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Old 12-12-14, 02:44 PM
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I have two, both in my sig. The Fargo has commuting and any overnighters I do in the hills duty, the Rocky Mountain is more fun for just poking about and exploring in the woods as it's knobby tires are better on loose gravel than the Schwalbe Supremes I have on the Fargo for commuting.
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I am up to 10.
- 93 Miyata Nine 16
- 93 Miyata Elevation 4000
- 91 Miyata 1000LT
- 76 Raleigh DL1 Tourist
- 74 Schwinn Suburban
- 72 Schwinn Super Sport
- 64 Schwinn American Deluxe
- 61 Schwinn Corvette
- 56 Schwinn Hornet
- 50 BF Goodrich Schwinn
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Old 12-12-14, 03:02 PM
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I guess this is a good exercise to remind me which ones I still have...
67 Schwinn Racer Deluxe 3 speed (family heirloom/stored)
68 Raleigh Superbe 3 Speed (in the project que)
72 Raleigh Sports (first adult bicycle)
77 Sekai 2700 GT (hi-ten touring bike)
79 Sekai 2500 GT (backup touring bike)
83 Centurion Turbo (retroed 2x7, main rider)
84 and 1/2 Miyata Ridge runner (currently a 27" fixed gear conversion)
87 Schwinn Tempo (franken 1x7)
88 Schwinn Premis (retroed 3x9)
89 Bridgestone CB-2 (main errand bike, heavily moded)
92 GT Tequesta (almost all stock)
97 Supergo All access (off road dual suspension fun)
13 Leader 725 (track bike that only sees road riding, and lots of it)

Looks like 13 to me.
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Old 12-12-14, 03:31 PM
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I think every car free person should have two bicycles to provide a spare in case the primary bicycle is unavailable.

This past summer I spent most of my time on the new recumbent as with the back issues getting worse, this worked best for me... if I was to reduce the collection to two bicycles a recumbent would have to be one of those bikes.

As it is, our family of four has 24 bicycles; my wife has three, youngest daughter has three (city, road, and mountain), and oldest daughter is fine with just one well fitted commuter bicycle... I have a collection of vintage / handbuilt bicycles that are not daily drivers and a few dedicated commuting / touring / race / mtb / utility bicycles.
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Old 12-12-14, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by EvilWeasel View Post
1 and a half... I'm slowly working up to 2.
Yeah, that's me, too. The one in my sig-block, and the partial (never soon-to-be-completed) build.

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Old 12-12-14, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
The Road Bike is a Specialized S-Works, and the Mountain Bike is a Connondale; I forget the model (not currently here at my workplace). I also own the remains of my beloved, I want them to do with it.

That last pic is just sad sad sad.
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Old 12-12-14, 03:59 PM
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I have 3 bikes.
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Old 12-12-14, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by enigmaT120 View Post
I have two, both in my sig. The Fargo has commuting and any overnighters I do in the hills duty, the Rocky Mountain is more fun for just poking about and exploring in the woods as it's knobby tires are better on loose gravel than the Schwalbe Supremes I have on the Fargo for commuting.
oops... I just noticed that my sig has only 1 bike... the 1974 Huffy which parted company a few years ago. That was my first bike when I started riding again in 2005. I wasn't going to spend a fortune on a bike until I knew I'd like cycling. So I picked up a $10 Huffy at a second hand shop. I rode it a couple of months, then moved up to my Bianchi hybrid which has moved itself into a winter cycling role sporting a lovely old pair of Nokians.
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Eleven, if you count two ongoing projects. Three of those are utility/commuting bikes of various kinds, the rest are toys I've acquired because I like riding for fun and I also enjoy working on bikes. Want to gawk? See here: https://www.bikeforums.net/album.php?albumid=414.
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Old 12-13-14, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Between the two of us ... 17 or 18 or 19 or something. We're still digging them out of boxes. To early to make an accurate count.
That's about what my spouse and I have. I wonder how the tandems are suppose to get counted. Anyway, it's more than I need and less than I want, as it will ever be.
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Old 12-13-14, 04:05 AM
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One, due to good public transportation and a very small apartment.
One, due to planning on getting an apt. and not knowing how cool they'll be about bicycles. (And the road bike I bought was too big)
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The Road Bike is a Specialized S-Works…I also own the remains of my beloved, unrideable Bridgestone RB-1 totaled in an accident. The police are asking me what I want them to do with it.

Originally Posted by CenturionIM View Post
That last pic is just sad sad sad.
Thanks for the sympathy, and that RB-1 was a legendary classic, but with the new road bike, as the song goes, "Love is lovelier, the second time around. / [strike]Lovelier with both feet on the ground[/strike]."
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Old 12-13-14, 06:28 AM
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That's about what my spouse and I have. I wonder how the tandems are suppose to get counted. Anyway, it's more than I need and less than I want, as it will ever be.
Yes ... we have one tandem ... is that one or two?

