# Thread: How many bikes do you have?

1. ## How many bikes do you have?

Two

One Stumpjumper for everyday use, one fatbike for winter use and fun.

I met a gal at the LBS the otherday who had 9!

2. 3.

I love my Expert Stumpy FSR and Ventana El Rey but I'm still trying to use to the Epic.

3. Three!

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.

4. 2
'02 Hardrock

5. I have 2, but want one more
2011 Niner RIP 9 & 2012 Santa Cruz Butcher
I want a DH bike now too

6. A lot.

7. 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.

8. 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

9. my tres hombres:
'11 enduro (frame with '08 saint build)
'09 sx/4x
'08 blkmrkt mob djer

10. 2.

Trek Fuel EX-8

Novarro Big Buzz daily driver.

11. Four for me, two for wife, and one for daughter.

12. One a rigid hardtail to everything WaltWorks. No need, or space, for more!

13. 1

Gravity 29 Rigid SS

14. 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.

15. Originally Posted by sarina
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?"

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)

16. 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):
Salsa Spearfish
Santa Cruz Heckler
Access XCL 9r (fully rigid singlespeed)
Surly Crosscheck
One One Inbred (built as a snow bike with an endo front and an internally geared hub)
Yuba Mundo (cargo bike)
Giant fixie
Dahon Speed P8 (folding bike)

In partial build or frame status:
Redline Monocog 29er
Scwhinn Homegrown

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. I have two bikes. 2011 Giant Trance X2 and 2011 Gary Fisher HiFi Pro

20. Just one but by spring it may be 3.

21. 1

I use it everyday at the trails and I use it to race.

22. In order of purchase:

9-0-7 Fatty
Trek Superfly 100
Trek Allant, (wifes bike)
Pinarello Quatro
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.

23. 3.5.

Independent Fabrication Hardtail
Turner Spot
The front half of a Ibis Cousin It Tandem.

24. Five
two are the wifes, 1 mtb and one road

25. ## 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

26. 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).

Surly 1x1
Redline Monocog 29
Trek Navigator

27. 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.

28. 6

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.

29. 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...

Six.

I ride about 3500 miles per year.

30. 6, Not enough, need 1 more...I believe the answer to the equation is N+1

31. 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.

32. Airborne Skyhawk

'06 Specialized FSR XC

'07 Stumpy FSR

Of the three, I enjoy riding the hardtail most.

33. 1 for me, 1 for my wife has a Speshy Hardrock which suits her fine.

34. Originally Posted by manbeer
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
Holy bajeezus!!! that's a lot of bikes...

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)

35. three. Just rocking in all of them.. lol

36. Originally Posted by manbeer
i ride the dogs around on with my girlfriend
^ For some reason that bit confuzzled me...I think I get it now though!

Mine:
'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!!!)

Girlfriend:
'11 Trance x3
'08 XTC fully rigid set up for road riding

Son:
'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!

37. 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

38. 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.

39. 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.

40. 3: Mountain, road, and crappy cruiser thing.

41. Originally Posted by A1an
Four for me, two for wife, and one for daughter.
You can only count yours, you lose points for trying to count theirs as yours.

42. FS 29er RM Altitude and HT SS 29er On-One Inbred...I really do want to add a 650b to the list though.

43. currently i'm down to 17 from 30+.

but i have my eye on a couple of sweet rides...

44. Six:
Scott CR1
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!

45. 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

46. 9 the last time I checked

47. ## i Got 2 :)

a japanese folding bike
and a Cross Country MTB

48. 3
'08 Spec Big Hit
'09 Spec XC Expert

49. Originally Posted by DominicTabuzo
a japanese folding bike
and a Cross Country MTB

This is the last place I thought I'd see Ika Musume.

50. 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

51. Originally Posted by AnonymouseTech
This is the last place I thought I'd see Ika Musume.
lool, ya she's chillin by my desk hehe

hehe im an anime otaku jcheck out my room bro its filled with animes
all over the place hehe

52. 2 for me
2011/12 Devinci Wilson SL
2008 soon to be 2013 Banshee Rune.

53. Originally Posted by DominicTabuzo
lool, ya she's chillin by my desk hehe

hehe im an anime otaku jcheck out my room bro its filled with animes
all over the place hehe

Dude looks like we have the same tastes hahahahahha

I'm going to PM you my battlestation with anime stuff plastered on the walls by my gf once I get back home this weekend.

