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How many bikes, is to many

lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,847
edited 10 June in The bottom bracket
I have Four road and one commute bike, I am gating an ear bashing about only being able to ride one bike at at time, Etc etc
Surely five is not to many , is it ?

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  • Five is not too many, and don't call me Shirley!!!
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,411
    I have five but my defence is that they all get ridden more than my wife's one.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,847
    mrb123 said:

    I have five but my defence is that they all get ridden more than my wife's one.

    😀

  • wongataawongataa Posts: 853
    The correct number of bikes to own is n+1 where n is the current number of bikes you own. There is no maximum.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,136
    4 road, 3 mtb, TT, singlespeed CX and unicycle. Count the tandem as a shared bike.

    I’m just over the cusp of what the wife is happy with, but as she can still (just) fit her car in the garage I get away with it
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,136
    mrb123 said:

    I have five but my defence is that they all get ridden more than my wife

    EFA
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,504
    1 comutte bike
    1 best bike
    1 cyclocross bike
    1 XC full sus
    1 hardtail
    ALL ridden hard.
    Just need N+
    Fixie
    Single speed
    Tandem
    Race bike.
    Don't tell the OH.

    Never ever an E thing.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,110
    wongataa said:

    The correct number of bikes to own is n+1 where n is the current number of bikes you own. There is no maximum.

    => n+2 is too many. Problem solved*

    *assuming you don't ever buy two bikes at the same time, which does begin to look a little excessive
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,726

    wongataa said:

    The correct number of bikes to own is n+1 where n is the current number of bikes you own. There is no maximum.

    => n+2 is too many. Problem solved*

    *assuming you don't ever buy two bikes at the same time, which does begin to look a little excessive
    Your maths is sound. If I could get by without a car I would and get at worst get a cargo bike as an alternative

    Currently I have three build, one boxed and another in bits scattered around the garage, the latter being the stealthy way of hiding it as it looks more like spare parts than a bike.
  • floreriderflorerider Posts: 1,112
    One less than the number of guns I own seems a good rule.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,040
    tlw1 said:

    mrb123 said:

    I have five but my defence is that they all get ridden more than my wife

    EFA
    :D
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,686
    I know my sig is all wrong, but currently at 8, considering #9. Three full suspension MTB (one Ti, two Aluminium), 1 carbon hardtail, 2 alloy hardtails, one carbon roadie, and an old steel pub bike. Considering another carbon HT frame...

    There were 11 in the garage at one point a few years back
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 136
    There's no such thing as too many.
    As long as they have a use then they are appropriate purchases.
    I'm presently in double figures although the vast majority are cargobikes for my business, but still have a Focus CX, Stanton hardtail mtb, Kona pub bike, a Shand Stoater and am awaiting delivery of a steel Racer Rosa.

    If I had to manage with one bike only I'd manage perfectly well wit my Larry vs Harry Bullitt cargobike.

    Then again the missus has a Mercedes sat on the drive doing absolutely censored all since she stupidly got banned for drink driving just after Christmas, so she can hardly complain.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    edited 10 June
    You can never have enough bikes but o's you have to limit.

    (not many people in Lincolnshire but they're all related).
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,040
    pinno said:

    You can never have enough bikes but o's you have to limit.

    (not many people in Lincolnshire but they're all related).

    High Six! :)
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    :)
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • parmosparmos Posts: 61
    currently use 3 these get used every week
    road
    Hybrid
    MTB

    but also have another 2 MTBs one is in storage the other i recently got out of storage for use but needs a few jobs doing first as soon as the LBS is open
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,852
    tlw1 said:

    mrb123 said:

    I have five but my defence is that they all get ridden more than my wife

    EFA
    The assumption being that you know for definite the extent of her riding. ;)
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,411

    tlw1 said:

    mrb123 said:

    I have five but my defence is that they all get ridden more than my wife

    EFA
    The assumption being that you know for definite the extent of her riding. ;)
    For at least 3 of the 5 bikes I can confirm the assumption was definitely correct.
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