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How many bikes do you have personally?
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5 or more (but who's counting?)
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Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 968
Location: West Chester, PA

1/22/04 7:22 AM


Two Rivendell Road standards, one with long reach brakes, fenders, fatter tires, one with a minimalist racy type setup. Rivendell Rambouillet (commuter / tourer / easy ride with my kids bike). Lemond Poprad cyclocross. Mid-80's Bianchi set up as fixed gear. '93 Bridgestone MB-2 with the way-cool biplane crown rigid fork.

I've owned several more modern frames over the years, but something about Grant Peterson's frames work incredibly well for me, so most of them now are his design. Modern parts on all but one though.


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Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 174
Location: Cayce, SC

1/22/04 7:24 AM

I've only got three

Road - '97 Lemond Maillot Juane
MTB - '01 Specialized FSR XC Pro
Urban - '03 Haro MTB (I swapped the mtb crank for a road crank and I use semi-slicks)

I'd have a few more, but I don't have any more space to store them. I guess I could park my van outside and use my half of the garage as my personal bike shop...

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Mike Yankee
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 33
Location: Rhinebeck, NY

1/22/04 7:27 AM

Half a baker's dozen

6 for me, in order of acquisition:

1996 Merckx AX (main ride #1)
1980's Univega SupraSport (fixie)
1997 Bianchi Veloce (one of the nice lugged ones, main ride #2)
1980's Bianchi cross frame (built up for touring)
1980's Univega Gran Premio (pseudo-beater, airport bike)
1995-ish Raleigh Technium Pro (pseudo-beater)

1 for spousal unit:

1990-ish Panasonic triple, small 47 cm frame

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Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 144
Location: Torrington, CT

1/22/04 8:51 AM

Just Three

Serotta Colorado II - lugged steel, c.1994 Dura-Ace
GT time trial (ex-US-Nat'l) - TIG-ed steel, mix of parts
Orbea Starship - aluminum, not built up yet

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Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 44
Location: New Market, MD

1/22/04 8:55 AM

Hanging from the basement ceiling in the order acquired

1985 Trek 520 tourer converted to fixie w/full fenders & rear rack
1987 Centurion Dave Scott now pretty rusty as a fully dedicated rollers bike
1992 Trek 5200 first year model broken chainstay in '02 covered by Trek
1996 Serotta Atlanta was looking for a second bike & loved "Big Boy Blue"
199? Colnago Master Light bought used out of Velo News great Prescia fork
1997 Felt F1 closeout when Felt & Answer went their separate ways
2000 Pinarello Opera a wedding gift from my wife almost too pretty to ride
200? Surly Cross Check bean green beater on closeout
198? Centurion LeMans RS from e-bay -- mint converterted cheaply to fixie in the same great red & white colors as the Ironman I bought in the 80's

Searching for a Merckx Corsa in either 7-Eleven or Motorola colors

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Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 18
Location: DC

1/22/04 8:59 AM

five (only one has more than 1 gear)

DeBernardi fixed gear
Fuji CX converted to singlespeed by Gene Spicer
Colnago Elegant (last of round-tubed steel frames)
Kona Kaboom singlespeed MTB
Barracuda singlespeed beater

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Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 285
Location: Montreal, Canada

1/22/04 9:01 AM

Sorry to say I only have 3.
1. Redline Conquest Pro crosss bike, 2001?? (I'm not sure, I bought it used)
2. Argon 18 Platinium 2004...arrives tomorrow. replaces 2001 Argon 18
3 Kona mountain bike that my daughter rides now.

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Andy M-S
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3201
Location: Hamden (greater New Haven) CT

1/22/04 9:42 AM

Cutting back...

I have two.

One is my tourer/bad-weather commuter/messy stuff bike, which I built from what I believe to be a Univega frame. It has the longest wheelbase I've ever seen, friction/index barcons that can handle any gearing, touring triple in front, racks, fenders, etc. Truly ugly, but functional.

My other bike is a sort of sport/touring. For Christmas, I was given a Kogswell 58cm derailer frame. This has a little longer wheelbase than I'm used to, but it's not at all bad. Built as a road bike with a standard (53/39)double in front and relatively wide-range gearing in back (12-27 cassette). My major condescension to practicality on this thing (other than the basic geometry) is a set of narrow fenders, since I'm running a Brooks saddle on it.

I'd like to have more bikes, but lately I've been thinking that maybe I don't need more than two--one for good roads/good weather, one for less than good conditions--so I've simplified. If I raced, I'd probably have more...

