Commuting - How many bikes do you have?
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04-05-07, 02:09 PM
I'm talking about operational bikes that you actually ride. I just received my midlife crisis bike (http://www.challengebikes.com/images/picture.php?filename=images/inhoud/seiransl/seiransl-groot.jpg&size=640&type=2&quality=87) and my wife wants me to thin my collection. I have 5 bikes now, all of which are very different:
1) Touring (my primary commuter)
2) Hybrid (my beater bike)
3) Racer (for climbing and when I want to feel sporty)
4) Tadpole trike/velomobile (for around town errands, and fun rides)
5) Highracer (midlife crisis bike for faster distance riding)
They're all special but the touring and hybrid are on the ones that will have to be let go despite many years of great service and over 40,000 miles on them. When I start a new job later this month, I'm going to make the racer and highracer my good weather commuters while the velo will be the bad weather commuter.
Since BF consists of cycling nuts, I'm just wondering where I fit in.
Only one that I ride. then my wife has a three-speed that she doesn't ride... and I have two others that I found that I'm going to paint and sell as "Art Bikes".
04-05-07, 02:19 PM
Technically two, I think my old mountain bike is around somewhere in one of my relatives lofts or garages, but over this side of the pond I have just the one. Looking for a tourer, my budget should be intact in about 6 months so I'm slowly mounting up my research :D (I'm not confident enough to buy off CL/eBay yet)
04-05-07, 02:26 PM
Kona Jake for commuting
Singlespeed MTB for bashing around the local trails
And the little lady has a Trek hybrid
I said three. I have two I usually ride, one more that is ridealble, and one more that isn't.
Two currently, down from about six.
- Salsa Las Cruces - disc brakes R good
- Cannondale Capo - my entry into fixed-gear
- Seven Sola 29er currently disassembled
- Ridey Oval currently disassembled
04-05-07, 02:36 PM
I have two "daily drivers", which I will be replacing with a single all-purpose machine. I also have a dedicated mtn bike and a dedicated road bike. My wife has 4 bikes at present, although one of those is going away.
04-05-07, 02:41 PM
Three. The commuter-beater-errand all weather bike, my "nice" weekend bike (a Jamis Nova), and I just put together a fixed gear bike from some old parts.
04-05-07, 02:47 PM
4. Vintage restoration project
5. Cheap BD Mercier that is solely responsible for my cycling addiction...
Six Three for me one for my wife and two kids.
04-05-07, 02:51 PM
Two. About to give birth to number 3..... with my wallet.
1) Touring bike. All around commuter and recreational bike.
2) POS Huffy MTB. About to make it to the scrap heap
3) Roadie of undetermined model and make. To be determined in the next month.
If I can count my entire house:
1 more for my wife.
1 Tricycle for the kid
1 Regular bike for the kid.
04-05-07, 02:55 PM
Three and one frame soon to be built up.
Road bike - Lemond Malliot Jaune
Commuter - Trek 520
Extra Cool bike - Schwinn Voyageur 2
Frame that will have the paint removed to be all chrome - Pinarello Montello
04-05-07, 02:58 PM
I have 9:eek: ...or more:p I actually inventoried bikes this past weekend (don't go there) but the final astounding count was 26. That does include my wife's 4 and about a dozen or so donor bikes. The short list for my riding pleasure:
1968 Raleigh Compact RSW folder
1972 Raleigh Superbe
197? Raleigh Sports aka Old Faithful
1974 Raleigh Sports Ladies
1989 Giant Excursion (tour bike)
1992 Giant Iguana (it just came back home last week from a 10 year hiatus)
199? Mongoose AX04? beater mtb for riding around the farm
2002 Staiger Florida (xtra cycle in the making)
2006 Redline 9.2.5 Fixie
I also have a 1975 Dawes that is getting built up as a club racer
1940's? Hercules Skyliner
1971 Raleigh Colt
1996 Schwinn MTB
2000 GT Sidewinder
The rest are a varied selection most being of dubious parentage and quality, mainly dumpster rejects.
3 MTBS although one will be sold soon
2 fixed gear conversions one to be sold soon
1 cruiser type
04-05-07, 03:04 PM
4 right now.
1. geared road bike
2. geared hard tail MTB
3. single speed road bike commuter (fenders and rack)
4. single speed rigid MTB commuter (fenders and rack)
I'm going to add a fixed gear road bike this summer. Looks like at 5 bikes, I'll have more than most people voting so far. I've always wanted to be above average.
