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The right number of bikes to have is n+ 1, where n is your current number of bikes  


As most bike nerds, once you start enjoying bicycles, the number of them you end up with seems to be unlimited. Luckily, after some periods when I had way too many bikes, I’ve got much better at this, and the total has reduced to a manageable number. In my defense, I like to keep a bike by my parents and another by my in-laws, so I don’t need to bring one each time I visit. I also include Susanne’s bikes. I’m quite lucky in this regard that we both use the same size so we can exchange bikes anytime if there is a mechanical issue with our own bike.

2012 Breezer Lightning Team

I bought this bike as a “reward” when I moved to Berlin with a new job. It was a mistake as Berlin has nearly no offroad trails so the bike has not seen a lot of use. I’ve tried to sell it a few times with no success (26″ bikes are not that popular nowadays) so I’m using it much more lately. I recently did the Traversée du Massif Vosgien (France) with it.

1992 Trek 950, my first ever adult bike

THE BIKE. This was my first adult bike. I bought it when I was 16 using all my childhood savings, and if I ever have to get down to just one bike, I would keep this one without a doubt. I have done a lot of mtb with it, I have travelled, I have commuted with it, and now it’s also pulling my kids trailer. A truly multipurpose bike, reliable and built to last.

1991 Scott Windriver, a typical vintage mtb

I bought this bike second hand in Darmstadt (Germany) as my bike while visiting the in-laws in Bavaria. Now it has been chosen to be my Panamericana bike!

2008 Trek 3700, cheap but reliable

I bought this bike second hand in Madrid, since we were cycling quite a lot while I was living there. It’s Susanne’s bike for touring or going offroad. Fully accesorized, as she likes it.

1993 Trek 820, not easy to find vintage mtbs with step-through frame

We bought this bike as replacement for Susanne’s commuter. It has now been upgraded to become her Panamericana bike!

Simon’s 16 inch “Nicky” bike

This was Simon’s bike. The Easter bunny brought it for him when he was 3. It was slightly too big, but that was never a problem for the skillful Simon. He learnt to cycle with this bike. In this picture we were playing “touring” like the adults so we did the full Ortlieb set up! Now the bike is in limbo as it’s too small for Simon but still too big for Thomas, although not for long.

Thomas’ Connie 12 inch bike

This is the bike Thomas currently uses. It has a long wheelbase, wide tires and although heavy it’s quite comfortable. Bought used, he still has to master the use of brakes. At the moment he prefers his shoes as brake pads. As it’s typical in Germany, it has a coaster brake, which is very annoying when you have a flat in the rear wheel or you need to push the kid but he pedals ever so slightly backwards and causes a lot of resistance to the pushing.


  1. Ricardo

    Qué curioso la pintura de la scoot es igual a la Scott Timber que utilizo para hacer recados en León. Por fin me animo a leer vuestro blog.

    Disfrutad a tope de esta aventura. Saludos desde León.

    • Comment by post author

      Si, las Scott de finales de los 80 y principios de los 90 tenían unos colores que solían repetir entre modelos según el mercado, la temporada… Pero la pintura por desgracia no es muy resistente, se salta enseguida…

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