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Old 06-19-17, 09:26 PM
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Anyone regret buying that 2nd bike?

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?
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Old 06-19-17, 09:34 PM
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Well, for me I just added another bike to my garage this month to bring the count back to 3. Since I knew what I wanted, I set up a "future bike" jar and added a few bucks to it when I had a extra buck or two. About a year or so later, I had the money to buy bike #3, and there was no buyer remorse, or worry if I should've spent the money elsewhere. I justified my new purchase on the thought that I saved money I would've spent elsewhere, (like going out to lunch everyday). Just my 2 cents.

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Old 06-19-17, 10:01 PM
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Well, for me I just added another bike to my garage this month to bring the count back to 3. Since I knew what I wanted, I set up a "future bike" jar and added a few bucks to it when I had a extra buck or two. About a year or so later, I had the money to buy bike #3, and there was no buyer remorse, or worry if I should've spent the money elsewhere. I justified my new purchase on the thought that I saved money I would've spent elsewhere, (like going out to lunch everyday). Just my 2 cents.
What bikes do you have? Do you get use of at lest two ?

A guy my height 6 ' 5 ' 230 any mountain bikes I should look at?
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Old 06-19-17, 10:11 PM
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I really don't know a lot about MTB, it's pretty flat where I live, so they aren't very popular around here. I'm sure you could get a better answer in the MTB section.

My oldest bike is a 30 year old MTB with a CroMo frame, I keep that mostly for a "guest bike". The other two (Fuji, Trek) are flatbar road bikes, the Fuji gets ridden on weekend long rides (100 miles or more when the temperature drops in the fall because its so hot here in the summer) because it has the racks and is just suited well for that type rides. My new Trek FXS6 is my daily fitness rider, it's well suited for long rides but its not set up for racks, and I try to keep the weight low on it as well.

Then my GF has two of her bikes here too, so I got a garage full of them lol.
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Old 06-19-17, 10:16 PM
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Regret on the 2nd bike, no, as they each have purpose (Mountain & Gravel/Road/Commuter).

The hybrid (3rd) bike, somewhat as I ride it the least, but I bought it used for cheap so their really is no depreciation. It mostly gets used by my father when he stays with me.

There are a lot of entry level mountain bikes on craigslist like the Marlin, maybe you will have less regret if you find a good deal.
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Old 06-19-17, 10:23 PM
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No regret with any of my 3 bikes. Mountain, hybrid and road, each serves a different purpose and I love riding each of them. Less excuse for me to not ride with such variety. Never an excuse not to ride because my bike is broken. I try not to break all 3 at once. Compared to my cars, bikes lasts me a long time as I do take care of my gear. After about a decade or 2, if I'm inclined to part with a bike, I'd give it to someone who would continue to appreciate it.
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Old 06-19-17, 11:12 PM
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I sort of regret the second and the forth but all the rest are ok.
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Old 06-20-17, 12:01 AM
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I thought this was one of those internet memes... "Anyone regret buying that 2nd bike? Said no one, ever!"
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Old 06-20-17, 12:32 AM
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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.


A 2nd bike will be coming my way in a few months, to remedy the above situation.
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Old 06-20-17, 05:14 AM
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JS, you're funny guy!
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Old 06-20-17, 05:28 AM
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Definitely not. I have 3. A hybrid, a cruiser for when my wife and I ride together and a FS mountain bike. Going to be adding another mountain bike in the next few months, just waiting for the 2018 Treks to hit my LBS.
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Old 06-20-17, 06:50 AM
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I have three bikes that I ride regularly (plus the other family bikes). Each fills a specific use for me.



2015 Trek Verve 3: this is an upright hybrid that I use for casual rides with the family. I like sitting upright in this case so I can turn around and look at/talk to other family members on the ride. Our average speed is something like 6-8 mph on rides like this. We ride to the park and the kids go play on the playground. We ride some of the MUPs and around the neighborhood. I like to be upright and speed matters not.



1997 Trek 750: I bought this a couple of months ago to supplement my Verve. The 750 is a longer bike with more reach and a lower stem. It's about equivalent to a modern day Trek FX. It's a high quality chromoly steel bike that's pretty light (much lighter than the Verve!) and nimble. It's the bike I use when I ride alone or with my older daughter and we're out to make some distance.


