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How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?

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Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #175 on: September 13, 2018, 08:15:23 pm »
I could have sworn it was only 11 but I just listed them and there are 13.  One is technically my daughter's, although it's used as a test bed for Raleigh Twenty mods, and one hasn't yet been assembled (away for respray, bought as a bit of a wreck) so maybe it is 11.

Two Bromptons is a bit excessive, but I felt like a Brompton project that year and NSTN's SO sold me one at a very good price.  It didn't really need enough work.  I'd like to convert it to an S-type eventually because climbing hills on an M-type is horrible.

They've all been ridden properly this year except the titanium Brompton S3E-X - but I may use it on the FNRttS -  and the dark red clubman, which will be broken out for the last few weeks' evening rides, because it's fast and has full lighting gear.

I like rescuing bikes and rebuilding them.  It's part of the hobby.  I knew a senior manager at work who restored a different vintage Land Rover EVERY YEAR,  just to put it into context.  if only resprays were cheaper.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #176 on: September 16, 2018, 12:06:45 am »
6

My two (fixed and tourer)

Dads two (Moulton APB and old British Eagle Randonee)

Mums and Sisters, one each.

however if I can get Dads motorbike fixed and out of the Garage (i.e sold) I might be able to claim the space for a recumbent trike.  :thumbsup:

Changed now to 3. I moved out from my parents so mum, dads and sisters bikes don't count any more. However I have obtained n+1 in the form of the van nic rather than a recumbent.

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #177 on: September 16, 2018, 08:02:45 am »
I'm sorry I didn't do a list 10 years ago. I'm going to guess at:

Dawes Super Galaxy Tandem
Massi team Comp (the Gay Disco)
Kaffenback
Scott MTBs (x2)
Claud Butler Dalesman
Specialised Dolce
Ridgeback 24
Wooden LikeaBike (balance bike)
Pompino
Longstaff audax
Trek WSD road bike (v small)
Brompton

I can't think what the other one was.

in 2018, 6 remain from the '08 family:

Scott MTBs (x2)
Specialised Dolce
Ridgeback 24
Longstaff audax
Brompton

Plus:

Mercian KOM
Thorn me 'n' U2
Freddie Grubb (fixated)
Ridgeback MTB
Peugeot (FRBFK)
A forgettable hybrid from Grandma that no-one uses

There, now I won't be so stumped when this thread is resurrected in 2028!

A recumbent! That was the other bike I had in 2008.

Thanks for the nudge, Matthew.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

TimC

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Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #178 on: September 17, 2018, 11:17:25 pm »
I see I recorded 13 bikes in 2008 (for a family of 6). It peaked at 21 a few years later. Now, the family has left - grown up, and the ex found someone better - and I'm down to just 9. If someone buys my two bikes in For Sale just now, I'll be buying one more so 8 will be the final result. One of those is my daughter's. So 7 for me. I'm not sure I could bring myself to go for fewer!

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #179 on: September 20, 2018, 07:37:26 pm »
I am going to have to do a count; the family claim I have 20 but it's not really as much as that if one counts only relatively complete bikes! It's probably several more if you count pairs of wheels - but then a few of them are split as well.
So:
 Vitus 992 (summer bike)
 Gitane racer (winter bike)
 Moser 51,151 (sort of pre-87 thing now in one piece)
 Peugeot Course (650B tourer and everyday utility bike)
 Anonymous generic late 50's frame built up as a vehicle for a 1937 Super Champion dérailleur
 VTT
 Radius Dino recumbent (basically complete)
 M-in-laws vintage 3 speed which was adopted but never ridden by the girls
 Lo's now very elderly folder that she rode when she was 13 (40 odd years ago!)
 Jourde set up as flat bar tourer (but a genuine Marcel all the same)
 Phillipa's VTT (Specialized Rockhopper, now very old and going to be a Parisian commuter)
 Gwen's VTT (rubbish recycled bso with italian threads and standards throughout)
 the first bike of the girls Decathlon with 16" wheels still in fine nick, needs air in the tyres but not used for the last 15 years (or perhaps longer)
 the first VTT with 24" wheels (gift from Tonton Paul so it will be kept forever 'n ever)

 So that's 14

 Add in 1 unicycle, 3 vintage frames stripped (of which one is creased and will never see the road; it donated the Super Champion mech) and 1 clunky anvil shaped VTT frame that is waiting to be cut up for a recumbent trike project ' and Cat's old Raleigh frame which is hanging on a nail in the garage. That's the 20 for the family!

 Forgot 2 BSO donations that will be donated on as they are complete and working and just wasting space chez moi - I think they have to be entered in the calculation for n+1 purposes.

Total 16 but it will be 15 in a fortnight's time when Phil starts her job in Ile de France.

Forgot Coline's VTT but then that's only a squatter really! Also forgot the tandem but that is being robbed for bits so it only counts in the family calculation.

I should add that they are stored usually separated from at least one wheel, for reasons of space! (Currently the Peugeot, Vitus and Gitane are sitting on the ground, the rest are hung up).

