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    How many bikes?

    Currently, I have two. I can't help but want a third. There's just something about it.


    My first fixed gear was an old 10 speed '77-79 or so (my dad bought the thing when he was in College, and now I have it) Motobecane Super Mirage. I converted it, and I like the thing, it needs some lovin' and parts here and there, but being that the thing is just plain too big for me, in the range of abouts 60-62cm where I need a 56, I'm not sure I want to invest on parts and etc. I'm even considering fixing up the old 10 speed and setting that one back up with its gears and all..

    Second bike is a Masi Speciale Fixed Ultimate, sofar it's being kept stock. Tool around the neighborhood on it, taking it down to the business park and try to stay away from the many hills I live around as it is brakeless. I use the Moto for the longer travels, it's not too bad, despite being a larger frame.

    I want a third bike that I will start as a frame and build up. Is this something common to most of you?

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    very normal haha, and +1 on making the moto a road bike again

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    The perfect number of bikes can be mathematically expressed as as N+1 where N is the number of bikes you currently own.

    I think I have 13 bikes now...

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    i can't imagine having two fixed gear bikes. maybe if i was into fgfs but i don't think even then...

    i have:
    track bike
    road bike
    bmx bike

    i'd rather have
    nicer track bike
    nicer road bike
    cx bike
    mt bike

    i can see having a townie/cheap lockup bike and a regular, but as long as i'm going to have a whole bike dedicated to being not nice, it will coast at the very least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i can't imagine having two fixed gear bikes. maybe if i was into fgfs but i don't think even then...

    i'd rather have

    cx bike


    i can see having a townie/cheap lockup bike and a regular, but as long as i'm going to have a whole bike dedicated to being not nice, it will coast at the very least.
    To both of those, I agree. I somewhat want a 3rd bike so I have something I can lock up. My moto has too much sentimental value to lose, the Masi was too much of a lump sum to lock up, though with Kryptonite's insurance of sorts as long as I lock it properly, I'll get all my money back...

    Guy at work does CX and it just seems like something that would be glorious. His CX is ss, I'd even consider rolling fixed CX. After rolling fixed for months straight, once I flipped my hub to ss I almost died I wasn't used to not being able to slow myself and set my feet in the cages while still at the top my driveway... rolling down nearly out of control when you're not used to coasting is quite an interesting experience!

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    I have 2. A nice track bike and a **** commuter bike for locking up. Couple frames aswell but they dont count!

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    I just sold my touring bike so I am down to 6.
    Fixed
    Vintage road
    Plastic road
    Vintage road with modern drivetrain
    Vintage Mtb
    Modern mtb

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    I have my Madison, my Premium Brew and two bikes currently in the works. All are/will be fixed. It's a disease that I'm perfectly okay with.

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    I have two at the moment that will soon turn into 3-4

    My track bike - usual rider
    My Peugeot conversion - Winter beater

    I want to buy a new Pake frame to replace the Peugeot because it has a crack in it.
    I want to buy a better entry level road bike to replace my dead Schwinn World Traveler.
    I also stated in another thread that I was looking into a Bareknuckle.

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    Currently, I own three:

    early '70s Raleigh fixed conversion
    FBM *****in' Camaro racer
    no name paper route beater

    I would love to get my old azonic steelhead ss mtn bike back...

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    3 SS in the garage.

    Recently sold the Steamroller to add a 2nd MTB.
    Working on getting geometry finalized, & ordering a tubeset to build up a randonneur for #4.
    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    Errr 9 complete bikes.... 3 parted vintage frames...

    The list goes:
    (9)
    Cinelli Vigorelli
    Bianchi Pista Concept
    Volume Cutter
    Kona Paddywagon
    Specialized Langster (tokyo)
    Specialized Langster (ori. alu & c fork)
    Orbea Orca
    Bianchi Nirone
    Ibis Mojo SL

    (3)
    197X Schwinn Paramount (chrome)
    197X Peugeot PX-10
    198X Peugeot Corbier
    Last edited by Leukybear; 09-05-10 at 10:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I have my Madison, my Premium Brew and two bikes currently in the works. All are/will be fixed. It's a disease that I'm perfectly okay with.
    BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DREADLOCK DISEASE INFECTING YOUR HEAD?!!?! j/k

    I've got two. My Sputnik Fixie and my old Univega road bike.

    I'd honestly like a few more bikes. A nice mellow town bike, so when I ride with slower people I have a way of keeping my pace down, a more track oriented FG(Moto Teamtrack plz) a legit roadbike, I really want a Jamis aurora, and a legit trail bike. I'd keep my sputnik in my bedroom with me because thats the **** that got me addicted to riding.

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    I have:

    -Nice track bike (NJS)
    -Decent road bike (Fuji Team CF)
    -Beater (1990 Specialized Sirrus SS)

    I want:
    -CX bike
    -MTB
    -Nicer road bike
    -Touring bike for my (hopefully next summer) x-country tour
    -Tri/TT bike

    I'm good on track bikes, though. Unless I mess up my current track bike or it gets stolen, I don't see why I would need another.
    skinnytire

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    so far i have
    fixed gear (steamroller)
    bmx

    i want
    mtb
    another bike just for ss
    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Physics makes us all its b***ches.

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    I dont feel bad anymore,i have 3 1/2. Cannondale r2000,rocky mountain thin air, specialized langster,and gt zaskar frame. I really want a bianchi super pista. Or a masi speciale

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    4 bikes, 4 gears.
    80's Merckx Corsa Extra
    Diamond Back beater road
    M2 Stumpjumper
    Schwinn vintage cruiser

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    1, and two frames.

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    2,

    2004 concept, track/sometimes street. quite uncomfortable.
    2010 soma rush, fun ride, not exactly beater - more like do-it-all.

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    i have 5 bikes lol

    tommaso road bike
    philips coaster brake 700c bike
    fixed gear street track bike
    old school schwinn coaster brake bike (26c)
    in the process of making a 1x9 bike

    need to sell one of these bikes lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    The perfect number of bikes can be mathematically expressed as as N+1 where N is the number of bikes you currently own.
    truth! i have 11 and still get the itch...

    2 of which are fixed
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    One big, old, orange hunk of 1977 called Schwinn Le Tour II. Treats me well, don't even need a roadie here (need =/= want)
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    i'm so icy hot i need to put bleach on my skids to keep my underwear as fresh as my street cred.

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    Currently, I have one and I'm content.

    Want to build up:
    A new frame for a beater,
    Steel road bike,
    Maaaaybe a nice track bike for the track.

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    Cheap MTB SS conversion.
    '09 Gutterball, haven't tried fixed yet.
    '09 GT Outpost MTB, barely ridden this year.
    '74 Favorit project bike with '76 Nishiki crankset, brakes and stem. It will be fixed if I ever get around to finishing it

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    I used to have two, now I have one.

    But I do have two skateboards... and a Volvo.

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