- How few bikes?
From what i can remember
Universal siera nevada i think 26 inch ridig thing was far too big for me (long gone)
diamond back sorrento that had V brakes and Canti levers awsome stopping power (long gone )
numerous bmx (wish i still had them sold for at most £30 prices now are more than i paid for a garage full of stuff)
Not bought one for at lest 6 years
Mongoose Rackadile ALD (stripped to build Patriot frame up)frame donatedto a friend
Patriot (crashed and brokeen)
Geared inbred DN6 (stripped and frams sold when 456 launched) frams still in use
456 Still got it only bike i have now all the others have gone
airborne liberator looked nice rode it once or twice decided was too small and short so swopped it possibly for a Dialled PA frame
Jump bike not sure what brand it was or where it went
sub5 bought it rode it thought it was going to end up the same way as the patriot and possibly end up damaging me so that went back on ebay
sure i had another fram but cant remeber
out of them all i kept the 456 and love riding it after a few years offPosted 4 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
Generally we get to hear about how often people change bikes etc, but how few bikes have you had?
Over a 20 yr period I’ve had 4
2nd hand Scott – was a heavy great gate, but got me into it.
’97 Lava Dome – never been quite right, but I love it nonetheless and still have it.
’06 Spesh Enduro Expert – fantastic bike, but a bit of a pig uphill.
’08 Spesh Enduro S-Works (built up in 2009) – now getting close to perfection (see my other thread)
Think the S-Works will stay for another couple of years – glad I went down the upgrade route, as it’s always felt like it could be ‘the bike’, but never quite had it. Had I sold it and gone for a new one, the quest to get it feeling just right would no doubt have started again.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
MBK Monaco a long while ago as a Kid but thrashed it all over the mountains of Leicestershire as a student – skip somewhere
Orange Evo2 – first proper bike v brakes and 100mm bombers – snapped
Spec S-Works Enduro 04 – awesome bike – snapped at 6 years old – it was too soon
Kinesis Pha5e – fun but harsh ride
06 Heckler – 1x before it was fashionable and coil sprung – skipped as it was trashed after 4 years of abuse
On-One 456 – Replacing the Kinesis still going strong
09 Heckler – Just stripped down and in the store room
2013 Blur Ltc – Just finised
So 8 in 19 yearsPosted 4 years agomrmoMember
first bike 1992, Kona Hahanna, replaced with Bontrager privateer in ’96, I think i bought a Lemond Tourmalet in 1997 got a deal on a bontrager race in ’98. Then bought a Trek Top Fuel in 2006? and a new one in 2010. Snapped the Lemond in 2008? and got a Lemond Croix de Fer frameset as a warranty replacement.
I still have the two bontragers in the loft, one has rusted through on the seat tube and the other just needs new cables, chain and cassette, I only use the newer Top Fuel and the Croix de fer.
So in total, 5 bikes and 2 frames in 21 years.Posted 4 years agopostierichSubscriber
23 yrs of messing about on bikes!Posted 4 years ago
21″ Raleigh Purple frame forget its name
AlpineStars mega DX HT
Marin Bear Valley HT
Marin Ti Bike HT
Whyte 46 FS
Airbourne Black Widow HT (Long fast rides)
Singular Hummingbird HT (Bikepacking bike)
Independent Fabrications SS (Look @ me bike)
Canyon Nerve (most used bike at the moment)EuroMember
Not many. I had a triggers broom of a BMX – a Raleigh Aero Pro (’84) which came with a 15 yr F+F guarantee. I milked that to death (5 pairs of forks and 3 frames) for 12 years until some wee scrote stole it. Since then there was one more bmx and 6 mtbs (four of which i still have).Posted 4 years agosteveoathSubscriber
Kona Hahanna (Gifted to Dad so he can learn to ride)
Trek Marlin SS (Sold)
Orange MS Isle (current)
Raleigh Something or other (Died after 15 years service!)
Edinburgh Bike Coop Revolution (Gifted To Best Mate)
Specialised Roubaix (Sold)
CXPosted 4 years ago
Stevens Vapor Disc (teh awsumz)muddydwarfSubscriber
MTB’s 5 off :-
Claude Butler thing that i rebuilt before realising it was pretty rubbish
Kona Cindercone ’98. Great bike but too big for me (didn’t know better at the time).
GT Zaskar Race ’01. Great bike but extremely stiff, beat me up a fair bit. Upgraded with nice kit then sold to fund :-
Marin Mount Vision ’04 that i still have. Still a fantastic bike for long days and marathon rides.
Marin Wolf Ridge 6.8 ’09 model. Closest i have to ‘my perfect bike’ and the one i ride the most. Heavy but so much fun 🙂
Boardman Sports Hybrid ’10 model. Been great for introducing me to the tarmac world
Mango singlespeed commuter, great fun around town.
Next bike (hopefully this week)Posted 4 years ago
MEKK Potenza 5.0 full carbon road bike 🙂tmb467Subscriber
Started with a Raleigh MTrax (not counting bikes when I was a kid!)
