Keep The Rubber Side Down
This thread is like the song that never ends...
Some of my happiest memories in life took place on my bicycles. - Me
1) 2000 trek 4500
2) 2001 rocky mountain switch
3) 2003 specialized epic disc
4) 2004 khs fr1500 custom
5) 2006 specialized stumperjumper fsr w/ full xtr
6) 2007 trek 1500 road
7) 2008 trek 6700
go through a lot of phases xc to freeride then back to xc and still throw some road riding in there
And my wife think that I have too many bikes. This thread is crazy...
Great thread. What I remember:
- 1982-ish Ross BMX
- 1985-ish GT Performer (sweet ride)
- 1993 GT Tequesta (1st MTB)
- 1994 Trek 7000
- 2000 Cannondale Jekyll
- 2002 Giant NRS
- 2000 SC Bullit (still own)
- 1999 Bianchi Grizzly (why did I get rid of that bike?)
- 2003 Intense Spider
- 2004 Intense 5.5 (still own)
- 2004 Specialized Roubiax Pro (still own)
- 2006 Surly Karate Monkey SS (still own)
- 2007 Surly Karate Monkey Geared
- 2007 Niner EMD (still own)
*Contents Under Pressure
yess shortest list
There is an art, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
various kids bikes
1976 motobecane 10 speed (dads old bike) (used) free
1989 schwinn Tempo bought (used) 400$
1994 softride comp mtn bike (used) 800$
1996 specialized stump jumper steel (used) 400$
???? Mongoose iboc carbon road bike (used) traded for stumpjumper
2000 rocky mountain instinct (new) 2300$
2002 Redline conquest (used) 400$
2007 giant anthem (used) 1600$
Seeing this thread makes me want to compile my list of bikes I've owned. I will be back shortly with the list. Thanks everyone!
1987ish walmart BMXish bike
1990ish GT Interceptor (omg loved this bike, took it EVERYWHERE)
1995ish Trek 3900
Helmet law introduced, biking no longer cool 4 hip jr. high kids
cars, football, desk jobs, fatness,
2007 Ironhorse Warrior 3.5 (my second love)
2007 Used Custom Roadie (road bikes are FAST!)
1988-Muddy Fox Courier
1988-Muddy Fox Courier
1989-Muddy Fox Explorer
1991-Muddy Fox-Allu Pro
Let's see, every bike I've owned?
Rampart bike with training wheels and a banana seat
Unknown bike from the early 80's that had mountain bike-like tires and BMX type handlebars (very strange, but my parents bought it, so I rode it until I crashed and cracked my two front teeth)
I guess I'm not a serious biker until now.
Last edited by Blu Falcon; 05-23-2008 at 06:27 PM.
My True-passion detector is getting a lot of interference from my Yuppie detector....
My humble list:
-Generic white bike from from my Uncle's unclaimed lost and found at the school he worked at.
-1999 Religh M40...let my sister's boyfriend "borrow it"...never saw it again.
-2000 Kona Pahoehoe...still have it, ride it all the time.
-2006 Kona Coiler frame that was my first bike build. Awsome bike...i lov her so much.
-2007 rescued a Univega road bike from the curbside. Fixed it up as a commuter/beer run bike.
Shot through the heart
And you're to blame
You give love a bad name...
rust never sleeps
You guys make me feel like a pauper and a rookie.
My stable as a grown up:
Giant ATX 870- ultra rigid mtb. Sold it for cheap and regretted it.
Cannondale Super V-700- very nice full susser that lasted 10 years till I cracked the frame. Warrentied for a...
Cannondale Prophet (current bike)
Nashbar steel frame built up to a bomber commuter (current)
During the Cannondale years- I broke THREE GTs
2 Zaskar hartails
and a Team I-Drive. This one actually broke during a race.
I love you to death, but get on the bus or throw yourself under it.
...a peaceful man stands tall...
1st photos- Sorry for the double take on the Titus. Its an 2004 and I love it very, very much.
2nd- This Giant was my second attempt to be a roadie. I had that bike for 2 months.
3rd- The Schwinn was my 1st road bike. It lasted 3 months and after I sold it promised myself I would never, ever own another road bike again. (see my 2nd photo above)
4th- The Stumpjumper was my 1st real true love and the reason I have wasted so much energy and time on cycling. I bought it for my 15th birthday. It was stock for several months. Piece by piece was replaced until it was just right for me. I kept it the longest (10ish years), even after getting the Titus. Love that bike.
5th- I found this in a garage and bought it for 40 bucks. It rode like poop, I think it was way to small for me. I sold it for a profit and never looked back. But it looked great, eh?
6th- This Cannondale was fantastic. It was so awesome even my wife liked it, and that's saying something trust me. I sold this one to get my Specialized SX freeride bike. Boy I miss this bike, almost more then the stumpy. I've got my fingers crossed for a BBQ 29er Cannondale, mmmmm.
