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I was thinking about this the other day, as my wife always wonders why I need more than 1 bike. She is OK with 2, actually, as one is my commuter and I don't have a car. But she doesn't see why I need a road bike and mountain bike, and she definitely would go ape if I had some of the others I would like. I often dream about a single speed MTB, a full suspension, separate raod and cx bikes (one bike pulls both duties), a 24" cruiser BMX, a fixed road, etc. So I wondered how many types of different bikes people have. I am really looking at bikes that might be considered different categories, like road vs mountain, not so much titanium road vs carbon road, etc, but feel free to post whatever you feel is relevant. I am posted this on RBR also to see what types of different responses I get. I have an idea that mountain bikers might be more diverse.

I officially have:
Fixed cummuter (old steel MTB, rack and panniers, etc)
Trek hardtail (4300, with upgrades)--My first bike
Cyclocross/road bike--Lemond Poprad
Trying to sell, but would love to make fixed--87 Raleigh Grand Prix
 

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C-dale FS MTB
Trek mtb w/ slicks and bags
Kink BMX 20"
Diamondback Voyager II MTB
Unicycle
Vintage Hercules bikes -
No road bikes YET. but I did just get done building this for winter-
 

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Two here

My Leader 626S 5" trail bike and an Ibex B 24 RSR street bike.
 

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My collection is pretty diverse.
Here it goes-
Road bike - Bianchi San Lorenzo (race & training)
Cyclocross bike - Bianchi Cross Concept (race & training)
Time Trial bike - Cervelo P3SL (Race & limited training)
Fixed Gear - Kogswell F (bad weather & commuter with fenders)
Winter ice bike - Scott Boulder rigid (probably 10 years old with studded tires)
Winter snow bike - Surly Pugsley (brand spanken new with 3.7 tires!!)
HT MTB - Fisher Paragon 29er
FS MTB - Fisher Sugar 29er

I have a couple of road frames along with probably 2-3 bikes worth of parts and probably 10 extra wheelsets all in boxes.

I won't even go into my wife's collection...
 

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I'm down to the bare bones...

2000 Seven Axiom...road
1995 Cannondale M900 now living as a single speed MTB
1989 Serotta Davis Phinney...road
1987 Vitus 787 living as a cyclocross bike
1987 Schwinn Prologue time trial bike
1987ish Raleigh Olympian hybrid living as a single speed commuter
1978 Mongoose Team bmx (20" wheel) collecting dust in the basement
 

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I keep 4

A FS rig, hardtail, singlespeed and a road bike.
 

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I have three mountain bikes:
1. 98 Ross Mt.Hood-winter/bad condition bike
2. 2002 trek 4500/hardtail xc bike
3. 2004 turner burner/full squish xc bike
4. Soon a fuji cyclocross bike/training, light duity xc use, and cyclocross road, basically it will be a all round bike. Can't wait.
Dave
 

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I like it!

mtbidwell said:
No road bikes YET. but I did just get done building this for winter-
That looks like fun! Did you give it a try? How well does it work? Can you carve turns on that thing?!
 

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While your wife might not understand the subtleties of a variety of bikes, especially not mine:
6" fs bike (SC Nomad)
5" fs bike (SC Heckler)
4" fs bike (SC Heckler, original design)
1" fs bike (Moots YBB)
Hardtail ss (Trek OCLV)
Road bike (TST ti)
Road bike frame for future project (old Trek 2300)
But I NEED every single one of them, and only wish I could have more...

Good luck on rationalizing more for your collection with the SO...
 

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Me 3, son 2

Me

Orbea Volata (Roadie)


Giant VT (FS)


Kona Unit (SS)


Kid

Diamondback Octane 24 (HT)


Trek KDR 1000 (Roadie)


Trying to convince my wife that I need a DH/FR rig but she's not buying.
 

