N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

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How many rideable cycles do you own?

None
0
No votes
One
5
5%
Two
12
13%
Three
16
18%
Four
11
12%
Five
11
12%
Six
12
13%
Seven
5
5%
Eight
3
3%
Nine or more
16
18%
 
Total votes: 91

roubaixtuesday
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby roubaixtuesday » 10 Jan 2020, 6:28pm

mattsccm wrote:Steel CX = gravelly commuter bike*
Ti CX = best road bike*
Carbon CX = bashing round the woods or racing bike*
AlloyCX = spare for all of these depending on wheels.
Chinese carbon road = sunny chain gangs *
Pre war Dawes Fixed = days when the gravel is empty of hazards*
Old 531 Raleigh road =sunny days*
Old Columbus tubed silly light thing = spare sunny days
Another 531 = just in case
Decent Hard tail MTB = last resort off road. *
Time trial bike = obvious*
Higgins trike = mostly to annoy my ride mates.
Dawes Shopper folder x 2 = days away in the camper plus spare**
'80's MTB= pub bike*
Spare 80's MTB = spare pub bike
Puch sit up and beg city bike = long distance pub bike
The wifes hybrid = my job to maintain so mine if I need a better pub bike.*
Full suss MTB = one day I'll go to a trail park again.
Rigid forked steel single speed MTB = Giant BMX to annoy my MTB friends
Sure I am missing something.
Unrideable + 2 trike frames, 531 Raleigh (too big), Steel MTB, 20" wheel MTB, Very old Moulton.
* equal those with a tool kit fitted (to answer another post else where on the forum. )
Possibly I could spare one or two but only on loan you know. :D


Start saving. You seem to be missing a tandem, a fat bike and an expedition tourer just for starters.

fishfright
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby fishfright » 10 Jan 2020, 8:05pm

I have a few;

Longstaff 531 tourer
Longstaff compact audax
Van Nicholas Zephyr
Henry Burton 3spd
Guerciotti Record
Kona Muni Mula
Specialized FSR Enduro Pro (2000)
Specialized FSR XC (2000)
Trice Classic trike
ICE VTX

They all get ridden

Never owned , loaned or hired a car which has left plenty of money to acquire bikes.

Hobbs1951
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby Hobbs1951 » 10 Jan 2020, 10:33pm

Here goes,

1913 Centaur Featherweight
1951 Hobbs of Barbican
1964 Allin Belgique
1966 Raleigh Superbe
1967 Roberts
1968 Roberts
1974 Geoffrey Butler (Roberts build)
1977 Geoffrey Butler (Cliff Shrubb build)
1981 Allin tourer (ex famous CTC member)
1984 Roberts tourer
1984 Raleigh Corsa (Lightweight Unit)
1986 Raleigh SBDU Pro Super
1987 Roberts Audax
1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
1998 Raleigh roadster/Pioneer ?
2015 Bianchi Reparto Corse.

Phew, think that's it.

John.

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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby Stradageek » 11 Jan 2020, 8:51am

Cyril Haearn wrote:I want to get a unicycle, is it hard to learn to ride one, like riding a bicycle? Cannae remember learning that unfortunately


I've still no idea how it's done, after a few weeks wobbling while holding a shelf I just thought lets just go - and away I went. The moment I start thinking about how impossible this is I fall off :D

But as stopping and falling off are the same thing it's not an issue

francovendee
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby francovendee » 11 Jan 2020, 8:55am

Clearly some people have a bike 'habit' and need help :lol: :lol:

Cyril Haearn
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Jan 2020, 11:30am

Nine or more is the mode now, could be anything from ten to..
:wink:
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Hobbs1951
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby Hobbs1951 » 11 Jan 2020, 12:44pm

francovendee wrote:Clearly some people have a bike 'habit' and need help :lol: :lol:


You're probably correct there, trouble is quite a few of mine were either bought new by myself or were bought new by family members !

John.

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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby mercalia » 11 Jan 2020, 12:47pm

what no hangers on here with no bikes?

peetee
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby peetee » 11 Jan 2020, 11:18pm

Rick Powell 753 road
Claude Butler 853 road
Rixon 731 single speed
Dynatech 708 road
Denis Field 531 MTB
Colnago Super
Condor 531pro
Nigel Dean 753 tourmaster
Various others on permanent loan.
Frames from Ellis Briggs, Jack Taylor and a couple of fancy lug of unknown provenance.
If you see anything on that list that isn't top quality hand crafted steel you have permission to shoot me. 8)
Current status report:
Back on two wheels in deepest Pastyland and loving every minute. Mission: to enjoy big, bad hills again.

rmurphy195
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby rmurphy195 » 12 Jan 2020, 5:58pm

A Condor Heritage and a Brompton, two quite different bikes, both enjoyable rides in thier way.
Brompton, Condor Heritage, creaky joints and thinning white (formerly grey) hair
""You know you're getting old when it's easier to ride a bike than to get on and off it" - quote from observant jogger !

Hobbs1951
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby Hobbs1951 » 12 Jan 2020, 6:22pm

Hobbs1951 wrote:Here goes,

1913 Centaur Featherweight
1951 Hobbs of Barbican
1964 Allin Belgique
1966 Raleigh Superbe
1967 Roberts
1968 Roberts
1974 Geoffrey Butler (Roberts build)
1977 Geoffrey Butler (Cliff Shrubb build)
1981 Allin tourer (ex famous CTC member)
1984 Roberts tourer
1984 Raleigh Corsa (Lightweight Unit)
1986 Raleigh SBDU Pro Super
1987 Roberts Audax
1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
1998 Raleigh roadster/Pioneer ?
2015 Bianchi Reparto Corse.

Phew, think that's it.

John.


How could I have forgotten the Bill Philbrook tourer ?

John.

Cyril Haearn
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 14 Jan 2020, 8:29am

50 votes cast, 5 cycles is the median
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby Vorpal » 14 Jan 2020, 8:44am

mercalia wrote:what no hangers on here with no bikes?

:lol: :lol: they probably won't vote.

Most of my bikes are on hangers, if that helps? ;)
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 14 Jan 2020, 9:48am

One might like to list the cycles one has owned in the past too, the list would be even longer, dozens maybe, I should need to make notes on paper

Maybe those with too many machines just kept all their cycles instead of trading-in or selling when one bought another :wink:
..
I have a lot of books so I shall not criticise those with too many cycles, watches, even dogs maybe
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 27 Jan 2020, 8:27am

Plus 0.5, found a BSO that had been put out for Mr Steptoe with lovely voluptuously curved bars (similar to North Road), got them off easily, still trying to loosen the decent steel chainring/crank
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