All in fun, who takes pictures on Rainy days:
"you live in a pretty dry place in comparison to England simply judging by your pics you posted."
Sorry bud, used London because not sure exactly where you live:http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/c ... h/UKXX0085http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/c ... h/USWA0395
Just looking at November it appears a bit more than double the rainfall.
Started a different thread on Garage Queens.
So from asking for people to comment, the only response you have to my post, is to show that actually, your right i dont know where you live and you are actually in a similar climate to me.....
Im pretty sure my point is still the same Ductape. Even with the weather conditions you have, there is still no reason why you cant ride your Unicorn from time to time.....? Sure if the weathers real bad, ride another bike, and save it for high days and holidays if you wish as i said, still not a reason to Never ride it though.
Perhaps you should look at it from a slightly different stand point for a minute.
You discover a rare frame, unloved, unused, in pieces, and/or missing parts in a dusty rotten shed somewhere.
You manage to get it, you then spend the next 10 years, locating parts from people all over the world, you spend your money you fix it up, and make it a bicycle again.
Ride it or Not, Better a rare bike in one piece and SAVED..... than a frame going to waste, with individual parts scattered all over the world.
If the frame was in a dusty shed and the parts all over the world, thats no better than hanging it in a house and NEVER experiencing the ride as the maker had intended.
YOU SAVED A BIKE...........enjoy it, share it with others, here and on the trail.
If not, and it doesnt go into a museum for people to see and share, What was the point in the Excercise...
It might as well have staid in the dusty shed and the parts all over the world.
My point remains the same, regardless of HOW BAD the weather is, here or there, there is no reason not to, it can be cleaned and fixed and babied, and kept nice and still be a rider, even if only an occasional rider.
(And FWIW my understanding of a garage queen is a bike that is built and NEVER EVER ridden, have i got it wrong, if so, i apologise in advance.)