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How many bikes have you owned over the entire period of your cycling life?

How many do you own currently?

I'm embarased to admit, but may come out of my shell if someone else here has as bad of an addiction as me.

Currently I only own two bikes.
 

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19 total, including childhood bikes. I bought all but the first two (parents bought them - I was under 10) and I can still remember every one. This number represents an average of just one every other year of my life, so it doesn't seem that bad.
6 currently - nothing fancy - couple of cruisers, coffee shop bike, ss, rigid, and soft tail
 

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10bikes

Younger days
this bike in the picture
2 ten speeds
Mongoose BMX
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older days
Canodale M500
Target 50 dollar FS
Zieg Lam (bought at Costco)
Kona Sinky
Specialized Big Hit
Azonic Recoil
 

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:
10bikes

Younger days
this bike in the picture
2 ten speeds
Mongoose BMX
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older days
Canodale M500
Target 50 dollar FS
Zieg Lam (bought at Costco)
Kona Sinky
Specialized Big Hit
Azonic Recoil
Did you ever take it off of any sweet jumps?
 

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sgltrak said:
19 total, including childhood bikes. I bought all but the first two (parents bought them - I was under 10) and I can still remember every one. This number represents an average of just one every other year of my life, so it doesn't seem that bad.
6 currently - nothing fancy - couple of cruisers, coffee shop bike, ss, rigid, and soft tail
We're tied. I've had 19 bikes since I gave up my tricycle, and have 6 at the moment: a mtbike-turned-roadie, a real road bike, 3 FS mtbikes and a BMX cruiser. All but one have FS bike have seen action in the last year.

Kathy :^)
 

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Trike
Raleigh Chopper
Raleigh Burner BMX
Orange Clockwork DX
Marin (Can't remember other than I broke it within 3 days!)
Giant ATX Team XC Custom
Giant XcX DS1 Custom
Intense Tracer Custom
Specialized M4 Custom
Cove G-Spot Custom
Salsa Ala Carte Custom
Intense Spider (Never got to ride it, got an offer I couldn't refuse before I got to build it up)
Transition Preston FR custom
Transition Preston FR XC build custom
Intense Uzzi VPX Custom
Intense Tracer number 2 custom
Transition DirtBag x 2

I currently only have the Uzzi the Tracer number 2 and the DirtBags but they're soon to be joined by a Dekerf Implant, a 2 Transition Vagrants, another Preston, and possibly another Intense later next year!

Yeah a couple of them are loaned out to some of my team riders but still, I have too many bikes and not enough time to ride em! And don't ask me to count the times the specs chainged on most of the customs!
 

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I am about to have my fourth mtb. That will make four bikes actually built up for me right now; an XC racy full suspension bike (the one on the way), an XC racy hardtail, a steel roadbike and a singlespeed currently built around my first mountain bike, a cro-moly Trek 930. I still have a Klein Attitude frame that I have to sell or something.

This level of bike consumption is the sweet spot for me, I think. Well, probably a little past the sweet spot. Everything I could ever desire for racing and fun.
 

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VERVE 29er said:
How many bikes have you owned over the entire period of your cycling life?

How many do you own currently?

I'm embarased to admit, but may come out of my shell if someone else here has as bad of an addiction as me.

Currently I only own two bikes.
23 if you are counting separate make and model - many more than that if you count individual frames and builds.

Here's the list:

20" hand me down special

20" girls bike from police bike auction

20" Mongoose BMX (hand me down)

20" Mongoose BMX (replacement after the above was stolen)

1984'ish Schwinn Mesa Runner - my first MTB!

Diamondback Ascent

Mongoose IBOC

Trek Aluminum (8000?)

Performace M002

CDale Super V

Dagger Amp style

Performance M007

(6) Kestrel Rubicon (had six or so of these - some "comp" models for XC racing and some "SX" models for DH.

GT Tequesta - bought and stripped for parts

Giant Carbon hard tail

(15) GT Idrive 1.0 - I went through about 15 of these - I broke all of them - some build for xc racing, some as trail bikes

Giant AC 1

Foes FXR

Bianchi Alphana - road bike :eek:

Guerciotti - road bike

Raleigh - road bike

Diamondback XTS Moto - road twice and sold

Intense M1

So is the final tally 23 or 42?
 

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Little girl's bike w/banana seat

Schwinn 3-speed cruiser

Specialized HardRock Sport rigid mtb

Trek 4500 hardtail (stolen on 10/21/01 @ 5:15pm approx.)

Trek 4900 WSD hardtail (replacing above)

SC Blur FS

Grand total: 7
 

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back in tha day:

the trike
2 bmx bikes murray/huffy types
a jcpenney 10 speed road bike

now:

1989 Mongoose IBOC Comp
1997 Trek 930
2000 Cannnondale CAAD4 Saeco road bike
2001 Litespeed Toccoa
2002 SC Superlight

9 total
 

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Not many... I ride them till they basically fall apart...

