Hi Juergen. Something I added to my list is a - chopper for sculptured
beauty. I've been looking at chopper cruisers for several years and
just last week I picked up a Christmas Special, a PhatCycles.com
Modified Stretch for half price at my local bike shop. Its a single
speed. I suppose that falls into the simplicity category. I went in
for a XtraCycle and couldn't pass up the deal. I plan on getting my X
cargo bike sometime when its warmer out. To satisfy my interest I've
been collecting some online photos for my home slide showing of the X at
work. I hope to put the X into overtime duty this summer doing some
trail building. -Mark
Juergen Weichert wrote:
> I think bikes are like shoes - many great ones for all kinds of
> applications and not many that suit all. Imagine having only one pair of
> shoes? Tennis shoes, running, dress, hiking, golf shoes, soccer cleats,
> walking shoes, regular winter boots, deep-show boots, ice crampons,
> snowshoes, sandals, flip-flops...endless.
> One bike is not enough and a dozen might be pushing the other end of the
> envelope. I think around 7 is close to the right number - one for each
> day of the week and choose for the day as you might choose your shoes.
> In my suggested list:
> - single speed for simplicity
> - MTB or hybrid or cruiser for general all-around use.
> - Xtracycle for cargo
> - recumbent for comfort
> - velomobile for speed
> - folding bike for convenience
> - tandem for company
> (- loaner bike for visitors?)
> Your choices will vary. Any further suggestions?