But I guess I shouldn't have listed it here -- it was anything but a mountain bike.
mtb 4 life
1998- Next wipeout (will never forget my first bike)
2001- mongoose K.O.
2003- huffy bmx
2006- next power x (snapped the bars, and the frame. big p.o.s.)
2006- diamondback bmx (first real bike felt incredible)
2008- shwinn cruiser ($40 at walmart and needed a bike)
2009- 80's kawasaki kx-175 mtb ( $20 at a garage sale and still works without any maintnance to this day)
moved to a city area and got out of riding for a few years, got back into it around 8 months ago
2011- Fezzari kings peak (current bike) with an outrageous amount of miles and mods done to it. Got this bike in october, and havent gone more than a few days without taking it out for a ride. its a cool thing when you grow up on shitty bikes for the most part, than you reaaaaally learn to appreciate the modern hobby grade bikes
Yes, my bike did cost more than my truck. And it was worth every penny.
Is the Novara king buzz a good bike for a beginner who rides trails and jumps?? found it for $550
2006 Schwinn Ranger from Target ($100 special)
2008 IRO Mark V Fixed Gear
1982 Raleigh Super Touring
2003 Giant NRS 2
I regret selling the first two on the list. Don't think I'll ever be letting any of my bikes go.
'60s era Schwinn single-speed cruiser, blue. Learned to ride on that bike, first by taking suicide gravity runs as I couldn't reach the pedals. Later hose-clamped some 2x4 blocks to the pedals.
'70-something Schwinn Stingray, lime green
'70-something Centurion LeMans 10sp, great bike that one
'79 Mongoose MotoMag, nickel-plated
'87 Nishiki Backroads
'90 Specialized Hard Rock
'99 Cannondale M400 w/ Rock Shock
'12 Gravity 29.4
There was an '80s Huffy mtb from monkey wards in there somewhere, best left forgotten.
Vintage 3-speed hubbed bike (don't remember brand)
Mongoose 'Supergoose II' bmx
Road bike (can't remember the brand) - Stolen
Nishiki mountain bike with Biopace chainrings
'93-'94 Peugeot Shimano LX equipped hard tail mountain bike (added a Manitou elastomer fork later)
'01 Giant NRS 2
'05 Giant Trance 2
'10 Sun Uno Fixie - Stolen
'11 Trek Rumblefish
Man I have nothing on some of you guys:
Schwinn Banana seat, prolly about 1970 vintage-don't know what happened to it, think I just wore it out.
Schwinn ten speed - had all the way through high school
A&A BMX built myself - stolen
Schwinn BMX built myself, forget the model - stolen.
Didn't have a bike the entire time I was in the Air Force, ten years.
Bought a Nishiki mountain bike in the early nineties and rode that until recently. Cleaned it up and gave it to my son in law.
Felt Z6 road bike
Trek Fuel EX7
There were a few others in there that I don't remember anymore but I do remember breaking a few frames and welding or brazing them up for BMX use. I think I probably only had two or three for a very short period of time.
Can't remember the ones from when I was a teen, but one was pink! Don't ask!
I'm rubbish at selling/parting with things so still got all my bikes I've bought/built since 2005/6
First one is some raw 14" dirt jump frame that I used for XC, but this thing can take a serious beating! Has a raked out 65 deg HA with 150mm forks. They said it'd break in '06, turns out it's the fashion now
Trek session 77, similar geometry to most modern DH bikes after certain tweeks. Heavy but it'll never break.
2009 Devinci Frantik, my go to bike. This is such a fun bike. Light for such a strong bike.
Lastest addition is my Ragley Bagger, took it to Bala for an uplift the other week. I'm amazed at how much more supple it is than my alloy hardtail!
-2000 Walmart Mongoose FS with rim brakes (Stolen by my neighbor)
-2008 Specialized Rockhopper Disc (two-his & hers)
-2009 Trek Mountain Train 201 (gave to sister & brother in law)
-2012 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29 (gave to father in law)
-2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite
-2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite (on lay away)
Some kind of streamer/tassle equipped 16" solid rubber tired thing (1978)
Orange Huffy with a huge shock absorber under the top tube. Must have weighed 40 lbs.(1981ish?)
