Thanks for the online survey, but it made me sad .
I realized that I need more bikes.
That list is missing a bunch of options too. Fat tire, recumbent, cargo, etc. I guess those all fall into the “other” cat.
Yeah, I had to put my Brompton in “Other”.
Always! 8 char
Fixie! - more characters.
I guess that kinda fits under “Track bike”.
With brakes (in my case).
Sensible! I think they’re not “road legal” in the UK without two independent braking mechanisms. Something like that. I’ve never been brave enough to ride one in traffic anyway.
It’s not about the count of braking mechanisms but what is legally considered a braking mechanism. Last time I looked, Germany was the only country stupid enough not to recognize the fixed gear itself as a second braking mechanism (of those countries where that remotely matters for me, anyway).
Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is
While the minimum number of bikes one should own is three, the correct number is
n+1 , where
n is the number of bikes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as
s-1 , where
s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner.
My favourite rule.
Mine is the one about riding in bad weather. As an everyday cycle commuter, it speaks to me.
I really think rule #43 needs better marketing.