Bike Addiction. How many bikes have you had?
I like to try different bikes and change frames and components regularly in the search for the perfect ride.
Since my first bike, a Raleigh Budgie, I have a running total of 57. Some of these where kept longer than others, but all where ridden and enjoyed.
Whats your total?Posted 1 month ago
Calling @ton to the forum…
19 in total for me. That’s over the course of 33 years, and I still have/use 7 of them. As you say, some have lasted longer than others.Posted 1 month ago
A paltry 11Posted 1 month ago
Can’t recall the bikes I had as a kid but since getting back in to cycling around 2011 I’ve had 14. In my defence I’ve sometimes had more than one at the same time and most have been purchased second hand.
Trek Fuel EX
Genesis Day One Disc
Transition Trans AM
That’s normal isn’t it?Posted 1 month ago
Not many! Eight
Kid: Raleigh Tomahawk, Aero Shark BMX
Adult: GT Performer BMX. Raleigh Mirage. Vitus Sentier, Stanton Sherpa, Pipedream Alice, Stif Squatch.Posted 1 month ago
A purple thing, 2 bmx’s, an orange racer and a Townsend ATB when I was a kid then:
Raleigh dyna-tech MTB, GT avalanche, Orange 5, one one inbred 26er, on one inbred 29er, Ragley Blue pig, commencal met am, Btwin 500se, planet x London Rd, Cotic Solaris, planet x pro carbon Evo. Nukeproof Reactor 290.
So only 17 in 46 years!Posted 1 month ago
9 (so far):
Raleigh Budgie (not in the colour I asked Santa for, either!)
Rock Lobster Tig team SL
Scott Scale 750 (current)
Trek Remedy 8 (current)
Voodoo Limba (current)Posted 1 month ago
14.. so farPosted 1 month ago
17 over 42 years, still have 8 trying to get rid of two and add one (or two) – the bike to work scheme is an addiction.Posted 1 month ago
Klein (still have it),
Band Wagon (still have it)
Croix de Fer,
Yeti SB95c (still have it)
T5G (still have it)
U.P. (Still have it)
Stache Carbon (still have it)
CFR696 (still have it)
El Viajero (still have it)
38 since 2005. There may be others I’ve missed.Posted 1 month ago
16 that I can remember.
I’ve had 3 or 4 that I didn’t like from the off and got rid of asap. But most I’ve kept for years.
I am at the stage where I really don’t need two almost identical jump bikes….Posted 1 month ago
17 in total. Had a break from biking for a few years in my 20’s but since 2010 I’ve been averaging just under a bike a year! When I work it out its an average of £1370 per year not including upgrades.
Been a year since I bought a new one and despite all my bikes being perfectly adequate (some massively more) for what they’re used for I’m getting itchy to buy another. Doesn’t help that the savings account is reasonably healthy (but earmarked for other things).Posted 1 month ago
Hmm, 3 before the age of 18.
Nothing for many years.
First MTB, Marin Muirwoods
Marin East Peak
Planet X Kaffenback
Rubbish thing I bought for £10 to commute on
EBC Revolution commuter
Guercioti steel road bike
Neil Pryde Nazare
Current bikes x 8
So 22, as far as I can remember.Posted 1 month ago
I’m going to say 17 since I’ve been buying my own bikes:
Road: giant ocr/ Caad 9 / Boardman Team Carbon / Caad 12 Disc
Mtb: Gary Fisher Mamba / GT LTS / Univega Ram 990 / unbranded hardtail / Kona U’HU / Boardman Pro FS / unbranded hardtail / Kona Caldera / Bird Aeris 145LT / Vitus Sentier / Bird Aether 7 / Marino hardtail / Transition SentinelPosted 1 month ago
Saracen Tufftrax (yes really)
Alpine Stars Al Mega.
Fleet custom HT (built in 1990, still have it)
One One Free Ranger.
That’s it, in 32 years.
Ton to the forum? He can’t count that high. 😂Posted 1 month ago
Eight. Three as a kid/teen. Still have four of my original bikes, although 1 road bike is a bit triggers broom, on third frame (crash damage) but hasn’t changed in 30 years.
Only got rid of one bike, a fixed gear commuter road bike, had that about 12 years before selling.Posted 1 month ago
Used to keep a running total. Took up cycling in 1999 (started with MTB which was a constant but ‘dabbled hard’ in Road, TTing, CX), and enthusiasm snowballed. But by 2012 I had lost 95% of my mojo and by that time I had been through 38 bikes.
What a ride 🙂
The only two bikes which have come out the other side with me are my Singular Swift and a PX Uncle John. Both definite keepers.
Bikes I wish I never owned:
MTN Cycles San Andreas;
Bikes I wish I’d kept:
A nondescript old, battered steel CX frame I bought from somewhere and built up as a CX singlespeed. Fitted perfectly and ran like a dream.
