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How many bikes do you own/use?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by ianrauk, 29 May 2008.

  1. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Sorry if this has been done before.

    Just interested in how many bikes people have & what they are used for.
    Bikes that are used that is not ones just sitting unused in garages/sheds etc

    I have 3. (at the moment)
    Carrera Subway 1 for a 5 mile commute to Station (when I don't want to ride all the way to work.)
    Kona Dew for longer 14 mile commute to work and weekend long distance rides. (Though looking at getting a Specialized Globe Comp for the rides)
    GT Legato for exercise and pootling around locally.

    Cheers
    Ian.
     
  2. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

    I have one, a Marin Hawkhill MTB on road tyres, currently on a trainer while I am trying something out.
    My Dad has a cheapo duel suspension MTB that someone dumped in bits in our front garden. Having left it for a while and it was never claimed Dad took in and fixed it up for himself.
     
  3. striker

    striker New Member

    2

    giant scr2 for road
    specialized hardrock for when going out with the kids
     
  4. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Just the one, unfortunately. A Spesh Sirrus. I really want a road bike now, but to keep things sweet in the household, I fear I will have to part with my current bike to do so.

    I was thinking of getting a GT Legato (when I eventually settled on the Sirrus). Do you like the GT?
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Three for me, a Dolan fixie used for commuting, a Marin Mill Valley, highly modified and used for winter commuting and weekend rides with family and a 2006 Focus Cayo for training and sportives.
     
  6. yello

    yello Guru

    Bianchi SL3
    Aravis audax
    Pompino fixed
    Claude Butler mtb
    Avanti ex-mtb now tourer/everyday/hack bike

    ... so that's 5
     
  7. HelenD123

    HelenD123 Veteran

    Location:
    York
    I've just got the one at the moment, a Giant hybrid X Cross(?). I'm very tempted to get another but can't decide what I'd use most. MTB, road bike or tourer? I know someone will be along to say get all three!
     
  8. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig New Member

    Location:
    North Lanarkshire
    Only one, a Hardrock Comp. Soon to be pensioned off, probably for a Rockhopper.
     
  9. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Maz,
    I have the GT Legato 3.
    Love it, very light, quick responsive bike.
    Has compact gearing, which I need for some of the hills around Kent.

    Helen Get all three ;-)
     
  10. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    2

    A Specialized Crossroads which I use for commuting and lugging things (and children) around with. And a Decathlon 7.2 which I put flat bars on, for longer and faster rides.
     
  11. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    I have two.
    A hack Trek 850 which has been my faithfull all in one commuter/touring and utility bike for 11 years and a KMX-X recumbent trike for the sheer bl**dy fun of it!;)
     
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  12. ghitchen

    ghitchen Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gullane, Scotland
    3

    Bianchi Via Nirone for "proper riding" and dry BST commuting
    Marin Bear Valley rigid (heavily customised) for GMT and wet BST commuting
    Marin Attack Trail full sus for mountain biking
     
  13. Got 5 use 4.
    The 4 I use are:
    Kestrel Evoke road bike
    Dawes Ultragalaxy touring bike
    Santa Cruz Cushtail (mtb hardtail)
    Ventana X5 (full suss all mountain bike)

    And the one I don't use is a Specialized Big Hit downhill bike, which has been cannibalised by my other half for his various bikes. But it's the bike I'm riding in my avatar so it has some uses.
     
  14. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    i've 3, a roberts steel tourer, 30 speed campag centaur, done 100 miles this year on it.
    bike 2 is a unknown steel frame ,campag veloce 20 speed done around 200 miles on it.
    bike 3 is a pompino fixed, done just short of 3000 on it.
    i plan to have a rest from riding fixed after our clubs last "grand slam" event in august , so the other two may see more use!
     
  15. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I have 3 bikes and another one on the way (second hand for 40 quid)

    Bianchi Via Nirone for shorter flatter routes, upto about 100 miles.
    Van Nicholas Yukon for longer and/or hillier rides.
    Raleigh Chimera for going to the pub and pootling about on, and for the turbo.
    The 4th bike will be used for pootling back and forward to town to the shops as it has racks, and taking the dog for a walk.