After the trike...

20" Windsor (it wast just not cutting it when I hit 12)
24" Benotto ROAD BIKE 10 sp (died from broken downtube at the headtube joint after a harsh landing)
26" Benotto Monte Bello 12 sp - My first MTB!! circa 1990. It was just a beefed up steel road frame. It later evolved a little making it lighter until it hit like 35 pounds. Stolen back in 2000.

Turbo Excess full suspension - a Wally-World bike that with luv'n'care hit 2600 miles of road/aggro trail riding. Mostly stock, except for clipless pedals and a rim I had to replace due to busting it against a curb. Stolen back in 2001/2002.

Alubike Reactor - Just a notch up the Excess... but dressed with full Deore and front Avid Mech brake (being a deore disc at the rear) and Manitou SX fork. Sold in 2003 to a friend of mine, it's now sitting just along with my current bike in my apartment. Still going strong.

Giant Warp DS1 '03... Stock except for clipless. Beautiful ride. Had to sell it when I was preparing our wedding back in 2004 with just 600 miles on it.

Giant Warp DS2 '04, upgraded to discs. Bought used in '05... when I got it, it needed tons of luv'n'care. It was like picking up an strayed dog... it was all beaten up and plain suked. Now it runs smooth wouldn't it be for the crappy fork. I love the warps.

So, that makes it 6 bikes for close to 24 years of riding and 15 of MTB'ing.
 

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68 CCM Charger - banana seat and ape hanger bars
72 Sekine 10 speed
81 Peugot 10 speed
87 Kuwahar Shasta mtb
89 Stumpjumper Team
96 Trek Y22
98 Kona Explosif frame (still ride)
97 Rocky Mountain Spice frame
00 Titus Loco Moto frame
02 Cove Stiffee frame
03 Turner 5 Spot frame (still ride)
04 IRO Mark V frame road fixie (still ride)
?? Phobia anxiety frame (still ride)
 

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:
10bikes

Younger days
this bike in the picture
2 ten speeds
Mongoose BMX
That is one sweet single speed with dual crown forks!!!! I bet you wish you had that bike now!

The old days:
Huffy #54 with MX seat and fenders!
Schwinn Scrambler with plastic mags and Tange fork
The Huffer (a brown/burgandy Huffy 10 speed with one brake that I used to due centuries on)
1988 Trek 400T (actually a sweet road bike for only $400 new).
Pro-Flex 754 (bought it for a $1000--rode it until everything wore out--sold it for $450 in 1997 on mtbr)
1997 Santa Cruz Heckler (I broke it after 5 years of serious riding).

The current stable:
2000 Ibis Mojo (currently my singlespeed--my former race bike)
2002 Superlight (replaced the Heckler when it broke) I ride this at night.
199? Landshark road bike with Campy (Sweet frame!)
1991 Haro U-series (actually a sweet bike)
199? Trek 8900 Carbon (I bought it for the cranks--it is a really light frame!)
199? Ibis Mojo with handjob (the ugly bike with orange/purple/magura/SRAM Betsy!)
2001 Brodie Devo (the stupid and heavy bike)
1989 Ibis SS (I just sold it--and no, it was not a singlespeed)

And of course--many of the bikes have been built up in many variations!!!

14 total in 34 years of life!
 

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Owned two childhood bikes.

Now I've got ...

XC MTB
SS MTB
Road bike
Old bike I'm looking after for a friend ... probably for the rest of my life.

Also, bike projects that are not complete.

New Zion SS
Fixed gear road bike

Add to this a trail bike next year ... that's not too bad is it?
 

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:
10bikes

Younger days
this bike in the picture
2 ten speeds
Mongoose BMX
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older days
Canodale M500
Target 50 dollar FS
Zieg Lam (bought at Costco)
Kona Sinky
Specialized Big Hit
Azonic Recoil
You probably had the coolest bike on the block with that.
 

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VERVE 29er said:
How many bikes have you owned over the entire period of your cycling life?

How many do you own currently?
...entire period of your cycling life? nine
How many do you own currently? two: ht & road
 

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Earliest I can remember:

Kiddie seat on the back of my Dad's Custom Claud Butler (which used to be my Grandad's race bike)

Tricycle

Raleigh Budgie

Raleigh Chipper

Raleigh Chopper

Piranha BMX - probably the heaviest bike I ever owned, the cast metal wheels didn't help.

Mongoose Supergoose frame with Skyways (wish I still had that one).

Raleigh Record road bike

89 Hardrock Comp

91 Stumpjumper Team - loved that bike, triple-butted prestige, Suntour XC Pro gruppo, custom paint job, stolen by crackheads.

97 Rockhopper Comp

No name Indonesian beater bike

02 Stumpjumper HT

04 Turner Burner frame (bought on Friday).

After the tricycle that makes 12.

Currently owned: 1 1/2.
 
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