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Old 10-26-12, 09:02 AM
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N+1 cycling cartoon

Seems appropriate for some of us here:
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Life happens, don't be a spectator.
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Old 10-26-12, 09:08 AM
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hes got it all wrong-

the townie is the grocery getter, the around town, and the pub bike.
the hybird is also the cylocross.

that gets rid of 4

dump the fixie will get rid of 5...

but there are no classics so burn the shed down and start again!

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I am up to only seven in the garage two of which are under construction all Frankenoldies - It sure is nice when the kids come over and we can all go for a ride...

So which one is the favorite... Believe it or not its this one...
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Old 10-26-12, 01:12 PM
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Yeah - No classic or lugged category! the cartoonist is definately under 30.
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Please excuse the hijacking, but from the same source...

Twenty Reasons to Love Cycling:

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There should be another shack next to it where the N+1ers keep their component/parts stash,.........half of which were impulse buys and he/she does not even know what they will be used on......

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I have just three:

The hardtail mountain bike is the fixie as well as the BMX bike as well as spending some time as the transport bike as well as the commuting bike as well as the shopping bike, and I guess it is also a bit of a hybrid.

The roadster is going to be the other fixie as well as the main commuting bike as well as the pub bike, and I guess with the big 'ol rack it can serve as a tandem for carrying friends.

The light roadster is the most specialized as the town bike, although it can also work as a transport bike.

I have a frame with fenders that I'm thinking of using as a touring bike as well as a training bike, as well as a cyclocross bike, and it is also a bit of a hybrid.

All of these bikes are downhill mountain bikes due to the roads I travel on, and although I want a folding bike, I'm neither interested in a full suspension mountain bike, nor a recumbent.
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I've got a new cyclocross bike ordered...not sure where I'll put it yet
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I think some need to be changed. In my area a full suspension mtn bike isn't needed so a downhill bike sure isn't, but I would add a SS mtn bike along with the hard tail. You need more than one road bike. Not counting differences in material I would say a modern go fast light(er) weight, maybe a full on race bike, and a vintage one as a minimum. A Tri bike is never ever ever needed and I would never be caught dead on a recumbent. I would add a randonneur bike (650b/700c or one of each). A agree a town bike can be the grocery, beer bike, and general around town bike. I don't need a BMX or a folder either. I have a sweet fixie, but I would also add a true track bike as we have a velodrome locally.

And, just to confess I do have 14 bikes. Here is my rundown: 2 modern steel road bikes (De Rosa and Merckx), 2 vintage steel (Schwinn Volare and 650b converted PX10), 2 track bikes (Viner and Paramount), fixed gear (De Salvo), Touring bike (Surly LHT), 2 Rando bikes (Velo Orange Polyvalent 650b and Nishiki Seral 700c), geared mtn bike hard tail (Gary Fisher Ferrous 29er), single speed 29er mtn bike (IRO Model 19), cyclocross (Kelly Knobby X), and a bike polo bike (All City Dropout)

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he forgot a beater bike, rain bike and snow bike, along with fully rigid mtb and 29er
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He is definitelty missing some categories! Here are mine, mostly riders.

Randonnee' Bike: Co-Motion Nor'wester, Surly Pacer
Double Century Bike: Pegoretti Palo Santo
Century Bike: 98 De Bernardi
Club Rider (40 mile): 91 Sancineto
City Bike: Specialized something or other
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Hard Tail MTB: Specialized POS 29'er, 1989 Diamondback Axis
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Thats less than 20 but I'm still looking!
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There seems to only be a biketo fill every need. Once you more than one bike to fill a need ie a backup racer or backup townie then you are in N+1 territory.
One morning you wake up, the girl is gone, the bikes are gone, all that's left behind is a pair of old tires and a tube of tubular glue, all squeezed out"

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And I have been thinking of whittling down my stable to just one. Is it possible? And how long before I hunt and gather some more?
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
And I have been thinking of whittling down my stable to just one. Is it possible? And how long before I hunt and gather some more?
What a nightmare.

Absolute folly, but I do applaud the effort.

I have been down to three about five years ago and it made me feel uneasy.

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He forgot the busted carbon bike.

Just because.


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Old 10-27-12, 03:23 PM
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So which one is the favorite... Believe it or not its this one...

And one bike to rule them all !

Sorry, I couldn't resist. I would call this a "jump on and go" bike. Looks like it would be a fast, fun and easy to ride.
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Old 10-28-12, 06:23 AM
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Only ONE bike? I read the words, I know what they mean, but I have no idea what you're trying to say here....
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