How many different bikes have you had in last 3/4 yr
Oh God. This will show me up as the serial bike swapper that I know I am, but always try and deny.
Cotic Roadrat Alfine
Cotic Escapade SS
Trek Fuel EX9 29er
Genesis Day One SS
Transition Trans AM 29er
Trek Stache 7
In my (albeit crap) defense only four of them were new. I’m left with just the Stache now. Really regret selling the Escapade. Should have kept it and just added gears.
Now selling the Stache and looking longingly at a Vagabond. Family and work commitments mean it would make more sense.Posted 8 months agocrashtestmonkeyMember
The most recent purchase (Optic) involved a part-ex, and in the last 3 years I’ve sold 1 bike and given 1 bike away. Currently own 8…
Alpine 160 (for sale)
Cannondale SuperX CX race bike
Saracen Hack (insurance write off, now CX pit bike)
Giant Contend Disc commuter (insurance replacement)
Reilly T325 cafe/club run road bike (personal injury payout from same accident)
Lapierre Xelius racing/training road bike.
Shopping for a TT bike if/when Alpine sells 😳Posted 8 months agoeddiebabySubscriber
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4 of them secondhand. Still gotPosted 8 months ago
56 of them and apart from the Fatty Trail they all get regular use. Time to sell the Fatty.colournoiseSubscriber
‘Main’ bikes in the last 4 years…
Orange Alpine 160
(the Alpine was a stop-gap because Rockets weren’t being made)
But also in the garage and less often ridden over that time frame…
Identiti Mr HydePosted 8 months ago
Lee Cooper (one-off frame) rigid singlespeed
09 Intense Slopestyle
08 Orange Hitman
(No idea) One One Inbred SS
03? GT pro Cruiser 24
13 Trek 1.5
13 Trek Madone 5 series w/Di2
13 SC 5010 carbon
13 SC Nomad mk3 carbon
12/13 SC Chameleon
15 Specialized fat boy pro
16 Specialised turbo levo fsr expert
17 Specialised Sequoia elite
17 Pivot Mach 429 SL team
Still got 7 of em 😀
Will post pics when I CBAPosted 8 months agomaxtorqueMember
2012 Zesty 714 – still got it and ride it most of the time
2014 OnOne c456 – still got it and ride it when A) my back isn’t broken and B) it’s muddy outside
2016 Mondraker Dune XR – still got it and ride it on the ‘big’ stuff (Bike parks, Alps, towpaths that sort of thing…….)
However, very few of the parts stay the same. On my Zesty, the only original 2012 part is the seat post QR clamp……. 😆Posted 8 months agopiemonsterMember
Cotic Soul 26″ – wheels are too tiny
Unbranded TT bike – unused
HED road bike – BB area frame fail
Kinesis FF29 – only MTB
Genesis Day One Alfine – the Sunday cafe via the woods pootler
Kinesis Crosslight 5T – commuter and beast of burden
Scott Carbon road thing – for occasional Lycra cat suit rides
I think these are all within the timeframe but I’m not that sure if I’m honest.Posted 8 months agomilky1980Member
2011 Orange 5 – still got but has been through 3 different builds so that’s technically 3 versions!
2009 GT Avalanche – sold after 5 months.
Boardman Hybrid Comp – still got but about to strip it and bin the frame after I got knocked off it and the compo cheque has cleared.
2015 Trek Fuel EX 7 27.5 – still got.
2016 GT Traffic 2.0 – bought as a temporary commuter, still got but will be going soon.
2017 Marin Nicasio – bought to try out road and gravel riding, now the commuter with the odd Sunday bimble.
That’s going back 4 years, I think I’ve failed on keeping to my ‘1 new bike a year’ rule 😳Posted 8 months ago
[url=https://flic.kr/p/VPd6MY]The Big Red One[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/UAd5rf]The Jump one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/pWW8Dc]The SingleSpeed one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/VFec4F]The BMX one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/pXeQC3]The Winter one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/ny1qKp]The Fast one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/VC1d2C]The Perfect one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/UAdr7U]The Pretty one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/qggVYS]The Versatile one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/p1jknw]The Fat one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/VPemrq]The Electric one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/QPZFU2]The Adventure one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/TggD66]The Race one[/url] by tom howard, on FlickrPosted 8 months agopsycorpMember
OO Carbon 456
Dartmoor Primal Plus
Nukeproof Mega 2013
Turner 5Spot 2012
Knolly Delirium Mk1
Knolly Delirium 2016
Bird Aeris Mk1
NS Snabb Enduro
To be honest I’ve probably forgotten one or two.