Murray Baja as soon as I saw the commercial before Christmas it was all my parents heard about.
1987 Schwinn Impact. Had this till 2009!
2003 Trek 5900 OCLV, uber carbon blah blah blah.(for sale).
2012 Giant Talon2 with fork upgrade (sold).
Late 80's Diamondback Apex, current commuter with various mods.
Brand new Gravity G29 ss (1st trail ride is tomorrow).
Next? Hoping to sell the afore-mentioned Trek 5900 and build or buy a Cyclocross type bike for commuting and (as I get in shape) the 2013 race season in AZ.
This could take some time, so I'll not put all the childhood stuff. I'll start as a teenager.
The BMX Years
83 Diamond Back Silver Streak
84 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner
85 DP Firebird Freestyler
87 Cannondale SM600
89 Saracen Tufftrax
90 Cannondale SM800
Then a big gap- cars, motorcycles, drinkin' girls etc.
92 Fat Chance Yo Eddy (aquafade)
94 Fat Chance Shockabilly
92 Mountain Goat WTR
94 Kona Hei Hei
93 Klein Attitude
94 Fat Chance Titanium
92 Fat Chance Yo Eddy (white)
89 Pace RC100
07 Yeti 575
93 Klein Quantum road bike
89 Yeti FRO
37 Schwinn Excelsior
09 On One Inbred
07 Moots Rigamootis
08 Independent Fabrication Ti Delux
09 Cotic Soul
11 Banshee Spitfire
37 Excelsior Klunker
74 Caloi roadbike hot rodded into a 1920's style path racer.
77 Breezer Series One Replica
84 Mongoose ATB Pro
86 Cannondale SM600
92 Fat Chance Yo Eddy Aquafade
96 Kona Humuhumunukunukuapua'a
12 Cotic BFe
12 Salsa Fargo
12 Strangelove 29er
And just ordered Surly Pugsley.
1996 Haro aluminum
1997 Hoffman Flash
2003 GT Thumper
1995 GT Talera
1996 Cannondale F700, XT/XTR
1997 GT Avalanche LE, full XTR
2012 Jamis Dragon 29 Sport (current)
2006 Bianchi Giro (current)
1960 Pierce Arrow (current)
1968 Schwinn Racer (current)
95ish BMX days - Dyno VFR
99 Diamond back outlook
01 got my hands on a 03 GT DHi. ( I knew a guy lol) Got stolen!
Now 98 Rock Machine
Future - some kind of GT
Growing up had a couple of Huffies
My first Mtn bike,1989 Scwinn
Number 2: GT RTS 1 full suspension
3: Haro flight line
4: Haro 29er comp
1. Some green thing with plastic wheels til the wheels fell apart
2. A big Huffy that looked like a motorcycle...except not cool.
3. My sister's old blue 10 speed
4. A GT BMX bike
5. A 1995 or so Diamond Back Mountain bike with bright purple bar ends (stolen)
6. 2004 Trek 8000 (gift from my dad that got me to fall in love with MTB)
7. 2011 Specialized FSR XC
8. 2011 Trek Fuel EX8
9. 2007 Specialized Big Hit III
10. 2010 Trek Remedy 9.9
11. 2012 Specialized Demo 8i
All but 10 and 11 are now gone...
Last edited by QuenteK25; 10-16-2012 at 07:30 AM.
Small red and black Walmart bike which I learned to ride on
Huffy Roadmaster dark blue
Diamondback Option BMX bike
Trek 4300 yellow
Trek 4300 blue/silver
GT Avalanche 3.0 black/neon yellow
Last edited by mk.ultra; 10-16-2012 at 08:25 AM.
I had some childhood bikes that I only rode for short periods of time before i outgrew them...
?? Trek 800 sport
02 Specialized Rockhopper a1 fs comp (rode that bike til it died , sold)
05 Fisher Tarpon (sold)
09 Soma Groove (sold)
06 Ellsworth Moment, love this bike (sold)
70 Raleigh Supercourse 10 speed (now ss)
?? Specialized steel hardrock sport (sold)
00 Litespeed Toccoa
06 Gary Fisher Cake 1 DLX
10 Redline Conquest Team
09 Vassago Jabberwocky
Adding the next round.....
