My Posse Can Do

Right now I have three bikes. They’re all in my living room. And I love it. Check out my posse:

There be things that my posse can do.

There be things that my posse can do.

Don’t they look ready for action? I love the way the flash caught the reflector on the Bat.

Another snap:

Oh boys you give me the beat.

Not sure what’s up with the angle of the seat on the Dahon and the Batavus, but other than that, they look ready to ride into the sunset. Speaking of bikes in the living room, I can’t seem to leave the Bat outside. If anyone has any interior bike storage ideas, I’d love to hear them. Have thought about the Cycloc, but it’s expensive and I’m not sure how it would work for a step-through frame. Anyone tried it?

Song that inspired the title is after the jump.

Not sure why this wasn’t released on an album, but luckily  I know a huge Tori fan who turns me on to the good stuff. :)

  • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com dottie

    Is it me or do they look a little intimidating in the first picture? In the second picture, though, I keep waiting for them to sway their booties – “I don’t do so well in traffic or with leaders who don’t have it, I got me some better things to do…tippy tippy tie, tippy tippy tap, tippy tippy tie all over the world” :D

  • One Lung Beat

    I will not be intimidated. Gotta love the mixte.

  • http://www.bicycletouringpro.com Darren Alff

    I too am looking for a way to store 3 bikes inside my condo. At the moment, I just lean them up against the wall in my bedroom, but I’m sure there’s a better (more artistic) way of storing my rides when they are not in use.

  • Carolyn

    Do you leave yours in the living room?

    I couldn’t leave mine outside and we have no storage room. So, I leave my bike inside. Luckily, I have 2 bedrooms, and there’s just me and I hardly get visitors. So my lucky bike has a room of it’s own! I’ve seen multi level stands..that you can put inside that don’t damage walls/ceilings…and you can put 2 or 3 bikes on the stand..and take up little space. But not cheap!

    Awesome posse! Gee, now I WANT another bike. Wish folding bikes were cheaper..are they easier take on a plane?

    Carolyn:-)

    • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com Trisha

      You are lucky, Carolyn! I’ll be down to two once I return the Dahon, but it’s still a problem.

  • http://redhooktyrant.blogspot.com/ Redhooktyrant

    I stumbled across your web site.

    Nice posse, but so different from my posse. Hey I think my posse is better than your posse. Just kidding.

    I have a posse of road bikes. I do not have any racks myself. I do store my bikes inside and outside and put all over my humble abode so they are not all together looking like your picture.

    I can not give any thumbs up or thumbs down on the storage rack, but it does look nice when I do see one in flyers.

    • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com Trisha

      Your road bikes could make a quick getaway, but the Batavus has heft! Luckily bikes are peaceable creatures.

  • jj

    i just found these – http://www.deltacycle.com/product.php?g=1086 and http://www.deltacycle.com/product.php?g=1052 – looks like the hooks adjust so you should be able to hang a step-through frame with ease. and no holes in the walls!

    doesn’t the dahon fold? i’d think it’d be easy enough to stash in a closet or something, no? and then hang the other two on something like the racks i linked to?

    • http://lovelybike.blogspot.com Lovely Bicycle!

      Beautiful bikes, Trisha! What colour is the Dahon folding bike and how do you like it?

      Between the two of us, the Co-Habitant and I will have 3 huge steel-frame bikes in our small apartment when I get back to the US. His suggestion is to hang them on the wall or suspend them from the ceiling, like they do in bike shops… Yeah.

      Thank you for the Tori Amos video : )

      • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com Trisha

        Thanks, JJ – I like that rack! And it’s affordable. Hmm…

        Lovely Bicycle, the Dahon is black and it belongs to a friend of mine — she loans it to me when I need a third bike. It’s well-made but my overall assessment is that unless you need a bike that folds for some reason (no storage, frequent travel, multi-modal commuting, etc) it’s not worth the slight decrease in stability and handling that comes as a result of it being a folder.

  • http://bikesandthecity.blogspot.com/ meligrosa

    exactly. you can never have too many bikes. and they all are gorgeous <3 xo/meli

    • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com Trisha

      Meli, I couldn’t agree more. Just wish all three were mine! As much as I travel I am starting to think I need a folder…Mustangs don’t carry Dutch bikes very well.

      • http://bettymountaingirl.blogspot.com Betty

        they look ready to take on the world! Love the white one :)

  • HowardBollixter

    3 bikes, 0 TVs! Marry me!

    • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com Trisha

      Wow, only six months into this blog thing and already have my first proposal. Tempting, but since such a relationship should be built on mutual honesty I must confess that I *do* have a TV. I just can’t remember the last time I turned it on (maybe last Thursday?) and get very few channels. If that affects your feelings, I completely understand. ;-)

  • http://none grambev

    Nice posse you got there!

  • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com Trisha

    Thanks Grambev! I hope you are having fun with your new bike!

  • http://www.rideofsilence.org/chicago E A

    I faced a similar storage situation. Now ny bikes “decorate” my dining room wall. :-)

    I found this gravity rack on sale at Target and it works wonders for 2 of the bikes. http://tinyurl.com/m7gefz
    For the third, I got a stand that holds my rear wheel so the bike stands upright (no leaning) since I don’t have a kick stand on it.