For me over about 18 years:
Trek Fuel EX
For me over about 18 years:
Trek Fuel EX
more than 12 but less than 20
Raleigh Budgie, god only knows, Genesis Equilibrium.
Sticking with MTB:
7 in 17 years
Pinnacle Ramin One
Seems I started with a fully rigid beginner bike, and my latest is a fully rigid beginner bike!
Peugeot rigid MTB
British Eagle ZFX Two
Over 20ish years.
3 Genesis iOs, 2 Cervelo S1s, 3 Genesis Equilibrium 725s (not including current one), Genesis Equilibrium 853, Genesis Altitude 853, Genesis Altitude Ti, Rocky Mountain ETS-X, Cannondale F700, Cannondale something else to replace the cracked F700, some sample Ridgeback road bike, Scott something road bike, Genesis Flyer, nasty cheap Apollo full susser, slightly less cheap Carrera full susser, Peugeot Alpina, Raleigh Burner. I think that's it.
Ridgeback folding bike. That really must be them all.
a red fixed wheel Raleigh thing with solid tyres
Sc tallboy LT...although contemplating a new project having just sold number 9
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First adult bike.. Carrera mission 1996/7 ish?
Santa Cruz Nomad and 5 others still owned today.
And a Cotic X cross bike and a Giant Defy composite too.
Muddy Fox Explorer in 1986
13 bikes Mtb's only. Road and CX bikes have not been counted.
I assume we're talking MTBs..
Specialized Rockhopper (c. 1987 so U brakes, Biopace rings..) - sold to a mate, still running
Stumpjumper (steel, 1989) - frame cracked after RTA, eventually rusted through)
Stumpjumper M2 1998 or so, still mine and going
Kona Kilaeua 1995, chopped & dropped, SS, first choice of bike still..
Falcon Grand Prix, 1984 or so (was s/h), flogged for parts about 2 years ago
Singular Peregrine - last year's model
Stumpjumper M2 1998 as above, mongrel with slicks, fixed gear and dropped bars, bought s/h
Orange Clockwork '93.
Eleven; including a couple of road bikes and a cyclocross which I still have - total of five bikes currently.
Haibike Noon RX.
First bike- some sort of Raleigh fixie with stabilisers. First proper bike, Raleigh Marauder Index (SIS at both ends, bitchin!)
Between, er, 16? Mostly hardtails, always shuffling hardtails. Quite a lot of those were Ragley Mmmbops, trying to get my hands on one that wasn't faulty.
Most recent... Orange 224 Evo. Or possibly my Hemlock considering practically no parts are original.
Some no name bmx
No idea, but not silly amounts
Btwin Triban 5
5 bikes (Raliegh Winner, Peugeot road bike, Madison/Ridgeback 531c road bike, Scott Vail MTB, Droessiger QX CX bike)
A little red Raleigh
No idea! Have lost count
GT Talera (1993)
Four new bikes
Indy Fab Deluxe
My first proper MTB was a 1997 GT Timberline like the one below but in 16" as it would be easier to jump and have more clearance for DH. Who said chuckable was a modern thing? I also had it as 1x9 and long travel Judy XLC forks. IIRC it cost me about £300 new in May 1998.
Look at those angles!
I've had 12 bikes in the middle an now have.
A 2011 Specialized Stumpjumper carbon that I got a couple of months ago and built up in my own way. Is not the most capable bike I have had but is definitely the most suitable.
Saracen Tufftrax - sold
Kona Hahanna -sold
Santa Cruz Heckler 4" - sold
Kona Explosif - sold
Genesis i0 - sold
Santa Cruz Heckler 5" - broke it, bent frame
Boardman Comp Road - sold
Genesis Altitude 30 - too smell, now wifes
Genesis Altitude 10 - still got
Genesis Day One Alfine - sold
Specialised Camber Expert - stolen
Orange 5 - still got
Cannondale Synapse - still got
OMG - 13 bikes in 26 years, that's only one every 2 years - that don't sound too bad. 5 new, 3 C2W and the rest bought second hand.
I think that's acceptable.
That's funny I'd worked this list out yesterday.
Peugeot heap of crap no1
And I have a few now.
Over about 30 years
First 'grownup up' bike - Townsend 10 spd rigid thing (still doing the rounds in the family although now relegated to spare bike number two at grandma's)
First 'proper' mtb - Raleigh Max Chromo 21spd triggers, v brakes and rockshox Indys. (Now my nieces no1 bike)
Only 2.5 mtbs between that and my five29...
1992, Marin Palisades Trail
I still have two of the four.
1st proper bike - marin palisades trail 1993
Big sabbatical to concentrate on women, music, partying etc until 2007
Then a further 5 bikes
Final bike - Stanton Slackline ti
First no clue what my dad bought me
inbetween commuters included at least 25 proably 50
I once had almost 10 commuters as a kid as a young adult I had none for a while.
My last a second hand prorace nox carbon roadie, last built a BMC hardtail to go buy bread last new a one one fatty Current total at least ten probably 15
I have issues I know
Loving all of these. It would seem that GT bikes set got us hooked into mountain biking.
Ti Slackline is getting me thinking about the n+1 equation!
Anyone brave enough to add up the cost of the bikes between start and end? (Excluding £X,00s on upgrades)
specialized stumpjumper evo comp (26")
In terms of non-halfords bikes…
Commencal Meta 5 (Stolen Grrrr)
On One Inbred.
About 4 years.
First: 1988 Raleigh Marauder
Inbetweeners: 14 (12 MTBs and 2 roadies)
Now: 2012 Charge Duster
Of those only 4 have been bought as complete bikes. The last 12 have all been custom builds, one morphing into another to a greater or lesser degree. At most I've had 5 at a time, now only the one which I don't ride enough!
Falcon Sierra "ATB" from Hellfrauds c. 1986. Awful, hateful thing that weighed as much as a car. Put me off for years...
Two bought since (MTBs)
Latest purchase: Mongoose Otero Elite (2007)
GT started me off. First a green Timberline, then a lovely blue Tequesta, then a black Borrego.
Would love to have the Tequesta back now.
Now a Zesty driver...
Several Raleigh bmx's
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