Originally Posted by dankilling
2008 Fort RD SLC (rode hard, sold to a friend)
2010 Giant TCX (still racing this one)
2011 Traitor Crusade SSCX (Love. Seriously.)
2011 Niner EMD9 (replaced the Chameleon)
1987 Schwinn Circuit (lugged, columbus, american made, updated to Rival 2x10)
Great Thread - Nice walk down the old lane..
I have been riding bikes since before I can remember.. These are the first "Real" Bikes that I have owned:
1986 Mongoose Californian (First got into BMX racing and needed a real bike)
1987 Haro Sport (Uprgaded everything- Profile Cranks, 3 wheel sets - Peregrine HP48's. ACS Z48 free coasters, and stock Skyway Mags)
1988 Haro Group 1 RS1 (Back into BMX Racing)
1989 DiamondBack Ascent Ex (First Mountain bike) Stolen
1990 DiamondBack Apex
1994 Klein Attitude Sea and Sky XT (Used some HS Gradution $$ - Well Spent..Upgraded the crap out of this over the next few years)
1997 Klein Mantra race (Uprgaded most everything over a year or so and then cracked it)
1996 Klein Attitude Team (Worked for a shop and got an insane deal $450 for the Fuselage as a leftover - Built this up Crazy light and high end XTR everything including V's, RaceFace Cranks W/ Ti BB, Hugi mavic 517cd Wheels, Ti Bolts everywhere, Rigid Klein Fork and Judy SL with Ti) Sold this bike for $1k in 2000 to pay for a vacation with the GF... DUMBEST thing I have ever done
1999 Santa Cruz Chameleon (Built XTR, White Bros Fork, Chris King on Velocity Wheels, etc)
--------- Quit Riding for no apparent reason for 12 Years--------
2012 Salsa el Mariachi Ti - Back into Riding with vengeance.. Broke the frame in 100miles
2012 Santa Cruz Tallboy XT/XTR Chris King wheels
Awesome thread! Brings back some good memories. Not a big list compared to some of the previous posters but had a ton of fun on each! I saw that some threw in their non-human powered bikes so I did the same.
1) Red Schwinn Stingray with banana seat and handlebar tassels
2) Yellow Schwinn Stingray converted to jinky BMX bike (parents too cheap for a Predator)
3) Schwinn World Sport 10 speed
---Long break before another bike
4) Trek 420 road bike
5) Trek 4200 (or something) fluorescent yellow road bike
6) GT Bravado MTB
7) LeMond Zurich
8) Roark custom titanium road
9) Harley V-Rod
10) Triumph Speed Triple
11) Santa Cruz Superlight
12) Dawes track bike
13) Triumph Thruxton
14) Niner Air 9
1998 Schwinn Frontier - Single speed now
2009 Sette Reken
2009 Cannondale Six 5
2011 Motobecane CX bike - Sold
2012 Cannondale CAAD 10
My list (I am sure I am missing some)
Banana seat girls bike with a cracked frame (Big thanks to my folks for making me the coolest
boy on the block :-( )
Early 1980 Panda BMX
Mid 1980 Mongoose BMX
1934 Schwinn girls
Early 1970s Schwinn Sting Ray 3 speed stick shift
Early 1970s Schwinn Sting Ray
1963 Sting Ray
1951 Schwinn Panther
1953 Schwinn Panther
1937 Schwinn straight bar
1941 Schwinn DX
1950 Schwinn girls Deluxe
1937 Schwinn Ranger
1941 Cantilever Autocycle (8/9 orginal paint)
1935 Schwinn double diamond
1937/38 Schwinn C model
Trek Single Track
1941 Schwinn Super Deluxe Cantilever Auto Cycle
1950 Schwinn B6
1941 Schwinn DX (Another one)
1936 Schwinn c model
1938 Schwinn Cantilever Autocycle
1946 Schwinn DX
1955 Schwinn girls 24"
2005 Specialized Stumpjumper
Last edited by Autocycle; 10-25-2012 at 09:48 PM.
Oh man cool topic. I have owned twice as many bikes as on this list but I'm not going to count bikes I only had a very short while, beaters that never really worked, project / novelty bikes, etc. I've built a few monstrosities not on this list.
