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Is it nuts having 4 bikes??

Old 07-25-20, 08:32 PM
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Is it nuts having 4 bikes??

1 Cannondale mountain bike. 1 Electra cruiser bike. 1 Trek Fx 3. 1 Specialized Rubaix road bike. Can't be normal?? 4 bikes? You guys?
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Old 07-25-20, 08:32 PM
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I'm not sure how I could get down to only four...
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Old 07-25-20, 08:33 PM
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Depends.
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Old 07-25-20, 08:35 PM
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yeah, it is nuts, you should have more
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Old 07-25-20, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by rbloem View Post
1 Cannondale mountain bike. 1 Electra cruiser bike. 1 Trek Fx 3. 1 Specialized Rubaix road bike. Can't be normal?? 4 bikes? You guys?
E-bike. You want an e-bike too. Oh wait, that’s me.
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Old 07-25-20, 08:58 PM
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1 Cannondale mountain bike. 1 Electra cruiser bike. 1 Trek Fx 3. 1 Specialized Rubaix road bike. Can't be normal?? 4 bikes? You guys?
Yeah it is pretty nuts I mean how do you not have at least 10?

I mean there is a touring bike missing, a gravel bike, who knows what kind of mountain bike so you might need something else, some vintage bikes in the equation certainly need some steel and ti bikes, no fixed gears or singles speeds (except possibly a cruiser but nothing of performance orientation), I mean come on!
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Old 07-25-20, 08:59 PM
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You need a red bike; red is the fastest.
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Old 07-25-20, 09:03 PM
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it's not nuts if you've got a roadie, a mtb, a gravel bike, a fixie or cruiser or foldie or whathaveyou. what's nuts is having 4 road bikes with very little versatility...guilty.
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Old 07-25-20, 09:13 PM
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It’s not nuts.
Seems like you could even add a couple.
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Old 07-25-20, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Depends.
Always.
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Old 07-25-20, 09:15 PM
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Gravel, road, vintage, and mountain.

Now to get a modern gravel and convert mine into a tourer or commuter. Then my wife has 2 more, needs a third. Got two kids, they'll be old enough to ride soon.

I don't mind the bikes. When we were up to 4 strollers and a Burley trailer, the garage felt small.
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Old 07-25-20, 09:18 PM
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Darn right it's nuts. You have NO Sturmey Archer hub. Preferably a RD5w. I rode mine 106.5 miles last Monday.
Easy as pie. And it's 78 lbs, LOL.
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Old 07-25-20, 09:48 PM
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4 seems like the minimum to be honest.
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Old 07-25-20, 10:08 PM
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It's only nuts if your garage still has space to fit more.
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Old 07-25-20, 11:05 PM
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Perfectly normal and room for more.

In order of arrival, mine are:
1999 Trek 26" MTB hardtail
2019 KTM Kapoho 29er E-MTB full suspension
2019 KTM Scarp Sonic 29er MTB full suspension
2019 Wilier Zero.6 Road bike
2020 Trek Madone SLR road bike

Who knows what next year will bring?
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Old 07-25-20, 11:14 PM
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Absolutely NOT! 4 bikes is well within reason. 6, however, would be INSANE!

I have 5.
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Old 07-26-20, 04:20 AM
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You need to add a tadpole trike.
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Old 07-26-20, 04:29 AM
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Road, Mountain, Gravel, Single Speed...considering a Fat Bike (largely because I have no intention of going back in a gym this winter).
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Old 07-26-20, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
Always.
Depends on if they have disk brakes.
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Old 07-26-20, 06:45 AM
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If having four bikes is nuts, I guess I'm 25% beyond nuts.
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Old 07-26-20, 06:47 AM
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Bicycles are "tool", so no more than having 4 torque wrenches.

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Old 07-26-20, 07:05 AM
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You know this is a "BIKE" forum, right?
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Old 07-26-20, 07:20 AM
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@surak "The needs of the many (bikes), outweigh the needs of the few."
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Old 07-26-20, 07:22 AM
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Good diversity but you need backups for each type.
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Old 07-26-20, 07:39 AM
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The correct number of bikes is N + 1
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