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    Everytime you get a new bike some other bike suffers.

    Are you ever going to ride it again ? Just recycle it on eBay.
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    Bikes, more bikes please!

    A few, a Kent scooter and a Y
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    DH bike.
    29" AM HT
    20" bmx
    commuter- currently a rigid 26" with 3 speed internal hub.
    Klunker- coaster brake!

    I want to trade my current commuter for a touring/ cyclocross type bike.

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    The right number is the number of bikes that will regularly get used.

    I'm doing fine with my 3 bikes: 6" Spesh Enduro AM bike, Jamis (aluminum) road bike, old Jamis 4" full sus.

    The Enduro gets 100% of my mtb riding, the Jamis is good for commuting and the occasional road ride, and the older mountain bike is my loaner backup.

    I wouldn't mind a DH bike, a light and efficient 29'er, and a nice carbon road bike. But in reality, I'm not out-riding my Enduro the few times each year I hit the ski lifts, and I do an XC type ride only every so often. or do an XC type ride where I might benefit somewhat from a different bike. Same w/ a carbon road bike -- other than commuting, I ride between a few hundred to maybe 1300 "recreation" miles on the road, not really enough to justify a nice road bike.

    I really have no interest in riding a SS, a hard tail or something like that. Just not for me. Living in the suburbs as I do, there is little reason for a cruiser or shopping bike -- I have two cars that work just fine! I ride either my old mtb or my road bike when out with the kids -- the trailer attaches to either one just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotu View Post
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    you forgot the 45mm!

    Honestly... ahh I give up

  8. #108
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny7 View Post
    As many as you want, as long as you can pay cash for them and not go into dept.
    werd!
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    To the OP's oririnal question...

    As many as you have room to house or can afford...otherwise known as "n+1=y"
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    I would say you need 2..
    - 1 XC hard tail, wich does the work as commuter, single speed, and to go buy beer
    -1 Enduro class bike, this one is to have fun...

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    3 is the number, just like motorcycles...
    I think a SS MTB in any wheel size cause they are just fun.
    A geared MTB either HT or FS 29er.
    A CX bike for the road rides and grocery store and cross racing
    At least that will be what I have once i finish my HT 29er build.

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    I think 5 is the number for me. See below and add a CX bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasontamu View Post
    A few, a Kent scooter and a Y
    You shouldn't store your bikes upside down, its bad for the spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotu View Post
    You shouldn't store your bikes upside down, its bad for the spokes.
    Wow, spreading more false rumors, I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    Wow, spreading more false rumors, I see.
    Wha? Educate me then if you're so smart. What's the proper angle to hang a bike?

    Have you even stored a bike before? I think your full ofshit. Honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    Wow, spreading more false rumors, I see.
    yeah...
    storing upside-down, gives your spokes a chance to unwind and stretch out
    -they deserve it!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    yeah...
    storing upside-down, gives your spokes a chance to unwind and stretch out
    -they deserve it!
    Do you rotate your spokes?

    I avoid using a kickstand on my bikes because of the chance of asymmetrical spoke stretching.

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    For me it would be two, I would like to have two mountain/xc bikes with different rides for different days

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    4 Total. First bike was 26" Fuji Nevada, then sold it and built a Sette Rekken.Sold the Sette and built Vassago Bander and Jabber. Sold the Bander and stuck with Jabber. No regrets though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    yeah...
    storing upside-down, gives your spokes a chance to unwind and stretch out
    -they deserve it!
    it also allows the padding on your saddle to decompress to gravity -- thereby preventing injury and increasing comfort.
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    Plus when the bike becomes used to wanting to have the bars, seat etc move towards gravity, when you turn it back around you can totally get more air on jumps.........it's training your bike to bunny hop really.........
    Master of Nothing, but dammit if I don't try..............

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    Theoretical question...if you could only have ONE bike for purposes ranging from light XC to trail and some AM, what would it be? 26" steel HT? 29 FS?
    "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." -Back to the Future

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    I traded 2 road bikes for a 29er, so now
    I'm down to 8 bikes. Almost the perfect
    number. However I'm in love with the 29er,
    so I may need to get another one, and that
    would put me back at 9 bikes, I think 9
    bikes may be the right number.
    Also there isn't a damn thing wrong
    with storing bikes upside down. I have
    done it longer than I care to remember
    and never had a problem.

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    No more than one...




    Dozen. Well for most people anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    Also there isn't a damn thing wrong
    with storing bikes upside down. I have
    done it longer than I care to remember
    and never had a problem.
    dang straight! aside from letting the spokes untwist and saddle decompress it also helps fork seals/rings stay supple. linky
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