 I might add that I recently found some old credit card statements from those days. I may as well have set up a standing order with Chain Reaction Cycles. If I had (say) 12 payments that month, seven would be to CRC. *shudder*Posted 1 month ago
Ive lost count of how many ive had in the last 40 years
Going by my bike pic folder ive had 25 bikes in the last 12 years, although i know there are bikes ive had in that time that are not in that folder and are elsewhere (need to add them to that folder) so that total for the last 12 years is higher
So in the last 40 years ive easily had over 100+ bikes, even as a kid i used to wheel and deal bikes to upgrade, riding bmx in the 80 & 90’s meant bikes didnt last long so i was always upgrading/trading
Most amount of bikes at any one time was in the early 2010’s had a total of 15 bikes at one time, 9 bmx’s (i collected various 80’s and 90’s bmx’s) 2 road bikes, a hybrid, 3 mtbs
Back down to 8 now due to lack of space, time and selling a load off to fund a e-mtb
It dosent help that i have friends in the industry who keep offering bloody good deals on bikes and i seem to be unable to say no!
Also may have a job lot of bikes coming my way in various states of disrepair, once i fix them ill have to resist the temptation to keep some of them!Posted 1 month ago
Tend to keep my bikes for at least afew years so not many compared to most, cant remember the stuff I rode as a kid so this is from ’08ish when I got back into riding.
Raliegh TundraPosted 1 month ago
Genesis Core 20
Specialized Rockhopper SL
Trek Feul EX7
Peugeot roadbike thingy
On one DeeDar
Orange Five29 (Trying to sell)
Orange Crush29 (Current steed)
Privateer 141 (Current steed)
Average of one a year since I got back into cycling as an adult so 19 – still got the ones marked *
On-one pickenflick * 2022Posted 1 month ago
Singular Swift * 2020
Cannodale Slate * 2018
Giant TCR * 2016
Thorn childback tandem – 2015
Genesis Croix de fer – 2014
Genesis Caribou – 2014
Focus road bike – 2013
Redline Monocog – 2013
Cotic Solaris * 2013
Surly big dummy – 2012
On-one Pompetamine – 2012
Xtracycle on a trek frame – 2010
Trek 1200 – 2009
Orange P7 – 2009
Ridgeback Flight 04 – 2008
On-one 456 – 2008
Trek 6500 – 2005
Trek fx3 – 2003
I had 4 bikes between the ages of 4 and 23.
I’ve had 15 bikes and frames between the ages of 33 and 51.
There were 10 years when I was quite well off.Posted 1 month ago
1983 Tiny BMX
1986 Normal BMX
1988 Peugeot 24” MTB
1991 Muddy Fox 26” MTB
2001 Trek MTB with slicks
2009 Boardman HT Pro
2011 Cotic Soul
2012 Mongoose BMX
2013 Banshee Spitfire v2 (M)
2016 Bird Zero AM
2018 Spitfire v2.2 (L)
2022 Pipedream Moxie
Still have the Brompton and Levo and the Moxie was new this week. Zero AM is in pieces having donated a load of parts to the Moxie, probably selling the frame and keeping the rest for my kids’ future bikes.Posted 1 month ago
Do childhood bikes count? Think I went through four as a kid, including hand-me-downs.
After that 20:
F.W. Evans own brand 531c 105 1987
Cannondale R500 1988
Paganini Columbus SL – 1990
Cheapo no-brand steel winter trainer in too large a size
Devinci Leo SL
Ribble winter trainer
Ribble winter trainer x2
Marin Indian Fire Trail 1992
S-Works M2 with carbon Future Shock – manufacturing fault meant I returned it after discovering it only turned left
Whyte 46 – 2007
Yeti SB66 – 2011
Devinci Dixon – 2011
Devinci Spartan – 2014
Devinci Spartan carbon- 2017
Bold for the bikes that exceeded my expectations (combination of performance, reliability and plain enjoyment).Posted 1 month ago
Loads bought and sold over the years. Looking at the dates when my home/work life has been settled then changing bikes hasn’t occurred as much 🤔.
Full-suss in time order 1998 – present.
1998: Pro flex beast 1998 new bike
1999: Kona stinky 1999 new bike, first proper Mtb, the best (stolen)
2004: Kona stab 2004 new bike (insurance, shouldn’t have bought DH)
2007: Giant reign 2007 new bike, too much bike for trail.
2008: Specialised enduro 2008 new bike, never gelled.
2008: Cannondale prophet 2008 2nd hand frame, one of the best regretted selling.
2009: Santa Cruz heckler 2003 2nd hand frame, good for trail riding, sold to make room in shed.
2010: Santa Cruz heckler 2010 2nd hand frame, ok but felt too small.
