How many bikes do you have?
One Stumpjumper for everyday use, one fatbike for winter use and fun.
I met a gal at the LBS the otherday who had 9!
I love my Expert Stumpy FSR and Ventana El Rey but I'm still trying to use to the Epic.
A Stout custom hardtail
A Cotic Rocket
A 1980-something Raleigh Max my Grand Dad gave me.
Used to have a whole bunch more than, but last year there was an Ebay massacre.
Bikes Direct road bike
I have 2, but want one more
2011 Niner RIP 9 & 2012 Santa Cruz Butcher
I want a DH bike now too:out:
2 years ago - 13
Now - 2 (one road, one MTB)
Gave 12 bikes away, kept 1, had it stolen, bought 2 temporary bikes till I can afford one I like.
Do frames count? im constantly building, disassembling, and changing things so its hard to have a total number. As of now i just sold my Fuel and my LTS so that puts me down to 24, or 25 counting my dept store huffy cruiser i ride the dogs around on with my girlfriend
my tres hombres:
'11 enduro (frame with '08 saint build)
'08 blkmrkt mob djer
Trek Fuel EX-8
Novarro Big Buzz daily driver.
Four for me, two for wife, and one for daughter.
One a rigid hardtail to everything WaltWorks. No need, or space, for more!
Rule no 12: Velominati
While the minimum number of bikes one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner.
I adhere to this rule because it suits me. :) All other rules are meant to be broken.
Exactly. N+1 is the magic number. This is especially important when taking on the status of 'fiancÚ' "how many bikes do you have?"
Originally Posted by sarina
I dunno, not enough.
It is important to establish that you have many bikes, and enter the relationship/matrimony with as many as you can. This way, wifey can't ever quite keep count, and if you happen to add another to the stable?. No big deal. "This old thing?" And, if you happen to fall into the 'old bike has to go, to make room for new bike' (which isn't too bad actually) you will have an ample stable to manipulate.
My current number in actuality is 6 (DH, hard tail, xc/trail, xc/trail backup, road, trials bike)
Too many? I've tried to simplify, but it never seems to work out. I could probably get by with my Hecker or Spearfish and my Crosscheck. Two bikes to rule them all. I can't remember the last time I rode my fixie, cargo, or folding bike...
Built and functional (in order of most used to least used):
Santa Cruz Heckler
Access XCL 9r (fully rigid singlespeed)
One One Inbred (built as a snow bike with an endo front and an internally geared hub)
Yuba Mundo (cargo bike)
Dahon Speed P8 (folding bike)
In partial build or frame status:
Redline Monocog 29er
One 2005 Stumpjumper. It is old but it is all the bike I need. I used to have a whole garage full of bikes but my life is much better when I have only have one.
My Titanium Lynskey Pro 29 (singlespeed) is so beautiful to ride that I don't even look at other bikes since I built him up. I can't put a photo up now...have to wait until I've done 10 posts...but I don't want to ride any other bike because he's so perfect. Every race is a joy on him and all other riders comment on how beautiful and minimal he is. He weighs 9.2kgs dripping with mud.
I sold my dualie & geared bikes as I just never rode them anymore and felt guilty about them gathering dust.
Once you ride the perfect bike you don't lust after others.
My roadie...isn't the perfect bike and I keep looking at road bikes online. Pure Bike Porn. All matt black Pinarello Paris....ooooh, argh. they just look fast. sigh.
My cycling friends say to buy all your bikes in the same colour and then your significant partner can't really differentiate between bikes coming and going.Some of them ride them straight away before taking them home and get them filthy so they look like old bikes -never shiny, sparkly new.
I have two bikes. 2011 Giant Trance X2 and 2011 Gary Fisher HiFi Pro
Just one but by spring it may be 3.
I use it everyday at the trails and I use it to race.
In order of purchase:
Trek Superfly 100
Trek Allant, (wifes bike)
Argon 18 E-114
Santana Soveriegn, (tandem)
Cannondale 3.0 criterium
Shwinn Le Tour
There is a 130-150 mm full suspension trail bike in my near future. Don't tell my wife.
Titus Drop U Road Bike
Independent Fabrication Hardtail
The front half of a Ibis Cousin It Tandem.
three are mine, 2 road and one mtb, selling one road
two are the wifes, 1 mtb and one road
how many bikes do you have
2 for me
old beater schwinn clear creek for around the neighborhood and paved trails
niner wfo for dirt diggin
gnewcomer aka OldMtnGoat
Four. In no particular order, though the Navigator is on permanent loan to a friend. I like riding the Surly up hills, the Monocog on more technical downhills, and the Eclipse on the road. According to Strava, they all get pretty equal mileage, too - about 40 miles a week per bike (not counting the Navigator).