All self built from frames with the exception of the Tenet.
Stand outs were the 456, 5Spot, Mega and my current and Primal and Snabb. The Snabb is a very recent arrival and so far it’s turning out to be the stiffer, more robust replacement for the Aeris I was hoping it would be.
Low points were the Ariel, the CTD shoch was, erm shocking and it was returned due the bushing issues they all had. Then there was the 2016 Delirium. This arrived with a misaligned frame which wouldn’t accept the rear axle, once I’d managed to remove it in the first place that is. A new rear triangle didn’t fix the problem and after over two months sat in its box the frame was finally returned for a refund, unbuilt and unridden.Posted 8 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
Retired my Hemlock 2 years ago, got a BMC Trailfox to replace that but didn’t quite gel so got a Remedy to replace that, still got it
Bought a Calibre Dune fatbike, still got it
Shortly after, sold my Ragley Ti as it just wasn’t getting ridden enough and replaced it with a 3d printer and some wheels.
Bought an el cheapo carbon frame and built an XC bike, still got it
Bought an Onza Bird trials bike which I have essentially never ridden
Think that’s it actually! May just have sold my Soda and built my commuter (a rather lovely Boardman with upgraded everything, which is now where old mtb standards go to die) in that window too.
So basically, I am going downmarket and less cool! Replaced a niche british bike with a niche swiss bike then with an incredibly mainstream mass market bike. Replaced a niche, titanium UK brand with a fatbike from a supermarket. And replaced another niche, titanium UK brand with a no-name chinese carbon bike.Posted 8 months agochestrockwellMember
In the last four years and not including retro:
Main bike, each replaced the previous.
2009 Orange 5.
2014 Orange 5 29.
2016.5 Orange Segment.
Second bike, none at the same time.
2007 Orange Clockwork 19″ (Few different builds).
2007 Orange Clockwork 21″.
2015 Orange RX9.
Got a 2017 P7 on the way to compliment the Segment.
Orange….. Orange…..Posted 8 months agoBen_HSubscriber
I started 2013 with a Cotic Soul and Cotic >X<. Then…
2014: sold >X< frameset and replaced with Cotic Escapade; sold Soul and built-up a Stooge
2015: sold Stooge; built up a Cotic Soul 275
2016: built Kinesis 4S Disc; sold Cotic Escapade; bought Surly Ogre
At end of 2016 (!): bought Surly Straggler; sold 4S and Ogre and consolidated best bits
2017: built up a Transition Scout, based on used frame and parts from Soul 275 (which is now a rigid singlespeed)
In my defence – I self-build my bikes and sell the old parts, so the actual cost of all this change isn’t quite as steep as it might otherwise be!Posted 8 months agoslackboySubscriber
I started 2013 with a 1998 Rockhopper which never got used, then I bought (in classic mid life crisis style)
Sept 2013 – Ribble 7005
March 2014 – Boardman Comp which got rapidly upgraded into a Cotic Soul
September 2015 – 1995 Stumpjumper
March 2016 – Kinesis Tripster and sold the Ribble
March 2017 – Giant Trance 2 and sold the Stumpy
The ones left are keepers – I love the Cotic’s looks and am dumbfounded by how flattering the Giant Trance is to my meagre skills.
Judging by the pattern above I’m due another new bike in september, can’t wait to find out what it will be. I think need a snotter for leaving outside the shops. Quite fancy a low rent mid ’90’s GT or Kona.Posted 8 months agosirromjSubscriber
Just realized had the same two bikes for five years now.
Canyon Nerve XC 7.0
Both bikes have had most of the components replaced, with the hardtail in the lead having zero original parts remaining except the seat clamp! (actually the hydro brakes came from my previous bike).
This year I decided to skip the buying a whole new bike thing and build one up instead. It will be a 27.5″ 1×11 130mm travel hardtail.Posted 8 months agobreadcrumbSubscriber
Owned: Pitch, Kona Kula and a Langster. Kula cracked so replacement was a Kona Unit.
Summer 2014: Stripped the Pitch and built a 456 evoII up.
Summer 2015: C2W Arkose, sold Langster.
Spring 2016: Stripped 456 and Unit to build a Solaris. 456 sold. Unit frame stashed.
Spring 2017: Built Unit back up.Posted 8 months ago
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