Plus a whole bunch of parts that could add up to a bicycle or two or three or five.

Plus the intact bicycles.
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Old 12-13-14, 07:17 AM
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One, due to planning on getting an apt. and not knowing how cool they'll be about bicycles. (And the road bike I bought was too big)
So what type of bike is it? Why does it work for you?
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Old 12-13-14, 01:13 PM
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I have one, an all around urban hybrid. It has seen more hilly back country roads than any bike I've ever had though. I haven't had the need for a second bike, I've been fortunate enough that any malfunctions I receive can be remedied in short order or at least adjusted to a "limp mode" to get where I need to go.
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A few...
- A little steel fixed gear. It's my summer buddy and makes a fun road bike.
- Old Nishiki mountain bike. It does my summer hauling and does everything in the ice and snow.
- Modified old Miyata mixte. It's set up as an all-weather backup for mud, dirt, heavy rain, backup hauling, and leaving places for extended periods (e.g. the airport).
- 1976 Schwinn Breeze. I never really ride this, but I keep it in case we get company without a car that would like to travel more than a mile from our house.

My partner also has a bike, but it is too big for me and currently lives in the basement. I have a few frames and wheelsets (future bikes?) laying around as well. All the bikes are perpetual works in progress...
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Old 12-14-14, 06:48 AM
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A whole bunch... including a tandem. Probably count is around 30 including the frame sets and parts. I prefer vintage bikes and they seem to find me. I have plenty of space so that is a non issue for me. I have several that I ride regularly (well when I am home and can). Most of my bikes fall into the touring/utility/city category.

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A whole bunch... including a tandem. Probably count is around 30 including the frame sets and parts. I prefer vintage bikes and they seem to find me. I have plenty of space so that is a non issue for me. I have several that I ride regularly (well when I am home and can). Most of my bikes fall into the touring/utility/city category.

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I wondered if you would weigh in.
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Old 12-14-14, 07:37 AM
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  1. Trek T2000 - Our Road Tandem
  2. Surly Pugsley - Her Mountain
  3. Giant Anthem - Her FS Mountain
  4. Trek Pilot - Her Road/Race
  5. Redline ?? - Her BMX
  6. Surly ECR - His Expedition/Commuter
  7. Trek Rig - His Mountain
  8. Specialized E5 - His Road/Race

With my bikes I alternately try to distill the collection down then pursue specialization.
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Old 12-14-14, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
A whole bunch... including a tandem. Probably count is around 30 including the frame sets and parts. I prefer vintage bikes and they seem to find me. I have plenty of space so that is a non issue for me. I have several that I ride regularly (well when I am home and can). Most of my bikes fall into the touring/utility/city category.

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Hello Aaron! it would be 31 if you ever found that Iguana! Are they so rare?
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Hello Aaron! it would be 31 if you ever found that Iguana! Are they so rare?
The larger ones are rare. I think the age and the fact it was a lower end bike makes them harder to find. I do have a lead on one out of Louisville, KY. But haven't been up that way in a couple of years. The fellow that had it for sale wasn't really interested in shipping.

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The larger ones are rare. I think the age and the fact it was a lower end bike makes them harder to find. I do have a lead on one out of Louisville, KY. But haven't been up that way in a couple of years. The fellow that had it for sale wasn't really interested in shipping.

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23" MTB is pretty darn big. One of the guys I run into commuting told me he was looking for a 64 inch road bike. Claimed he couldn't find one anywhere. The only remedy was to order a custom frame. With a frame that big, I'd probably want some HiTen tubing just to avoid the sway.
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23" MTB is pretty darn big. One of the guys I run into commuting told me he was looking for a 64 inch road bike. Claimed he couldn't find one anywhere. The only remedy was to order a custom frame. With a frame that big, I'd probably want some HiTen tubing just to avoid the sway.
My road frame size is 64cm. I have currently have two, one is CroMo the other is Reynolds 531. The 531 is an old Dawes Galaxy and is plenty stiff. Back before they went with the sloping top tube frames 64cm wasn't an uncommon size, now you get typically get S, M, L some manufactures may make XS and XL. FWIW I ride XL and my bride rides XS, so we get the short end of the stick with the S-L sizing. For technical MTB riding I use the 21" frame for better clearance, I wanted the 23" for touring.

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1 bike, really that is all a person needs... If it's the right bike that you aren't racing, just riding. It's a 13+ year old ORYX mountain bike that does everything well, city, mountain, touring. I could not be happier with this bike, I have over 30,000KMs on it and it never failed to bring me home... The wife loves her Trek 8.5 DS too.
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