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    Blast from the past!

    I found an add with my one and only bike I had as a kid.

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    Tis the one on the left.

    I abused that bike in every way imaginable. I remember replacing bearings in the crank that ground down to odd shapes or even broke a few. I still have scars on my hand from a close call with a dump truck that I hopped off it, grabbed the back of the seat, cutting my hand on the rusted metal.

    It held up from when I learned to ride until it got tossed in the scrap pile behind the garage in my late teens.

    Bet my mother has the manual in the basement somewhere.

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    Awesome!

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    Awesome MX styling!! My first bike was a Monkey Wards knock-off of a Schwinn Stingray
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    Cool! You inspired me to search up an ad from my school days bike. It was suprisingly easy to find. I had the 3-speed model.
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    OK. I'll Play.

    My first bike was a 1930's CCM 26" bike handed down through two older brothers and was bought used by my father about the mid 50's.

    This was my first bike I rode to or at school (university):

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    It got Mavic/Campagnolo tubulars, a Regina 14-21 freewheel cluster and a Sugino Crank and two Simplex RD's (the plastic body would not withstand the spring load for long). It rode one 2 mile relay race. Totaled into a Chrysler Newport in 1981 at about 20 mph at time of impact.

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    Murry MX

    I'm pretty sure mine was this one. It may have been my second or third bike but it's the one I did the most damage to myself with, broken collar bone included. It was also my first front suspension bike.

    I could only find pics taken by others.
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    My first big bike. I wanted a blue and gold BMX bike like my best friend Ben had. "Santa" thought she knew better and I got this girly bike instead:
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    Yay for being a girl who sucks at being girly, which my mom always tried to change. She was super mad when she found me rattlecanning it black a few months later.
    2010 Surly Conundrum
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    Yours looks like the bike on the right in the ad for mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    I'm pretty sure mine was this one. It may have been my second or third bike but it's the one I did the most damage to myself with, broken collar bone included. It was also my first front suspension bike.

    I could only find pics taken by others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes View Post
    She was super mad when she found me rattlecanning it black a few months later.
    So much for parental watchdogging!

    Makes me think of the kid turning his Jag into a hearse in Harold And Maude.
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    I had one of these:

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    Before that, I can't remember, but it was some nondescript Huffy BMX-style coaster brake bike. Red, IIRC

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    BMX came after my youth, we had a dump supply of girl's frames we used for jump bikes. We'd bend the common tiller handlebars into mx style ones in a drain grate and jump them until the seat inevitably got too close to the bars.

    My first bike was an ancient second hand 24" I soon outgrew and got a big 26" bike with a dynamo front hub and coaster brake that had belonged to my uncle. My mother impressed upon me it was good bike and I must take care of it blah blah,
    Some time passed and I'd built a couple of dump jumpers and swapped it to a kid up the street for a 26" bike with ape hangers and banana seat.
    Mum was pissed saying it was stupid and I'd been ripped and made me get 'uncle Jack's good bike' back only to see me come flying up the drive and crash into the shed breaking the steering head clean off. The coaster brake failed and the frame was rotten inside and she never tried to tell me anything about bikes again.

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    The first bike that I recall. I loved it and road all over the woods and sand pit.
    http://schwinncruisers.com/catalogs/...1963-buddy.jpg

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    I rode a purple Schwinn one speed (when did they become singlespeeds? Before that I remember a blue convertible (boys to girls) bike. Not sure of the year but like these. Love how even bikes were swingers in the 70's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    Love how even bikes were swingers in the 70's.
    Columbia also made a tandem called a two-some.
    Don't buy all the lies that they feed ya.

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    Yeah, Baby.
    The ridiculousness of cycling clothes increase exponentially in relation to the distance from your bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Cool! You inspired me to search up an ad from my school days bike. It was suprisingly easy to find. I had the 3-speed model.
    Hmmm... the picture looks right, but this ad says 17 inch was the smallest available. That certainly isn`t the right model.

    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    The first bike that I recall. I loved it and road all over the woods and sand pit.
    http://schwinncruisers.com/catalogs/...1963-buddy.jpg
    $33 !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    Before that I remember a blue convertible (boys to girls) bike.
    Really? I`ve never seen one like that. Did it have a removeable tube?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post

    Really? I`ve never seen one like that. Did it have a removeable tube?
    Yes, I guess it was just decorative really, a mini "tank" for the boys, to facilitate the hand-me-downs. Not sure why we ended up with it, since we were 3 girls. It was a pretty small kids bike.

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