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    Cute, fluffy, and illegal gotls1's Avatar
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    What's your next bike?

    Like the thread title says, what would be the next bike you would buy? Would it replace something or would it be part of the N+1 strategy?

    The next bike I'd like to get is a Surly Karate Monkey single speed with disk brakes, fenders, rack, lights, etc. for a bullet proof all weather commuter. I never change gears on my Marin when I go to and from work (maybe 100' of elevation change over 13 miles), so going to a SS wouldn't be a huge adjustment. I'd still keep the Marin though for when I go on rec rides to the hills.

    How about you? What do you want? Sky is the limit.

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    A road bike. Not sure which one yet. I want a brand new one that fits perfect. Entry level, nothing too expensive. But I'm going to wait for several months. I'm going to make myself ride my Trek 7500FX for a while. I'm going to earn it.

    Plus, I'll be able to save some money each week to make the big purchase.
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    A utility bike: the Surly Big Dummy, or the Kona Ute, or else an extracycle mod to my old Breezer.

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    Custom Ti Road bike... until I can afford it, I'll keep riding what I have!
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    A Retrotec as a road bike



    (but not as a single speed)

    A Moots YBB for mountain bike touring



    A Gunner RockTour



    Or maybe a Vanilla

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    I keep coming back to the Surly LHT. I love the Portland, too, but for the $$, I think the LHT is where it's at.

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    Mad scientist w/a wrench
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    Got the road bike so...

    My inner speed-demon says a full carbon road bike once I lose clyde status (if ever due to bone structure)

    My inner zen master wants a fixxie/track bike

    But personally I'm leaning toward something with a touring frame for commuting.

    If my wife has anything to do with it, it'll be a hybrid or a tandem.
    Proudly wearing kit that doesn't match my frame color (or itself) since 2006.

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    Good question...

    I have taken great pains to make sure my current stable of bikes meets all my needs and is super low maintenance, so I probably won't need anything for a couple more years, but....

    I am super jealous of my father-in-law's gold coloured Ultegra touring bike:

    http://www.eclipsebicycles.com/en/Bi...2053/1977.html

    And my friend's Santa Cruz Nomad seems to be the perfect mountain bike,

    But if all my bikes got stolen today I think I would get a custom 29er rigid mountain bike with drop bars and racks and two sets of spare wheels (three sets in total - monutain tires, touring/dirt road/cx tires, road tires) - a 'do everything bike' so I don't need to choose a bike when I go out.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    You'd still want a "Rain Bike", or a tandem, or a Tadpole trike.......

    n+1
    Quote Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
    Good question...

    I have taken great pains to make sure my current stable of bikes meets all my needs and is super low maintenance, so I probably won't need anything for a couple more years, but....

    I am super jealous of my father-in-law's gold coloured Ultegra touring bike:

    http://www.eclipsebicycles.com/en/Bi...2053/1977.html

    And my friend's Santa Cruz Nomad seems to be the perfect mountain bike,

    But if all my bikes got stolen today I think I would get a custom 29er rigid mountain bike with drop bars and racks and two sets of spare wheels (three sets in total - monutain tires, touring/dirt road/cx tires, road tires) - a 'do everything bike' so I don't need to choose a bike when I go out.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    I'd love to have a Surly Crosscheck. Realistically, though, a new bike is not in my future. I keep an eye out on Craigslist for an older Schwinn or similar that is more my size than the one I have.

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    The next bike that I am buying is going to be for my 13 year old daughter. She wants to ride with me, so we will looking for something for her right now. My next bike most likely will be a steel frame touring/commuter. I have thought about buying a used frame and upgrading it for something different to do.

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    I may be buying a Centurion bike from my boss soon. Does anyone have experience with those?
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    Doinga180 Sam Wade's Avatar
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    Mine is already bought... a mid 80s Bianchi, stripped to the steel, added cable stops and losing the downtube shifters, Powdercoating in Black and trimming in Celeste and building back up with full Campy and Celeste Velocity 36 spoke Deep Vs. Cannot wait to ride her.

