Re: Bike Storage

Postby Colin on Thu 29/Dec/11 12:22pm

Mickyfinn wrote:How many bikes do you need?
One mountian bike;
Road bike for training
Road bike for racing ( plus one if you timetrial/ tri)
Commuter

Wrong

I don't need any road bikes

Commuter is a mountain bike, because there are lots of trails that can be included on the ride home

One mountain bike was way too small a number
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 29/Dec/11 12:28pm

I can think of at least three mountain bikes that are required :)
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby thelivo on Thu 29/Dec/11 2:13pm

MuayThaiOnABike wrote:I got a couple of bike holders from Bunnings, can't remember price but, I think around $25 each at the time


Like many others, I need more...


Is that a proflex?
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby thelivo on Thu 29/Dec/11 2:21pm

Mickyfinn wrote:How many bikes do you need?
One mountian bike;
Road bike for training
Road bike for racing ( plus one if you timetrial/ tri)
Commuter


Ah, now you are confusing need and want.

Need? 1. Maybe.

Want?
Commuter
Track bike
Road bike for racing
Road bike for training
Road bike for nice rides with the wife
Nice classic steel retro road bike. (could be combined with one of the above in a recession. would have to be a serious one though)
Touring bike with racks and panniers
Tandem
TT/ Tri Bike'
SS mountain bike
XC race Mountain bike
DH/ FR mountain bike
All mountain/ Trail Bike
29er steel hardtail
29er Full bounce
Cyclocross bike
Fashion Fixie
Raleigh Chopper
And a whole other garage filled with bikes with engines in them.

That should just about cover it if you've fallen on hard times. Anything I have missed?
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby Wobbler on Thu 29/Dec/11 2:57pm

you could split the all mountain/trail bike into 120/140/160 bikes
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby thelivo on Thu 29/Dec/11 4:25pm

Wobbler wrote:you could split the all mountain/trail bike into 120/140/160 bikes


Come on, lets not be silly about this now.
;)
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby znomit on Thu 29/Dec/11 4:32pm

Commuter needs to be split into wet/dry and something to haul beer ( possibly groceries too ).
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby MuayThaiOnABike on Thu 29/Dec/11 4:36pm

thelivo wrote:
MuayThaiOnABike wrote:I got a couple of bike holders from Bunnings, can't remember price but, I think around $25 each at the time


Like many others, I need more...


Is that a proflex?


Haha yes it is...good eyes

Well, I need at least seven bikes...one for each day of the week, I mean like, who rides the same bike twice in a week?
Then additionally, one to work when I'm not riding, then another to work on when I'm not working on that one and so on
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Thu 29/Dec/11 4:38pm

XC race bikes can be a fully or a hardtail.
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby Wobbler on Thu 29/Dec/11 5:28pm

thelivo wrote:
Wobbler wrote:you could split the all mountain/trail bike into 120/140/160 bikes


Come on, lets not be silly about this now.
;)


I'd rather have that than 3 different road bikes
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby swtchbckr on Wed 6/Nov/13 9:36am

correct number of bikes is not x+1... we all know this. it is s-1 where s is the risk of separation from your partner because you've got too many bikes!


rule number 12. velominati.
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby foremannz on Wed 6/Nov/13 2:51pm

swtchbckr wrote:correct number of bikes is not x+1... we all know this. it is s-1 where s is the risk of separation from your partner because you've got too many bikes!

rule number 12. velominati.

Brilliant! I have a rather simple inventory atm:
1) 29er full shock for commuting
2) cyclocross for road fun rides/road training/backup commuter
3) 26er full shock for off road (soon to be replaced by a 27er)
I'm not talented enough for DH, and not fit enough for any form of racing!

One thing I will say, hang your bike from your back wheel if you have front suspension - I hung the 26er from the front wheel and the seals in the forks died and leaked shock oil all down my frame :crazy:
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Wed 6/Nov/13 9:19pm

Padded U hooks from Mitre 10. Roadies are pretty light to life up and hand from front wheel :)
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby Trail on Wed 6/Nov/13 9:39pm

4x2 attached to the wall at just above the height of the wheelbase of a bike. Cheap Bunnings hooks into said 4x2. Spaced at just over half the width of your handlebars... which has caught me out coz I put them up when my widest bars were about 680mm, then it went 710... which was ok. Now up to 760 and am running into space problems! 5 bikes on the wall in 2.1m...
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Re: Bike Storage

Postby Colin on Wed 6/Nov/13 10:17pm

Trail wrote:4x2 attached to the wall at just above the height of the wheelbase of a bike. Cheap Bunnings hooks into said 4x2. Spaced at just over half the width of your handlebars... which has caught me out coz I put them up when my widest bars were about 680mm, then it went 710... which was ok. Now up to 760 and am running into space problems! 5 bikes on the wall in 2.1m...

Another 4x2 a couple of 100mm higher.

Alternate hooks on the lower and higher 4x2s.

Sorted.
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