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  1. #101
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    0.kids bikes
    1.Schwin bmx
    2.Precision(?) mountain bike (sears,birthday present at 14,broke it 4 months later)
    3.Toyo Asahi hybrid ( pretty decent , remembered it being fast)
    4.Mongoose IBOC (first real bike at 15, beautiful silver rigid)
    5.Norco Nitro (95/96 XC race bike , tange tubing xt manitou comp fork , fire engine red,
    still have frame, heaven on wheels at the time)
    6.Canondale road bike( bought new sold fast,hated the way it rode)
    7. Norco Artic hybrid (99? heavily used as messenger work bike,replaced
    everything a few times,still use to commute)*
    8. Minelli road (bought frame, then built with sweet select parts,all black stealth,
    stolen)
    9.Norco Olympia (2005 hyrbid stolen)/Replaced with Norco Sasquatch( decent mtn bike)*
    10. Frankenbike( built up specialized hardrock frame, mongrel(mtn/rd)part/rigid/singlespeed
    do-all/probably messenger in a few months bike)*
    11.Next up probably an IRO dedicated singlespeed

    *STILL HAVE

    I'm 23.
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    Raw power can destroy a man
    Raw power is so more than soul
    Got a son called rock and roll


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    Cant remember the kid stuff, but I will start with the "real" bikes....

    97 Schwinn Moab 2
    96 Dean Aermet
    99 Bontrager Privateer S
    95 Bontrager Road
    00 Fisher Mt Tam (warranty replacement for Bonty)
    02 Cannondale CAAD5 (first discs!)
    96 DBR WCF
    00 Trek 9.9 Pro
    XACD Chi-ti wondercrapper
    GT Force Ultegra
    01 Cannondale CAAD5 Team
    Surly Crosscheck Ultegra triple (Blue Reynolds)
    01 Gary Fisher Sugar
    02 Klein Adept Pro
    99 Klein Adroit Pro
    02 Intense Uzzi SL (blinged out)
    Surly Crosscheck 105 triple (Red)
    Jamis Dakar Pro (Bought it on vacation when Uzzi broke, then rode it less than 100 yards and crashed it, fracturing platella, promptly sold it after exorcism)
    Cannondale R1000 (w/ one of the first ever Am Classic Road 420 wheelsets)
    Surly Crosscheck (green, single speeded, with green Michelins and Spinergy)
    Cannondale Jekyll 1000 w/ Lefty
    02 Cannondale F2000SL CAAD5
    01 Cannondale Raven w/ Lefty
    03 Scott Carbon fiber full suspension thingy that sucked
    02 Gary Fisher ProCaliber
    00 Santa Cruz Bullit
    01 Trek Fuel 90 (then warrantied for a 03 Trek Fuel 90) *still own*
    01 Schwinn Rocket 88
    03 Cannondale R600
    03 Cannondale XR800
    Aeon ISIS
    03 Trek Liquid 25
    99 Marin Larkspur
    02 Trek Fuel 100 (broken, warrantied for 04 Trek Fuel 95)
    Some antique Bianchi celeste road bike set up single w/ one brake
    03 Trek 7200
    04 Klein Palomino (that sucked too)
    03 Cannondale R3000 (pink one, broken and warrantied for R2000 blue one)
    04 Surly Long Haul Trucker (green one, ran over by Continental Airlines, fixed, then painted purple)
    03 Gary Fisher HooKooEKoo
    05 Cannondale Prophet 600
    06 Gary Fisher Cobia 29er
    05 Gunnar Roadie (first with D/A 9 speed, now with Sram Rival 10) *still own*
    05 Trek Fuel EX9 (custom built rocker and rear shock for 5" travel, built with 8" rotors and Fox Vanilla 130 for all-mountain stuff)
    06 Gunnar Rockhound 29er *current main bike*
    05 Giant Cypress ST (grocery getter/commuter with drop bars, brooks saddle and bar-end shifters) *still own*
    06 Specialized Seqouia carbon (girlfriends road bike)
    06 Trek 7.2FX (girlfriends commuter)
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    Can't remember the kid stuff but I had two FS Wal-Mart Bikes in high school and my first "real bike" was an '03 Giant STP 2. Now I have my first raceworthy bike in the form of a 2001 Cannondale F2000 SL Headshok Team Sobe Edition.
    Main Ride: Vassago Jabberwocky w/ODIS rigid fork. Rigid, SS, 29er.
    "Be not afraid." -Pope John Paul II

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    1. Crap yellow 20" that I learned on.