Upgraded frame to a Marin Pine Mountain and forks to Pace RC35s
Had that stolen and didn’t ride for years
Then got a P7
Had that stolen and got a replacement P7
Sold that after a few years and didn’t ride for a while
Had a retro Marin Nail Trail with rigid forks for a bit but it got stripped one night
My wife then got me a GT hardtail to get back out again and I ended up with an 06 Enduro that I’ve just almost got right (but its too heavy really)
Now also have a steel SS and a DMR Rhythm both of which I’ve built up. Only ever bought 2 bikes from new but had 9 in totalPosted 4 years agofathomerSubscriber
I didn’t take cycling up till about 5 years ago and the bug didn’t really bite till two years ago. First bike was a Cube Ltd pro, that got sold for a Cotic Soul and I had my first ride on my new TRc today. My first and only road bike, which gets used a lot is a Boardman Comp, £330 bargain off eBay. So 4 in 5 years.Posted 4 years agoToastyMember
14 mountain bikes (7 hardtails, 7 full sus), 2 road bikes. Still have 5 bikes out of those lot I’ve kept. The tragic thing is about 8 of those are all from the last 5 years.
Quite often buy just a frame though, 9 of those mountain bikes were bought as frames. My gearing and finishing kit lasts a lot longer.Posted 4 years agoThe Flying OxMember
Proper, actual bikes rather than BSOs? 4 and a half.
Started it all off with a Cube LTD Race, 100mm. Great thing, and having a decent bike just as I was getting back into it was the difference between me sticking with it and me jacking it in.
After that came a rather large step forward: Pronghorn XC-SW Carbon. Ridiculously light, ridiculously expensive, and (to my eyes only, it would appear) a thing of handsome majesty. It rides fairly well too.
That was swiftly followed by my first road bike: Look 566. Nice and light, nice and fast, nice.
Then I had a hankering for something a bit beefier than the carbon Prongy, so I went for an alu one: Pronghorn PR6 Trail. Fox Float 36s, Kashima, FIT, all that jazz. No idea how, cos i didn’t spend any real money on bling weight-weenie stuff, but it weighs in at 28lbs. As a result I’ve not ridden the carbon one since. A proper do-everything-I-can-imagine-doing-on-a-bike bike.
Now have a PR6 Trail frame as well, just as a back-up in case the other one fails. Pronghorn don’t make them any more, see, and it’s the best bike I’ve had the pleasure of riding and don’t want to swap for another.Posted 4 years agomilky1980Member
Since getting serious again back in 2000:
’00 Carrera Kraken – upgraded most of the parts as I broke them in the first year, then moved it to commuting duties before selling it to a neighbour. Now doing duty with a student.
’09 Specialized FSR XC Expert – great when I bought it but my riding got more serious and quickly found the bike unsuitable. Sold the parts, frame still kicking around.
’12 Carrera Vengeance – for commuting duties. Picked up as shop soiled for £200, slowly upgraded with bits off ebay etc. Now on it’s way to Africa apparently!!
’11 Orange 5 Pro – best bike I’ve ever ridden. Suits me perfectly and is as happy bimbling along the canal with family as it is getting thrashed in the Alps.
’12 Boardman Hybrid Comp – commuter with a bit of road usage in the evenings to keep my fitness up.
So 5 in 13 years, not bad!! The only two I love are the Kraken and the 5. Both have given me amazing memories of places I rode them and friends I rode with. Made a mistake selling the Kraken, will never sell the 5. It’ll be hung with pride of place in my man-cave when it retires/dies.Posted 4 years agodylsMember
Started around 1997,
Schwin “something” hardtail
Marin rift zone
Spesh allez roadbike
Santa cruz blur
Giant tcr roadbike
Giant defy winterbike
So 11 in 16 years. Probably only cycled properly in around 10 of those 16 years.Posted 4 years agoAndy RSubscriber
Since 1988 –
’93 RM Blizzard
Then some newer stuff –
Two Singular Hummingbirds (one SS, one with Alfine).
Trek Top Fuel 69er.
I sold the Carver frame, the ’95 Explosif frame is languishing in my workshop, the RM Blizzard and Kilauea are in Greece.Posted 4 years ago
I still use the ’88 Explosif from time to time, the two Hummingbirds are probably my most used bikes, esp. the singlespeed.
The Trek 69er I can’t get on with, for some reason, and I think it’ll be going soon.horaMember
Frankly I’ve no idea but then I’m not going to go to my grave miserly. I build them all myself and sell them for what I paid for them, often passing on the love. All the parts get ridden to death and I’ve got MK1 Saint cranks at home that lasted 6yrs, a XTR rear mech thats been on every bike (2001 vintage) and still in service on my only bike, a King headset that I’ve owned since 2003…etc etc etc.
I think its criminal to own a few bikes and not actually ride them all equally/alot/often. I once bought a frame from someone – it was 4years old/he’d had it that long and never built it. Not even taken the tags off.Posted 4 years ago
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