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Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 31
Location: Colorado

1/22/04 9:49 AM

4 and a half

Serotta Legend TI
Quattro Assi - fixed gear
Diamondback V-link mountain bike
Dyno Deluxe cruiser
Schwinn Unicycle

Not counted
Schwinn deluxe tandem

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Joined: 16 Jan 2004
Posts: 15
Location: London, UK

1/22/04 10:06 AM

Too many but like them all

Fortunately some of mine are stored in the States with the moving company in Connecticut, my in laws in Mass and sister in Alabama.

1975 Gios Torino
1985 Davidson Challenger
1990 Marinoni
199* 3 Rensho
1992 Pinarello Gavia
1998 Merckx EX

Unfortunately, I've been acquiring more in the UK and I live in a flat.

Went over with and still have-

1999 Vortex


2001 Chas Roberts single speed custom
2001 Corrado custom- totaled in 12-03
2002 Coppi Gavia replaced Corrado- Gavia was £50 EBay bargain
2003 C40
2000 Colnago Tecnos, will swap out Gavia components

Fortunately the flat has 10+' ceilings as I have 3 on one rack and 2 on another.

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Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 1674
Location: SE Pa, USA

1/22/04 10:33 AM

Don't tell my wife

Sandvik (TST) ti Frankengruppo, SRM
Anvil Lugged (Retrorocket)-Campy drivetrain, FRM brakes, Boone crank (Ti rings!) - sub 19 lbs in lugged steel
Colnago Tecnos (1996)-mine again until it gets recycled to my middle son
Merckx MX Leader - Motorola colors- Campy mix- currently son #1's racebike, mine after the season
Bianchi EV1 (circa 2000 or '01) - mixed group, compact drive
Pogliaghi TSX fixed gear-custom geometry after whacking garage doorframe
KHS trackbike- soon as son #1 gets his new Anvil

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gene lagomarsino
Joined: 13 Jan 2004
Posts: 2
Location: maine

1/22/04 10:35 AM

bikes I own

Basso Delta TT
Calfee Tetra Pro
Specialzed Stump Jumper
Medici pro coursa
Beater Communter Bike

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Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 584
Location: San Jose California

1/22/04 10:46 AM

In good company

My personal collection is a bike for each purpose
1. Merlin RSR, my main ride for all the fun stuff
2. Bianchi, mid-90s, that is an Ebay creation. my "leave it in the car" bike.
3. Cannondale XS800, for commuting, and all around S.U.B (Sport Utility Bike)
4. Miyata, mid 80s, thrift shop bike, trying to make it road worthy

The girls mixte, consumer grade mountain bikes don't count.

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Rich Doherty
Joined: 22 Jan 2004
Posts: 82

1/22/04 11:07 AM

Rivendell Quickbeam?

How long have you had the Quickbeam? I was under the impression that they were a Spring '04 release.

Anyway, my collection inlcudes:
Merckx AX-TI
Merckx MX-Leader, Motorola Team colors
Merckx Corsa Extra (commuter/rain bike)
Rivendell Rambouillet (Merckx-like with real fender clearance, Sunday rain bike)

Cindy and I also share a Cannondale tandem which is the best tandem we've had in 15 years of tandem riding.

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Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17552
Location: Portland, OR

1/22/04 11:15 AM

Re: "Rivendell Quickbeam"

That is pretty cool. It needs some of these on it IMO

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Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 465
Location: Spokane

1/22/04 11:40 AM

1. Trek 5900
2. Litespeed Saber
3. Surly Cross Check
4. Biachi Track, converted for road use with road fork/brake

The Bianchi is yet unridden. I've rolled around the basement but I've not had a chance to hit the road with it. I've got it in the car today so I can ride at lunch if the weather holds.

I'm still in need of a steel bike and I'd like to have either a Ritchy Break-Away or something with S&S couplers. I suppose they could be one but I'd like a lugged steel frame of some sort. I'm casually looking for an older Merckx frame. I'l find the right one someday.

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Pete LaV
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 980
Location: Montco, PA, USA

1/22/04 11:52 AM


I got it last summer. It sorta looks like this.
It is a "geomerty sample" and was built to make sure that it would work in the real world. I have never really run it as a four speed, except for a brief test ride, although that was Grant's intention. The rear fork ends are long and angled up quite a bit. The theory was that filp flopping the rear wheel would not require brake pad adjustment and that the dropouts would be long enough to accomodate the difference in chain length needed for using two front chain rings. I promptly set it up as a 42x17, and rode a century on it. Very comfortable ride, long wheelbase, relaxed geometry. It would make a great single speed (or fixed if you are brave) cross bike as it has cantis and room for huge rubber. From what I gather from they are close to being ready but this is Rivendell time we are are talking about. They will be ready in the fullness of time...


