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Old 01-27-09, 01:19 AM
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Just one bike,allez, not originally bought for commuing but now used for that purpose a couple of times per week. I'll ride it in any weather except snow or ice. For the next couple of months it won't even be washed.
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Old 01-27-09, 01:53 AM
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I can go 17 days without having to ride the same bike twice... mind you... I use a smaller group of bikes to handle my commuting / shopping / errands.
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Old 01-27-09, 06:05 AM
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Yeah... you need an "other" with a write in option for the number of bikes you own. I think three would be good for me (although I have more.) I have a winter commuter set up with studded tires and fenders, and my summer commuter which is a pretty quick IRO singlespeed and a Bike Friday Season Tikit which I will use for mixed mode commutes as I can't bring a regular bike on the commuter rail during rush hour.

Oh yeah... and once I move I'll be riding the touring bike for my new and exciting 32 mile one way commute once in a while, so I guess 4 then...
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Old 01-27-09, 06:42 AM
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I have 4 currently.. and 1 on the way.

1 road bike, 1 fixed gear setup as commuter, 1 fixed gear for fast rail/trail riding (25+ miles), and 1 fixed gear for any riding, and a cyclocross on the way to replace my commuter.
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Old 01-27-09, 12:35 PM
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I have two bikes. Both are OK for foul weather, but only one is a commuter at present. The other is my trainer, weekender, toy, etc although I used it as the commuter in my previous job (longer distance, parked it inside, etc.) Now I'm fredding out the rigid MTB and keeping the roadie "pure."
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Old 01-27-09, 01:04 PM
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I have my "Ice" bike with studded snow tires, fenders, rack, panniers, and Bionx kit. In summer it transforms into a cyclocross bike. I have a two other road bikes with fenders and racks for commuting (one 9 speed, one SS/Fixie). The remaining bikes run the gamut of vintage steel to titanium, all multi geared road bikes but without rack or fenders.
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Old 01-27-09, 03:47 PM
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3 and come spring I will be switching every now and then between the MTB, hybrid & old roadie. They are all set up to do the task. Non have fenders so there is no weather advantage for any of them.
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Old 01-27-09, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Just two bikes?
Yeah, that was my thought. I've got three that I commute on and I will eventually have a fixie that I may try to ride to work on.
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Old 01-28-09, 12:45 AM
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I think two bikes is the best option. In my experience I never had one bicycle that could do it all (Go fast, be light, go off road, look good, etc). And it is not fun when you want to ride, but can't because there is some problem with your sole bicycle.
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Old 01-28-09, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by atcfoody View Post
Do you have two bikes, one for foul weather and one for when it's nice out, or do you ride the same one all the time?
One or two bikes!?

One old Rockhopper, with full fenders for foul weather.
One touring/commuter with half-fenders.
2 fair-weather single-speeds.
2 fair-weather road bikes.
Oh yeah, and a mtn bike.
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Old 01-28-09, 05:07 AM
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I actually have 9 bikes in the basement but we're a family of 4. I'm the only one with 4 bikes. I am not ashamed ... :-)
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Old 01-28-09, 11:37 AM
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I checked 'one' because I only ride one bike, but technically I own two because I still haven't gotten rid of my old Huffy Mtn Bike after I got my Aurora.
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