7th- This frame was given to me by a customer I met, cool guy. I've almost completed it. I just need to a seat collar to hold my seatpost and a front brake to stop the thing. I'm excited to get this thing going this summer.
8th- I've had more fun on this bike than on all other bikes combined, seriously! Unfortunately I don't get to ride it as much as I should, but when I do its downtown Chicago and its a blast. Jumping off walls in the middle of traffic is like being a kid again, except now I have a bike that can bail me outta my bad riding skills. Love it.
Bikes without photographic evidence;
-Cannondale F3000SL (wow, this bike was light, really light. I thought I was Tinker riding this thing. It was a beautiful lime green color)
-Kona King Kickapoo (my 1st Full Suspension bike. It lasted about 4 months, gave it back to the guy I bought it from. I thought it was okay but not as fun as the Cannondale. It was polished)
-Yokota Yosemite (my 12th birthday present. I used it as a transportation, but it was my 1st mountain bike. It was a fade from blood red to pearl white. My older brother still has this bike)
Last edited by homey; 05-23-2008 at 08:47 PM.
"You can become a very fast donkey, but you'll never be a thoroughbred..."
Ah memories...(click links for pics), my list is not huge, but:
- red bike with square cut tires and training wheels. I remember the first time I rode it, went full speed into the garage door. I had the need for speed
- blue garage-sale BMX with worn through tires
- red CCM 'mountain' bike
- neon green/yellow crackle paint Supercycle, yeah I was stylin'
(If there is a Canadian on here that hasn't owned a CCM and/or Supercycle, I'd be shocked)
- a dark blue Giant mountain bike, can't remember what year or model it was, but I'm positive it 'fell off the back of a truck'
- 1996 Raleigh Legend. Rode this bike everywhere, delivered papers, did several 50+km trail rides on it. An encounter with heavy mud and a stick last year rendered it useless, thus it sadly went into the dumpster and was replaced with:
- 2007 Kona Cinder Cone. This bike got me into XC racing, and I modified it heavily. Rode it for 8 months, sold it to my brother.
- 2008 Norco CCX1. Got this in Fall '07 for road rides, commuting, and random muddy excursions.
- 2007 Kona Hei Hei. Replaced the Cinder Cone as a step-up in XC racing. And it works as a fast trail bike.
"Bike" being short for Bicycle... these THREE wheeled contraptions don't count.
Originally Posted by Blu Falcon
trust the tread
'06 Cannondale Prophet 1000
'07 Bianchi Roger
Had a few bikes before high school. The two I remember were a 20" Huffy like bike from Sears. I wanted it because it looked like it had shock absorbers in the back. Of course, when you looked at it, it was just some steel springs covering an immovable post. Eventually, my brother converted it into a BMX like bike.
The next one was a 10 speed road bike, also from Sears. It carried me everywhere, soccer practice, friends, etc. I actually had a head one collision with a car on it. Thankfully the woman had stopped and I hit her. I eventually totaled it when I put the front wheel down a sewer grate and officially joined the OTB club. Jeez, I didn't even wear a helmet back then!
After that, it was many years before I got back into biking. And my grand return was on....
A Trek 930 (mid 90's) with a 7005 DuoTrack 'suspension' fork, that probably had a 1/2" of travel. The bike got me into mountain biking and a good place overall. I loved it. Note, the Duotrack was an evil device as it broke in my 1st race putting me in a figure 8 brace for 4 months. Not to mention the damage it did to the bike. However, those old Trek 9** frames were pretty much bombproof. Rebuilt it with the help of my brother while I was healing and put a Manitou Mach 5 on it, along with come Control Tech components, etc. It was great. I even put a dent in the top tube and the the thing kept on going. Eventually the FS bug bit me and I gave the bike to my cousin, who was going through a rough time. It ended up taking him to a good place also.
I was in Grad school (going at night and working during the day). I was dating my (eventual) wife and she asked me if I was going to treat myself to something when I was done. I never really thought about it, but like I said, the FS bug bit me and I wanted a Klein Mantra. In the end, I realized I was going to get the engagement ring, wedding, honeymoon, etc.... Which I/we did. However, my fiancee bought the 98 Mantra. the thing climbed great, and when I was riding a lot and keeping my skills (what little I have) sharp, it was a blast. I ended up having the drive train and wheel set replace numerous times. I still have it, but I am finding the fast handling is beyond my skill set. My last ride on it launched me into a rock garden. Still have it, not sure what to do with it.....
A few months ago, I was looking at the cost of rebuilding the Mantra (with the help of my brother again) and decided it was time for a new bike. Since my life has gotten extremely complicated, I wanted to get something simple. I was leaning towards a steel HT, but then I began reading up on the 29" rigid SS thing. My brother thought I was nuts (and he is probably right), but I rented a Haro Mary SS and had a blast. I shopped around and ended up with a 2008 Marin Pine Mountain 29er SS with a rigid fork. I've been riding the heck out of it and love it. I can even do some of my own maintenance (lube the chain).