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1995 Motiv Stonegrinder: I bought this a few weeks ago on impulse. I already have a 1995 Motiv Stonegrinder which I have owned since new. Over the years, I've banged it up (owned it as a kid), spray-bombed it (which actually looks pretty good), and added newer components. My daughter's taken a liking to my original and rides it as her mountain bike. I never thought I'd see another one like it, but one popped up on Craigslist the other week for $40, in the original purple-fade to black-fade back to purple paint scheme. I offered the guy 20 bucks and he took it, and now it's mine. It has the original 2.10" knobbies and I'm keeping them on it. It rides like an absolute tank, and is a real workout, but it's fun to bang through absolutely anything on a singletrack trail and it just soaks it up. I wouldn't ride either of my Treks on those trails -- they're just not designed for it.

I believe in using the right tool at the right time. Bikes are relatively easy to store and inexpensive to buy and own, so I have more than one. I bought all of my bikes used, and I spent a total of $335 buying all three of them ($250 on the Verve 3, $65 on the 750, and $20 on the Stonegrinder). I've spent another $100-150 in upgrades and parts (some Ergon grips, a set of Conti Speed Ride tires, a pair of bar ends, a cell phone mount, etc).

You can spend a lot of money on bikes, but you don't have to.
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Old 06-20-17, 07:56 AM
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Regret? LOL. I have 4 bikes.

N + 1 is the number of bikes you should have. See rule #12.

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Old 06-20-17, 08:24 AM
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I'm between a Marlin & Fat tire bike ... being big guy just not sure which one ...

I'm lucky that I can ride 3-4 times a day if i choose so I think a 2nd bike is in order.

I already have 5 with kids & wife all Trek btw.

But the Trek fat tire costs what some cars do .
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JS, have you looked at the Specialized Roll? Sort of a "thin" fat tire bike. Tires are 2.3" wide, and it's on a hybrid-like frame. Interesting bike.
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Originally Posted by coominya View Post
I sort of regret the second and the forth but all the rest are ok.


OP is asking a bunch of addicts if he/she should have "more"
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Old 06-20-17, 01:16 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 ...
what's the worst that can happen? you figure out which you'll ride & sell the others? that's not so bad. we used bike buyers need a steady supply of inventory
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Old 06-20-17, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post


OP is asking a bunch of addicts if he/she should have "more"
I used to have only one, rode it as much as I ride now for years and years. I had all this free time of course, I wasn't on bike forums, I wasn't working on bikes, looking at other bikes and restoring old bikes. So with all that free time I met a woman and got into a relationship and then one day I moved in with her. Big Mistake!

Now I don't have time for a girlfriend because I have so many bikes. And if it looks like I might be about to get some time, I buy another old bike

When you're 55, being single has no real downsides.

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Old 06-20-17, 01:27 PM
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No regrets here. I have 4 bikes, but will probably sell the more aggressive road bike at some point.
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Originally Posted by coominya View Post
When you're 55 being, single has no real downsides.
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).
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I regret my first one. It was all wrong. I didn't know eneough. But now I have 5. Each with a different use. I am about to turn that first one into a hunting bike.
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Old 06-21-17, 12:55 AM
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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...

Thoughts?
I bought a Talon-1. Great for the bush tracks but never try to use it on road, the geometry is all wrong for that. I rode mine about 10km around to a friends here one day and ended up dropping the tire pressure and spending most of my time on grassy footpaths. lol

Honestly though if I had my money over I'd put it toward something with a dropper post. Rear suspension I can live without but a DP would be Soooo handy.
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Originally Posted by coominya View Post
I bought a Talon-1. Great for the bush tracks but never try to use it on road, the geometry is all wrong for that. I rode mine about 10km around to a friends here one day and ended up dropping the tire pressure and spending most of my time on grassy footpaths. lol

Honestly though if I had my money over I'd put it toward something with a dropper post. Rear suspension I can live without but a DP would be Soooo handy.
Yeah I've read that about the Talon now you confirmed it ...

I've also read the Trek Marlin can be s super stiff ride.

Trurh be told , I want a fat tire bike but I'm not paying 4 figures for a bicycle.
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I want a fat tire bike but I'm not paying 4 figures for a bicycle.
If you look on Craigslist you can probably pick up a Specialized, Trek or other good brand name bike from the 2014-2015 era for 3 figures.

Hell...just last year Specialized was selling the 2016 Fatboy with Carbon fork for $1100.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/fatboy/106560
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Old 06-21-17, 12:45 PM
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The only thing stopping me from buying more bikes is money and bike storage space. If I had both, I would like to get a Giant Roam, then maybe a Specialized Diverge or Trek Domane.
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