I also knew a police officer who had rentals...
Bikes are not investments nor are cars nor are houses. They are consumables of varying duration.
We knew an ex-mafia member who built up more than 100 units in NYC. He told me once he fixed the old buildings up, he picked his tenants really carefully. I think he preferred gays because they have so much disposable income and they fix the place up on their coin. He avoided single moms or those with limited means. I suppose business owners are not allowed to select tenants anymore.
Very good point, if you had 10 you could only ride one so why have a garage full of bikes when one will do. Even though I would add a road bike, you don't need much else.A single off road and road bike. That's all anyone needs and I'd rather have one of each and them be high quality than lots of cheaper bikes taking up room aswell. I don't have tonnes of space to store them anyway!
Lol I wouldn't go that far, fine lets make it 365 one per day.I'm laughing at all this. We have people here who think no one should have more than 3 bikes, they're determining for us how many we should have, that is so communistic of them. I have several cars but between my wife and myself I should have no more than 2, I have several watches but since I can only wear one I should only have one, I have several shoes, but since I can only wear one for dress and one for casual I should only have two shoes, I have several shirts and pants but since I can only wear one of each I should only have enough to last the week then wash and wear again...see where this is going?
Those 8 bikes came from various means, only four of them were bought brand spanking new of which one of those two is 32 years old with over 160,000 miles on it and it was my last full time racing bike, the other was bought in 87 because I was racing more and needed a backup bike plus I got a great deal on it, the other is my only regret bought on impulse in 2007 while in England which technically I have sold it for what I paid for it(!) but I'm holding it for my friend, and the third was bought just 3 years ago because I didn't want trash out the older mechanicals and wanted a smoother riding bike. The ones remaining were either found in garage sales for $100 or less; and one was found in a trash can which when I get the time I'm going to clean it up a lot better and replace some items and either sell it or keep it as cannibal for another bike I have of the same brand and type, or keep it and give it to a grandkid if they become taller than me because that bike is just a tad too large for me, but it's in amazing condition considering it was in a trash can with some sort of gooey gunk over the entire thing. Those are are all road bikes than I have one mountain bike, I did have another fantastic hardtail non suspended fork mountain bike that I also found in the trash but it was too small so I fixed it up and gave it to my handicapped daughter.Wow, that means you have 8 bikes, very impressive. I normally don't hold on to my older bikes, but I do keep for a very long time before a change.
@Froze I am impressed, I am not going show the list of bikes I have had, I don't want to embarrass myself, but If I had a third of those bikes I would be gleaming with pride.
What confuses me is how can people just simply throw bikes away, there are tons of people that would like to have them. Why don't they give them away, all they have to do is hang a plaque on it with free bike written on it. I'm sure there would be a lot of takers.
I guess if money weren't an issue, I'd probably go for four quality bikes. I'm thinking two road bikes and two mountain bikes.
Currently I only have one mountain bike, which has been serving me well, but it's been acting as my "all purpose" bike which isn't really all that optimal. But in any case, I'd rather take a mountain bike on the road than a road bike on a mountain trail.
Anyway, the whole idea behind having two of each is in case one is out of commission, I'll always have a backup to rely on.