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Is it nuts having 4 bikes??

Old 07-27-20, 01:11 AM
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I had 8 at one time... Had to sell once I figured out what I wanted.

Pretty much a nice vintage road bike, and a good mountain bike for on/and off roading.
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Old 07-27-20, 01:45 AM
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4 bikes isn't nuts, it's just a start.
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Old 07-27-20, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Speak for yourself.
That's when I get in the most trouble.
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Old 07-27-20, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
I have 0 torgue wrenches. Haven't found a need yet. I just measure in "grunts".
But I have too many square taper BB tools & cone wrenches and old bike parts.
Guess you don't have a carbon bike.

BTW.. make it 5 since i forgot i have a Torque Key at 5nm that came with my Emonda.
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Old 07-27-20, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
I have 0 torgue wrenches. Haven't found a need yet. I just measure in "grunts".
But I have too many square taper BB tools & cone wrenches and old bike parts.
There are certain things for which you must have a torque wrench. No need to list those here as a few of the uses would cause an uproar here. You definitely must not do any of those things, or maintain any of the items for which one must use a torque wrench or risk damaging it or causing it to fail at an inopportune time.
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Old 07-27-20, 11:08 AM
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I have one steel road bike, one TI road bike and one carbon gravel bike. I want a cheap fat bike, but the Covid bike boom hit before I could find one. So 4 will be perfect for me, eventually.
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Old 07-27-20, 11:15 AM
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are bike stores low on inventory like the gym world is on weights, barbells etc..
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Old 07-27-20, 11:43 AM
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The only question

The only thing I ask myself before buying a new bike or a bike of a new type is: Will I ride it at least zero percent of the time?
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Old 07-27-20, 12:33 PM
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You can screw up with that many bikes!

I have a 2013 Trek 520, a 2020 Trek 520, a 2005 Greenspeed tandem tadpole recumbent trike, a 1972 Raleigh Sports (internal 3 speed hub) and my girlfriend has a bike in my garage. So five different sets of tires which of course have to be aired up every few days if you ride the bike regularly or before a ride if not.

The other day it was time to take the Sports for a spin. Aired up the tires to 85 lbs/in^2. About 3 miles out there was a loud bang and the rear tire was completely flat. Walked it home rather than fix it there.

Eventually I realized 85 lbs/in^2 is the max pressure for my girlfirend's bike. The Sports wants at most 55 lbs/in^2!!!

Of course, maybe it's because I'm old and can't keep things straight!

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Old 07-27-20, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
9 here, barely getting by, its such a hardship. Fat bike, full sus, cross check for road, 1x1 set up for gravel, Karate Monkey for day exploring, Krampus for bikepacking, Nishiki with flat bars for road/errands, burley runabout for general purpose.
Pffft....no spares?
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Old 07-31-20, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Riveting View Post
Pffft....no spares?
A few frames, lots of wheels and parts in bins. Can always, fix, repair or just build up something new to cover emergencies.
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Old 07-31-20, 02:27 PM
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Trek Stache, Trek Checkpoint, Fuji Reveal, Trek Verve and a Haibike e- mtn bike are currently in the garage. Maybe a true road bike but I don't think it would get much use.
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Old 07-31-20, 02:45 PM
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I had 10 bikes. Just sold 5 in last two months.
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Old 07-31-20, 09:01 PM
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Old 08-01-20, 03:45 AM
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If you have the space then why not. I'm not into collecting, but if you are really into the hobby you need at least 2 which is your mountain bike and road bike. You could easily make it 3 by having one beater bike that you use for grocery runs or commuting. Then you might find you like riding some mountain bike trails that don't need full suspension so you have a hardtail mountain bike.

Arguably there is no one bicycle that can do everything well.

But it's all about how much money you have and how much space you have. If you have enough of both then I'm not going to judge or be jealous.

The main thing is that no matter how many bikes you have they don't all sit there not being used. Personally, I think that's the job of museums. Everything else should be ridden and enjoyed with failed parts replaced.
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Old 08-01-20, 03:52 AM
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I had 7 at one point. #hoarder
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Old 08-01-20, 08:50 AM
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I need 4 nuts to hold my wheels on,.. 0ne bike
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Old 08-01-20, 10:33 AM
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"When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. To seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!” - Man of La Mancha

IOW, no, it's not nuts to have 4 bikes. Maybe it's nuts NOT to?
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Old 08-01-20, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rbloem View Post
1 Cannondale mountain bike. 1 Electra cruiser bike. 1 Trek Fx 3. 1 Specialized Rubaix road bike. Can't be normal?? 4 bikes? You guys?

Wrong question to ask in the Bike Forums. 4 bikes is the minimum number to have. Less and you get no respect.
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Old 08-02-20, 06:59 AM
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I have some with some more in Pennsylvania

the more in Pa


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Old 08-02-20, 07:38 AM
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Ill tell you whats nuts....
Owning up in public, among this crowd, to only having 4 bikes.......now thats nuts
And the three pages of posts proves it



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Old 08-02-20, 10:51 PM
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I don't even have one bike... I just use the local Trek bikes (B-Cycle) in the city
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Old 08-03-20, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by rbloem View Post
1 Cannondale mountain bike. 1 Electra cruiser bike. 1 Trek Fx 3. 1 Specialized Rubaix road bike. Can't be normal?? 4 bikes? You guys?
if they all serve the puporses you need then no , an MTB bike is very specific doubt your other bikes could do what it does , i have 5 bikes but i only use 2 the most , the other two are used for crits and cyclross and stay up out of the way untill i need them , i cant do CX on my road bike , and i cant race crits on my climbing bike , at least it wouldn't be the best choice , it took me almost 4 years to get all these bikes and i im happy , so be happy !
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Old 08-03-20, 10:18 PM
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The current count in my garage is seven bikes for a family of four. That number is subject to change in either direction as our kids are growing and I keep an eye out for cool old rigid steel mountain bikes on craigslist.
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Old 08-04-20, 08:27 AM
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^^^^ this thread is proving that american's like to own more than they need meanwhile most of the world treats a bicycle as a utilitarian means of transportation rather than a recreational commodity so the answer to the OP is >>> NO IT'S NOT NUTS IT'S AMERICAN
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