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04-05-07, 03:09 PM
2 road bikes. (They're really similar, so I would like to upgrade to just one really good one)
1 mountain bike (hardtail)
1 beater 1978 Nishiki ten-speed.
I'm trying to get through the year without buying any more :-)
I'd like to have a proper touring bike, and eventually to build a velomobile.
04-05-07, 03:14 PM
I have an '88 Raleigh Technium which is my main bike and commuter.
A mountain bike of unknown heritage rescued from a dumpster for REALLY bad weather
My wife has a Huffy Free Spirit road bike.
04-05-07, 03:14 PM
Two. My fixed gear commuter tank and my beat around the neighborhood fixed gear road bike.
My son has three bikes: a "funny" bike I made him, a bmx, and a 24" mtb.
My daughter has two bikes.
My wife has just one.
Then there are the donors. About 7 of them.
Two right now. I have the ghetto hybrid Diamondback Outlook (rescued from the rafters of someone's garage on Craigslist, never been ridden before I got it) and a used Diamondback Sorrento SE Front-squish MTB from the bike shop.
I ride them both frequently but with the weather being nice(r) lately I haven't been on the Sorrento as often.
04-05-07, 03:31 PM
I have a 2004 Giant OCR2 that I bought second hand when my commute got longer, a 2006 GT Avalanche that was my main commuter but is now back to being used as a mountain bike, and a 2004 Giant Boulder. The Giant was my original commuter, but I got hit by a car and I got money to replace it. I replaced it with the GT, but I still fixed up the Giant Boulder.
04-05-07, 03:43 PM
3 about to be 2.
1) 2001 Univega Modo Vincere....this is for the days I feel like hauling a$$.
2) 10spd Puch Path Finder I found at a goodwill for $16. Need to true up the rear wheel, in fact I'm taking the rear wheel to the LBS tomorrow to get it rebuilt.
3) Wally World Schwinn hard tail MTB. Selling this one as soon as I can. It was a fun bike, and nice to be able to go off road with it especially when all the cars were hugging the right side of the road to try to stop me from passing. But, its just not really my style bike. I much prefer a road bike.
04-05-07, 04:17 PM
3 bikes for me, 5 1/2 total:
2007 Novara Randonee touring bike, bought in March for commuting and maybe towing the kid's trailer.
1991 Raleigh Olympian road bike, this is the bike I started commuting on. I don't plan on riding this bike anymore since I got the Randonee, the only reason I'm thinking about keeping it is to be a backup commuter bike.
1988 Nishiki Ariel rigid fork hardtail MTB, only used now for towing the kid's trailer and trail a bike. I have a secret desire to turn it into an Xtracycle so I can ride the kids around on it (I think the kids would love it, my wife thinks I need professional help).
My wife's Ross single speed that she never rides, my son's Trek Jet 20 that he's learning to ride on, an Adams trail-a-bike, plus a Burley cub trailer.
04-05-07, 04:36 PM
I voted 2 for me but there are more in the household (wife's bike, Thing 1's bike, 2 tricycles for Thing 2).
1) '00 Trek 5200, the race bike.
2) '89 Trek 660, the fixed gear commuter/rain trainer
3) '83 Caldaro, the neo-retro Italian road bike for long rides on nice days.
4) early 90s Specialized Hard Rock, craptastic mtb for pulling the kids' trailer, running errands, occasional off-road adventures.
And I have an Al/CF frame I'm building up as a triathlon bike. I better get around to it since I have duathlon next week.
04-05-07, 04:54 PM
Probably to many for the small space that we have to keep them in. I have 5.
1) Langster racked and fixed. Use it for grocery trips and errands around the city.
2) Scott Speedster. Was my training bike, still use a couple times a week.
3) Pedal Force RS. New training bike couldnt pass up the deal on the Group buy my fiance is still mad about that one.
4) Giant STP1. Free ride bike use it for trails and just beating the hell out of.
5) Specialized P2. Stripped it down and I use it for a skate park bike.
Im about to pull the trigger on a new build for my fiance just not sure what Im going to build yet so will be 6 soon.
From newest to oldest
-The Cross Check built up for short tour / commuting
-The Bridgestone X0-3
-The fixed gear Cross-Check
-The SR Litage MTB frame built up Bridgeston'ish
Damn, now I'm confused, which came when?
-The Surly 1x1 with an identity crisis, fixed, single, nexus
-The GTB track
-The Lemond Alpe D Huez
-The Purple Mistake, Dads old 74 Raleigh as a fixed gear ambler
-The Jamis Durango AL
-The Peugeot that hung in the attic for 15 years and then became a single speed
I voted 2, but I'm also about to "give birth" to my third. A build based on the Nashbar X frame...the rims, hubs, and spokes get here next week, and it will be on to my first wheel build.
