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Please remember that for a serious recreational cyclist, the correct answer to "how many bikes should I own" is:


From my experience in the local road racing scene, a majority of the 200 or so cyclists that participate in the weekly training racing have at least four different bikes. I suspect that the percentage that only owns one bike is very, very small.

From my experience away from the local road racing scene, I'd venture that serious recreational cyclists represent up to .1% of cyclists.

fwiw i race bikes and commute and i only currently own 1 bike. The rest get handed down or parted out. I also own 4 cars at the moment. These stats are irrelevant though because they were all purchased used--which i think is the biggest flaw with this study.

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