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    well i have:
    my trek 6500 for XC trails

    My cannondale roadwarrior 400 for commuting /touring (panniers and rack)

    My fuji roubaix pro for fun road riding (fast)

    But the next purchase will probably be a better road bike, full carbon looking at SRAM rival or up. looking to spend 2-3000 but it probably won't be for another 2-3 years (the fuji is less than a year old, but would be a backup rain road bike)

    My next real purchase will be a nice wheelset 400-500 sometime this fall or winter (i already warned the fiance, it will be a reward for <200 if i get there)

    looking at
    http://www.bikesoul.com/s4.html

    longing for some chris king hubs with open pros or DT RR1.1, but they are a bit more

    also want a garmin

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    Whatever I run across at yardsales this weekend . Last weekend I picked up a nice Schwinn Criss Cross for $25 . kirby

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    I have my Fuji Newest 3.0 that I bought this past March. When I reach my goal of under 200 lbs. I will then go with a higher end road bike. Maybe Carbon Fiber. Probably another Fuji.
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    I have an LHT on the short list. I hope to be picking it up in the next few weeks.

    After that:
    http://www.kestrelbicycles.com/bikes/talonsl.php

    then one of these would be nice.
    http://www.electrabike.com/amsterdam/ The Balloon 8 model

    and if money is no object, and I'm out for speed:
    http://www.velokraft.com/-nc.htm

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    1) Sury LHT! I want one bad. The "bike jar" and its donations are solely dedicated to one.

    2)Xtracycle. I was wanting a Big Daddy, but don't think its in the cards. I don't think I can save that much in my life time! So I'm looking at a Kona Ute also. Or, I could just convert my present bike to one. Choices....

    Jerry
    I'll be needing that for squirels and such....

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    I have a cool old mountain bike (91 or 92) with no suspension, that is indestructable. I just bought a Novara Randonee. I love it. Commuting duty for now, tour next summer. I thought the two of them would cover all my biking needs. Then my wife got a Trek 2.1. Man, that aluminum bike with carbon forks and seat stays weighs about half of what my Randonee does. Got me thinkin about a fast road bike.... Cash all gone though.

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    I definitely want a 1x9 Karate Monkey build, but I'll probably get a xtracycle conversion and some upgrades for ye olde Hardrock. Gotta go utility/practicality first then use it as a excuse for a bomber.

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    I'll keep the brand new LHT I just got and I plan to add to my stable. A Surly Steamroller, because I tried one at the LBS and fixed gear is pretty cool. Also I want a super fast racing bike, either a Surly Pacer build, or a Trek/Specialized/Felt (i really like the Felt bikes).... something aluminum or Carbon and FAST....when i drop some poundage that is. and maybe way down the road a new Mountain Bike to replace the old X-mart one I have because supposedly there are some *****ing trails around here to ride on. OOOO and A tandem... When I was going to check out my LHT I say a dude who apparently is a bike fanatic... he was re-upping his stable with 2 long haul truckers, a couple mountain bikes AND a tandem.... although I might have to get one of those ones for an adult and a kid.... because my wife is really petite. I ride a 60 cm LHT, she rides a 38 cm Trek 7.2 FX... there is a slight height difference.... which is really funny, because when she hold my LHT for me (kickstands are for wimps) the saddle goes up to her armpit....

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    Surly Big Dummy, if I move out of my third floor walk up (doing the car-free thing so this would be really nice)

    Seven or IF road bike, assuming that the sky is the limit (being in Boston I'd get to work pretty closely with either of these builders). Realistically I'll probably try to score a deal on something that fits from Craigslist or ebay, still in the throws of the carbon vs. steel vs. aluminum debate, although I'm leaning away from Alu as it's pretty brutal on long rides and rough roads (which we have plenty of around here).

    All mountain dual suspension mountain bike. I've heard good things about Marin's latest bike but I haven't done any real research or test riding yet. My C-dale is too small for me and I'll be selling it as soon as I get it back from the shop (I took it in for shock/brake service).
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    I am looking at a Salsa Casseroll Triple as my next bike.

    http://www.salsacycles.com/casserollComp08.html



    All I have to do is convince my wife that a road bike for longer faster rides is a good idea.
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    When/if I get the money

    either a toxy ZR rohloff



    or a birdy rohloff with disc brakes (custom job that Condor Cycles have said they may be able to do)

    shameless POWERCRANK plug
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