1. 80s Raleigh cruiser with banana seat, blue
2. late 80s Kuwahara 5 speed 20, black
3. early 90s GT BMX race bike
4. 1992 Trek 830 Antelope got me into XC racing
5. 1993 Rocky Mountain Stratos raced for several years until I was sponsored, everything pimped out on this bike.
6. 1994 Norco TNT full XTR, Fox fork ultimate machine, bought Nov stolen Feb ☹
7. 1996 Marin Team Titanium racing machine, took me to several big races
8. 2001? Monty mod trials bike, cromo frame!
9. 2003? Twenty Four Bicycles Le Toy insanely overbuilt hardtail for hucking
10. 2003? Planet X Zebdi trials bike
11. 2005 243 Racing hardtail, similar build to Le Toy.
12. 2005 Woodman trials bike no-holes-barred ultralight build, 19-20 lbs
13. 2003ish Independent Fabrications Team Slalom - one of the employee's own bikes - why did I sell that bike?????
14. 2002 Santa Cruz Chameleon, blue
15. 2008 Giant Bowery singlespeed/fixed gear
16. 2008 Santa Cruz Chameleon, white
17. 2008 Soma Rush fixed gear
18. 2004 Kona Dawg
19. 2008 Adamant A1 trials bike
20. 2010 Premium Garrett Reynolds BMX
21. 1969 Raleigh Twenty folding bike (fully restored / pimped out with modern parts)
22. 2010 Salsa Vaya touring bike
23. 2010 Kona Paddy Wagon
24. 2011 Transition Bottlerocket
25. 2012 Transition Bandit 29
26. 2011 Transition TR250
And the list grows...
I'm sure I posted in this thread before (but then it could have been another forum...)
1977 Some gold kiddies bike
1979 some red slightly larger kiddies bike
1982 Hallmark "chrommo BMX
1984 MT Racing UFO
1987 Cyclops 10 speed (BSO)
198 9DiamondBack Apex
1994 DiamondBack Axis TR
1994 Manitou FS
2004 Specialised Epic
2004 Yeti ARC
2008 GT Zaskar Re-Issue
2012 Cannondale Synapse 3 Carbon
1996 GT Xizang
here's most of them in 1 spot
All the gear and no idea.
Here's mine (not as big as some though)
1994 Giant Iguana
1995 Balance AL250
1997 Marin Nail FRS (manitou F/S look-a-like) Still have the frame, although it's looking quite sad now
1999 Voodoo Hoodoo - aluminium framed version
2004 Kona Kikapu
2008 Merida One-Five-O
2011 Marin Mount Vision XM8
I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!
1995 Schwinn Badlands
2007 Surly 1x1
2000 Cannondale F700SX
1979ish KMX 'BMX knockoff'
1985 Schwinn Sprint
1994 Trek 930 singletrack
1994 Tommasini Sintesi
1970 Huffy 10 speed road hybrid of some sort (first bike).
1991 Schwinn MTB (model unrecalled).
2000 Specialized Rockhopper
2001 Kona Caldera
1997 Kona King Kahuna
2010 Trek EX8
oh yeah ...... 2005 Bianchi Giro (roadie)
1995 Mongoose Rockadile RIP.....
1995 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G (still have this old steal beast)
2009 Jamis Dragon
2011 Tomac Automatic and Tomac Type X
A small but well ridden list
Every bike I can remember, from 1987/1988
Atala mtb Eos 300
2 self made mtb ss
Cinelli Bootleg Racing Rats
Cannondale Bad Boy
Specialized Stumpjumper ht
Scott Aspect 30
2 Specialized Hardrock
Focus Mares Ax 3
I hate sugar sand.
1. Red tricycle
2. Some old bike from the 70's with solid tires
3. Kmart bike - cracked at the stem, stabbed myself in the side of the knee
4. Another Kmart bike
5. Yet another department store bike (maybe Toys R Us?)
Asked for a mountain bike when I was 13, but my mom wasn't having it. I then took about a 17 year hiatus from biking in any form.
6. Ungodly horrible dual suspension bike from Target
7. 1997(?) Research Dynamics Coyote One - my grandpa got it at a yard sale for $5, thought I might be able to use it
8. 2012 Trek/GF Marlin
All in all, quite a horrible bike history. Having cheap parents did not help.
