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How many bikes do you own?

Old 04-17-23, 05:06 PM
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Bikes: Rans V-Rex, Raleigh International, Rans Sequoia, GT Timberline, Double Vision tandem, Optima Baron, old Raleighs.

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More than I need, about as many as I want. They are kinda one per usage, though in honesty, I could probably get by with two. Thankfully I have the space, and I like love to fix bikes.
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Old 05-09-23, 06:24 PM
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I currently own 5 bikes.

2018 Salsa Timber jack set up for bikepacking
1994 Bianchi Alfana, used for commuting
2022 Transition Patrol, trail/downhill
2018 Specialized Enduro
just recently picked up a 1979 Sekai 2500 GT for commuting as well.
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Old 05-16-23, 02:06 PM
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Too many. Not enough. Somewhere in the middle?

Let's see...

1985(ish) Raleigh Kodiak (touring bike)
1993(ish) Schwinn Crosscut (hybrid bike)
1997 Schwinn Moab (hardtail MTB --> homebrew ebike conversion)
2004(ish) Specialized Rockhopper (hardtail MTB)
2023 Lectric XPedition (cargo ebike)
These 5 seem to cover all the bases. Until the next time I find a new project...
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Old 05-16-23, 03:02 PM
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Bikes: Surly long haul trucker, Surly steamroller,Huffy Catalina, Univega Alpina 501. Gravity deadeye monster, Raliegh sport , Electra loft 1

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As much as I would like to be car free isn't happening. Wife with eye sight that makes driving or biking not an option I'm maintenance in a level one trauma center if something goes south I may have to stay until it's done . Traffic and roads were I live . I also have anxiety and driving is a major trigger, but I was raised to do what you have to to take care of your family. I'm finally getting better from health issues so I can get back to riding. Since I am riding again I've had all my bikes out for maintenance and lubrication .
I have 7 bikes
Surly Steamroller set up as a single speed my first good bike

Surly Long Haul Trucker custom this is the bike I dreamed of when I couldn't afford a decent bike

Surly flat bar Cross Check yeah I like Surly's

Raleigh Sports 1975 like new just cause I want it replaced the original tires with cream colored tires it's what I ride with my grandchildren on

Electra loft 1 nickel plated frame black parts coaster brake though it was a good looking bike and sometimes simple is good

Gravity bullseye 29 plus I have a friend who is a retired off-road motorcycle racer he has over 100 acres with miles of trails plus when I am able I ride along the river and fish

Univega Alpina 501 mountain bike that has suffered a hillbilly with extra parts and time it has drop bars off my steamroller Origin 8 brake levers friction bar end shifters Serfus 26 x 2 Semi slicks.
I have had 2 surgeries on my right foot I am getting back to riding some day I hope to travel more on a bike than a car
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Old 05-24-23, 06:54 PM
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Bikes: Doppelganger 202 Blackmax

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I only have one commuters folding bike, but I want to get another one soon, for touring (if my wife doesn't get mad).
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Old 05-24-23, 07:40 PM
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Bikes: Surly LHT, Surly Lowside, a folding bike, and a beater.

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Just added one. Surly Lowside. N+1= 4 currently.
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Old 11-18-23, 11:43 AM
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Just my own and it’s standard old fashioned woman’s bike from the 1960s think call the midwife
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Old 11-22-23, 04:59 PM
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A bike-waving contest?

My stable includes

Moulton Stowaway

Moulton APB

Birdy Folder

Gios Compact Pro (steel is real)

Panasonic Gyutto Annys (Japanese power-assist shopping bike)

Giant AC-1 mountain bike (old bike, but sports XTR 9000 driveline)

All City Space Horse (currently still under construction)
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Old 12-18-23, 12:29 AM
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Bikes: Giant, Peugeots, Motobecanes, Kona, Specialized, Bike Friday, Ironhorse, Royal Scot, Schwinns

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My current number of “keeper” bikes is 11 but also I’ve got half a dozen projects in the works.
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Old 04-30-24, 06:48 AM
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Bikes: Fisher Celerity, Reid 1x7 City Bike, Viva fixed gear, 93 Avanti

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We own 9 between us. 2 mtbs, 1 1x7 utility, 1 rb, 1 fg not shown

Rebuilt and upgraded Avanti rb. Went from standard to WSD by changing saddle to Bontrager WSD, stem from a flat 120 to 70mm riser, triple 24-34-44t x 12x32t 8sp Sram cassette, Ultegra rr der, Sram PC-58 chain, carbon fork, Shimano UN55 118mm bb.

Reid from Evo Cycles. Upgraded to 8 sp fw 14-34 w/a 8 sp twist grip shifter. Replaced stock 44t crankset w/a 38t bmx. Added chrome Basil Portland bell, Raleigh chrome pump, leather trim Specialized chrome wb cage, Brooks saddle, Basil bag, custom leather tool bag, Brooks compensated grips. Bike came with basket and rack. Sweet ride. My partner calls it her PrinCESS.

Silverback Special Edition Sport tandem. 3x9 w/Ultegra rr der, carbon fork, Sram 12x32 9 sp cassette. Chains are both new. Drive chain is a KMC 9. V-brakes w/new shoes. Everything else is stock.

70s bike boom ss conversion. Low riser Truvative hbrs, generic grips. Zéfal pump. Milazo saddle and removable bag. Deore cranks and brake levers, flip-flop hub w/rear laced to a generic 2w rim. Frt is Alex DA22. Shimano UN 55 113mm bb. Tyres are 35mm Kenda Street. 44x17 gearing w/new KMC 1/8 inch chain. Master u-lock. Stock single pivot calipers. Basil Portland brass bell. It's LOUD. lol

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Old 05-12-24, 12:08 PM
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Organic Engines Troika
Organic Engines Triclops
Catrike Expedition
Old Ross diamond frame
Old Giant "girls" bike step through.
Too many kids bikes 24" and smaller for the visiting grands.
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Old 05-26-24, 06:46 AM
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Bikes: Never enough, always too many

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What I own
1 vintage steel track bike (Eddy Merckx barely ridden but eternily adored)
2 vintage steel road bikes (both no longer built up, Tommasini Tecno, Dave Russel)
1 vintage moulton (insanely old, rusty BB area and with some major gear changing issues)
1 gravel bike (cannondale topstone the most uninspiring bike to look at, in accountants under pants grey but handles amazingly even when loaded up to the hilt!)
1 endurance / road bike (carbon cannondale synapse- unbelievably comfortable and quick)

What I need
1 beater bike that has reliable brakes I can ride around my area, not die on the hills and be at peace with if it's stolen
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Old 05-29-24, 10:13 PM
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Bikes: Trek DS1 yard sale find :)

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I have a Trek DS1 hybrid, and a Huffy beach cruiser, both found at yard sales
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Old 06-13-24, 01:09 AM
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Two, both electric. One road/single speed, 350w hub motor, one mountain hardtail 9-speed, 48v/750w mid-drive.
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Old 06-13-24, 08:07 AM
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Six road bikes and two mountain bikes.
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