54. 3
- Santa Cruz Heckler
- Iron Horse Maverick 4.5( have made this more into my wifes bike with the occasional loan out)

55. 2004 Stumpjumper Expert, upgraded pretty much everything on this bike except for frame/fork/stem. Have it dialed in perfectly.
2012 Niner RIP 9, still getting this bike dialed in and loving it

56. a wall full in the basement.

57. I currently have two bikes, and I enjoy the heck out of them equally!

2012 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon
2012 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon

The Twins

58. Just one since I just got into MTB this summer. Once I get this where I want it, I'll probably get a FS 29er to go along with it.

59. Five complete bikes-
Spec. Stumpie 26 FSR
Civilian Luditte 29er SS rigid
Salsa Las Cruces cross/ commute/ tourer
Townie three speed cruiser (actually my wife's but I ride it more than she does)
I have a mid 2000's Stumpjumper HT with a Fox Float, a late 80's. Stumpjumper frame and fork, and a 70's French road frame and the parts to put them together into bikes but I just don't have the time to do anything with them.

60. This is amusing...I myself have 4.

'97 Homegrown hardtail
'12 Yeti SB95
'?? Barracuda hardtail (picked it up for \$100 to use at campgrounds and anywhere it is out in public where it could grow "legs"

The reason I find this amusing is concerning the worry those have for their significant other. I am also a surfer and recently sold off some of my boards as we moved away from the coast to CO. I still kept 3 boards that can be used for travel.

However the amusing part is that there is an older story of a surfer wanting another new board but his wife would have killed him if he bought one. So, he went ahead and ordered a new board but had it shaped and painted to look like one of his older, beat-up boards so his wife wouldn't know. Great idea.

Not so easy to do with bikes.

61. Two, see signature

62. Four: 2011 Kona Kahuna 29er, 2012 Santa Cruz Nickel 650b (build in progress), 1997 GT Pro Series BMX, 1987 GT Interceptor BMX.

63. Originally Posted by Loudviking
4, and realizing I really don't need 4 bikes...
That's right, you need 5. The answer is always N+1

'84 Univega Viva Sport
'96 Bridgstone MB-3
Surly Cross Check
Scott CR1
GT Sensor 1.0

A fatbike is next on the list.

64. 4 right now and building another:

Trek paragon 29er ht
Planet X zebdi DJ
S&M LAF bmx
Surly cross check

Building up an intense spider 29

65. I have 2 now, at one time I had way too many......sold them all and bought these 2 bikes. Planning on building a Fixie next......instead of fixie I think I got my eyes on Specialized Allez.....that'll be my next road bike

2012 Raleigh Talus 29er
2006 GT I-Drive 5 3.0

66. ummmm...
counting aloud, "one, two, plus... seven?"

9 bikes heh heh

67. I did not include the piles of frames and parts I have in my basement. I've got 2 MTB frames, 2 road and 2 bmx. Probably enough parts to build another 1 of each....sigh

68. 4 complete bikes built up and operational
Singular Gryphon
'93 Diamond Back Overdrive
Schwinn Crisscross commuter
Schwinn Cruiser/Klunker

2 frames
Trek 930 converted to SS
GT Rebound anatomica

I also subscribe to the n+1 formula. You can never have too many bikes!

frog

69. Right now I have 8 and I ride then all. Starting my next build this weekend.

70. I guess I'll join in on the pics:

Daily on top and fun on the bottom.

One more battlestation for DominicTabuzo above, you can also see the bikes are right there:

71. Six. Or in other words, about four less than I want.

72. 5. Non-cyclists are nonplussed by that number.
Waiting on cash for a fat bike and a new trials bike.

If I had 10 bikes, it wouldn't be enough.

73. 3. Bianchi road bike, kona dually and an old hard tail that does family duties with baby seat, trailer, trailgator, panniers for shopping etc

74. 2 - A mountain bike and a road bike. What more do you need in the prairies?

75. ## my bikes

Three:
2012 Specialized Rockhopper 29er
2012 Trek Rumblefish
2013 Specialized Stumperjumper FSR Comp 29er

76. Originally Posted by Josh_SL2
Just one but by spring it may be 3.
You planning on breeding them? Put your bike next to a really well pedigreed and expensive bike and hope to keep the offspring. If only.....

77. 3 road bikes, 2 cyclocross bikes, 5 mountain bikes..1 road frame not built up..

