|How many old bikes do you have and what do you do with them||Maartin|
May 8, 2003 5:27 AM
|Is it only me or is your basement/garage full of old road bikes. I was able to give my old mountain bikes away to family and friends but not the road bikes. Maybe it is because I take a large size (6'2" 220 lbs) and there are not many takers. What do you do with your old bikes ?|
|I ride them! nm||rwbadley|
May 8, 2003 6:11 AM
|8 bikes, total||dzrider|
May 8, 2003 6:24 AM
|We, for the time being, are all very close in height. My wife and I each have a bike that is ours alone and the boys grab whatever else they feel like riding on a given day. Soon the boys will pass us and then get drivers licenses and all the bikes will be hers and mine. Nobody uses the tandem.|
|ONE. (but kinda 2 [but kinda3])||Steve_0|
May 8, 2003 7:01 AM
|For the last decade, I've used primarly a single FG beater as my daily trainer, racing, errand bike. No need for more than that, IMO (Raleigh).
However, In my younger days when I was more foolish with money, I thought I needed a 'good' bike for Tri's; So I bought one (Trek 2100 carbon). This bike stay's at my mom's house where it can get use. I retrieve it in May/June for a few weeks of Tritraining, and a series of 5 races. Then it goes back to mom's for some real use. If she didn't use it, It would be sold.
Lastly, My wife's mountain bike (Giant). I've missed my highschool beach-cruiser since it was stolen (After 10 years of use and never locking it once!); So I put a nice B67 and English bars on to make IT my neighborhood 'cruiser' for after-dinner neighborhood cruising; complete with beer-holder on the bars.
2 bikes and one part-time bike is a lot, IMO; only one really gets use
May 8, 2003 7:36 AM
|My oldest is a 1980. I like riding it occasionally, but the real enjoyment is keeping it clean, touched-up, and reconditioned. It's a part of me, in a way, as I spent several formative years on it, doing my first century (alone), learning how to ride a paceline and echelon, roller training in the Missouri winters, and getting killed by more experienced road racers who I could whip in cross country (running) races. They need to be ridden to relive the history.
|Down to five since The Big Sale||cory|
May 8, 2003 7:53 AM
|Until a few years ago, I still had my circa 1970 college Peugeot plus everything I'd bought since--mostly low-end roadies and two MBs. I sold what I could and donated a couple, so now I'm down to an Atlantis, a CDale mountain bike, an old Bridgestone MB that's mostly a rain/trainer ride, a singlespeed conversion roadie/cyclocrosser and a lugged steel Allez that lives under the stairs at work to ride at lunch. If I could keep only one, I could be happy with just the Atlantis.|
|Recycle 'em.||Mel Erickson|
May 8, 2003 7:56 AM
|What was once old is new again. I just took an old Panasonic touring frame and made it into a one speed. I've had great fun riding it. Turn another into a commuter/rain bike. How 'bout a grocery getter, complete with baskets? Maybe put some fat tires on another and use it for rec. trail/light off road use (kind of a CXer). There's gotta be some tall, geeky, deserving kid with no money who would love a real road bike, and a mentor to get him excited about the sport. Oh, so many uses and so little time.|
|Yes, but there are always uses!||LC|
May 8, 2003 9:18 AM
|I did not realize how many bikes I had till just now ;)
1. Crit racing bike, old Aluminum so I don't cry too much when I crash it.
2. Road racing bike, Ti (only newish bike)
3. Time Trial bike, CF Takes forever to set up the aero bar and saddle position so I don't have to fool with it now.
4. old steel touring bike with panniers for shopping
5. SS/Fixed from a old steel frame I actually found
6. Rain bike for those long winter base miles, steel frame for comfort and fender clearence.
7. old CF with a triple for recovery rides to flatten the hills.
8. Mtn bike for getting muddy
|3. I ride 'em. 1-commuter/rain bike,2 fixed gear. nm||KG 361|
May 8, 2003 9:37 AM
May 8, 2003 9:57 AM
|It's in England, I'm in California - I visit it from time to time and bump into my folks while I'm there!|
|Seven (no, not the brand)||Ray Sachs|
May 8, 2003 11:05 AM
|Two pure fast road bikes (one more relaxed than the other), one semi-touring, one cyclocross, one old roadie set up as a fixed gear, one commuter (rarely ride it, but the only bike with a rack, so when I need to carry a LOT), and one folding bike that lives in a suitcase. I pretty much ride 'em all, although the folder and commuter get less use than the others (I commute almost every day, but rarely on that particular bike - I just don't know what else to call it).
So far I've been able to sell everything I wanted to get rid of, although took a pretty good hit on some of them.
|Define "old"....||The Walrus|
May 8, 2003 1:00 PM
|...to me, an "old" bike is one I had before I bought the most current one, and I'd be embarrassed to say how many I have. No sane person would let it get this out of hand. I
am trying to sell most of 'em.