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Kona Dawg for most of my trailriding and freeriding fun.
Homemade SS for singletrack, snow, and all around riding. Plus being a kid again.
Felt F90 road bike
Old steel Frankenstein bike for commuting and tooling around town.

and one old Specialized Rock Hopper steel frame that is slowly being built up to be a fully ridgid trail bike because I want to rattle my fillings loose.

I'd like to rebuild an old cruiser, not to mention having a DH rig, an urban ride etc. but I'm happy with what I have.
 

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How many bikes

Two - both XC hardtails.

Klein Pinnacle with XT/XTR and Judy SL



And GT Avalanche 0.5 with X9 and Marzocchi EXR air fork.

 

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Ask her if she would wear the same pair of shoes to work, outdoors, and a wedding? (assuming she likes shoes of course which most women do. Well I like shoes to, not affraid to admit that as a man. I just don't like women's shoes). You get the idea.

Oh I have three types for dirt, road, and fartin around usage
 

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5 types (no bike addiction here)

A 1fg single speed, a low single pivot 8" travel Foes with a floating brake, a high single pivot 6" travel Santa Cruze without a floating brake, 2 Turner Horst Links (5" and 6") all of those aluminum + a geared steel Kelly hardtail. Sometimes I don't get around to riding one or two of them for months because I get into riding one of the others.
 

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Funny, on both boards people made the "shoes" comment, but that just doesn't work for my wife. She is very practical, grew up poor and doesn't like to spend money on things she doesn't have to.
 

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I was thinking about this the other day, as my wife always wonders why I need more than 1 bike. She is OK with 2, actually, as one is my commuter and I don't have a car. But she doesn't see why I need a road bike and mountain bike, and she definitely would go ape if I had some of the others I would like. I often dream about a single speed MTB, a full suspension, separate raod and cx bikes (one bike pulls both duties), a 24" cruiser BMX, a fixed road, etc. So I wondered how many types of different bikes people have. I am really looking at bikes that might be considered different categories, like road vs mountain, not so much titanium road vs carbon road, etc, but feel free to post whatever you feel is relevant. I am posted this on RBR also to see what types of different responses I get. I have an idea that mountain bikers might be more diverse.

I officially have:
Fixed cummuter (old steel MTB, rack and panniers, etc)
Trek hardtail (4300, with upgrades)--My first bike
Cyclocross/road bike--Lemond Poprad
Trying to sell, but would love to make fixed--87 Raleigh Grand Prix
I have a Kona Kikapu full suspension mountain bike and a Kona Dew Deluxe hybrid. I can't stand drop bars, so the Dew Deluxe serves as my road bike. Also pictured is my old Trek 520 touring bike that I have hybrid-ized. That is currently my commuter bike. I will probably buy a Kona Smoke (cheapo commuter) so I can have a trio of Konas. I like the old Trek, but as much as I have been wanting to find an old Kona mountain bike, I figure the Smoke is a good compromise between utility and fun.

I also have an old Jamis Boss Cruiser I keep at my parent's weekend place. I used to have a rack rigged up on it where I could carry a fishing pole and tackle box. I am too lazy edit the picture so its small enough to load on here.
 

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I just have 1 that I actually ride, a Giant Reign 1, it's versitale enough to do all the different types of riding I would want to do. I kept my old rig in case a friend that doesn't have a bike wants to give MTB a try, since I am trying to convince all my friends to ride.

I plan on buying some type of comfort bike (thinking about a Giant Suede or maybe Revive) soon just to kick around town on and run errands.
 

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It varies a lot...

Today, as I look on the rack I see:

Turner 5 Spot (26in FS)
Bontrager Race Single Speed (26in HT/SS)
Dean Cyclocross which doubles as a road bike

I also have a Singlespeed Grocery Getter Hoopty Bike (26in HT/SS)

By this time next week I should see a DeSalvo Single Speed 29er. (29er HT/SS)

This doesn't count my girlfriends' bikes or the two geared Hardtails I keep for my kids.

We need a bigger gargage.
 
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