- Is enough ever enough? How many bikes do you own?
I had 11 2 years ago, had a big clearout/sale down to 7..
Its crept back up to 9 and I still have 7 spare frames loads of wheels & 30+ sets of tyres.
Its a bit silly really as I have very little time to ride these days, still can’t beat a ride to clear my head though 🙂Posted 5 years agogoldenwonderMember
cross bike this week.
That’s it for me at the moment, as long as I’m not counting my first two ever race MTB’s at the back of the shed or anything that’s not complete & rideable as that’d add up to another 5…Posted 5 years ago
Isn’t it in the rules that it’s N+1?IHNMember
Normal steely hardtail bike
CX bike that becomes a road bike with a change of tyres (and vicey versey)
First bike of purple Marin goodness F+F that I’ll never sell, currently set up as a 1*9
Latest addition of a skinny steel SS
I actually don’t want anything else, as I’m too much of a pansy to get the most out of a full susser and I wouldn’t use a ‘proper’ roady enough to justify having it and the CX.Posted 5 years agoMrGreedySubscriber
I think I’ve got to the point where diminishing returns and storage space become an issue – have got 5 bikes at the moment and don’t think I’ll be adding to that for a while. Yes it might be nice to have a 29er or a full-suss, but they’d both be a lot of cash without adding *that* much that I can’t already do on the Whippet or the Soul.
Carbon XC hardtail
Steel big days out hardtail
Carbon road bike (Sunday best)Posted 5 years ago
Alu CX/winter road bike
Steel SS commuterb rMember
When I had two bikes (XC HT and 6″ FS) I would be out, and at some point think that I’d like to be on the other. Bought a 456 frame and transferred some stuff over. After 3 months I sold the HT and FS frames. 9 months later bought a 456Ti frame.
3 years later its still my only MTB – ridden at least 3 times a week, and love it.
Plus I’ve probably enough parts to build 2 more bikes if needed 🙂Posted 5 years agobent udderMember
Brompton for commuting
CX bike for commuting / child towing
Singlespeed (can go geared, haven’t yet)
Every now and then I have a bit of a clearout, and then buy more bikes. Last time was just before Udderlet #1 – sold a singlespeed, a hardtail (A lovely DeKerf that went to a good friend) and a FS bike. Bought the Hummingbird for geared and singlespeed and an Orange 5 frame and forks from a friend.
It’s worth having a long hard think every now and then about the riding you do and the riding you’re likely to be doing, and make changes based on that.Posted 5 years agomakeitorangeMember
1 x burly 160mm FS (for DH/FR but just about capable of a decent XC ride)Posted 5 years ago
1 x 150mm Hardtail (for general XC use but still tough enough to ride hard)
1 x Cheep Rigid 29er single speed (commuter)
80% of the parts needed to build a rigid winter bike as I’m sick of trashing my good bikes in this crappy weather.stevemtbMember
Just did the count this morning – 8 – I think!
100mm 29er HT
140mm steel 26er HT
180mm all round FS
Downhill bike – never used to should be sold
Rigid old muddy fox. Never used but first proper mtb, not wanting to sell it!
Winter road bike – needed full overhaul so replaced with below, will be a winter turbo trainer bike
CX with full mudguards and racks for commuting if I ever start commuting and winter road use
Carbon road bike
Mate is selling a DJ, suspect that will be number 9!!Posted 5 years agohjghg5Member
It depends what you include. The core stable is:
Hybrid (old commute bike, might make it to a pub occasionally)
Added to that, OH’s hardtail also lives in the garage and one of his other bikes is often floating around too. There’s also my old road bike which is unrideable after a crash but still in the garage because I intend to salvage bits from it but never get round to it, and my sister’s old bike which lives with at my house too.
I’m about to buy another road bike to live at my parents house in Spain (second hand, but it will save me renting when I go out there).Posted 5 years agomartymacSubscriber
i have reached S-1,Posted 5 years ago
cube ams130 with revs.
charge filter hi, with road tyres.
orange P7, rigid ss.
would like to add a proper road bike and a fatbike.
would even get rid of the P7 for the fartbike, but cant afford it also it would probably result in divorce/spare room overload.nachoMember
Might show this thread to mrsnacho. I currently have 3 bikes (old 29er Kai Tai HT pub/road/emergency bike, Whyte 905 HT and Heckler FS) and she thinks that is too many.Posted 5 years ago
Have been saving up for ages now and could buy a new bike – do I join my wife on the darkside and get a road bike? Or maybe a light 120m FS or a decent 29er? Or swap the 905 for a titanium HT? Or save it for upgrades? Or put it in the family holiday fund?emanuelMember
dry weather commuting road bike.ss cragg vale eno’d.
wet weather commuting touring road bike.thorn audax
fireeye ht for getting around
kinesis granfondo(main road bike)
balloon trekking bike for lady friends.
brandx road bike frame and parts under the bed.
1970s bianchi and my old road bike back in italy.
I think I’ve got about 2-3 complete bikes in spares,except frames/forks.
Live in a third floor flat with no lift.Posted 5 years ago
I’m thinking of a stainlees steel road frame,I’ve been collecting parts for a while.brakesMember
heavy duty full suss
fast duty full suss
fixed wheel commuter
all working and in good condition
it’s a rolling stable though – there’s a rigid hardtail in the construction stage because I’ve got frame and forks (Cotic Soul) that I can’t bare to just be hung up in the shed – and I NEED a lender bike.Posted 5 years agoMike_DSubscriber
I’m trying to rationalise a bit at the moment.
Shop/campsite/trailer-towing hack thing
Sturdy 26in hardtail
Racy 26in hardtail
Singlespeed 26in hardtail
Period-correct early 90s retro impulse purchase
So I’m back down out of double figures, which is good (I’m not counting the tandem, my wife’s bikes, or the kids’ bikes…). Looking at combining two of the hardtails into one. Can’t see myself getting below seven, though.Posted 5 years agoletmetalktomarkSubscriber
I own 6* bikes
3 fully rigid
* I also have a partially built rigid SS hack and my first ever bike 8)
There is a bit of an overlap in use but not much 😕
Dosen’t make me want to own and try others – I’m not greedy just a little indecisive …. I think.
So own up …… How many do you own and whats the breakdown
MArk – A firm believer in N+1/2/3/4/5Posted 5 years ago
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