I always was happy with one or two bikes where in most of my young life I was just riding and owning one bike. The problem is now that I have greater funds, I also have greater responsibilities and it seems that the new max is owning four bikes with one project bike always in the works which I ride for a while and then sell. My wife and I just agree that four or five is enough for us. For now that is a San Rensho, a Raleigh, a Colnogo, a Benotto, and a Lemond. I would love to add a Peugeot, a Nishiki, a Schwinn etc, but such is life. If I could meet someone down in Miami who would let me come over for an hour or so each week while we both work on something in his stable I would be satisfied. It's not the owning part that I love so much as the learning. I had this same relationship with a friend who would build up an old Corvette, or a Porshe or a Mustang or a Datsun each year and I would get just as much thrill from building them as he would from paying $20,000 or so for each project and selling for a loss at the end of the year.
Garth Libre in Miami Shores Fl. looking for a wrench pal.