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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by JohnE, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    How many bikes do you guys have? I have been thinking that I may have too many bikes/bike stuff. You can buy bikes and kit all day long, but you cant buy time to ride them. Having a hard time figuring which one to get rid of...

    Musing road bike- beautiful German made bike, got it used for a song.
    Moots YBB- Titanium goodness from Steamboat SPrings, all 'merican!
    Kona Kula Watt - Sweet carbon XC machine, also got for a song
    Rocky Mt Altitude 70- Full suspension bouncy thing that is too much fun
    On One Inbred single speed waiting for me in the states- Will advise as soon as I swing a leg over her. Love singles!

    Trek 8000 that I play off as my wifes, but I ride it more then she does.

    Soooo...long pole in the tent is, do I sell and make space or do I keep it all til the bitter end? They are all packed up and in shipment back Stateside now, excepting the Moots which will go back to Moots for a refit before I leave Germany...
     

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  2. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    i have one.

    considering the monopoly money cost of full suspension mtb's these days....i won't be upgrading.
     
  3. PepperJester

    PepperJester Monkey

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    My thoughts have always been keep as many bikes as you can until they start to overlap on with their use. Example wouldn't go out a buy a new XC bike and keep my old one but I'd go out and buy a new trials bike if I already didn't have one.
     
  4. johnbryanpeters

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    I ought to get rid of my road bike, my old Raleigh three speed, my BMX bike, and my MB3.
     
  5. rav400

    rav400 Monkey

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    Five complete bikes and one work in progress. Mostly fun bikes (bmx, 26" DJ, full sus trail bike, freeride/slopestyle, and DH). The WIP is a 29er hardtail. I've been considering selling the freeride bike since it is an overlap between the trail bike and DH bike, but it is so much fun I don't think I could part with it.
     
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  6. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    DH - xprezo furax
    trail - spesh SX
    xc - yeti arc (US built)
    cx - catalog frame from nashbar - with disc!
    bmx - S&M LTF
    trials - zoo! pitbull

    i also have a beater winter/snow bike
    and my old road bike is now on trainer duty
     
  7. HardtailHack

    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    Why would you buy that, or did you get it in 2004 when other DH bikes looked like that?

    Went from four to two but I only use one-
    DH- Nicolia Ion, piece of awesome.
    Everything Else- 2Souls EVO, piece of ****(will do a review soon)
     
  8. Adventurous

    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    I have more or less always had two bikes. One was a 6x6" or 5x5" dually and the other varied between some kind of hard tail and an XC dually. Sold the XC bike a few years back and haven't regretted it. Now I just have a DJ/Park bike and a 5x5". I can't say I ever feel like I'm missing out on much other than perhaps a rigid or hard tail XC bike for those days where the 5x5" is overkill.

    That being said, I'd love a steel road touring frame. That'd be sweet.
     
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  9. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    in 2004 it would have been a balfa.


    and it's actually a fvcking incredible bike.
     
  10. jackalope

    jackalope Mental acuity - 1%

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    3 at the moment -

    TR-450: all 42 lbs of glory
    SC Blur LTc: fun for sure, but will be replaced with GG Megatrail
    Fuji CX: my drinkin' bike

    Thinking about getting a BMX bike for sheer sh!ts and giggles, and I'll likely sell it soon after (re)confirming I'm hopelessly bad at bikes, and a 20 just emphasizes this shortcoming.
     
  11. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    2 thumbs up for not looking like a bent tube girls bike.
     
  12. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    i actually have the 2010 version when the seat mast was steel.

     
  13. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I have a road bike and a mountain bike.

    I have an older Rocky Mountain Spice XC bike that is too small for me and is only kept as a loaner to friends. My beat-to-hell Titus Quasi Moto is currently just a frame with a few random parts stuck to it.
     
  14. HardtailHack

    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    They seem to get funky looking shock angles on a couple of their frames, I think that's all that puts me off, great people in regards to CS.

    My next decision, Chromag or Production Privee?
     
  15. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    behind you, don't wait up.
    N +1 right?

    Road. Trails. DH. DJ/street.
    None of my bikes overlap so it's all good.
     
  16. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Correct.
     
  17. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    does this apply to airplanes?
     
  18. HardtailHack

    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    Wrong, people have multiple bikes so they can say "I can't hit it 'coz I didn't bring the right bike" if I can't do something on my AM hardtail it's because I'm a sook not because it's the wrong bike for the job.
     
  19. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    n -1
    45
     
  20. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Trail bike and road bike. With my current storage options I really do not have room for more. I would like to have a dedicated commuter bike but I need to find a way to hang my bikes some how to make room for more.
     
  21. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I've only got one... sorta.
     
  22. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    now you can say you just run everywhere.
     
  23. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    behind you, don't wait up.
    He's pretty much got you there, Babs.
     
  24. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    Nice. I miss my BB7. It was the only bike that could cover up my riding style; Shiver, 3.0 Gazza front and a 2.6 X 24" rear. It just rolled over everything.

    I now have one - a Kona Unit. Done.
     
  25. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    This, I went and took a peek at possibly fetting a new am rig.. Bout crapped my pants when I saw the price tags
     
  26. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Carbon hardtail, carbon 5"x5"

    I will never again own more than 2 bikes at a time.
     
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    mantispf2000 Turbo Monkey

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    Personally, 3..... total, 4.

    Wife's SOMA I built for her with left-over parts from my riding (and they still work, too).

    Mine--

    Cannondale CAAD3 won on Alaina's first birthday (appropriate that the frame/fork is their matte green, too)
    Banshee Viento HT, since the Cannondale is only for my road training now
    Trek FuelEX9, which was a warranty replacement for my Fisher Cake4
     
  28. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    :stupid:

    I have the jump/park/neighborhood bike, the RM7 pain machine, and my CX commuter bike. I would like to replace the RM7 with a nicer "all mountain" type bike, but I don't have a spare $3k.
     
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    blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    uprising + jedi

    covers it all.
     
  30. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Bah - you can still get "reasonably" priced 5x5s or even 6x6s.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    :stupid:

    Felt Z65, Banshee Spitfire, Turner DHR, Transition Bank respectively.
     
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    Banshee Rider Turbo Monkey

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    10 at the moment. Trying to sell one of them. The rest I still ride enough to justify keeping.
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    I got two and half Summer and two Winter bikes. Mojo HD + Turner HDR for Summer, Walmart Fatwally fat clunker and 456C fixed gear for snow/ice riding. The 456C is single speed in Summer but I am usually too lazy to even consider it when I have so much fun on the Ibis.
     
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    Session, spitfire, remedy, fuel ex, dj, road, townie = mine
    Session, fuel ex, townie = ladies

    i have a problem.
     
  35. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    is it that you have too many women, or poor grammar skills?
     
  36. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    I the Yeti about twice/week, and commute every day on the hybrid

    The DH bike, because Whistler.
     
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    24" wheels right? how do you like it? im stuck between 24 & 26. i really want to get an inspired, seeing as how i would be doing 'street oriented trials' but they are so damn overpriced.
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    What do you consider reasonable?
     
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    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    My garage is starting to look like a bike shop with 4 riders in the house.

    I own:
    DH - TR450
    XC - Stumpjumper FSR 26"
    Road - Carbon Mongoose thingy
    DJ - Atomlab Pimplite
    BMX (never ridden) old school specialized

    My XC and my DH bikes are the only two bikes that I really care about. The rest were "too good of a deal" to pass up for "what they do better than my other two"
     
  40. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Less than $2500?