Not many bikes as some, but some really great times.
Last edited by john_mcdonough; 05-23-2008 at 09:47 PM.
Ross (can't remember model)
Haro - ditto
Trek - 3 replacement frames
Kona DH rig
Banshee ss s/u
Schwinn banana seat bike (used for jumping way back in the day)
1980's Schwinn Le Tour
1994 Schwinn Sierra (1st Mtn bike)
1996 Trek Y22
(current) 2004 Trek 1500 (road bike)
(current) 2005 Gary Fisher Marlin
(current) 2006 Gary Fisher Cake 2 DLX
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." -Albert Einstein
2000 Schwinn Homegrown
2001 Schwinn Straight8
2001 Schwinn Stingray Scooter
my 2004 dodge neon has Schwinn on the license plate
1998 Schwinn 4Banger
2000 Schwinn Straight8 pull shock
2001 Schwinn Straight8
1. Schwinn Stingray
2. Schwinn Sting
3. Schwinn Predator
4. GT Pro 20 inch
5. Hutch Pro 20 inch (chrome)
6. Hutch Pro 20 inch* (white)
7. Hutch Pro 24 inch*
8. CW Lighting
9. CW Pro 24 inch
10. GHB Pro 24 inch
11. Torker Pro 20 inch
12. Profile Pro 24 inch
13. GT Timberline
14. GT Avalance LE*
15. Canondale R600
16. Specialized FSR Pro
17. Giant TCR2
18. Specialized Epic Pro
19. Free Agent 20 inch
20. Mosh Pro 24 inch
21. Specialized S-Works Hardtail
22. Specialized Roabaix
23. Bianchi Pista (Fixie)
24. Bianchi Pista Concept 2005 (Fixie)
25. Giant TCR Team*
26. Pro Concept 24inch
27. Specialized S-Works Epic*
28. Bianchi Pista Concept 2006 (Fixie)*
29. Jamis Dakar
30. Trek Commuter/Townie
31. Pinarello Paris
32. Intense Spider FRO
1.) little Schwinn blue sparkle banana seat
2.) Redline blue sparkle BMX (stolen)
3.) Sears green full suspension bike (weighed a TON!)
3.) Hutch BMX (stolen)
4.) Redline BMX (stolen but found)
5.) Peugot road bike
6.) 1987 Diamond Back Scent EX (FIRST MOUNTAIN BIKE)
7.) 1995 Litespeed Owl hollow
8.) Specialized Enduro Pro
9.) Foes FXR
10.) Santa Cruz Blur
11.) Turner 5 Spot
12.) Waltworks rigid SS
13.) Pereira 29er rigid SS
14.) Kent Eriksen 29er hardtail (still have)
15.) Knolly Endorphin (still have)
16.) Black Sheep road bike (still have)
4-Cheap one for work.
I'll have a go too.......
1. Diamondback Hardtail, polished frame, name unknown
2. Saracen Hardtail, again name unknown
3. Corratec Twinbow Hardtail
4. Specialized Hardrock
5. Specialized FSR
6. Giant Yukon
7. BMC Streetfire (Road Bike) (Still Have)
8. Santa Cruz Nomad (Still Have)
9. Raleigh XXIX (Still Have)
10. Surly Steamroller (Still Have)
11. Ibis Mojo (Still Have)
1. Specialized Hard Rock ridgid
2. Trek Antelope
3. GT Zaskar LE (4)
4. GT RTS 1
5. GT i-Drive 1
6. Giant AC-1
7. Giant Trance 1
8.Giant DH Team
12. GT Force (road)
13. Trek 3200 (road)
14. Specialized Tarmac Pro (road)
and lots of concusions so i don't remember anything else..
Huffy Trax 2000 - Candy apple red circa 1981
DiamondBack Super Streak - Chrome (started racing BMX on this in 1984)
Revcore XL BMX Bike (chrome)
Cyclecraft XL BMX Bike - (yellow with dirt legs)
Giant ATX 900? - Rigid MTB (first one)
S&M Holmes BMX Bike (Chrome)
Cannondale F400 - Elastomer Rockshox Fork (my Dad still rides this bike)
DiamondBack Aluminum BMX Bike (raced factory support for a year on this bike)
S&M Holmes BMX Bike (Yellow, finished racing BMX on this in 1998)
Nashbar hardtail (chrome) - builtup with Marzocchi Fork
Cannondale Jekyll 3000SL - miss this bike
Cannondale Rush900 - current endurance rig
Specialized Allez Sport - current roadbike
DK UX24 - current urban/dirt/park ride (may race in BMX cruiser class for fun this year)
My bmx background has made technical MTB'ing my strongpoint, but am working on endurance so started adventure and XXC racing this year (absolutely loving it). I couldn't see myself w/o bikes and look forward to riding for a long time.........great thread by the way.
Cannondale Caffeine 2 29er
Redline Monocog Flight 29er
Fuji RC Team
Kona Jake the Snake
Blk Mrkt Mob
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