As a young kid I had dept store bikes. I'll start with what I can remember...
20 or 24 inch murray MTB
ironhorse bmx (currently my ski bike!)
Eastern traildigger bmx, lots of custom parts
70s Columbia 3 speed street bike, custom
2002 specialized stumpjumper m4 pro
2012 gt gtr series 2.0 road bike
2012 trek superfly 100 al pro
Novara buzz stripped down and made into a Singlespeed CX
I work at a bike shop. Trek, Gt, fuji, DB, etc...
2012 Trek Superfly 100 al pro-sold
Soon to be 2014 trek slash 8
How in the heck can you people remember all the bikes you've ever owned? I'll try but I'm sure I'm going to miss a few lol Now this in't in any order.
1980's Team Murray
1980's Religh 20" BMX
1980's GT Performer
1980's GT Pacifica
1987 Hutch Excel (white)
1980's Hutch Pro Racer
1980's GT Wold Tour
1990 GT Dyno chrome
1990's GT Dyno black
2007 KHS XC 104 (FS)
2013 Cannondale Trail 7 (HT)
70's no name that my dad painted for me, birthday present
late 70's wallmart type road bike, turned the handlebars around (sticking up), took the mudgards off and rode the hills (mtb before it had a name )
_______ no bike
late 90's Scott Peak
1999 kona Explosif
2000 Ventana El Saltamontes
2012 Santacruz Nickel
I inherited my sisters bike when I was 4. I learned to ride it in one day and my dad helped me paint it black and we put ape hangers on it.
I had a moto-cross style bike that had a rear shock on it. It was stolen the week I got it.
Sears 10 speed. I rode that bike everywhere. I was riding cyclocross long before I know what cyclocross was
Specialized Stump Jumper
Miele road bike
Bontrager road bike
Jamis Dakota CroMo
Schwinn Fastback road bike
Santa Cruz Super Light
Gary Fisher Rig
Zion 727 29er
Specialized S-Works road bike
Specialized Roubaix road bike
Salsa Chile Con Crosso
Salsa Mamasita Replacement Frame
Giant XTC29 1
walk down memory lane
Schwinn Stingray painted silver with BMX bars (same bike!)
Motobecane mirage (hit by a truck, I survived the bike did not)
Cycle Pro with yellow mag wheels
Redline 102b with SE Racing Landing Gear Forks and Z-rims
12 year break
Fisher X-Caliber 29er, currently 1x9 with a rigid fork
Specialized Roubaix Expert
Salsa Fargo (3 days old)
IRO Mark V Single Speed
03 Cannondale Gemini 900
Felt Jetty Beach Cruiser
1969- MTD Banana seat bike
1974 Sears Free Spirit 10 spd.
1982 S&S 26'' Rainbow Cruiser
1985 Diamond Back Meanstreak, first MTB
1986 Trek 400 road bike
1987 Jamis Dakota, couldn't afford the Dakar
1988 Schwinn Circuit, Columbus SL, made in Mississippi,
1990 Trek 950 MTB,
1996 Voodoo Bizango, broke it the first week I had it. Tange prestige was a little too light for me.
1996 Voodoo Wanga, crash replacement programs are great!
1997 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro
1998 Lemond Buenos Aires
1998 Gunnar Rockhound
1999 Bianchi BUSS single speed
2007 Gunnar Sport
2007 SE Lager
2008 Serotta GP Suisse
2010 Focus Black Forest Expert
2011 Salsa Mukluk
2011 Surly Troll
2012 Felt New Belgium Cruiser
Still own eight of them, but I will always regret selling the S&S cruiser, the Voodoo Wanga and the Schwinn Circuit.
Added the missing Kona Humu and +1 for a new addition to the family:
Originally Posted by LostBoyScout
28. 2013 Surly Ogre
Gary Fisher Marlin
Motobacon Fantom Elite
Gary Fisher carbon Superfly
Specialized Tricross Comp
Specialized Stumpjumper Evo 29
Yeti Asr 7
16" solid-tired bike dad found on the side of the road and fixed up for me - late 1970s.
Some sort of Huffy BMX...I remember it had mag wheels - 1979.
