What *is* your personal n+1 bike? (Pics please)

CanucksTraveller

Macho Business Donkey Wrestler
Location
Hertfordshire
So you want another bike, of course you do, you're a cyclist and whether you have 1 bike or 8 bikes in the garage there's bound to be at least one that you don't yet own that just gives you an itch that might have to be scratched.

Current difficulties on supply aside, and realistically speaking (this isn't a fantasy bike at any budget thread), what is currently tempting you to sign a cheque and make it yours?

I'll kick off with something that I'm tempted by, it was initially inspired by the lovely blue and orange Pashley cruiser owned by @Mrs M. I now really fancy the Pashley Speed 5:
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Let's see pics of your next (possible, maybe) desired purchase!
 
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Ian H

I am an ancient randonneur, & I stop often for tea
Location
East Devon
No pictures because it hasn't been built yet. It will be shiny.
 

Gunk

Veteran
Location
Oxford
I’m just in the middle of building my N+1 bike at the moment, a 1962 Claud Butler Olympic, it’ll have a mixture of original 1960’s and later 1970’s components. it’s what the French call a “Demi-course” so a half way house between a road bike and a racing bike, so it’ll have mudguards and a rack, only 5 speed. Do I have a need for it? not really, do I want it in my garage? absolutely!

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ColinJ

Puzzle game developer
I’m just in the middle of building my N+1 bike at the moment, a 1962 Claud Butler Olympic, it’ll have a mixture of original 1960’s and later 1970’s components. it’s what the French call a “Demi-course” so a half way house between a road bike and a racing bike, so it’ll have mudguards and a rack, only 5 speed. Do I have a need for it, not really, do I want it in my garage, absolutely!

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"Only 5 speed" - With those long horizontal dropouts the frame would be ideal for a singlespeed bike! (No nasty chain tensioner needed.)
 

Gunk

Veteran
Location
Oxford
"Only 5 speed" - With those long horizontal dropouts the frame would be ideal for a singlespeed bike! (No nasty chain tensioner needed.)
That was my first thought, but I want to keep some originality so made the decision to keep it a 5 speeder. A single speed will perhaps be my N+2
 

oldkit

Regular
A frame made from 853 tubing for a start, I let a thorn 853 audax slip through my fingers a while back, being always cash light, I now regret not being able to find the extra££s.
However, if I should win the Lottery Big Time, I would have a frame made and I've a hankering to try a Rohloff , preferably with a belt drive.
However, back in the real world, I have something in line a bit more down to earth.
I'll post details if it comes to fruition.
 

netman

Über Member
Very seriously considering this:

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Would not be delivered until mid-August at earliest, so I might just hang on until next year, but then will Brexit screw things up?
Or do what I think I'll do and wait a few months - all the coronacyclists will be selling the very expensive bikes they bought for less than half price, probably having covered less than 50 miles! :okay:
 
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