I have my ATB for short "tennis shoe" rides, and my Fuji commuter rig for normal commuting. The Fuji goes "under the knife" once the new bike is built up. I have plans for that one...
Of course, I didn't count the wife's two bike in my answer either.
04-05-07, 07:01 PM
I have four, one is for winter, commuting, long distance and for the memories. I am looking for a touring bike and a track bike. . . don't tell my husband.
Gas, the price of a can of beans.
04-05-07, 07:17 PM
I have 3.
1) steel roadbike for commuting
2) alum roadbike for weekend riding/climbing
3) alum xc mtb for....well....crosscountry mountainbiking
04-05-07, 07:34 PM
I have three "operational" bikes. And four non operational bikes, which I was puttng together to stash in different spots of the country. I've ordered a folder and plan to nix the stashing bikes idea. So by summer I should have only three again after getting rid of them and my beater.
1) Surly Cross Check - Main commuter
2) Frankenbike fixie - I just like to play around with it
3) Bike Friday folder
04-05-07, 07:45 PM
Why did we start counting family members' bikes? (...add 3 for my wife and 2 kids).
I have 2: Trek Portland and hybrid rain/snow bike. I figure that's at least 2 too few.
Would like: fixed gear (redline 925), cyclocross (volpe), and might even get around to getting a weight wennie bike in a few years.
04-05-07, 07:47 PM
4 1/2 operational:
• 76 Team Raleigh
• 86 Ross Mt Hood - freighter
• 86 Centurion Trac - fix for daily commuting
• 00 Trek 5200 - club rides
• 07 MUni - All Terrain Unicycle - 'nuff said.
Plus 2 WIPs:
~70s Cinelli - currently a frame painting project, converting to fix.
~70s unknown - currently a beater project.
I voted two, then I realized that the wheel of one of those is in near-failure mode and needs to be trued. I suck at truing so I'll be rolling it down the hill to the LBS next to my other bike tomorrow while riding the latter. Should be fun...:eek:
1) 2007 Jamis Aurora (Touring/commuting/recreational)
2) 199? Bridgestone fully rigid mtb/hybrid that's undergone several incarnations but somehow ended up with most of the stock parts back on it, most of which are close to near-catastrophic failure any minute now. I use this bike for commuting when I can't keep my Aurora inside, for running errands, and for kamikaze trail rides :D
I'm toying with the idea of tourning the bridgestone into a winter commuter/singlespeed mountain bike.
04-05-07, 08:05 PM
I've got 6 road bikes, 3 I regularly use as commuters, 3 as weekend off days.
1. 1986 Raleigh Technium - Scott Tinley Tri-Lite, warranty replaced frame with 91 Tri-Lite Pro alum/steel - fendered commuter.
2. 1986 Vitus 979 - aluminum, favorite commuter.
3. 1987 Panasonic DX-4000, steel, found in the garbage, mint condition.:D next favorite commuter
4. 1993 RacingBik, CF, aka Aegis Aro Svelte.
5. 2004 Litespeed Classic, TI .
6. 2007 Pedal Force - RS, CF, BikeForums group buy. :)
04-05-07, 08:08 PM
Five for myself, two for my son, one for daughter.
73 Raleigh 531 steel frame road bike set up as SS/Fixie
04 Aluminum frame road bike set up with aerobars,horn, DIY lights
07 Fuji 853 steel frame touring bike set up as road bike but with fenders/rack
98 Giant Yukon aluminum frame MTB with added front suspension
8? TREK steel frame Multi-track Hybrid set up with fenders for C&O and studded tires for winter
04-05-07, 08:23 PM
Specialized Rockhopper, with horns, Slicks, racks and paniers.
Ross Euro-Tour girls bike with a basket and a bell, for trips to the wine shop and grocery
Road bike on the way for recreation, touring and going faster.
glad to know that i'm not too much of a bike nut compared to some people. i've got 4, but am working on building up another.
commuter - 03 fisher tassajara w/rigid fork, slicks. it was once a singlespeed mtn/street bike as well!
vintage steel/commuter - 89 tommaso, first road bike..might be hard to let this one go
mountain - 05 santa cruz chameleon
trials - 04 zoo pitbull
coming soon, modern steel - khs flite 800
sometimes i feel weighed down by having so many bikes, though. it's hard to have only one that will do it all.:(
04-05-07, 09:32 PM
Ninermore for me: My wife recently asked why I keep so many bikes in the Garage? I wanted to take the 5th but said "because the 4 good ones take up all the space in the boiler room".
