The siding dates it to the teens making it over a 100 years old.
Too bad all the 100-year-old stuff got covered up, but WOW, what a transformation!
I, too would NEVER have burned or discarded it. I "rescued" our master bedroom suite that we built onto out mobile home in 1985; similar deal, had a guy re-level it, brace it properly, replaced some siding, and installed a whole new roof with significantly better pitch. It would have been "throwing away" $8,000 (well, $5,000 at least) if we'd have demolished it, PLUS the cost to demolish and haul it off!
GrandPaul (does not use emoticons) Author of the book "Old Bikes" Too many bikes to list, mostly Triumph & Norton, a BSA, & some Japanese "The Iron in your blood should be Vintage"
Frank, thanks, nice idea, and chickens are allowed in my town, not sure about roosters, though, but I wouldn't mind having one or two to respond to my neighbor's barking dogs. I don't blame the dogs, a dog is just a dog. But the neighbors ... I read once that there are no "dog problems" only "people problems." Actually it's not as bad as it used to be. But sometimes when I walk by the fence on the south side of the house, the dogs are lurking behind the shrubs, and when I get close, they let loose with those "Hounds of Hell" vocalizations. Heart attack ack ack ack ...
And ... uhmmm ... oh, wait, did you mean the rooster, or the cupola?
OK, right, yes, I see what you mean, vent the peak of the garage roof. The garage has two screened windows, I open the shady side and bring in air with a window fan. The 16' overhead door does have a little insulation, but could use more to keep the interior from baking. Got me thinking now ... thanks!
Not really my workshop but its the garage I have access to in Brooklyn. It is usually full of electric bikes but they have all been sent back to the factory, now waiting for the next versions to arrive. The extra space has been nice to keep a few of my bikes in the city though and ive been able to change the oil and the shocks on my jeep in here. Waiting for the go ahead to throw away all of the extra packing material so I can give the garage a good clean up.
Not really my workshop but its the garage I have access to in Brooklyn.
Dude, there are 3 (possibly only 2) things in that garage that make me jealous (in a good way). The Vespa, the Yamaha and the Zero (assuming that the box isnt empty which given your text it might be)
I have a soft spot for Yamaha trail bikes. Vespa's and Lambretta' are cool as hell and the Zero seems to be neck and neck with the Live Wire as the best two EV bikes at the moment. I would love one for by commute but will have to wait until the cost comes down.
Yes the Zero boxes are empty .... Until the next ones come in. We usually have 5 or 6 models to loan to journalist so they can spread the word. They are really great for commuting as you say.... That is the perfect use for them.... Riding light to light in urban environments is great too . With no clutch or gears or over heating or ny of the worries with a fuel powered bike. as the charging stations get more plentiful and the charging time gets shorter . The Zero has been around a long time and they are definitely at the top of the curve .....
The Yamaha is a fun bike.... Its in the city right now for photo duty . It will go back to PA for the summer riding .... Thats the plan so far . The Vespa is someone else's that is just stored there for photo duty as well. I do think they are cool looking but Ive never ridden one.