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Old 04-20-2012, 10:28 AM   #1516
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Nothing wrong with four bikes, but fenders on a carbon CX bike would be an abomination.

If you're not man enough to get wet, you're not man enough for that bike.

Maybe true, but it rains nine feet a year in this town. NINE FEET!!
Fnders are just a fact of life and they make some good quick disconnect ones too. In fact you aren't invited on some group rides without fenders.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:28 PM   #1517
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Hmmm

Our living room. I think I may have a problem....

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Old 04-21-2012, 05:09 AM   #1518
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(I have 7)
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:28 AM   #1519
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Naw, this picture doesn't include the tandem.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:09 AM   #1520
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Naw, this picture doesn't include the tandem.
Nice set up, I wish my wife was so into them and we did have a tennis court size living room.

What kind of tandem do you have...??
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:12 AM   #1521
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I'm at 11, with two for sale and one on order, so hopefully just ten within the next month or two. I definitely have a problem. Hell, two of them are identical except one has a 1x10 drivetrain and the other a 2x10 setup. Here's the rundown:

1995 Cannondale Killer V 500 (first MTB, on display only)
Santa Cruz Highball 1x10 (race bike)
Santa Cruz Highball 2x10 (race bike)
Kish custom titanium 29er singlespeed
Santa Cruz Jackal (for sale)
Santa Cruz carbon XC (for sale)
Santa Cruz carbon Nomad
Guru custom titanium road bike
Guru custom steel road bike (lives on the Computrainer)
OnOne 456 titanium DJ bike
Salsa Mukluk fat tire bike

On the way is a Santa Cruz Tallboy. So the only 26ers I'll have will be the Nomad and the OnOne, both of which I love (well, and the Cannondale, but it hardly counts).


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Old 04-21-2012, 04:35 PM   #1522
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Is it wrong to have four bikes?:loll Probably the wrong place to ask that question.
Well the way I see it you need to have at least one of each.
*hardtail 29er.
*hardtail 26".
*single speed MTB or maybe two a 26" and a 29er.
*Short travel full suspension (the jury still out on that one in my case)
*long travel full suspension.
*Vintage mountain bike (you can have many of this)
*road going Tandem.
*Mountain tandem.
*Town/commuter bike.
*Loaded Touring bike.
*Road.
*cross.

Missing..
*Big fat wheel bike.
*Cargo bike like a dummy or something even bigger to carry the baby around.
*Track bike for the TRACK.
*Vintage, REALLY Vintage bike like a Petersen in my case.

So you see is not so bad.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:14 PM   #1523
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Yep. One of each. Now define which "each"

I like to keep the primary fleet to 3:

Full suspension geared MTB
Full rigid fixed gear MTB
Recumbent road bike

I can reasonably ride these and keep them up and ready to ride.

However, I did find that 29ers just worked too much better for me - so I moved all the 26er mtb's on to others. Except, now I have sampled Fat 26's - and they won't kick all the 29ers out, but they are definitely going to fill some of the primary fleet slots and may expand things.

I've added:
Fat Tire hardtail geared MTB
Fat Tire Full Rigid fixed gear MTB

I'm not going to talk about various frames and components I have laying about.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:54 PM   #1524
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Well the way I see it you need to have at least one of each.
*hardtail 29er.
*hardtail 26".
*single speed MTB or maybe two a 26" and a 29er.
*Short travel full suspension (the jury still out on that one in my case)
*long travel full suspension.
*Vintage mountain bike (you can have many of this)
*road going Tandem.
*Mountain tandem.
*Town/commuter bike.
*Loaded Touring bike.
*Road.
*cross.

Missing..
*Big fat wheel bike.
*Cargo bike like a dummy or something even bigger to carry the baby around.
*Track bike for the TRACK.
*Vintage, REALLY Vintage bike like a Petersen in my case.

So you see is not so bad.
See that's why I come here, to make me feel better about buying stuff.:loll


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Old 04-22-2012, 07:25 AM   #1525
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I've got a racing bike(Cannondale), a vintage racing bike (Medici), a city bike (sirrus), a style bike (Electra Ultra Classic), a trail cruiser (recumbent tadpole trike), and I maintain the girl's commuter & racer.

I 'need' a 26 hardtail mtn bike. Or I need to put dirt tires on my Sirrus. For some reason my recent commutes to rugby practice have me going down a couple miles of local trail.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:24 PM   #1526
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Nice set up, I wish my wife was so into them and we did have a tennis court size living room.

What kind of tandem do you have...??
Its a Cannondale; nothing special. My wife and I are both tall, and this frame felt stiffer than some others we rode. Highlight was the northwest tandem rally...where else can you ride through a town with a police escort and 500 other tandems? Still, we rarely ride it; we both prefer to ride our own bikes.

We have 2 road bikes (Litespeed Gisallo, Specialized Allez), 2 mountain bikes (Specialized SJ FSR) and 2 touring/travel bikes (Dahon Tournado - full size touring bike using Ritchey breakaway system). And said tandem. I kick around the idea of a folder, like a Brompton. We'll see.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:22 PM   #1527
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Can someone tell me about 29 inch wheels, and why I should be looking to buy one?
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:38 PM   #1528
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Can someone tell me about 29 inch wheels, and why I should be looking to buy one?
Since I'm here - 29 vs 26: The taller wheels roll more smoothly, not bothered as much by bumps/roughness. They also have a little more "flywheel" effect, from a little more mass as well as their larger diameter. They hold speed better from both flywheel and rolling better.

However - the opposite side of the coin: 26ers will accelerate a little faster, and will respond quicker to steering input.

I like 29ers. Their properties match my riding style and just feel better - to me. Search the Net, and you will find many opinions - the facts are the same, but how people perceive the differences is what matters. A parking lot ride won't show you the handling at speed, or the ride/rolling differences.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:46 PM   #1529
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What can $300 get me on the used 29er market?
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:15 PM   #1530
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What can $300 get me on the used 29er market?

I picked up a pretty sweet Kona Unit 2-9 single speed for less than that.

"Unit" jokes alone were worth the price.

It's fully rigid....
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