I recently sold a modern road bike to reduce the household bike count to 10.
6 are retro keepers, which I'll only ever depart with to get something better.
My modern Specialized Allez covers commuting and any fitness training / road events.
The 95 Hardrock is the leave anywhere pub / shopping rack & pannier laden essential (no need for a money sieving car in central London).
My wife’s rider isn't an option.
That leaves only my 96 Rockhopper to sell. Shame, but needs are a must.
Due to space restrictions 3 bikes are in the loft, with the aim of rotating every few months or so
I’m hoping to have a larger house at some point.
The number of bikes is bad enough, but my main problem is the obsessive collection of components.
For me to justify installing NOS parts I must have another NOS part spare.
The mindset being that they may not be available to buy in the future.
This total OCD behaviour has lead to a bike shop collection of spare parts.
At least if I ever come to my senses they will be easy to sell on.