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    Raleigh Tomahawk

    more than 12 but less than 20

    Orange Gyro

    Mister P
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    Raleigh Budgie, god only knows, Genesis Equilibrium.

    boxfish
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    Budgie!Bike 1976
    17
    Turner 5-spot

    daveh
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    Sticking with MTB:

    Specialized Hardrock
    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!

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    Peugeot rigid MTB
    8
    Cove Stiffee

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    British Eagle ZFX Two
    5
    Kona Unit

    Over 20ish years.

    Mister P
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    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.

    Mister P
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    Ridgeback folding bike. That really must be them all.

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    a red fixed wheel Raleigh thing with solid tyres
    11
    Sc tallboy LT…although contemplating a new project having just sold number 9

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    [tannoy] Paging mamadirt. Mamadirt to the forum please. [\tannoy]

    First adult bike.. Carrera mission 1996/7 ish?
    14
    Santa Cruz Nomad and 5 others still owned today.

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    GT timberline
    7 others
    Transition Bandit

    And a Cotic X cross bike and a Giant Defy composite too.

    mt
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    Muddy Fox Explorer in 1986
    13 bikes Mtb’s only. Road and CX bikes have not been counted.
    Cotic Soda

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    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..

    Road
    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Some no name bmx
    No idea, but not silly amounts
    Btwin Triban 5

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    Raleigh Grifter

    5 bikes (Raliegh Winner, Peugeot road bike, Madison/Ridgeback 531c road bike, Scott Vail MTB, Droessiger QX CX bike)

    Cotic Soul

    A little red Raleigh
    No idea! Have lost count
    A Brompton

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    GT Talera (1993)
    Four new bikes
    10+ frames
    Indy Fab Deluxe

    I_Ache
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    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 1×9 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.

    Sorry about the crap picture.

    20140428_200844 by i_ache, on Flickr

    withersea
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    For me over about 18 years:

    GT Tequesta

    3 others

    Trek Fuel EX

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    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.

    Eddie Fiola
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    That’s funny I’d worked this list out yesterday.
    Peugeot heap of crap no1
    34 bikes
    And I have a few now.

    Over about 30 years

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    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…

    hamishthecat
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    MTBs:

    1992, Marin Palisades Trail
    4
    Liteville 301

    I still have two of the four.

    matther01
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    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

    hofnar
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    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

    withersea
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    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)

    dai21t
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    Raleigh budgie
    Approx 15
    specialized stumpjumper evo comp (26″)

    danielgroves
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    In terms of non-halfords bikes…

    Specialized Hardrock
    Commencal Meta 5 (Stolen Grrrr)
    On One Inbred.

    About 4 years.

    willej
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    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!

    edlong
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    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)

    arcing
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    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…

    donks
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    Raleigh arena
    Several Raleigh bmx’s
    Marin
    Cannondale
    Cannondale
    Klein
    Gary fisher
    Cannondale
    One one
    Trek
    Kinesis
    Kinesis
    Kinesis
    Wethepeople
    Fire eye
    Santacruz chameleon

    35 years

    mamadirt
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    [tannoy] Paging mamadirt. Mamadirt to the forum please. [\tannoy]

    Hello! 😆 checks list

    1991: Dawes Zed ladies framed MTB

    134 MTB and BMX builds between then and last month 😳

    Erm, latest bike was a lovely little Commencal El Camino ordered direct from France (test-ridden and then sold on ebay yesterday) but I do have an Inbred Slot Dropout frame and Transition Trans Am arriving tomorrow and a nice pile of parts 😛 Eeeny meeny . . . 😳

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    Crikey, Mamadirt, that’s a serious habit!

    My MTBs:

    1988 Rockhopper
    Big gap while I got into climbing
    9 other MTB purchases, starting with a 2002 Hoo Koo E Koo and ending with a Singular Swift. Still have – and ride – most of them.

    mamadirt
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    I know – bikes are great! 😀 . In my defence I only have 3 (DH bike, short-travel singlespeed F/S bike and 1960s Schwinn mini cruiser) and they all get ridden regularly (plus the pile of parts and never-ending rolling frame-swapping project which keeps the boredom at bay).

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    😆

    Anyone else lay a claim to beating (on average) a new bike/frame every 70ish days for 23 years?

    Mamadirt, take a bow!

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    Orange Clockwork in 1989
    14 bikes
    Just in this week….
    Orange Clockwork 29er 25 years after the last one

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