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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-19-05, 12:17 PM   #1
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How many?

On the average how bikes do most people own here? I am working on another build right now and it got me to thinking. I have one complete bike built up, an extra frame lying around and a grip of parts for the second build. What about the rest of you?
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Old 12-19-05, 12:18 PM   #2
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Three bikes, all fixed.

Plus the frame from my first conversion just sitting there taunting me.
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Old 12-19-05, 12:19 PM   #3
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4 fix
1 road
1 cx
1 coaster
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Old 12-19-05, 12:19 PM   #4
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4 fix
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oh yeah, and 3 frames
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Old 12-19-05, 12:21 PM   #5
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i got three - down from 4. i'm thinking of shipping one to my parents house for when i go down there. that will leave me with 2, which is about all i can handle.

i've discovered that mutiple bikes do me no good. i tend to ride only one bike 99% of the time and use the spare for emergencies.
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Old 12-19-05, 12:21 PM   #6
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1 bike.
3 frames with components in various states of disrepair
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Old 12-19-05, 12:23 PM   #7
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Old 12-19-05, 12:23 PM   #8
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ive got 3....never ending projects and if i come across a really neat frame sad and mistreated ill probably start another one
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Old 12-19-05, 12:25 PM   #9
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Old 12-19-05, 12:26 PM   #10
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2 fixed
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1 SS mtb
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Old 12-19-05, 12:26 PM   #11
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1 track bike
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Old 12-19-05, 12:27 PM   #12
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3 1/2 track (one frame destined for ebay)
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Old 12-19-05, 12:29 PM   #13
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this is pretty much all of the running bikes between scott and me...

bianchi pista, ground up track, gios pista, iro jamie roy, surly steamroller, peugeot fixie conversion, 7 speed pinarello trevisio road, 10 speed guerciotti sl road, 10 speed douglas project cross, van dessel country road bob, j.c. higgins beach cruiser, kona bmx cruiser, koxx 1100 level boss trials, van dessel straight up, schwinn suburban chopper, 9 speed norco hardtail, iro highlander rigid single speed, vicious cycles rigid 29"er...


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Old 12-19-05, 12:32 PM   #14
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alright to add to the topic... how often do you ride the different bikes or do you mainly ride your favorite?
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Old 12-19-05, 12:34 PM   #15
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2 complete bikes that are usable - 1 fix/1SS-mtb
fixed gear


singlespeed


3 more frames waiting for parts 2 road destined for fixed conversion and 1MTB-will be geared

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Old 12-19-05, 12:36 PM   #16
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1 SS
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1 frame waiting to become a fixie
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Old 12-19-05, 12:38 PM   #17
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1 fixed conversion
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Old 12-19-05, 12:39 PM   #18
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1 track bike, 1 track frame in need of wheels, 1 road frame in need of a complete rebuild.
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Old 12-19-05, 12:39 PM   #19
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1 fixed
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1 SS mtb in the works

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Old 12-19-05, 12:43 PM   #20
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3 fix
1 road
(and 1 more track frame in a few short weeks... huzzah!)

each of my bikes have specific uses. fix1 has a brake and phils, is my beater/badweather commuter/streetracer. fix2 is my track/trainingfortrack frame (and in all honesty is also my Special Occasion frame, used similar to a special occasion dress). fix3 is my super upright riding commuter. road is for really freaking long rides or days when my knees are on strike. i ride them all, and each of them goes out at least a couple times a week. i don't have a favorite, though I think I will in a few weeks...
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Old 12-19-05, 12:44 PM   #21
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1 track, 1 conversion and my wifes track as well(but that is hers, not mine) and working on another.
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Old 12-19-05, 12:45 PM   #22
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I'm curious as to how long it took everyone to get to the number of bikes you currently have?
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Old 12-19-05, 12:53 PM   #23
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1) Working fixed conversion
1) Working geared MTB
2) Road frames awaiting conversion
1) Track frame waiting for better weather
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Old 12-19-05, 12:55 PM   #24
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Seven bikes, 3 sets of derailleurs.
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Old 12-19-05, 12:55 PM   #25
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I plead the fifth.
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