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #180 on: September 21, 2018, 07:26:36 pm »
What's a VTT?
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Kim

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Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #181 on: September 21, 2018, 07:48:58 pm »
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #182 on: September 22, 2018, 09:24:41 am »
Aha! I’m guessing ‘velo tout terrain’?
Thanks Kim.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

robgul

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Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #183 on: September 26, 2018, 07:12:12 am »
My count in 2008 was 15 + a unicycle - the depleted fleet is now:

Galaxy tourer from 1975 (still got it from 2008)
Claud Butler Audax early 80s- as a 3 speed fixie (ditto)
Van Nicholas Yukon tourer Ti 2014
Van Nicholas Ventus road bikeT 2015
Dawes Audax Giro 600 late 90s
Raleigh Banana (well that's the frame, built up as a s/s pub bike) from the mists of time
Brompton 2003
Orbea Gain electric road bike 2018
Peugeot mixte (Mrs robgul's) 1980s

... and oodles of parts and "stuff" which I am in the process of cataloguing to list for sale in the next month or so.

Oh, and if you include bikes that I own but my grandchildren have there are 1 classic Pashley trike and 8 Islabikes from a balance to a small-framed 700c machine (no, no not 8 grandchildren, just the 4 - the bikes are either in use, or in stock awaiting use as age and size change - and being passed down to siblings)   When the bikes emerge from the bottom of the chain I have them back to re-sell.

Rob

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #184 on: September 28, 2018, 12:01:42 pm »
10 is rather a lot, isnt it..

Down to 6 now!  Two by getting divorced, but I'm down a proper TT bike and mtb since 10 years ago too.

In order of frequency used this year - elephant bike, tatty singlespeed, tourer, posh road bike, turbo and occasional TT bike, folding bike.
Did you sell the Moulton?  I remember riding it about 100 yards in a Cambridge industrial estate.  As far as the ride quality was concerned, I only remember that the saddle was very hard, but my arse was sore after the Dun Run.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #185 on: September 28, 2018, 06:01:39 pm »
Current stable:

Fuji Supreme (summer bike; really too big for me so the intention is to replace it with something new and shiny and disc-braked over the winter)
Pinnacle Arkose (winter/"gravel" bike, currently in off-road mode with 43c tyres and an 11-40 cassette!)
Merida Reacto 400 (turbo bike - except I never use my turbo...)
Carrera Hellcat (MTB/shopping bike)
Brompton (belongs to the boyfriend and hasn't been ridden at all since before we moved up north, 5 years ago :facepalm:)

Only 5, of which 4 are mine - not too bad! :P

Socks

  • FFCT rally, France 2012
Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #186 on: September 28, 2018, 07:21:10 pm »
In the house as we don't have a garage or shed.  Luckily the current Mrs Socks is very understanding and the largest bedroom is available as a bike shed:

Vintage Moultons from the 1960's to 1970's - 7 ish
Dahon folder
Raleigh Stowaway c 1975
Modern Moulton spaceframes - 4
Recumbents (2 wheel) - 4

that seems to be 17 or so, I need to do a stock take.

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #187 on: October 11, 2018, 04:44:12 pm »
What's a VTT?

French for MTB

Except that a vtt doesn't make any claims about going up or down mountains. MTB to me means motor torpedo boat!

There is also a vtc (vélo tout chemin) which is what you know as a hybrid (and must be starting to cross over with what the yanks call an allroad bike except that a vtc frequently has a sus fork, like a hybrid).

fd3

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #188 on: October 23, 2018, 07:00:44 pm »
Didn't know whether to count the three balance bikes.  Otherwise, seven - but three are for ornamental purposes only (shed bike, wife's grandfather's 100 yo bike, late friend's fixed bike - none of which are my size) and only two of the others are mine (and I can barely ride the bent).

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #189 on: October 23, 2018, 08:54:01 pm »
quite a few bikes including sufficient in ‘small’ for the ladies in the family! No large male sized math at the moment, although the yellow peril works well on tracks if not downhill

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #190 on: October 23, 2018, 10:17:58 pm »
12 here ! Includes a tandem, 2 bromptons, a wee ridgeback 16" wheeled kids bike, my sons bikes, my wife bike and my 5 bikes...
I need to cut back and will be selling the tandem, the wee ridgeback and my sons bike.

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #191 on: October 24, 2018, 10:09:42 pm »
I found space to hang another two in the garage tonight.  That leaves just three in the less secure shed and the Brompton in the house.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #192 on: November 05, 2018, 11:55:04 am »
Currently in the stable:

Pinarello Dogma 65.1 (Campagnolo Super Record 11)
Chas Roberts 853 lugless (Campagnolo Record 10)
Enigma Etape Ti (Campagnolo Record 10)
Van Nicholas Yukon Ti (Campagnolo Record 10)
Van Nicholas Yukon Ti (Campagnolo Centaur 10)
Condor Fratello (Campagnolo)
Dolan Preffisio (winter bike)
Ribble (winter bike)

Re: How many bikes are there in your shed/garage/house?
« Reply #193 on: November 20, 2018, 02:46:32 pm »
Just the one Reilly Gradient bike here for all my travels.  Its all I ever need or want.