2009: Turner 5 spot 2009, 2nd hand, great bike but fancies new.
2013: Santa Cruz 5010 2013 new frame, not enough travel for bigger trails.
2014: Specialized Enduro 2012, 2nd hand frame, yeah, ok did everything ok, didn’t love it though.
2014: YT Capra 2013, 2nd hand frame, dependable, predictable just fancied a change and it was a bit green.
2015: Pivot Mach 6 2014 new frame, lovely ride but got rid for LLS.
2017: Trek remedy 2016 new frame, great bike but had itch to go for 29er.
2018: Kona Process 111 new frame, great bike, sold for wedding costs.
2018: Merida e800 2018 ebike, still going, had new motor, love it, no need to replace.
2019: Trek slash bike 2019, still got it, love it, no need to replace.
Gt tequesta 1994 new bikePosted 1 month ago
Kona scrap 2004 new bike (stolen)
Kona scrap 2006 new bike (insurance replacement)
Norco Bigfoot 2008 2nd hand bike
DMR trail star 2010 new frame
Cannondale f800 2001 2nd hand bike
Cannondale f800 2010 new bike
Dartmoor Primal 2019 new frame
25, in rough chronological order over the last 25 years
Apollo Vortice BMX
Corona beer branded BSO
Specialized Demo 8
Specialized SX trail II
On One Inbred
GT Pro Cruiser 24
Trek Madone 5.2*
Santa Cruz 5010c V1*
Santa Cruz Nomad V3
Santa Cruz Chameleon (forget which version, last 26” one)
Specialized Turbo Levo expert
Salsa Mukluk carbon*
Rå .410* when it finally gets finished.
Of that lot, there’s only 3 I didn’t like/get on with.Posted 1 month ago
In 20 years, I’m on my 4th.Posted 1 month ago
Maybe I’ve got a problem……..
On One Scandal
Trek 6 series
On One Carbon 456
Pivot Mach 5.5
Mostly second hand frame purchases built up collecting parts over time or swapping over from frames I sold on. The Pivot was bought new when I inherited some cash and has been one of the best things I have ever spent money on 😎Posted 1 month ago
<span style=”font-size: 0.8rem;”>Seemingly I’ve had 36 that I can remember. Probably a few more as a kid but I can’t be totally sure what those were!</span>
BMXs – Mongoose Supergoose, Sunn Team, GT something.
Road bikes – Raleigh Junior, Claude Butler San Remo, Kinesis Racelight T, Ridgeback Horizon, Kinesis 4S, Kinesis Aethein, Planet X Nanolight, Reilly Spectre, Cervelo R3.
Track bike – Moda Forte
Full sus – Specialized Epic, Scott Spark x 2, Orange Patriot, Pivot Mach4SL.
Hardtails – Red Emmelle, Saracen Nzyme, Specialized Rockhopper, Norco Yeti(?), Kinesis Xc, Kinesis XC2, Scott Scale, OnOne Inbred x 3, Peugeot carbon/alu mix, Kinesis Decade, Kingdom Double 9, Titus 11, Specialized Rockhopper, Transition PBJ, Pivot Les.
There’s probably a few in there that I’ve forgotten but I think that’s the bulk of them!Posted 1 month ago
I have had too many to remember. Would have had at least 10 before I was 10 years old and it hasn’t got any better since then. Pretty much all of them were second hand though and a lot of the time I just swap the frames.Posted 1 month ago
Weird black Puch drop bar thing (Hull Daily Mail Classifieds)
Raleigh Mag Burner (Mum won that in a raffle at Safeways)
MBK Fluro thing (first MTB, 1990ish)
91 Marin Palisades trail (HDM again)
92 Kona Lava dome (2nd hand frame swap from the above)
94 KHS Montana Comp (frame swapped again)
95 Specialized Stumpjumper (Steel) Lovely.
Giant Rat bike (Student transport)
Schwinn Mesa (bike to work before first car)
03 Cannondale Jekyll (utterly horrible)
06 Cannondale Rush (much better)
On one Ti456 (nicked)
Specialized Tricross (Nicked)
2010 On One Scandal (still have that one, currently monstercrossed)
2010 Whyte T120
Planet X RT57
2014 Cotic Solaris (still going strong current HT)
Cube Attain (current winter disc road bike)
Boardman SLR Signature (current posh road bike)
Marin Hawkhill (current FS)
That seems like a shorter than expected list, I may have forgotten some. There are quite a few others I’ve bought or built up for my wife and the kids. Current count is 14 bikes in a single garage.Posted 1 month ago
I’ve tended to build / upgrade bikes gradually before selling a frame and getting a new one to build with components.