1. 84 Specialized Expedition Touring 2. 70s Motobecane Grand Jubile 3. 90 Bianchi Trofeo 4. 2004 Torelli, 5. 80 Colnago CycleCross 6. Titan #1, 7. Titan #2, 8. Titan #3, 9. 95 Terry Solstice 10. 86 Miyata Seven Ten 11. 78 Raleigh Super Course 12. 85 Motobecane Grand Touring, plus parts to make 2 or 3 more.
04-05-07, 11:32 PM
1) 2002 Cannondale Badboy - 7005 aluminum frame - 26in wheel hybrid - small crank - not built for speed but a strong bike.
2) 2004 Bianchi Vigorelli - Steel 631 frame - mavic wheels - full ultregra - great bike - a real throwback except for the threadless headset.
3) 2006 Surly Crosscheck - Bought the stock build - slowly upgrading - added Brooks saddle, fenders, Surly rack, lights, Open Pro wheels front and back.
04-06-07, 12:41 AM
'06 Surly Crosscheck - cross/touring
8? Panasonic DX4000 - fixie
94 Bridgestone RB-1 - roadie
8?Centurion Super Elite - singlespeed
95 Klein Fervor - mtb
89 Bridgestone MB-3 - winter singlespeed with studs
8? Schwinn - groceries/trailer hauler
01 Bike E - recumbent
?? Fuji Cambridge VI - townie
07 IRO - fixie
They are all ready to ride though I don't ride the recumbent or the Klein very much.
And you think this poll is going to convince your wife?
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
04-06-07, 03:06 AM
singlespeed commuter/daily driver
geared commuter (going on the market soon)
90's road bike
80's sport/touring (rideable but needs diff bar/stem to fit well)
fixed gear #1
fixed gear #2
Next up is a disc braked road/commuter project. I still have a lot of parts to scrounge though. I will likely consolidate my fixed gear bikeness into one bike in the not-too-distant future too - probably on some kind of a custom path racer-style frame.
The road bike needs new paint and a new drivetrain too. It never ends :D
04-06-07, 04:33 AM
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04-06-07, 05:00 AM
I voted three, since that's what I normally have....saving up for a new frame for #3.
One road (frame finally bit it...once I get off my lazy backside a new frameset and stem will be in the mail. Fast as hell)
One mountain (ol reliable...not the fastest or most nimble...but it's a great in-betweener).
One folding (high maintenance machine, but fun and VERY nimble)
04-06-07, 05:02 AM
I only have one bike. I do not recall ever having more than one at a time. This may change though, since I would like to buy a new ride as a reward for hitting my weight loss goal (not anytime soon though:o ) If and when that happens, my current bike (which is my everything bike) will become my commuter bike.
04-06-07, 05:52 AM
I voted two. I have a 98' Nishiki Pinnacle for light trail and short errand's and my 06' Scattante XRL for my main commute. Of course the fiance' has one, an X-mart bike and my son has a Mongoose BMX bike, but I don't ride those.
04-06-07, 07:40 AM
At this time ten ridible bikes,two set up as commuters/fenders/lights/racks the whole package.two time trial bikes,three mtb bikes,one set up up as a urban bike,three road bikes,,,,,three old ballon tired bikes about to be restored and two old road bikes about to be restored,
04-06-07, 08:25 AM
I'm running 5
The Frankenbike-'87 Schwin World that I shortened the frame 2" and built-up more cross/touring
The Truck-'94 Raleigh M60, used to tow the kids/dog and foul-weather commuter
'03 Fuji Club
90s Shogun Saumari
and for plain fun
'02 Stumpjumper FSRxc
5 1/2 for me:
Trek Portland as a commuter
Trek 2300 as a roda bike
Schwinn LeTour fixed gear
Schwinn Homegrown mountain bike/putz around with the kids/really bad weather commuter
Gary Fisher Paragon 29'r mountain bike
Cannondale Tandem (the front half)
Plus 4 1/2 for the wife and kids:
GF Tassajara GS
Cannondale Tandem (the back half)
Plus 3 more operational small kids bikes that I need to clean up and sell.
No wonder my garage is so crowded...
Currently, only two:
1) '06 Marin Fairfax road/hybrid bike (with various shiny upgrades)
2) '84 rusty Nopsa citybike
plus a big pile of parts that is likely going to become a tourer/commuter bike somewhere in May.
My grandparents have three more old bikes in the attic, but those probably don't count.
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