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Old 06-21-17, 12:49 PM
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..... after the other was stolen? No.
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Old 06-21-17, 12:55 PM
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My wife and I had a nice long talk and agreed on the exact number of bikes that would be acceptable to have around. I quickly realized... I could slip in just one more than that. I have no regrets.
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Old 06-23-17, 12:35 AM
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I did not regret a second bike at all. I did regret my wife finding out I bought a second bike though.
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Old 06-23-17, 04:08 AM
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I have 4 and I have already pre-justified 2-3 more. only thing preventing me is space at the moment and I am working on that.
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Old 06-23-17, 06:40 AM
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last fall I was shopping for a preowned (2nd) bike. was having trouble finding the right 1 but came across something that would work right away for $50. shortly after, I found what I was really looking for, so my 2nd bike turned out to be my 3rd bike. but that's OK cuz last spring I sold 4. (technically, I'm still down by 1)
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Old 06-24-17, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
I regret not buying a 2nd bike, as I want to get more adventurous with doing my own maintenance and having only one bike makes me reluctant to try certain things in case I stuff something up.
This is the case for a second. You can relax, pull one apart and wait months for parts with no regrets. 2 is 1 and 1 is none and 3 is even better.
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Old 06-24-17, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Scooty Puff Jr View Post
I love your quote, I believe it will be my new mantra.

I love buying upgraded components to put on a brand new bike without having to answer questions why I think thats a good idea, (while she had no issues spending $500 on one pair of shoes when our closet looked like a shoe store warehouse).
It took a year to get over the "I'm alone" feeling but once that passed it was YaHOO! Stay up to 1am, or 4AM!!! Work on a project or be online anytime it suited. Go for a 2 day motorcycle ride south and not feel like your on probation But best of all is no mind Games, no sulk sessions, quiet cold shoulders. Oh they didn't happen all that often, but my opinion was, why should they happen at all? They never happened when we were "dating" for 3 years? Apparently I was supposed to change
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Old 06-24-17, 10:35 PM
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I bought a hybrid to commute to work in less than ideal weather when I didn't want to ride the road bike. I hated it. To my dismay, riding in rain when you wear glasses makes it difficult to see when the glasses get very wet and it's worse if they fog up. Sold the hybrid, bought a Lynskey. Now I'm thinking about a single speed to ride to the train station and take on the train. Craigslist isn't turning up anything. Lots of cheap $300 online single speeds, but then I would have to "assemble" it.
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Old 06-24-17, 10:49 PM
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It was so long ago I really can't remember.
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Old 06-25-17, 01:50 AM
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My three bikes are so different there's no overlap, so no regrets.

The first, when I got back into cycling a couple of years ago was a Globe Carmel comfort hybrid. Heavy, cushy ride, massive solid frame, long wheelbase, very stable and confidence inspiring. It's now my errand bike and I ride it occasionally for casual cruises when my neck and back are hurting. Enjoyed a nice evening 12 mile, 12mph cruise on it Saturday after the rain cooled things down. Reminded me why I shouldn't sell it.

Mostly I ride my second bike a rigid steel fork/frame 1992 Univega Via Carisma, hybridized for comfort with a riser bar and wider, softer tires. Great for long 13-14 mph rides everywhere I'd care to go. I've ridden that bike about 1,500 miles this year so far. It's not as good an errand bike as the Globe Carmel, but it suits me better as an all around bike.

My third, which I've had only three weeks, is an '89 road racing bike. It's fast and fun when I'm feeling well, but it's literally a pain in the neck when I'm not at my best.
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Old 06-25-17, 02:02 AM
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I regretted my first bike purchase in China.

The 2nd, not so much.
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Old 06-25-17, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by JerseyShore View Post
Now that I'm back in the game - I see 3-4 bikes I'd like to have besides my Verve 3..
I like the Trek Marlin & Giant Talon specifically...
Just not sure I can justify another 4-600 bucks with risk of neglecting one ...

Thoughts?
I regret having gotten rid of a few bikes, some tremendously; but I never regretted getting another one.
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Old 06-25-17, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post


OP is asking a bunch of addicts if he/she should have "more"


Lets see
Trek 540 touring my first bike
1996 Lemond Zurich 20,000 miles
1998 Lemond Tourlamet hrdly ridden too tall
Schwinn Highlander mt bike just above a Wally world bike
2006 Lemond Victoirre 18,000 miles on it
2003 Lemond Victoirre all ti bare frame
Just bought a 2016 Raleigh Tamland 1 gravel bike I love it but haven't ridden it much yet.

I like the one poster's idea of putting a couple of dollars a week in a jar that should get me some money into getting some money for the bare frame build.

Thanks
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Old 06-25-17, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by blue192 View Post
I did not regret a second bike at all. I did regret my wife finding out I bought a second bike though.
I read somewhere where a guy bought the same color of bike all the time so she couldn't find out.

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Old 07-02-17, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Zurichman2 View Post
I read somewhere where a guy bought the same color of bike all the time so she couldn't find out.

Zman
Both of my bikes are silver so that did not work for me. My wife has good eyesight I guess.
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Old 07-05-17, 07:03 AM
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As long as the SO is still complaining about why you need a second bike or third bike, etc., you have to persevere and get another one. When you get to the point where she says "Why do you need all these bikes!, you are golden. That's because she is no longer counting and they are just a grouping. You are now free to add and remove from the group at will. She will still be annoyed by their presence, but unless you start infringing on her living space, she won't notice the individual bikes coming and going. They are just "all those bikes".
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Old 07-04-18, 07:38 PM
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I regret my second. I had a Specialized Expedition Sport. I liked the upright and comfortable position. Then I got cocky and bought a Specialized Crosstrail because it looked cool. Never really rode it. I didnít like the bent over body position. Now, Iíve sold both and bought a Specialized Roll Sport and live it.
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Old 07-04-18, 07:41 PM
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Nope. I only regret that I have just enough parking space out there for six.
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Old 07-04-18, 08:22 PM
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I don't regret the Colnago road bike I added to my hybrid last week. Still love my Sirrus.
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Old 07-05-18, 07:00 AM
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Hmmmm, Wife left (no regrets on that)....only regret now is not enough funds for more bikes!
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