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.
14 S-Works Epic WC
14 Yeti ARC
14 S-Works Crux Disc
15 Echo Big Deal
15 Roubaix S-Works
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
Dirt Bike Craig
I have 2, but want one more
2011 Niner RIP 9 & 2012 Santa Cruz Butcher
I want a DH bike now too
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.
Originally Posted by Trail Ninja's Son
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 'fiancé' "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.
Riding slowly since 1977.
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