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Rich Doherty
Joined: 22 Jan 2004
Posts: 82

1/22/04 12:00 PM


I'm afraid that I'll see one at the Seattle Bike expo and be smitten the same way I was when I saw the Rambouillett. Kevin Grady can attest to the Mr Toad-like fit that overcame me when I saw it in the lovely orange flesh. poop-poop!

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Steve Katzman
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 452
Location: Orlando, FL

1/22/04 1:55 PM

Nine are mine

Serotta Legend Ti
Simonetti Easton Al
Cannondale R-1000 frame w/Ultegra
Klein Quantum w/Ultegra & 105
Masi Nuova Strada steel fixie
Specialized Allez Al w/105 (pre-compact frame)
Caloi hardtail Al MTB w/XT
Co-Motion Speedster steel S&S coupled tandem
Nishiki steel road - delegated to fluid trainer

All ready to ride

Add my wife's 2 road bikes and 1 MTB and we have enough to make our own calendar.

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brian burgess
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2144
Location: south east PA

1/22/04 2:19 PM

self selection?

With such a sizable % in the >=5 category, I wonder if there's a bit of self-selection going on. IOW, those with fewer bikes are less inclined to post than those with more. After all, isn't it more fun to boast about your many rides than to say you have just one?

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Joined: 11 Dec 2003
Posts: 440
Location: Tampa Bay, FL

1/22/04 2:35 PM

Define "bike"

1. 79 Centurion RS (funky old Suntour-equipped bike)
2. 84 Schwinn World Sport (dedicated trainer bike)
3. 91 Specialized Allez (probably sold)
4. late 70s Nishiki International - (bought on eBay with a fancy new paintjob for $60, my new fixed gear)
5. mid-80s Fuji S-12S - current fixed gear
6. 99 Brew track - anybody need one?
7. 98 Trek Y-22 MTB
8. 2000 Anvil Crosscheck cross bike
9. 2002 Anvil Chisel road bike
10. 2004 Anvil hardtail MTB (pending completion)
11. 95 Merckx MX Leader
12. mid-80's Panasonic 2000 - upright bar single speed
13. ~90 Bianchi Tangent - commute bike
14. 82 Trek 614 - 531 sport touring, great shape
15. 85 Trek 620 Touring - 531 touring bike

I think that's all...though I haven't checked all the boxes in the basement lately. Oh, and Alyson has a sweet Gunnar Rockhound MTB and a Koga-Miyata Forerunner touring bike just built up from a NOS frame.

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Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 83
Location: NC

1/22/04 2:44 PM

Just 2

'94 Giordana XL-ECO w/ Chorus 8sp (sweet ride)
'84??Fuji Touring Series IV, bolted to Cateye trainer

Don't have the income or (mostly) spouse that would allow for small fleet. Don't race, so don't have the need, either, I guess. I'll just continue to admire everyone else's nice stuff. An Anvil is the only bike I've really lusted over.


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Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 4380
Location: metro-motown-area

1/22/04 3:29 PM

5, five, funf, cinco, cinq, cinque

2002 colnago ovalmaster - main road bike
1984 ciocc mockba '80 - vintage/trainer bike
1990 bottecchia team adr - fixie
1995 custom bridgestone w/ S&S couplers - travel/cyclo-cross bike
1996 fisher hoo-koo-e-koo - beater mtb

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Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 9
Location: Novato CA

1/22/04 5:03 PM

2002 Anvil Road
2001 Anvil Mountain Bike

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Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 3208
Location: SW Virginia

1/22/04 7:33 PM

Away from home

Okay, I'm guessing, as I haven't been home for a couple of weeks. Wifey may have disposed of one of two ;-)

1. 1974 Fuji Finest - first real bike I could afford - flexy
bought after riding a Schwinn Varsity for years
2. Circa 1995-6 LiteSpeed Ultimate - Daily rider when I get into shape.
Campy Record 8 speed.
3. Circa 2000 Cannondale Touring Bike - lousy shift system (some kind
of cheap Shimano on it.
4. 2001 Litespeed Blue Ridge touring bike w/ Campy triple & 9 speed.
5. Best bike! - 2002 Anvil Special - Campy 10 speed w/ Chorus & Record
mixed components - didn't want much carbon fibre
on this bike. Don did a superb job on this.

I'm starting to have fun again. Hope that everyone else is, too.

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