BMX bike called a "Cobra"..I believe it was legit - early 1980s.
Schwinn Predator b/c the above-mentioned Cobra was stolen - early 1980s.
Jamis beach cruiser - mid 1980s.
GT Talera - first mountain bike..was my going away to college gift - 1991.
GT Corado - had XT top mounts and a Manitou M-Sport fork - 1993....the bike that got me to where I am today.
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR - 1995....I was a FS pioneer!
Dirt Research Kanai - 1996...did some fun things to this one most notably a Girvin Pro-Link suspension fork..yeah baby yeah!
Schwinn Homegrown - 1997...one my all-time favorites and the bike that got me to be a fairly decent XC racer.
Redline Monocog 29er - 2009...got me into 29ers and rigid SSing....a rebirth of sorts for my riding!
Mongoose IBOC Road (1996 model year) - 2010...finally bit the bullet and got a road bike...yeah...its a full Campy 'Goose!!
Specialized Stumpjumper Evo 29 HT - 2012....in a word....MONEY!
Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!
2012 Specialized Stumpy EVO 29 HT
Murray bmx style bike (dept. store bike with16" wheels and training wheels)
Huffy bmx style bike (moved up to 20" wheels)
Roadmaster mtb style bike (18 speeds and handbrakes!)
Magna mtb style bike (coil spring shock, 21 speed!) I bent the crown on this bike and my dad replaced it with a 24" BMX fork
Raleigh M22 (first "real" mountain bike)
Raleigh M80 (first bike with brand name suspension and components)
Specialized Rockhopper A1 Comp Disc (first bike with disc brakes)
Scott Scale 30 (first carbon frame)
An assortment of bikes as a kid...
2008 kink bmx bike complete
a custom fit s1 (that I still have and haven't rode in a year or so)
Just bought an Iron Horse Quantum 2 mtb
A few more ...
93 Cannondale M700
95 Klein Rascal
96 Trek Y-33
96 Manitou System DH
01 Iron Horse G-Spot
01 Schwinn Straight 6
02 Foes Fly
03 Intense Spider
03 Titus Quasimoto
03 Titus Quasimoto DH
05 Titus Moto-lite
05 Banshee Scirocco
06 Seven Duo
06 Ellsworth Moment
06 Gunnar Ruffian 29er SS
07 Niner RIP9
08 Sinister Ridge
08 Vassago Optimus Ti 29er SS
05 Seven Sola Ti
08 Ellsworth Tiruth (still have)
08 Ellsworth Moment
06 Ellsworth Rogue
07 Ellsworth Epiphany
09 Jones Spaceframe / ti truss fork (still have)
09 Cotic BFe
10 Knolly Delirium (still have)
11 Pivot Mach 5.7 carbon (still have)
12 Knolly Chilcotin (still have)
12 Canfield Formula 1 Jedi (still have)
05 Orbea Lobular
05 Orbea Aletta Tri
06 Titus FCR Ti
05 Independent Fabrication Club Racer fixie
07 Orbea Ora Tri
05 Seven Elium SG
09 Seven V-II
10 Pinarello Dogma 60.1 (still have)
10 Moots Vamoots CR (still have)
10 WIlier Triestina Cento1 (still have)
"Curb drops to flat, or curb drops to transition? There's a BIG difference there." Qfactor03
Nearly as fast as my road race bike!!!
Originally Posted by Zachariah
Last edited by Cayenne_Pepa; 03-16-2013 at 09:01 PM.
"Just because I drive a Porsche... doesn't make me Pete Fagerlin"
Every bike you've ever owned list...
1. Schwinn silver SS coaster brake
2. Trek 26" rigid MTB
3. Trek 3700 (just sold, got $190!)
4. Cannondale SL 4 Trail 29er
And in 1 month:
5. 2013 Giant Composite XTC 1 29er
1. 1972 powerlite bmx
2. 1997 gt backwoods
3. 1996 gt rts. still have and ride
4. 1960's sting ray
5. 1980shwinn world sport. still have and ride
6. 2005 fuji adventure hi. my current bike
7. 1985 shwinn predator bmx. still have and ride
8. intense crabtree bmx.
and many more i have forgotten the name of.
mountain biking is my passion. ill bike just about any were even it its off limits to bikers.
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