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But darling, thats why i need 4 bikes

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by gbb, 26 Feb 2008.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    :biggrin::biggrin::angry:;)
    Luckily, only a 2 to 3 mile commute for me, but yesterday was a tester :wacko:

    Took the Trek hybrid, t'was a bit wet out there. Got going...crikey, i must be cream crackered xx( it seemed hard going.
    1/3 of the way....:biggrin: punctured....thats why it was hard going, it was a slowie.
    Do i walk to work (yes....no pump, forgot to put it back on last week)..or walk back home and change bikes.

    Walked home..got the rebuilt Raleigh out (but the seatpost is undersized and therefore shimmed until i get the right one)

    Locked up the shed...climbed on the Raleigh...:smile::angry::angry: seatpost slid straight down. Ironically, i've ridden it on several occasions without any problem.

    Unlock the shed, get the Bianchi out, put the Raleigh away and get going again...thankfully without further hinderance.

    3 bikes to travel 3 miles.....see, i told you i needed another bike dear :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  2. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Excellent! That means I need 5. I expect someone will be along needing 30 soon!;)
     
  3. biking_fox

    biking_fox Über Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    I once read one of those Eco magazines featuring a family in S Wales who lived without a car. 2 parents 3 kids. 30+ Bikes.

    They each had several, a commuter, a spare, an off-road, etc etc. Fabulous photo of all of them.
     
  4. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    are you sure that wasn't because modern technology hasn't reached S Wales yet?
     
  5. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    I'm well behind on two bikes. Even the kids have three. Mind you I am softening everyone up for the 3rd bike being a bent ;)
     
  6. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    One can never have too many pedal cycles. Really.
     
  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    one that works or you can fix would have done it surely
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    To a cycling nut (I'm one) bikes are a bit like being an alcoholic where one is too many and ten are not enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Ive a shopper run-around/ATB and a roady bike - Id like an MTB though and a TT bike + another really good roady bike :tongue:
     
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I want, I want, I want.

    Why are kids today so bloody materialistic? :biggrin::biggrin:!:tongue::angry::thumbsup::biggrin:!
     
  11. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    says the throw away, non-enviromentalist, farm chicken eating consumer :tongue:
     
  12. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    I'm working on my 6th bike. SWMBO thinks I only have 4.

    I have one sacrificial bike that I'll get rid of if she starts complaining. At the moment though, every time I go down to the cellar I move the frames and the wheels around so that she's never QUITE sure just how many bikes are down there : )
     
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    6.... 3 at the moment :smile:.... although lots of other bikes, scooters etc that belong to the kids -
     
  14. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Four meself. Commuter (Brommie), back up commuter, hybrid, road bike. Boys have four between them. Wife has one that has been haf-built for a year. I really should fix it. ;)
     
  15. Got Dawes Audax 2006 and a Dawes Audax 2007.Plan to get a fixie in the future.