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Old 03-14-19, 09:06 AM
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Can this be "N" and does such thing even exist?

Thanks in part to the online trade spreadsheet and some creative transactions, next week I will be in possession of what I believe to be "N".

I will have:
1) Race/Climbing bike - Bianchi MegaTube Ti
2) Commuting/Errand bike - Cannondale ST500
3) Touring bike - TREK 720
4) Sunday cruiser - Colnago Superissimo

I know many of you will argue that I also need a "Guest bike" however given that I have family/friends ranging in height from 5'6" to 6'2" and the majority of them are carbon heads, I've decided not to go down that rabbit hole and intentionally omitted that category from my "N". My question is, are there any unlisted categories of bike that I should be cautious of? I've never felt like I have all the bikes I want in my correct size until now and want to hear from others with a similar experience and how they "held up" over time. Is this really it? Does "it" even exist?

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Old 03-14-19, 09:08 AM
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Good luck.
Hahaha - yes, your curiosity will likely get the better of you at some point. That’s a nice stable, though!
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Umm.....where's your rain/winter bike?
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"It" is a lie.
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no 'gravel' bike?
how about an e-bike (i hear it's the next big trend)
mountain bike? that would mean old school hardtail, AND a full suspension.
sounds like you are about at a few numbers short of N right now.


you should really wait until after the 19th when Trek announces the big news. all of this stuff will be obsolete after that anyway.
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I think you've got it covered. That is a bad-ass list of highly effective partners. You're a respected member here, and if you stopped now, and just rode, you'd be advancing our self-contrived culture from the past to the future. Then again, bikes make us kids, and kids will be kids....

Originally Posted by tarsi View Post
Thanks in part to the online trade spreadsheet and some creative transactions, next week I will be in possession of what I believe to be "N".

I will have:
1) Race/Climbing bike - Bianchi MegaTube Ti
2) Commuting bike - Cannondale ST500
3) Touring bike - TREK 720
4) Sunday cruiser - Colnago Superissimo

I know many of you will argue that I also need a "Guest bike" however given that I have family/friends ranging in height from 5'6" to 6'2" and the majority of them are carbon heads, I've decided not to go down that rabbit hole and intentionally omitted that category from my "N". My question is, are there any unlisted categories of bike that I should be cautious of? I've never felt like I have all the bikes I want in my correct size until now and want to hear from others with a similar experience and how they "held up" over time. Is this really it? Does "it" even exist?
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I built myself a vintage BMX bike this past fall.
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N = state of mind, grasshopper

with Bianchi, Colnago, Trek, Cannondale you have a solid foundation on which to grow your mind.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
you should really wait until after the 19th when Trek announces the big news. all of this stuff will be obsolete after that anyway.
What's happening on the 19th?
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What's happening on the 19th?
You haven't heard?
Trek has an announcement that will change the world...not just the world of cycling; THE WORLD!
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You haven't heard?
Trek has an announcement that will change the world...not just the world of cycling; THE WORLD!
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Guest bike??....easy!....
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I feel like "N' is a temporary state of mind for me (usually lasting for a few months after I get a new bike)... I feel like I'm there but then it wanes and I'm back on the hunt.
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Cargo Bike?
Rigid MTB
Flexy MTB
Gravel/Cross Bike
Off Road Touring
On Road Touring
Folder/Traveling bike
Light Touring
Heavy Touring
Track/Fixie
Tri/Time Trial
Carbon Wonderbike
Tandem (perhaps a couple for different occasions).


Oh, and once you get all of those filled up, time to start backfilling in the Pit Bikes.

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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
N = state of mind, grasshopper

with Bianchi, Colnago, Trek, Cannondale you have a solid foundation on which to grow your mind.
+1

If there is ever a Mount Rushmore for bikes, those 4 head badges would be definitely be represented.
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Don't forget spare bikes for each category plus the same bikes you already have, but in your preferred color.
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isn't "N" self-evident?

Mostly, in the sense of getting the bike home and thinking "where the heck am I going to put it??"

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Guest bike??....easy!....
those are soooooi cool!

Ive only ridden one in my life but would love to add one to the stable
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Tandem (perhaps a couple for different occasions).


Oh, and once you get all of those filled up, time to start backfilling in the Pit Bikes.
And surely there's a dozen categories of tandem bikes. Hehe

I'll take a pass on having a fixie / track tandem but for my ridiculous and crazy thinking, I've long wanted a tricked out off road Cannondale tandem. I hear the crashes can be spectacular!

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And surely there's a dozen categories of tandem bikes. Hehe

I'll take a pass on having a fixie / track tandem but for my ridiculous and crazy thinking, I've long wanted a tricked out off road Cannondale tandem. I hear the crashes can be spectacular!
What about your carbon fiber FAT tandem?

And, of course, a packable tandem.
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