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zebra67zebra67 Posts: 113
edited January 2013 in Family & kids cycling forum
This is a thread for saddos (like me :D ).
Would anyone like to compare?
It's getting rather crowded in the garage again, we have:

(2) My Hybrid, road bike
(4) Husband road bike, touring bike (offroad, too), TT bike, Track bike
(1) Childback tandem
(2) Son1 BMX, roadbike
(2) Daughter road bike, BMX racing bike
(2) Destined for carboot 2 little girl bikes
(2) Son2 Islabike, Action-man bike
(1) Halford's MTB for age 6-9
(1) Green bike with stabs for Son3 when he's bigger

That's only 17 bikes, or 3 each, but 2 destined for carboot, so only 2.5 each, right? So what if one of us is only big enough to ride a tricycle (Son3 has 2, one in pink, one in blue).
How many bikes have you got?
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  • Not quite that bad.

    My Ribble MTB
    My Specialized Allez Comp 'nearly' road bike
    (+Bianchi Road Bike in the next couple of months)

    Eldest Sons Land Rover MTB
    Eldest Sons Tange framed road bike

    Youngest Sons Claude Butler MTB
    Youngest sons old MTB

    Wifes scaffold tube framed MTB with cast iron forks, jeez its heavy.

    Will :)
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  • UnderscoreUnderscore Posts: 730
    Likewise, not so bad:
    • My MTB, commuter, road bike and beater to leave at the station
    • My wife's MTB
    • My daughter's tassel-y bike
    • Son the first's Islabike
    • Son the second's balance bike
    • Son the third's trike (so doesn't really count)
    • A Trail-a-bike - does that count?

    So 9 if the tag-along counts but the trike doesn't. Won't be long before we hit double figures though - and could get silly if the boys start demanding multiple bikes each...

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  • bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
    Down to 9 from 10...

    Me:
    Giant Anthem X4 - 2010 MTB
    GT Timberline - 1991 knocking about
    Gazelle Tour de l'Avenir - 1986 unused road bike

    Wife:
    Specialized Expedition - hybrid
    Marin Muirwoods 1995 (being rebuilt as a loaner)
    Raleigh shopper (now passed on to a new home)

    Son 1:
    Islabikes Beinn 26 S

    Son 2:
    Islabikes Beinn 24
    Trek MT60 (to be sold... replaced by Islabike)
    Ridgeback MX16 (old bike - now his 'BMX')

    Luckily we have a big garage, so it is not noticeably overcrowded. 17 must look like a bike shop though :D
    Vitus Sentier VR+ (2018) GT Grade AL 105 (2016)
    Giant Anthem X4 (2010) GT Avalanche 1.0 (2010)
    Kingley Vale and QECP Trail Collective - QECP Trail Building
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Me (5): SS LT HT, Carbon LT HT, SS XC, SS jump bike, SS roadie
    Housemate a (3) mtb, rat road bike, nice road bike
    Housemate b (2) mtb, road bike
    Housemate c (2) bso, road bike
  • Too many.

    1. Bianchi 928 C2C
    2. Wilier Cento 100th Anniversary Edition
    3. Ritchey Break-away Ti
    4. Look 586 Pro Team
    5. De Rosa Planet
    6. Vitus 992 Ovoid
    7. Cervelo P2C
    8. Alan
    9. Sakae Litage
    10. Raleigh Pursuit
    11. Argon 18 Cobalt
    12. Colnago Super Mexico
    13. Colnago Brain
    14. Masi Speciale Fixed
    15. Trek Fuel EX
    16. Scott Scale RC

    17. Scott Spark Jr (elder son)

    18. Ben 10 kid's bike (younger son)

    I think that's everything ...
  • planetcplanetc Posts: 9
    should I include the sylvanians?
  • baudmanbaudman Posts: 757
    planetc wrote:
    should I include the sylvanians?
    GOLD!

    Well, we recently had some rationalisation here. Partially because we didn't have the room. Partially to fund other bikes.

    ME.
    2010 Masi Speciale CX (I couldn't resist EOFYS, and sold my Felt F80 to fund it)
    2009 Masi Soulville 3 (my main commuter)
    1988 (?) Graecross Pathfinder - now a family frankenbeast

    HER
    2009 Masi Soulville 7 Mixte (I loved mine so much, I suggested a test ride. Lost my dually to fund it, as she did her old/refurbed 70s step-thru, but she now commutes 3-4 days a week, so was worthwhile).
    2004 Avanti Vitale Comp

    DEPENDS
    2007 CargoCycles.com.au CargoBike
    2004 Dahon Vitesse D7

    THING 1
    ByK E-350 (coz we don't have IslaBikes here - good locally designed alternative)
    Aldi RunBike

    THING 2
    Aldi RunBike currently intoddle-bike mode.

