how many bikes do you own?? bank balance under attack
MrTall – Member
So that’ll be ten then. I tend to hoard them as selling big bikes is not hugely easy. I own the Mrs’ bike really as well as i bought it in the hope she’d ride it which she very rarely does.
Thankyou indeed MrTall thats exactly how to get round the SO i’ll tell all the bikes i ride were actually bought for her, the plan is foolproof………Posted 7 years agokonaboy2275Member
Inbred Rigid SS (which needs a tensioner as it dropped the chain about 30 times in 3 miles yesterday).
Ti 456 (which is the most used)
Prophet (with 2 sets of forks – Domains and Float 32’s – for DH or XC when my backs playing up!)
Scott Sub 20 for commuting.
Probably have enough parts to build up 2 more frames but just wouldn’t use them as my 456 seems to do most things 😀
Would like a 456 Summer season to stick my domains on though…
And a 2nd hand DH bike for the couple of uplift days I do a year.
And a proper road bike.
And a Scootech. (Anyone know where they sell these anymore, used to have loads of fun on mine until I snapped it dropping a flight of stairs!)
And a new motorbike.
I’ve worked out the other week that my bikes cost almost twice as much as my cars 😯Posted 7 years agoD0NKSubscriber
too many/not enough
the problem with having
lots ofa few bikes is that pretty much every ride you will spend some time thinking “this bit would be easier with x bike” and that will make you sad.
I know it’s “the rider not the bike” but there’s a reason suspension is called skill compensator same as there is a reason anyone who has to pedal lusts for lightweight. The right bike on the right trail will get you further/faster than the wrong one.
there are lots of good arguments for having a few different bikes but there just as many for having one all rounder and making do with it (it’s probably a lot more zen too)Posted 7 years agoavdave2Member
1 and 1 on the way as I couldn’t resist the Boardman Pro at £900.
Both are 100mm xc hardtails but the current bike is my off road commuter and the new one will be my weekend and extend commutes in the summer bike. I’ll probably put my Pace rigid forks on the commuter and then with the Rohloff it will be virtually maintenance free. I might put the current Rebas on the Boardman and either put the new forks away till I need them or sell them.Posted 7 years agocurrymadMember
This thread is frightening 😯
I’ve been getting rid of a lot of stuff as I’m moving, but when I read the OP’s question I wasn’t sure…now I am!
A couple are frames/framesets only, but I also have the components to make into full bikes 😳
17.5″ Genesis Altitude Ti titanium frame (2009) – for sale
19″ Genesis Altitude Ti titanium frame (2010) – not for sale
18.5″ (actual) Trek EX9/ Rockshox Rev. Team frameset (2010) -for sale
Haro Mary XC 29er hardtail (2009) – not for sale
19″ Merlin Team Ti titanium frame – not really for sale…although it really should be!
Santa Cruz Tallboy x2 (2011) 1 black (finished and not for sale) and 1 orange (frame/ monarch 3.3 only) and probably for sale.
Vintage 56″ Raleigh Royal SS (Reynolds 531)with rear at 132.5″ – same as Merlin as most things are already in storage and it’s getting crowded!
That makes 8 and needs to be whittled down to 3 or 4.
No wonder there’s no time to ride them atm, too busy working to pay for them…. 😐Posted 7 years ago
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