Raleigh Mini Racer
Raleigh Team Burner BMX (s/h)
? BMX (s/h)
Orange Clockwork (Frame) – stolen
Scott Team Racing
DDG Shooter (Frame)
Orange 222 (Frame)
Keewee Chromo8 (Frame)
Santa Cruz Bullit (s/h Frame)
Intense M1 (s/h Frame)
Cove Stiffie (s/h Frame)
Turner 5 Spot v2 (s/h frame) – stolen
Genesis CDA (still got)
Orange Five (s/h frame)
Santa Cruz Bronson v2 Alu (s/h)
Santa Cruz Bronson C v3 (frame, still got)Posted 1 month ago
Specialized Tarmac SL6 (s/h frame, still got)
I had no idea before writing them all down. Turns out it’s 15. Still got 8 of them though.
Diamond Back BMXPosted 1 month ago
Marin Bear Valley
Marin Alpine Trail
On One Inbred SS
On One Pompino
On One 456
Specialized Fat Boy
Cotic BFe 27.5
Cotic BFe 26
Ragley Big Wig
Kona Sutra LTD
Generic kids bike
Emmelle something – stolen
Emmelle something else – stolen
Emmelle Laser – ridden until it broke
Trek 920 – broken frame, replaced under warranty with…
Trek 930 – broken frame, replaced under warranty with…
Trek 6800 – still being ridden by my Dad.
Orange p7 – dream build and an awesome. Sold 5 years or so ago as I wasn’t riding it.
PX Jack Flash – Awesome light jump and street bike that I even raced downhill on. Split and sold, which I do regret.
Orbea Aqua – my first road bike, now resides on the turbo.
PX Kaffenback – still in use as a commuter bike
Kona MinUte – a mini cargo bike, wonderful thing and the I my bike I’d be really upset if it got stolen
Kona Paddy Wagon – fixed wheel city bike
Sensa Guilia – best bike and still in use.
I think that’s it, so 5 bikes before my first proper MTB in 1996 ish. And 10 since then, albeit 2 were warranty replacements.Posted 1 month ago
Do the 6 tandems count as 3? To be fair, one was only ever intended as a short-term tryout before we splashed out on a proper one.
In the past 40 years, I can recall about 7 solo bikes and a few of them were beater student bikes that got nicked. Only three that I’d call decent quality, all of which I still own and use.
Oh, and another half point for the unicycle which I have probably forgotten how to ride now.Posted 1 month ago
Here we go, this is just the mountain bikes that I’ve owned:
2003 Specialized Rockhopper CompPosted 1 month ago
2004 Specialized Enduro
2008 Marin Rock Springs
2009 Marin Wolf Ridge
2011 Orange Pure 7
2011 Specialized Camber
2014 Specialized Stumpjumper Evo 29″
2016 Norco Sight Carbon
2016 S-Works Enduro 29″
2020 Specialized Enduro Elite
With the exception of the Raleigh Chipper, Cannondale m200,Marin quake 9.0 and the Ebike, Ive built up from frames into full bikes. Most with period or original catalog spec.
1976 Raleigh chipperPosted 1 month ago
1991 Muddy Fox Adventurer
1991 Claud Butler Ventoux 400
1992 Raleigh Diablo
1992 Rudy Project
1995 Cannondale M200
1997 Santa Cruz Tazmon
1997 Specialized Stumpjumper
1997 Specialized Rockhopper
1997 Marin Quake 9.0
1998 Marin Pallisade trail
1998 Raleigh Torus
1999 Orange Clockwork
2003 Cove Stiffee FR – (Still own)
2005 Kona Hahanna
2007 On-One Inbred
2007 Kona Kikapu deluxe
2010 Orange Pure7
200? Omega DNA 6al/4v Ti Interbike prototype.
E-Bike 2021 Scott Genius Eride 920 (Current ride)
Probably somewhere between 40 and 50, never really kept count. I’ll see what I can remember.Posted 1 month ago
Giant: at least 9
Spesh: at least 8
Trek: at least 2
Misc: probably 15 or more
Since getting into mtb, I’ve had 16, maybe just one I don’t remember fondly.
Kona HossPosted 1 month ago
Cotic Soul (26er, loved it)
Specialized Demo 7
Cotic Roadrat (still have, just repainted)
Intense Tazer (bought as a play bike, impossibly stiff, hated it)
Nicolai Ion 16
Last Fast Forward
Geometron G13 (still have)
Fearless Vulture (still in my shed but sold)
Geometron G1 (still have it, main bike)
Cotic BfeMax (soon to be replaced, waiting on a delivery)
Fairlight Secan 2.5 (still have it)
Erm. Since 1992 when I got my first mountain bike I have owned 49 of them.Posted 1 month ago
I currently have 4 but that does include one from 1992 (Klein Fervour) alongside 2 mtb and a gravel bike.
i am still counting.Posted 1 month ago
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