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Old 01-01-14, 06:54 AM
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N + 1 bikes

What do you think is a good assortment of bikes
1. C&V old school 10 speed
2. C&V old school 3 speed
3. full rigid MTB
4. Hardtail or FS MTB with disc brakes
5. modern Road bike
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Old 01-01-14, 09:19 AM
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I'm not big into nostalgia and not currently racing, so my ideal assortment would be a set that provides the greatest range of riding capabilities. All modern and in order of preference:

Road bike
Full-sus trail (or "any mountain"?) mtb
Fat bike
CX bike
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Old 01-01-14, 10:22 AM
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I think that list is going to be different for just about everybody. Not counting the wife's MTB and cruiser when all the current projects are assembled I will have:

(1) 2 X 8 C&V road bike with STI (NOS 1982 frameset, complete but not yet assembled)
(1) 3 X 8 Hybrid with front suspension, full fenders, lights and rear rack (ready to roll)
(1) 3 X 9 Hybrid with rigid fork other details pending (NOS frame, 95% complete but not yet assembled)
(1) 3 X 8 90's MTB, hardtail with front suspension (ready to roll but put away for the Winter, bought new, just did frame up refurb)
(1) 3 X 7 90's MTB, future Winter/beater bike (not yet assembled, see below)
(1) 3 X 7 80's MTB, current Winter/beater bike, full fenders F & R racks, will be a 2 speed coaster brake ice bike next Winter, take off parts will go to 90's MTB on the line above (still ridden and rides great but has horizontal dropouts needed to build ice bike with 2 speed hub)
(1) 1998 30th Anniversary Schwinn Orange Krate (rarely ridden but I do ride it)
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Old 01-01-14, 04:12 PM
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Too many to list...

My favorites are anything British with an IGH, followed by anything that folds, along with my city bike and touring bike. Last time my wife counted (I can only count to 21 if I take my sox off and drop my drawers) there were 32, but I think she may have missed a frame or two...

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Old 01-02-14, 06:37 PM
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1) all weather bike with disc brakes,wide tires,full fenders
2) lightweight road bike for nice weather
3) cargo bike for hauling things(full-racked tourer or actual cargo bike)
4) folder for multimodal
5) hardtail MTB for dirt
6) beater for locking up at bars/shows

Gearing for all the above would depend on location. 3x derailleur setups for hilly areas,IGH/SS for flats.
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Old 01-02-14, 07:07 PM
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to each their own..

my last N+1 was a BikeFriday Pocket Llama 14 speed IGH,Disc brakes..

I have parked my Studded (old Mountain bike) tire bike in the basement , till next Ice Up.

touring bike gets used for the 4 bag grocery runs ..

CX bike hangs from laundry room ceiling..

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Old 01-04-14, 08:43 PM
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A touring bike/country bike/townie (has fenders and a rack) - main ride
A fixed gear bike because they are fun to ride (mine happens to be C&V)
A folding bike, for travel
A mountain bike for off road
A velomobile - fast, fun, all weather
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Old 01-05-14, 11:13 PM
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Old mountain bike
3 old road bikes
3 modern road bikes
Touring bike
hybrid
TT bike
Folder

thinking about an S&S coupled frame
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Old 01-07-14, 01:30 PM
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my harem is complete...for now

carbon road bike
C&V Steel road bike w/ SL tubes
Carbon CX with disc brakes
Rigid 29er Singlespeed MTB w/ carbon Niner fork
Full Suspension 29er

Mission now is to get more of those better bibs and clothing items to keep me comfy
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Old 01-07-14, 02:31 PM
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I like steel, so I still have the same Fuji S-10S that I bought back in '76 - although just about everything has been replaced except for the frame, fork, stem and saddle. I think it is on its fourth or fifth wheelset, third crankset, third freewheel... went from a 'ten speed' to eighteen with a triple crank and six speed freewheel. After almost 50k miles, it is being relegated to my designated fendered touring bike.
The Univega Viva Sport that I picked up last spring is almost ten years newer, the frame is stronger and lighter than the old Fuji, and is my new primary road ride, although the ride is not as smooth as that old Fuji...
I have a bunch of garbage-picked mountain bikes that I use for beaters. One, probably the Schwinn Woodlands, will get turned into a crushed-stone rail-trail bike, and might do the GAP & C&O trails.
I have a women's three-speed that I had picked up for the Wife since she dislikes derailleurs. AND there is the almost unridden women's frame 12-speed that I had bought her twenty years ago...
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Old 01-08-14, 12:41 AM
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- steel work bike with full fenders, front and rear racks
- titanium road bike
- full rigid mtb
- steel touring bike
- track bike
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Old 01-08-14, 01:01 AM
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Good assortment and what I have are two totally different things.

Hanging (it's winter/rain season folks) in my garage:
2012 Surly Pacer with semi-modern components
1994 Giant Innova Hybrid....the SUV of my collection

As far as a good assortment...I need to add at least:
A Bridgestone RB1 or Miyata 710 with period correct parts
A folder or minivelo because they are just plain cool
Maybe something more offroad oriented...however, I don't have any desire
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Old 01-15-14, 01:45 PM
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I have the following and am pretty happy
(1) - 2x10 16lb carbon roadbike
(1) - 17lb aluminum single speed road bike
(1) - 23lb steel rigid single speed 29er MTB
(1) - 40+ lb Surly 1x1 Xtracycle single speed 26er cargo bike

Still need
(1) - 1x10 or 1x11 lightish carbon or aluminum 29er hard-tail

I don't commute (anymore), don't tour so don't need those... but I used to just commute on my road race bike.

I think two road, two mtb, and 1 cargo suits most situations and needs. It could easily be paired down to just 1 each (geared, road, cargo) but I like SS riding.
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