a motorcycle on the velodrome). And if a few people here and there didn’t “preserve” things from our past, history would be lost and we would have little to go on regarding how far we’ve come. Kudos to them for not just piling them up in their basement where they couldn’t be appreciated.

CornerCanyonRider - 02/13/14 - 1:07am

@Trey R
Umm, no they’re not. You can see the “MASI” lettering on one of the fork legs and it is facing the rear of the frame. Had the fork been designed to be used in this orientation, “MASI” lettering would be facing toward the front of the frame. Just a thought.

Justin - 02/13/14 - 1:09am

Not really into the whole “I-collect-bikes-that-I-don’t-ride” mentality (and probably ride no where near as good as some modern bikes). Whatever floats your boat.

Trey Richardson - 02/13/14 - 1:53am

@ CornerCanyonRider…. You’re right! Not to mention the fork is made for a standard size wheel, (vs a 24″). Good catch! My oversight.

DaleC - 02/13/14 - 2:09am

BikeRumor – where nothing anyone does is beyond criticism. Ever.

I could hand out free hotdogs and $100 bills to some of these people and they would bitch about there being no mustard. If not that, tell me I used the wrong franks or buns.

I think the room is cool and I bet the dude really enjoys it. I think that is the point of bikes. Of course, I bet I’m “wrong”.

Rowan - 02/13/14 - 2:12am

Would be better if the bikes were actually ridden, i.e. they had a little mud on them. Only mountain bike is an old looking ridged SS.

DaleC - 02/13/14 - 2:13am

The bikes are clean, so he must not ride. No one would take the time to clean them before photographing everything, right?

The more modern, rideable bikes are closest to the door. That must be a coincidence, because this guy doesn’t ride.

Olo - 02/13/14 - 2:59am

It looks nice but it is not my kind o heaven.

reverend dick - 02/13/14 - 3:39am

@DaleC you are speaking the truth. So much fussing.

Those bikes are what this guy is into. Appreciate or don’t, but there’s nothing wrong about it. It’s his garage of rad bikes.

I do hope he rides all the built ones…

Sardinian rider - 02/13/14 - 3:46am

Am I supposed to be impressed but all that bunch of Rapha like snobbish frames ? Do this guy know carbon fiber is used to make bikes nowdays ? Gimme a break man,the world is moving forward…

Saris Mercanti - 02/13/14 - 4:28am

For everyone who suggested we start a cribs feature, if you have a personal collection thats really exceptional (or know someone who does), please shoot me an email at Saris@BikeRumor.com

PaulM - 02/13/14 - 4:54am

That is pretty cool.

However, got to disagree with the Stayer comments. No way are they all Stayer bikes, the forks are on backwards to fit them on the shelf!

Oh, and there is a mountain bike. First couple of pics, there’s a rigid On One Inbred singlespeed.

FPR - 02/13/14 - 5:15am

Oooh that green and pink frame is a Llewellyn. Does this guy happen to be an Aussie?

Mindless - 02/13/14 - 6:33am

@DaleC: You are wrong. Exterminate.

satisFACTORYrider - 02/13/14 - 9:16am

Someone keeps changing my pass code then

stampers - 02/13/14 - 9:49am

Where are the mtb’s?!? One mtb vs. a plethora of road rides…albeit sweet road rides…

This dude needs to find balance in his cycling life. Perhaps he has a second panic room for his mtb’s?

kodefactory - 02/13/14 - 10:56am

i do like the bike stands that hold 2 bikes ceiling to floor. who makes those? its probably not worthy in my bike crib.

bsimon - 02/13/14 - 11:02am

Thought it was cool until I saw the smurfs. Talk about killing the mood.

MeroMasta - 02/13/14 - 12:09pm

@DaleC & @reverend dick: spot on

The room is awesome and the collections is super nice. One day I’ll have my own room and I’ll make sure to share with BR so everyone can pan it. :-P

Paniagua - 02/13/14 - 1:28pm

@DaleC – I love hot dogs and hundies, would never complain, please invite me next time you throw that party

Dave B - 02/13/14 - 2:27pm

Why are so many so negative? This isn’t a room of bikes this person is currently riding, it is a collection of impressive older models. Historically important, and probably has some real serious investment / collector values. It is great that there are private individuals spending their own money to keep history alive. Yea, modern technology is excellent, but it wouldn’t be where it is, without the bikes and gruppos featured in this guys room. You could go through this collection and see the evolution of the modern bike.

Seraph - 02/13/14 - 2:37pm

Nice setup as a display room/museum, but my bike room would have far more tools and work stands, plus a TV or two, a nice sound system, and a refrigerator.

pimpbot - 02/13/14 - 3:09pm

Where do you work on bikes? Not a lot of open floor space. Also, a true pro shop would have a work stand bolted directly to the floor.

Swanks shop, tho!

Blundar - 02/13/14 - 3:20pm

Just 1 white rigid frame single speed Mountain bike?! …and not one of the bike have any tiny bit of dirt on them at all, so he does not use them. It reminds me of car collectors that have millions of dollars worth of cars that are never driven. I would rather ride the hell out of a couple of nice bikes, instead of spending a ton of money building a shrine or museum for him to worship these bikes.

oldfart - 02/14/14 - 2:42am

I conclude from the comments given that:

- people who store their bikes in a clean condition don’t ride them – this will be news to Erik Zabel and a couple of other top riders who will clean their bike after a rainy ride before they even think about taking a shower themselves

- with the advent of CFK frames all other bikes became useless – newer is better, 1000 PR people can’t be wrong

- life is worthless if you have road bikes but no MITB

thanks for clearing that up for me, folks.

Kris - 02/14/14 - 8:25am

Praise be! Dave B and all the other positive posters here. All you other haters assuming things and telling us what you would do….bore off

Stevil - 02/14/14 - 12:11pm

Could use more trap doors and stereos, and tools, and beer vending machines, and firemen’s poles, and BB guns, and sandwich making stations, and comfortable chairs, and exits to water slides, but it’s pretty sweet.

Fritz - 02/14/14 - 10:38pm

“— backward forks …”
Yeah, those backwards forks hurt my eyes and took me out of the ooh-ahh experience.

cL - 02/15/14 - 3:57pm

I’ve seen better but if it makes him happy….

Psi Squared - 02/15/14 - 4:16pm

Dale C. and oldfart nailed it.

Jesse Edwards - 05/13/14 - 10:37am

The emptbyness of that collection is curious to me. I commute, and ride dirt. Sure, it would be cool to have one road bike, but I don’t see why you’d ever have so many similar tools for one job.

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