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who has the most bikes

Old 08-05-09, 09:04 PM
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who has the most bikes

I'm just wondering who was the most Bikes here I maintain a stable of about 40 to 50 bikes how about you? update, The local cops(and my wife) complained about my yard so I've had to downsize to around 25 bikes. I made a deal and gave away over 20 bikes (all old schwinn and raliegh) to someone who is going to restore them in his older car restoration shop

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Old 08-05-09, 09:21 PM
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I have 15 bikes, total.

Six are ride ready and set for my comfort.

One is my wife's.

Five are prepped and ready for sale. Either to small for me or not comfortable to my needs.

Three are in restoration stage.
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Old 08-05-09, 09:21 PM
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I have a collection of "beaters", also...

Are you counting frames, too, or just complete bikes?
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Old 08-05-09, 09:29 PM
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I've sold a couple so I must be at just under 20 now.
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Old 08-05-09, 09:32 PM
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4 road + 1 mountain = 5 (see sig.)
fast road bike (Bianchi), mostly for club rides, climbs, sprints
pair of softer-riding, highly stable classic road bikes, ideal for long rides and unloaded touring
low-budget commuting and transportation beater, with rack, handlebar bag, lights, etc.
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Given that N does not equal 1, N-(N-1).
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Old 08-05-09, 09:45 PM
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I know it's not me. I have 9 (and a half - counting the unicycle). I wonder if Gilberto has logged in yet.
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Had 42 not too long ago but we moved so I gave/sold off a bunch. I think it's 15 now.
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Theguy who runs the LBS (in my old town) had over 200. Mostly old Schwinns.
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I've been selling a few off, more than a few, in case I had to move to find work. Thought I was about down to nothing and then did a list and came up with over twenty. Then I remembered a few more. I seem to hide them well, and a few are kids bike so they hide better. That's counting framesets too.
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I started getting into bikes about 4 years ago when I ran into a 50's thrift store Rudge. In the last two months I have averaged adding a bike per week. I keep them in water towers and warehouses and studios and workplaces and basements and garages and, and, and--I think I'm going to be sick...!
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I think that there should be a distinction made as to what constitutes a bike. In my eyes, a frame alone is not a bike. A bike that cannot be ridden is not a bike. A wheeled toy is not a bike.

Should you count thermoplastic framed vehicles?
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Not it! Gary Fountain has a pretty good sized collection though. I have 4 at the moment.
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Way too many.

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Wishes: BOBBISH go-fast bike (not an oxymoron IMO!) long-distance or light touring bike like a Rambouillet, Heron, Mercian, Velo-Orange, Boulder Randonneuse or whatever Riv has coming down the pike.
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Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
I think that there should be a distinction made as to what constitutes a bike. In my eyes, a frame alone is not a bike. A bike that cannot be ridden is not a bike. A wheeled toy is not a bike.

Should you count thermoplastic framed vehicles?
Dang, I forgot to count all those broken Big Wheels!
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Originally Posted by digitalbicycle View Post
Given that N does not equal 1, N-(N-1).
That's a hard way to say you have one bike.
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30 right now. Only 8 are keepers. Six are ready for a new home, many more projects left to go.
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Ever so slightly off-topic (this guy's not a member), but this collection takes some beating! 90 bikes & 1000 vintage shirts - and HUGE drool-factor!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pommesk...7604424320175/

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Old 08-06-09, 06:00 AM
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5 for me, 2 for the wife, and 5 waiting to be flipped.
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Counting flippers?

Redxj has the most of anyone I know, not counting flippers.
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Current count is 14, all vintage except my Trek 3700 and two other low end mtb's. My collection consists of 1 Robinhood, 4 Raleigh Sports, 2 Raleigh Grand Prix, 2 Peugeot OU-08's, I Terranaught Mixte and 1 Schwinn World that is being rebuilt to sell.
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2 road, 1 commuter/MTB, 1 rod brake roadster, 1 road frame.
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This number was way up at one time and now is down. So now I look at how many bikes I actually ride on a regular basis. I suppose my criteria is do you use this bike for its intended purpose (e.g. road, trail, mtb, race, groceries, commute) more than once in a great while.

So I come up with 9 by that count:

road classic for tours (2)
road race (1)
time trial (1)
cyclocross, commute (2)
cruise to coffee/ice cream/newspaper (1)
fixed gear summer (1)
fixed gear winter (1)

This is just me. For my wife the number is 3. For most of our kids it is usually 2.
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I voted 10-20, but honestly I don't know. Well, I count 12 that I (could) have ridden in the last year or so, plus an undetermined number that are currently disassembled....

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