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    Commute - MASI Souville3 | Road/CX - MASI Speciale CX | Family - 80s ugly | Utility - Cargobike
  • 1. Specialized Langster fixed wheel
    2. Specialized Tricross
    3. Trek 5900 roadie
    4. Trek 5500 TT special
    5. Cannondale tourer
    5. Raleigh comp hack bike
    6. Brompton S2-LX folder
    7. Dawes Kickback 2 tandem (does this count as one or two bikes?)
    8. Giant OCR hack
    9. Trek 1400 training bike
    10. Pace RC200 front susp mtb

    11. Trek mtb (hers)
    12. Peugeot child mtb
    13. Eldest daughter's bike
    14. Elder son's bike
    15. younger son's Raleigh Max
    16. younger daughter's balance bike

    That's about 2.5 each on average. However it works out pretty much as "10 for me; 1 each for everyone else".
    Commute: Langster -Singlecross - Brompton S2-LX

    Road: 95 Trek 5500 -Look 695 Aerolight eTap - Boardman TTe eTap

    Offroad: Pace RC200 - Dawes Kickback 2 tandem - Tricross - Boardman CXR9.8 - Ridley x-fire
  • simon_esimon_e Posts: 1,685
    1. Giant SCR 2
    2. Kona Hahanna (1997) in road trim.
    3. Raleigh Record Sprint 'project bike' inherited from a friend. Needs fettling.
    4. Apollo lead-weighted ATB with road tyres & panniers for Mrs E.
    5. Islabikes Beinn 20
    6. Islabikes Cnoc 14
    7. Raleigh Krush 20" (s/h, recently acquired for daughter too big for Cnoc)
    8. Apollo 12" girls bike

    All but one are in GWO. The Cnoc will go when daughter is happy riding the Krush. The 12" bike, while perfectly serviceable, is worth very little.

    I have been mulling a C2W bike to add to the stable, but the recent change/clarification by HMRC means the potential saving is considerably less now. Still hanker after another road bike and keep the SCR as a hack.
    Aspire not to have more, but to be more.
  • I'm not alone!

    1. Parkpre Pro Elite (mine)
    2. Trek 9600 (mine)
    3. Saracen Helix (mine)
    4. Specialized Allez Elite (mine)
    5. Scott Sub 30 (mine)
    6. Saracen step thru thingy (wifes)
    7. Trek 9600 (wifes)
    8. Trek tag-a-long (Attaches to mine)
    9. Generic 24" Wheeled MTB (sons)
    10. Crappy Action man thing (sons)

    Me & my son have ridden all of ours in the last month and my wife all hers in the last decade so I guess its fair to say they are used frequently?
  • Hmmm .... 14

    Condor Acciaio (my pride and joy and main bike for commuting and weekends)
    Condor Tour de France fixie (other pride and joy, just for fun and to look at ...)
    Dawes Super Galaxy (touring, shopping, etc)
    Brompton (mainly for the Eurostar)
    Spec Hard Rock (mine)
    Spec Rockhopper (wife's)
    Bianchi road bike (wife's)
    Pashley Princess (wife's)
    Orbit Libra tandem
    Luath 26 (10 year old)
    Beinn 26 (8 year old)
    2 * Scott 20" mountain bikes (grown out of now)
    Scott 16" mountain bike (ditto)
    Kettler 12" (?) (ditto)

    The Pashley and Bianchi will go shortly to be replaced by a good tourer do-it-all for my wife, prob a Condor Heritage.

    New kid due in a couple of months so adding a Cougar trailer, Extrawheel and then doubtless other bikes as the brood grows.
  • bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
    I like this thread... it confirms that I am a picture of restraint in that I only have 3 bikes of my own (and one of them is an old unused road bike).

    I must print this thread off and show it to my wife!

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    Giant Anthem X4 (2010) GT Avalanche 1.0 (2010)
    Kingley Vale and QECP Trail Collective - QECP Trail Building
  • zebra67zebra67 Posts: 113
    The sad part is (me having started this thread) is that I miscounted -- we have one more little bike (Little Mermaid) with stabs on it up in the Garage Loft. So that's a total of 18.

    And I want to buy 8yo an Isla Beinn 24 and 10yo son is begging me to buy him a Dawes Espoir (sigh).

    I must get photos in here, is there a limit on how many photos you can post? :)
  • seeing the thread made me work it out ;

    Me : Cervelo roadbike , bianchi road bike (winter), specialised tricross singlespeed, trek hardtail mountain bike , Co-motion tandem.

