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Old 09-10-06, 12:16 AM   #1
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What do you have for bikes?

What is in your (the reader)'s stable of bikes?

Usually I see dedicated cyclists (or those that have the available cash) having a road bike, a mountain bike, and a beater bike for commuting. A friend of mine has five different mountain bikes (a very lightweight hardtail, a cross-country throughbred, a downhiller, a freeride bike for slamming into/onto things at high speeds, and a beater for general use.)

My collection is growing, just bought a hardtail for commuting, and I may end up with some bikes from family members, including possibly a decent road bike.

What interesting bikes do you have? (Yes, I'm bored on an early Sunday morning, so posting this.)
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Old 09-10-06, 12:47 AM   #2
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I'm trying to get my really, really, really, really rusty Schwinn Varsity road worthy, so it could be my grocery/gym/coffee-shop bike.

My only bike that's functional right now is My Schwinn Fastback, which I use for everything (commute, rides, etc).

I'm looking to add another bike to the stable, not sure if I can actually afford one. Probably a single/fixed.
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Old 09-10-06, 02:18 AM   #3
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Surly XCheck – commuting, shopping(700x28), roading(700x23), trails(700x45)
Bike Friday Pocket Llama – any ride involving a plane, train, bus or car.
Thorn Nomad (26” off road tourer) – sits in storage between expeditions
sold the mtb cuz never got into hard core MTBing
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Old 09-10-06, 04:48 AM   #4
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2006 Cannondale R1000 - Good weather trainning, commuting, racing (with different wheelset)
200? Specialized Allez - ex collegiate training/commuting/racing bike. Now a bad weather training, commuting, back up racing bike.
Thats it. I'm entertaining the idea of getting a fixie thought.
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Old 09-10-06, 05:05 AM   #5
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My stable is in a constant state of incoming and outgoing (usually more incoming ) Currently I have: 1972 Raleigh Sports 3sp (old commuter), Giant Excursion (European Utility) set up with drop bars for touring, a Redline 9.2.5 for recreational riding, 1968 Raleigh RSW Compact folder (just because), 2 Schwinn single speed coaster brake bikes complete (rescued from the dump) a beat up Mongoose MTB for beating around the property (we have 40 acres), a couple of Motobecanes in pieces and parts, a 'dale M400 frameset w/Suntour. Haven't decided what to do with it yet. And probably 5-6 more cheap no name brand bikes for miscelaneous parts. I am in the market for a lightweight folder. Looking at a Brompton or a Dahon D3.

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Old 09-10-06, 08:58 AM   #6
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Currently, I have four bikes only two and a half of which are roadworthy. I still have my old 1989 Schwinn Impact which is still rattling around in my parents' garage. It is a heavy brute that would serve as a decent commuter if I ever got the energy to do something with it. My running around every day machine is my 1997 Mongoose Sycamore ATB which I have fitted with racks, fenders and a set of IRC AdvantagePro street tires. This bike is good for just about everything and has been about the nicest riding bike I have ever owned. My other fully operational bike is my brand new Surly Cross Check which I have had only for a couple of weeks. I use this bike for nearly all my recreational riding which these days is mostly road. I have a set of narrow street tires on it at present and it is not much use as a trail bomber. My Bianchi road bike is most ready to roll but I swiped parts off of it to fit out the Cross Check like the pedals, pump, bottle cages etc.
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Old 09-10-06, 09:22 AM   #7
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2006 IRO Jamie Roy - Commuter, grocery getter, road.
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Old 09-10-06, 09:36 AM   #8
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Never let them sleep in the same room or they'll reproduce. How do you think that hybrid bikes came about? Now we have catagories of bikes that fit nicely between every two adjacent categories of bikes and the number of mongrel genre's just keeps growing.
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Old 09-10-06, 09:42 AM   #9
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A road bike will soon be in my stable. Not sure what to get yet.
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Old 09-10-06, 10:16 AM   #10
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One bike only - Specialized Rockhopper - Normal 26x2.5 knobbies for exercise riding and errands, 26x1.5 slicks for road riding. Used to have a stable of road, touring, etc. Now one and only one.
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My current active bikes are listed in my colorful signature below....
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Pics of the madison? You know they're making it again, right. I know not exactly the same bike but...
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Pics of the madison? You know they're making it again, right. I know not exactly the same bike but...
I have the original frame from the 80's I believe... I will post pic of it when I get it back to presentable condition, component-wise...
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Old 09-10-06, 11:44 AM   #15
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Old 09-10-06, 12:36 PM   #16
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Sold my old 6-speed Fuji several months ago to a friend, so now all thats left is my quadra colored, Columbus SL '91 Tommasini with Record/Chorus mix. I also commute to work on this bike until I can find a suitable replacement for the Fuji.
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an old steel road bike from goodwill that I commute on and a trek 820 Mtn bike I am going to use as a running errand/shopping bike
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