Redline Monocog 29
Jamis Eclipse (Roadbike)
I have 3 but know for sure I need 5.
Have: SS, rigid, 29er. Uber carbon road bike, Ghetto Miami Vice era Diamondback Apex neighborhood don't have to lock it up bike.
Need: Cyclocross type commuter & sumpin else that floats my boat.
Each one is different and each serves a purpose: hard tail, full suspension, road, track, CX, and a cruiser I'm trying to get rid of.
Tri bike, road bike, flat bar road errand bike, 1998 all OEM Bianchi cool road bike I keep at work, full suspension mountain bike.
I'm getting a new no-compromises carbon full-sus 29r, and will change over my current trail bike to hardtail, and giving my flat bar roadie to my little bro and that will make...
I ride about 3500 miles per year.
6, Not enough, need 1 more...I believe the answer to the equation is N+1
I remember there being a thread like this a while back where someone got offended by the number of bikes people were able to own.
I have two with me right now actually hanging on a rack by my computer as I type. GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc for play and an old beat up Trek 850 converted to SS that I use as my daily driver. Also have two bikes at my parents house for when I visit, Trek 7.3 FX and some Trek roadbike hand me down from my bro both of which are just for general pavement.
'06 Specialized FSR XC
'07 Stumpy FSR
Of the three, I enjoy riding the hardtail most.;)
1 for me, 1 for my wife has a Speshy Hardrock which suits her fine.
Holy bajeezus!!! that's a lot of bikes...
Originally Posted by manbeer
I have 2 complete one frame:
Fisher Rig 29er
24" Cruiser BMX
20" Haro BMX (frame only)
Do ATV's count? We call them bikes around here! I got one of those too! (see avatar)
three. Just rocking in all of them.. lol
^ For some reason that bit confuzzled me...I think I get it now though!
Originally Posted by manbeer
'09 Giant Anthem X1 (prolly for sale soon)
'08 Giant XTC Team hardtail
'10 Surly Pacer
'09 Specilzed Roubaix
'12 On - One In-Bred 29er (half built...waiting on last half of parts)
'12 Giant Trance X0 29er on order (two more weeks!!!)
'11 Trance x3
'08 XTC fully rigid set up for road riding
'08 Scott Yacoma
Various old frames, wheels etc laying around to probably build another 2-3 bikes, so clearly, I need to get on it and build them up, sell them and buy some sexy new stuff!
depends on who you ask, me? not enough, my wife too many but 3 that get regular use and many other bikes in various states of use projects fun cruiser you name it
Total bikes in the house...10...with another on the way. 5 (soon to be 6) for me, 2 for my wife, 2 for our 12 year old, and 1 for our 10 year old.
Way to many.....in order of purchase: Trek 7000 singlespeed, Giant Trance X2, Giant Defy Advanced 3, Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29er, Civilian Luditte 29er singlespeed......IF I had to thin the herd and only keep one, it would be the Stumpjumper EVO hands down.
3: Mountain, road, and crappy cruiser thing.
You can only count yours, you lose points for trying to count theirs as yours.
Originally Posted by A1an
FS 29er RM Altitude and HT SS 29er On-One Inbred...I really do want to add a 650b to the list though.
currently i'm down to 17 from 30+.
but i have my eye on a couple of sweet rides...
Santa Cruz Stigmata
Niner Jet 9 RDO
Spec. Stumpjumper FSR
All-City Big Block
All-City Nature Boy
Still need a fat bike and a SS MTB. 8 is clearly the right answer. Hope to be there soon!
I have 4, but I am starting to think that I don't really need the HT anymore. Thats the bike that my wife rides on the rare occasion with a few modifications and I still think I might race it when the opportunity presents itself with the right course. It's a good backup bike and a good loaner bike too.
2013 Epic Comp Carbon
2009 Haro Mary SS
2010 Motobecane Fantom SL 29
2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
9 the last time I checked
i Got 2 :)
a japanese folding bike
and a Cross Country MTB
'91 OffRoad ProFlex 550
'08 Spec Big Hit
'09 Spec XC Expert
This is the last place I thought I'd see Ika Musume.
Originally Posted by DominicTabuzo
4, and realizing I really don't need 4 bikes.
Airborne Lucky Strike '99'
Surly Pug's 2012
Spec Stump jumper FSR 2012
Giant Rapid. 2011