We have investigated this heavily popularised notion that more bikes is betterer.
Yes - to a degree. No bike is the worst. However, we discovered that as the number of bikes in a household increases, fundamental issues arise, diminishing recorded notions of happiness.
7 is the magic number. Beyond this, surveyed participants found storage a major obstacle (including hiding bikes unaccounted for). This exponentially increased if a partner and children ride. Maintaining drivetrains across multiple manufacturers, stocking tyres the necessary, treads, widths, sizes, tyre, and tubes, brake shoes, pads, tools, shoes, helmets - it never ends.
The Happy Cyclist