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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 09-05-10, 12:46 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-05-10, 12:50 AM   #2
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very normal haha, and +1 on making the moto a road bike again
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Old 09-05-10, 12:55 AM   #3
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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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Old 09-05-10, 01:20 AM   #5
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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'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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Old 09-05-10, 01:22 AM   #6
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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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Old 09-05-10, 08:04 AM   #7
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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
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Old 09-05-10, 08:28 AM   #8
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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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Old 09-05-10, 08:31 AM   #9
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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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Old 09-05-10, 08:57 AM   #10
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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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Old 09-05-10, 09:55 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 09-05-10, 10:26 AM   #12
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Errr 9 complete bikes.... 3 parted vintage frames...

The list goes:
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Cinelli Vigorelli
Bianchi Pista Concept
Volume Cutter
Kona Paddywagon
Specialized Langster (tokyo)
Specialized Langster (ori. alu & c fork)
Orbea Orca
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197X Peugeot PX-10
198X Peugeot Corbier
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Old 09-05-10, 10:49 AM   #13
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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.
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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Old 09-05-10, 10:49 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 09-05-10, 11:45 AM   #15
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so far i have
fixed gear (steamroller)
bmx

i want
mtb
another bike just for ss
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Old 09-05-10, 11:57 AM   #16
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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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Old 09-05-10, 01:39 PM   #17
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4 bikes, 4 gears.
80's Merckx Corsa Extra
Diamond Back beater road
M2 Stumpjumper
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Old 09-05-10, 01:57 PM   #18
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1, and two frames.
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Old 09-05-10, 03:07 PM   #19
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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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Old 09-05-10, 03:41 PM   #20
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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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Old 09-05-10, 04:12 PM   #21
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truth! i have 11 and still get the itch...

2 of which are fixed
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Old 09-06-10, 12:11 AM   #22
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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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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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Old 09-06-10, 04:29 PM   #24
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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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Old 09-06-10, 04:49 PM   #25
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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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