Charting Adventure: How to Tell If You Need a New Bike

Charting Adventure: How to Tell If You Need a New Bike

Some of us already know whether we need a new bike, some of us always know whether we need a


adventure journal charting adventure how to tell if you need a new bikeSome of us already know whether we need a new bike, some of us always know whether we need a new bike. But others of us, well, we’re wracked by indecision, boxed by budgetary constraints, or out of room in the garage, gear shed, or apartment hallway. Whichever category you fall into, however, you will no doubt find our decision tree to be extremely helpful, utilitarian, maybe even indispensable.

UPDATE!! You guys asked for it! This chart is now available in 18×24 inch screen prints, handprinted in Bozeman on gorgeous, heavy white paper. In stock and shipping now.


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Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal.
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  • Heather Davey
    Heather Davey
    Reply

    Looks like I need a new bike! :-)

  • Heather Davey
    Heather Davey
    Reply

    Looks like I need a new bike! :-)

  • Murph
    Reply

    Calling Firefly now….

  • John Porro
    John Porro
    Reply

    This is a handy chart! Looks like I need a new bike. Which I am actually building bike #4 as we speak!

  • David Hein
    David Hein
    Reply

    I need a new mountain bike

  • Tracie Evans Sewell
    Tracie Evans Sewell
    Reply

    I knew it!

  • Bill Becher
    Bill Becher
    Reply

    If your significant other doesn’t want you to buy the new one you need just back over the old one with your car.. oops!

    • James
      Reply

      Wow! How do you play that……..my friend backed over his wife’s bike two weeks ago and now he’s riding a new 29’er. I need a new bike!

  • Antony Boggis
    Antony Boggis
    Reply

    Yeah. Spot on. Add motorcycles to the mix too and you’ve got me covered :-)

  • Björn Wennberg
    Björn Wennberg
    Reply

    Mike Campbell, this is for you

  • Glenn Charles
    Glenn Charles
    Reply

    At least I now have quantitative evidence to support my decision to buy a new bike. Thanks Mike.

  • Noelle Solseng
    Noelle Solseng
    Reply

    “Do you have a bike” …no. I definitely need a new bike!

  • Jean Bellemare
    Jean Bellemare
    Reply

    I hope this is a printable version with good resolution so I can make a big-ass print to stick on my fridge!!!

  • Michael Ricketts
    Michael Ricketts
    Reply

    Can this be made available to buy as a poster please?????

  • Jukka Valkonen
    Jukka Valkonen
    Reply

    I am a pro with this process flow. 13 and counting.

  • Ernest Lorelli
    Ernest Lorelli
    Reply

    And…what?

  • Brian Oneil
    Brian Oneil
    Reply

    If i show this to my wife will she be convinced

  • Giovanny Galaviz
    Giovanny Galaviz
    Reply

    I love how 5+ goes straight down without an explanation why you need a new bike.

    • steve casimiro
      Reply

      If you have 5+ it’s self-evident.

  • Matthew Paul Elwart
    Matthew Paul Elwart
    Reply

    Mine was stolen :(

  • Andrea Watkins
    Andrea Watkins
    Reply

    That’s what I keep tellin’ my man…but he’s not falling for it! I’m thinking a SPOT single speed. Belt driven. Yummy!

  • Kelly Sumner
    Kelly Sumner
    Reply

    I’ve always told my wife there is a mathematical equation to determine the perfect number of bikes for me. It is N=N+1 where N=current number of bikes owned.

  • Scott Bird
    Scott Bird
    Reply

    Jamie Lobb i knew it

  • Jessica Downing
    Jessica Downing
    Reply

    yup.

  • Sara Dasta Howard
    Sara Dasta Howard
    Reply

    Don’t show this to Kenny.

  • Darrell Pulliam
    Darrell Pulliam
    Reply

    Is one a Fat Bike – NO …. You Need a New Bike !!!

  • Adventure Journal
    Adventure Journal
    Reply

    Jean Bellemare, Michael Ricketts…as a matter of fact, we’re putting the pieces in place to offer hand-pressed prints of the most popular Charting Adventures by the end of next month. We’re looking at two sizes, 9×12 and 18×24. What do you think is fair and realistic price for each?

    • Ron
      Reply

      I’d love an 18X24 of this one

      • steve casimiro
        Reply

        The wheels are in motion. It’s not just a matter of printing them — I have to set up a shopping cart/retail system here, too. But I’m hoping to have it in place by the end of September, if not sooner.

        Anyone who’s interested in a print, make a note here and I’ll email you when we’re ready to go.

        • Ron
          Reply

          Fantastic!

        • Shawn H
          Reply

          I’m interested in a print!

  • Jean Bellemare
    Jean Bellemare
    Reply

    18X24 for me please!

  • Justin Evans
    Justin Evans
    Reply

    The optimum number of bikes to own is n+1, where n=current number of bikes owned haha

  • Levi Magyar
    Levi Magyar
    Reply

    Where can i get this as a poster?

  • Ethanovitch Rook
    Ethanovitch Rook
    Reply

    Ha Levi! Totally, and although I just got a new bike back around Easter, I need a single-ridged/pumptrack bike really bad!

  • Ethanovitch Rook
    Ethanovitch Rook
    Reply

    Ha Levi! Totally, and although I just got a new bike back around Easter, I need a single-ridged/pumptrack bike really bad!

  • Chris Murray
    Reply

    Great flow chart, but it left off fixed gears!

  • Kathleen Rock
    Reply

    Took a break from bike shopping to read this. Good thing.

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