78. THREE! not enough!

3700 disc
BMC Streetracer
Wal-Mart beach cruiser that will be a lowrider by spring

what's next:
Trek 69er
tall post BMX

79. Five, not less !
Trek Fuel EX9 for XC and competing on semi-wet, dry conditions ;
Specialized RockHopper for all terrains in wet and winter conditions ;
Specialized Big Hit for DH/Enduro and FR on mountains trails ;
Specialized EnduroFSR given back to my 13 old son to ride with me ;
Trek 1.5 (road bike) for road and training all along the year but especially on winter time when really too muddy

80. 3 for me:
2012 Jamis Dragon Sport 29er, in process of upgrading
2006 Bianchi Giro
1960ish Pierce Arrow racer, restored, converted to fixed gear.

Plus a restored 1968 Schwinn Racer cruiser, given to my mom, and a 2012 Trek Skye SL for the GF.

I'd like to add a single speed flat-bar city bike and a FS 29er to that list too

81. I have three bikes.
A gitane from the 70's with road tires and a fixed gear that I occasionally take off-road.
A Hoffman 900 BMX bike that I havent touched in years and want to sell.
A MTB from walmart that needs a drivetrain overhaul. I havent touched this in years either.

82. 4 Dirt bike, downhill, bmx, street bike

83. 3

Yeti ASR Carbon

Yeti Big Top 29er

Trek Y50

84. Four at the moment:

Transition TR250 I've owned for 5 months (freeride/shuttle bike)
Transition Bandit 29 I've owned for 10 months (aggressive XC bike)
Salsa Vaya I've owned for 2 years (touring, transporting, in town cruising)
'69 Raleigh Twenty I've owned for 3 years (fully modernized but with original frameset, for errands & short trips)

By the end of 2013 I hope to have added a fatbike and dirt jump bike to the mix.

85. Two. If i bought another bike my wife would make me sleep with them.

Salsa Big Mama 29'er
S&M .38 Special BMX

86. Had 5 up until december last year, had a big interstate move, so got rid of 3... but added a roadie and another is in the post...
so:
2004 Yeti ARC
2012 Cannondale Synapse 3 Carbon
1996? GT Xizang (I think thats the year, will know whet it arrives)

87. Me

Ragley TD-1 SS
Merida FLX 3500 (speced down to 20lb 3x9)
On-one 456 summer season
Specialized tricross SS
Sandman Gobi fat bike
Thorn Raven Enduro rohloff
Garyfisher rig SS
Giant OCR2 (triggers broom - only the frame fork and chainset remain but its comfy)
Planet X Stealth Time trial bike

The Mrs has

Merida HFX 1500
Omega custom build easton road frame with ultegra
GIant FCR winter bike (currently forsale)
Genisis dayone Alfine - new winter bike and commuter

88. 2.5
1 complete CX'er that's my go-to bike
1 complete Xtracycle
1 Vassago Bandersnatch that loaned out it's drivetrain,stem,bars and brake levers to the Xtracycle for now.

Working on a new inexpensive 29"er SS to replace a Jabberwocky I sold this year,then will look at getting the Xtra it's own bits to rebuild the Bander

89. 2

Vicoz

90. Sadly I only have 1, but I love it! I'm hoping to get another one next summer.

91. Enough bikes to annoy the Wife and make the neighbors think I run a bike shop out of my garage…

92. Gazelle city racer, Nishiki Z29 racebike, American Eagle Devil Hills retro DH bike.

1. Santa Cruz Nickel
2. Mid 80's Jamis Explorer
3. Specialized Roubaix
4. Merida CX4 Cyclocross Disc
5. Jamis Coda Elite
6. Felt Chronic

I don't own a car.

Also various frames in various states of assembly.

93. 3 for me + 1 for my wife + 1 for my daughter + a kid cart.

Kona Kahuna '12
DeKerf Generation '98
Giant Kronos '96

Princess Bike

Onestep Cart

94. 2
Giant trance x

Working on a SS ht 29er.

95. Just one at the moment

96. I have 5 bikes:

Salsa Spearfish - racing and travelling
Salsa El Mariachi - SS fun
Salsa Vaya - paved paths and gravel
Surly Ogre - everywhere
Surly Pugsley - fun

97. Gt force 2.0

98. Me - 2.5

2007 Cannondale Caffeine F3
2011 Scott CX Comp
Both bikes are far from stock.
Also building a Bridgestone MB-6 frame up from spare parts laying around. Got a little one coming in the spring and will need a bike to pull her around.

Wife - 2
2010 Scott Contessa Speedster 25
2011 Focus Black Hills
Her bikes have gone under the knife as well.

99. I'm down to 5.

2012 Trek Superfly 100 Elite
2012 Airborne Delta CX
2009 Redline d660
2010 Trek Soho S
2010 BMC Pro Machine

I'd like a fat bike, but don't see it in the near future.

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