    Can I include my bikes in our house in the alps? : Cannondale roadbike, Specialized enduro full sus mountain bike

    Ju : Specialised Ruby roadbike , Marin Mountain bike

    Millie : 3 specialised mountain bikes of different sizes used through the years

    Max : 2 specialised and one Carrera mountainbike

    Barnaby : Action man bike with stabilisers

    Bloody hell that's 16 bikes and I've just remembered I don't have a dedicated touring bike and am planning a fully loaded tour next summer so i'd better start shopping.

    As they say to the question "how many bikes do you need?" the answer is "One more than I've got "
  • Fantastic Stuff - If only i had kept my old bikes instead of selling them on ebay!
    Currently:
    1.Argon 18 Gallium Pro - nice road rides
    2.Planet X Uncle John - commuting
    3.Focus Mares Expert - Cross bike
    4.Sanderson Life - MTB
    5. Specialized Rockhopper - the wifes
    6.Islabike - 4yrold (if she ever can be bothered to try riding!)
    7.Islabike - 2yrold (once he can reach the floor!)
    8.Wooden strider bike
    9. Puky trike

    Quite restrained compared to some of you!
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  • stomithstomith Posts: 332
    Too many.

    8. Alan

    I think that's everything ...

    Lol.
    You have a bike called Alan?

    My wife calls things names like "Bernard" which is the "Freecom WLAN 350 Media Streamer". It rolls off the Tongue.
  • stomith wrote:
    Too many.

    8. Alan

    I think that's everything ...

    Lol.
    You have a bike called Alan?

    Alan are an Italian company, famous in the 70s and 80s in particular from some lovely aluminium lugged frames. Very collectable. Stands for ALuminium ANodized.
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  • Oh and the currrent answer is 6, down from 8 a couple of months ago.

    Pinarello Paris FP - race day ride
    Colnago E1 - all day ride
    Principia RSL - commuter rocket
    Fondriest Top Level - flat bar triple crank touring roadie
    Cannondale CAAD 7 converted to single speed.
    Trek MTB, made some time back in the Bronze Age I think. Unbreakable.
    Recent disposal: Pinarello FT1 - time trial, and an older refurbished steel frame race bike.
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  • Hmm, not that many

    1. Wifes Specialized Ariel hybrid
    2. Wifes decathalon MTB
    3. my ancient Townsend MTB
    4. Youngests Trek 3900 MTB
    5. Eldests wethepeople BMX
    6. Youngests X-trail BMX
    7. Youngests crappy (soon to be scrapped) MTB
    and on the way...

    8. My new BMC Trailfox 03
    9. Marlin Malt 2 for my eldest

    but 3 & 7 will be going to bike heaven soon so that will bring us back down to 7
  • ooh my first post.!

    ok.. we have
    1. My husbands Focus cyclocross & lots of different wheels :)
    2. My Specialised Vita Sports hybrid
    3. First Daughter's Islabike cnoc 16
    4. First Daughter's old Early Rider Classic balance bike
    5. Second Daughter's Islabike Cnoc 14
    6. Second Daughter's Early Rider lite (which she still uses even though she rides her islabike)
    7. Second daughter's little wooden trike :)
    8. My old rusty raleigh mountain bike

    9. First Daughter's Treck trailer bike (we had free from our nice neighbours)
  • antlaffantlaff Posts: 695
    Doesnt help when you have 8 kids but here goes

    1. Kona Haole
    2. Focus Variado - Wet Weather Bike
    3. Raleigh Hybrid - Extreme Sh!te Weather Bike
    4. Brat 1 Dawes MTB
    5. Brat 1 Apollo BMX
    6. Brat 1/2 Triker
    7. Brat 2 Raleigh MTB
    8. Brat 3 Raleigh MTB
    9. Brat 4 Raleigh MTB
    10. Brat 5 BSO
    11. Brat 6 BSO

    doesnt include the several old kiddy bikes that are hidding in the attic.
  • zebra67zebra67 Posts: 113
    Update: Now have 21 bikes. That's after we offloaded a few, too. <<Gulp>>

    Adult size = 1 x commuter, 2 Cross bikes, 1 obsolete X bike (eyeing up to give away), 1 racer, 1 tourer, 1 hybrid, 1 childback tandem, 1 TT cannondale, 1 fixed wheel Dave Lloyd, 1 cheap freestyle BMX

    Kiddy = 4 x Islabikes, 1 Halford's BSO MTB, 1 racing mini BMX, 1 spare 16" wheel character bike, 12" BSO without stabs, 12" BSO with stabs, 1 balance bike.

