Multiple bikes = Guilty feeling ….. Time to MTFU?
i sometimes have the same feeling, currently got 4 in the garage, with another one in the pipeline.. Packages containing blingy bike bits arrive on pretty much a daily basis.. i always assume my mrs isnt gonna be happy about it. Truth is, she is fine with it and supports my hobby/obsession, so i am very lucky in that respect.
I’d just MTFU basically 🙂Posted 4 years agoOllyMember
I was in the same position.
Unless you are a “serious” xc jeyyer, or DH thug, do you need all the bikes.
Bike nirvana is one bike for everything.
one really really nice bike, rather than a fleet of under loved messes.
Oh, and a “town bike”, that you can ride to work, leave locked up in town etc etc
so two bikes.
but you get the gist
any excuse!Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
We are up to 14 bikes working + frames and forks and bits
But there are 2 of us and neither of us has bought a new bike in a long time- annoyingly we keep wearing out drive trains and bearings at the moment though:(
But when you average it out i havnt replaced a drive train or a bearing in a numer of years either – just having to buy them all now.Posted 4 years agokevin1911Member
No need to man up. You feel how you feel. No need to deny your feelings to conform so some sort of misguided stereotype.
I also get the guilt. The money that’s tied up in them could go to a nice holiday, a new gas boiler, a safer and more fun garden for the kids, their college fund etc
The question to ask is, can I really justify each one? If yes, and other aspects of your life aren’t suffering financially, what’s the big deal. If you can’t properly justify them, time to sell on.Posted 4 years agovonplatzMember
The question to ask is, can I really justify each one? If yes, and other aspects of your life aren’t suffering financially, what’s the big deal. If you can’t properly justify them, time to sell on.
Couldn’t agree more. I completely understand you. If any of your bike buying involved subterfuge, smoke and mirrors laptop closing when halfway through pay process on crc, then maybe you should ask yourself why you need to keep it quiet…
If not then why worry.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I’m just about to do a spot of rationalising, putting a couple of wee upgrades on the commuter to perk it up, then the roadrat’s getting sold- I just don’t ride it enough.
And should really do something about my BMX! I really enjoyed renovating it but I’ve ridden it exactly twice. Will take it down the pump track and see if I like it, if not, it’s going.
And that’ll leave hardly any. Certainly not too many, oh no.Posted 4 years ago_tom_Member
Yep I have 4 bikes an am getting the guilty feelings about the bmx as it never gets used. I do like it when I ride it but it’s not enough and my chameleon is a better dirt jumper tbh! Plus I always feel that cash from a sale could go towards stuff I want for my mtbs.
I would go down to just one mountain bike (would be a 160mm fs probably) but then they’re crap on proper dirt jumps where a hardtail excels. Got to have a road bike as well though otherwise I’d never spend any time on a bike! I have to say it was much nicer when I just had the one bike. It was always well maintained and I loved it but now both bikes are kinda bodged together from various parts overlapping different builds etc haha. Feels I have to compromise on quality to be able to afford “ok” parts for each bike i that makes sense. I wish I’d never ridden a full sus as I’d still be happy riding my old Trailstar for everything!Posted 4 years agoschmikenSubscriber
We’ve got nine, but two of those are the wifes and one is the tandem. I race so I can (easily) justify the race bike, road bike and commuter, but then there’s the rigid training bike, cross bike and full sus. Still want a ‘nice’ road bike and contemplating selling the full sus and replacing with a Spark 700 though!
Full embracer of the n+1 philosophy….Posted 4 years agokhaniMember
I’m slowly putting no5 together, I don’t need that many, I could get by with one, .Posted 4 years ago
but.. the bills are paid, foods in the cupboards, and I’m not in debt, I don’t piss it up the wall, stuff it up my nose or waste it on the gee gees,
so nothing to feel guilty about.. As long as you can afford it without straining your home life do what you want,..
If your mrs moans about it tell her to think of your new parts as metaphorical shoes and handbags…
Although my mrs has four bikes anyway so she can talk…
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