how many bikes?
Why do you actually want to cut down to 2?
I kind of have the same as you – road, cx, ss mtb, geared mtb and an old kona for commuting/baby carrying duties. That covers all the bases I reckon.
oF your list, the cindercone and the unit are the two that obviously aren't both needed but since when has need been any fun when determining what bikes you have? 🙂Posted 8 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Road (alu – winter trainer/commuter/light tourer/going to the shops)
MTB (HT – Cotic Soul/geared)
MTB (HT – Kona 1992 Lavadome/SS)
Track (er, for riding on the track)
I get sick of having to maintain them – they cost a fortune. That said, I do now want a cross bike (to race).
It's never ending. 🙄Posted 8 years agoMr AgreeableSubscriber
CX bike, also used for road rides and touring
I think between them they pretty much have every base covered for every type of riding I want to do. The problem is that I don't really get the best out of some of them, particularly the DH bike and the BMX, as I haven't ridden them enough.Posted 8 years agoawMember
It would be pleasing to me to run just one or maybe two bikes but I have 5 and I can only bear to sell maybe one or two.
SS cyclocross – Alan alu frame.
SS Kona cindercone 18" 97
SS kona unit 2-9er 16" 2005
Klein Attitude V 2005
Team Carbon Boardman road bike 2009
I think the unit has to go but I cannot bear to lose the cone (had it over 10 years). The Klein I love and I really dig the versatility of the crosser. The carbon road bike is my new edition.
If I had to have two it would be one geared MTB and a road/cyclocross bike (probably SS)Posted 8 years agotimberMember
I have 3.5 (nearly 4) and that just doesn't seem enough to cover all whims of fancy, as for picking which one to keep, I would sell relatives first if it was for the money
SS Kilauea 853
Santa Cruz Heckler
Marin hack thing if I ever get the BB out
plus the GF's Trek in the shed tooPosted 8 years agojamesMember
Only 3 at the moment:
Stumpjumper FSR 120 (130mm forks), currently 2×9, usually 3×9
Giant XTC Hardtail (120mm forks), currently 3×9, usually 1×9
rek 4100 (rigid forks), 3x7spd, currently with slicks
Would also like:
140(-150mm) FS with 140ish forks, with some extra 160mm forks to put on now and thenPosted 8 years ago
Possibly a 170-180mm full suss that (almost) goes uphill (ie probably 2×9)
A Road bike
A Kona Ute or similar
A 'Hardcore' Hardtail as a 'play' bike
A 29"er (or a few)Roter SternMember
Seven Sola MTB
On-One Inbred SS
S-Works Tarmac SL road bike
CX bike made for me by a frame builder friend of mine.
Butcher's dog thing for pub duties.
On-One 456 hack bike that I leave in the UK for when I visit the family.
Two frames -one a Kinesis alu thing and the other another Inbred lying around waiting to be built into something.
How many is that?
All that is missing is a 5-6 inch full suspension bike which I am thinking about at the moment.Posted 8 years agopeteimprezaSubscriber
Only three at the moment.
Gary Fisher Marlin-Well thats what it says on the tin. So heavily upgraded the only original bits are the frame and the front mech!
Cannondale Scalpel-Another custom build.
Cannondale Carbon Synapse.
But as i type this in Slovenia, I have just found out that the local 'Dale dealer in Maribor is doing 25% off Prophets and Motos. Guess where I am going tomorrow!Posted 8 years agostevehSubscriber
I've got 6, all get used and I wouldn't want to ditch any. If I had to 1 and 3 probably get used least.
1 Commencal geared road bikePosted 8 years ago
2 93 zasker hack/commuter
3 Commencal jump bike
4 Iron horse sunday dh race bike
5 Dialled PA geared XC HT
6 Marin Attack trail geared XC FSsilverpigeonMember
A poor showing at only three
1. Alloy, winter hack road bike.
2. Marin Point Reyes – commuter/rigid MTB
3. Moots Ti Hardtail – From my racing days but plenty good enough for long days off road.
As you will have all spotted I clearly need a carbon, blinged up, road machinePosted 8 years agoLionheartMember
Almost dare not go here…Posted 8 years ago
Yeti ASR SL, fastest along
Merlin FatTi, most history, fastest up
One One SS, most ridden
Orange 222, fastest down
Stumpjumper, slow hack
Brompton, fold in train city hack
Brian Rouke Road, fastest road
– need a SC Heckler!, for some up,along and down 😆
– might need a Cotic Soul, most missed 🙁
DMR Sidekick, jumping
Trek Lion, street/tricks, school run
One one Summer Season, hitting hard trails hard
Comencal DH, NPS series
Specialized fast road thing, training, getting to mates
……. does not ride her two……..
the list goes on prob, 3-4 (dusty) more and a few bits around to make a couple more………………pauleMember
I've currently got 6, but am in the process of (re)building another:
NSbikes Society, XCish hardtail with Pikes
Muddyfox jumpbike (old, singlespeed)
Ribble 731 roadbike with 16speed campag
'97 Condercone with drop bars, mudguards and slicks for crappy weather commuting
KHE BMX for playing at skateparks and wallrides
Kona Howler 4x bike, 4" travel, getting more like a DH bike as it's now got boxxer 151s, 8" rotor and big tyres
As I'm currently turning the 4x bike into a DH bike, thought I'd better actually get one so I'm rebuilding my 1998 Schwinn Straight8… Got some saint hubbed wheels from here and with some careful machining they now work with the 20mm/15mm stepped rear axle.
Only thing I'd like in addition would be a 4 or 5" travel XC ish boingy bike – would need to be laidback angles. Might turn the howler into this in the future.
Oh, and possibly another singlespeed as I sold my last one to buy the NSbikes frame…Posted 8 years ago
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