    It gets serious confusing keeping track of the innertubes & spare tyres.

    ?12 of the bikes are not in regular use: waiting for someone to grow into them or kept as spares for visitors/odd events/sentiment. We should seriously consider using them as wall decorations.

    Projection is that in 2 years we will be "down" to just 18 bikes. For the 6 of us, or 3 each! :)

    Not counting spare wheels (at least 4 sets), small trikes & scooters, either. My garage is a jungle of rubber, metal & wheels.
  • zebra67zebra67 Posts: 113
    Update: Now have 21 bikes. That's after we offloaded a few, too. <<Gulp>>

    Adult size = 1 x commuter, 2 Cross bikes, 1 obsolete X bike (eyeing up to give away), 1 racer, 1 tourer, 1 hybrid, 1 childback tandem, 1 TT cannondale, 1 fixed wheel Dave Lloyd, 1 cheap freestyle BMX

    Kiddy = 4 x Islabikes, 1 Halford's BSO MTB, 1 racing mini BMX, 1 spare 16" wheel character bike, 12" BSO without stabs, 12" BSO with stabs, 1 balance bike.

    It gets serious confusing keeping track of the innertubes & spare tyres.

    ?12 of the bikes are not in regular use: waiting for someone to grow into them or kept as spares for visitors/odd events/sentiment. We should seriously consider using them as wall decorations.

    Projection is that in 2 years we will be "down" to just 18 bikes. For the 6 of us, or 3 each! :)

    Not counting spare wheels (at least 4 sets), small trikes & scooters, either. My garage is a jungle of rubber, metal & wheels.
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    edited February 2013
    Mine:
    Spesh FSRxc
    Saracen Kili Comp
    Wife:
    Pendleton Somerby
    Son (5):
    Islabike Cnoc 16
    Daughter (2):
    Strider bike (balance bike)

    4 people. 5 bikes. Not bad. Soon be adding a road bike to my collection though.
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  • That is actually a really great question! We have quite a few bikes. I have 2 bikes - one mountain bike and one city bike (to drive the kids around and all), my hubby has 3 bikes - one mountain bike and two restored road bikes from the 70's we found in a friends basement. The kids have 3 bikes - a really tiny one that doesn't quite fit them anymore and two large ones :) That makes it 8 bikes in one household!
    :wink:
  • madtammadtam Posts: 141
    edited September 2012
    Hmmm... that would be 12 at the moment.

    My Tricross for general use
    My old and battered but still running Trek, bought in an emergency when my beautiful Felt Pro broke a rear stay pushing too hard up a steep bit.
    My afore mentioned Felt which is hung up and gradually being eaten for parts.
    My old Saracen which is just about a runner.
    My wifes Ridgeback
    Daughters Claude Butler
    Daughters BSO won from Halfords and probably will go to Uni with her in the hope it gets knicked.
    Older sons Pinnacle
    Older sons Rockhopper now too small a frame
    Younger sons new Rockhopper which he thinks is great.
    Younger sons Kone 24" and now too small.
    20" Rbk bike now for sale.
  • Way too many! I don't even want to contemplate going to count. I know it's over 20 which for a family of five seems a bit ridiculous. And that includes two tandems and a triplet. So no problem getting everyone out for a ride, at least technically if not motivationally. I was kind of relieved recently when one got stolen but the thieves kindly left another lesser model in exchange. How strange.
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  • madtam wrote:
    Hmmm... that would be 12 at the moment.

    My Tricross for general use
    My old and battered but still running Trek, bought in an emergency when my beautiful Felt Pro broke a rear stay pushing too hard up a steep bit.
    My afore mentioned Felt which is hung up and gradually being eaten for parts.
    My old Saracen which is just about a runner.
    My wides Ridgeback
    Daughters Claude Butler
    Daughters BSO won from Halfords and probably will go to Uni with her in the hope it gets knicked.
    Older sons Pinnacle
    Older sons Rockhopper now too small a frame
    Younger sons new Rockhopper which he thinks is great.
    Younger sons Kone 24" and now too small.
    20" Rbk bike now for sale.

    Wides Ridgeback?
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  • madtammadtam Posts: 141
    Lousy typing, now corrected.
  • Like this thread ..... finally I'm not a freak!

    Me:
    1 x Giant Road Bike
    1 x Bauer MTB
    1 x BMX bike
    1 x Specialised commuter bike

    Him:
    1 x MTB
    1 x ABD BMX race bike
    1 x unicycle

    Son:
    1 x ABD BMX race bike
    1 x MTB

    Daughter
    1 x BMX race bike
    1 x MTB
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