How many STWers have just one bike?
Yes – just one MTB, my trusty old Trek HT (ok and one road bike for road/TT and tris). Seriously itching to buy a new one. Tested a few over past 12 months and found some that made riding easier, faster and marginally more fun. But in each case the marginal fun was nowhere near sufficient to cover the cost of the bikes and better skills have closed the gap somewhat. So I have stuck with old faithful with different tires depending on the need (Ralps or Nobbies). I really struggle to justify current prices and choke on MTB reviews that describe £ks bikes as astonishing value and/or ripe for upgrades.Posted 4 years agonoteethMember
Part of me would like to cut down to one bike, for the sake of simplicity…. however, being spiritually weak, I am unable to renounce multiple bike ownership, so:
Main mountain bike: Bontrager Race (plus, uuh, a few spare frames & a Bontrager Privateer S/S). I ride this pretty much most of the time.
Other bike: Rocky Mountain Blizzard, for somewhat more relaxed all-day stuff (in theory).
Commute on a Surly Cross-Check or a Brompton, depending. The Brompton needs some TLC, actually.
Raleigh beach cruiser stashed at the senior Noteeths for rolling to the pub.
Slowly building up a Gunnar CX… and I should really get around to building up my Supercross BMX race bike.
I just need to live in a house where having bikes in the sitting room/kitchen is acceptable behaviour. 😕Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
I’ve 4 mountain bikes, all hardtails.
The main bike is only 2 years old but looks more trashed than the 20 year old one, but all the parts are new and mountain bikes are meant to be trashed are they ? 😉
Got a ” shopping ” bike that I can leave locked up in town which I only gave £40 for from our local arkwrights type LBS with a 3 month warranty, a 13 year old that I got off my mate that got me back into cycling, and my first ever mountain bike, its only a Raleigh but Nan bought it me so its got sentimental value.
Still have a tinkering after a road bike after doing 56 mile on the main bike the other week and taking a few days to recover 😳Posted 4 years agoHansReySubscriber
i have 4 bikes, and another coming today.
I think i’m gonna sell one soon, however. I’m tired of constantly repairing bikes. I might sell the DH bike too, seen as it’s as flat as pancakes over here.
…then i’m pretty certain that i’ll get a road bike to build up the collection. Oh my days… 🙄Posted 4 years agoKevaMember
I have three bikes and that’s exactly why I have three, so I don’t have to contantly maintain them. When I was doing all my mileage on one bike it seemed I was constantly replacing chains, cassettes, tyres, brakes, wearing out bearings and all sorts. Now the mileage is spread accross three bikes they’re much easier to maintain and keep in good condition.Posted 4 years agoHansReySubscriber
my bikes were left untouched for 6months due to the winter, injuries and lack of cash to replace/repair parts. I’ve had problems with needing to service forks, rebleed brakes, greasing things up, removing seized components, replace worn drivetrain, sourcing the tools, fettling with front derailleurs, etc. The actual work is quite routine, but when you have 4 bikes to prepare for the short summer time, it does become a chore.Posted 4 years agogonzyMember
i had 6 at one point…then got married and decided to scale down the collection to 3 (1 DH bike, 1 AM f/s and 1 ht) which i was happy with…then we bought a house which being smaller i had to sell off another bike (the AM bike)…was happy with 2 bikes and was looking to add a new AM bike until a few weeks ago when some scumbag stole the dh bike from the shed…now i have just the one which i’d just rebuilt onto a f/s AM frame but hope to add a new addition to it soon….wife may not be too happy about it especially when she finds them both living in the house… 😆Posted 4 years ago
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