Author Topic: How many touring bicycles?  (Read 3223 times)

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Offline TCS

Re: How many touring bicycles?
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2018, 09:12:23 am »
"There are, in fact, distinctly different 'ordinary' uses of a bicycle, and ideally the enthusiastic cyclist needs at least three different machines." - Teach Yourself Cycling by Reginald Shaw, 1953
"My name is Pither.  I am at present on a cycling tour of the North Cornwall area taking in Bude and..."

Offline hikerjer

Re: How many touring bicycles?
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2018, 10:57:52 pm »
" the enthusiastic cyclist needs at least three different machines." - Teach Yourself Cycling by Reginald Shaw, 1953

Of course this isn't written in stone and every one is different but I'd say four - one for road and recreational, one for touring, a mountain bike and a commuting bike. Nice to have the options if you can afford it. It took me a long time to get to this point in my life.  And my cars are crap.

Offline driftlessregion

Re: How many touring bicycles?
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2018, 11:00:39 am »
One really nice bike for most rides. One for loaded touring. A 1978 Raleigh Super Course for foul weather and when there is salt on the roads, a 1985 Trek 720 (once the best production touring bike) converted into a commuter bike with mustache bars and front basket, and a cheap disposable bike with studded tires for icy rides here in Wisconsin. All with fenders and at least 32 mm tires. The Raleigh and Trek I got cheap on ebay.

Offline ggwbikemt

Re: How many touring bicycles?
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2018, 02:57:02 am »
I have one touring bike, a Cannondale T700 that I bought brand new in April 1995. I have 144,425 miles on it and hope to reach 150,000 miles on it sometime in 2019.  Original parts that remain include the frame, fork, handlebars, front derailleur, front fender, gear shift levels, and cantilever brakes. 

Offline brhoward

Re: How many touring bicycles?
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2018, 12:31:21 pm »
I have a Giant Hybrid Cypress, a Catrike Expedition, a Trek Madone, and just purchased a Cannondale Synapse. One can NEVER have enough bikes. Seriously. I'm embarking on a cross-country tour, actually many of them when retired and I plan on using at least 3 of said bikes for different terrain while touring. Of course that requires a sag vehicle to carry the spares!!!