    2. Brothers green Schwinn Stingray hand me down with banana seat and cut down sissy bar mounted to seatstays (trick!)

    3. New Red Schwinn Stingray with monster heavy duty rims. Did my first BMX race at Escape Country a few days later.

    4.Dan Gurney diamond frame with Moto-Mags and Redline Fork.

    5. Red PK Ripper with Cooks fork and Stem and Redline V bars.

    6. Schwinn Cruiser.

    7. Crap No Name MTB

    8. Bianchi Osprey MTB

    9. Diamond Back Axis MTB with Tange Switchblade then Rock Shox 1 fork

    10. Griffen Metal Matrix with Manitou EFC fork ( w/ speed spring) broke like glass, sweet.

    11. Kinesis Easton Hardtail

    12. Another Easton Hardtail ( currently my Singlespeed)

    13. LeMond Buenos Aires road bike.

    14. Giant NRS (Still have)

    15. Gitane/Dura-Ace road bike

    15. Titus/Dura-Ace road bike (Still have)

    16. Felt F1X Cyclocross bike w/ Alpha Q fork and Dura/Ace goodies

    17. K2 5" travel With PIKE. (Still have)
    "Do not touch the trim"

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    [QUOTE=Chase24.1]
    Quote Originally Posted by Jessep
    I may of missed a few...

    SE Racing PK Ripper Looptail,

    ah...the SE Racing PK Ripper was a classic, one of the first, if not the first BMX frame made from aluminum. I thought the Quadangle was pretty cool as well.
    Actually I think FMF did the first aluminum BMX frame. I had a red PK Ripper.
    "Do not touch the trim"

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    From the beginning:

    1. Little blue trike
    2. Rattle-can-red Schwin 20", model unknown
    3. Blue Murry "banana seat" bike, 20"
    4. Green Murry 3-spd "English racer" 26"
    5. Blue Columbia 10-spd
    6. Blue Miata 310 10-spd (my 1st "bike shop" bike)
    7. Black Miata 710 10-spd
    8. White/purple, then red used custom (for someone else) race bike
    9. '85 Purple Cannondale R300
    10. '87 Battleship grey/pink Cannondale M600 - 1st mtbike
    11. Red/silver Cannondale R800
    12. Purple/black Cannondale SR50
    13. '96 Gary Fisher Montare
    14. '00 Titus Racer X
    15. '01 Litespeed Tuscany
    16. '01 (?) Ventana El Fuego
    17. Haro Group 1 Cruiser (24")
    18. '03 Iron Horse Hollowpoint
    19. '05 Brew Cruiser (24")
    20. '06 FMF BMX 20"

    21. '01 Monty 221 X-Lite

    The ones in blue are still in the stable.

    Kathy :^)
    Look where you want to go. This is as true in life as it is in mtbiking.

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    My list is pretty short...

    - learned on an old gray and black 20" Schwinn, with a banana seat and the mom/dad handle at the back of the seat
    - Huffy BMX. Blue metallic with rider-added flourescent green paint splashes. Always wanted a Haro or whatever, with pegs and rotors but it was a choice between a better bike and skateboards. Boards won out for some reason- it'd be cool to have some BMX trick moves to fall back on these days but I'm pretty sure skating helped my surfing.
    - MTB style Columbia, 26" POS- rode this from 8th grade thru high school
    - Trek 720 Hybrid- bought after college, commuted on a little bit, exercised, etc.
    - Kona Jake bought last summer when it became apparent that I was gonna stick with my commute (13mi r/t)
    - Nashbar steel MTB frame I just picked up for $45, the basis for my TBD cheapass singlespeed. Thinking vaguely about making it a 96er but not positive.

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    So that's where all my money went...

    Not counting the more modern bikes, which I consider disposable, these are my bikes worth mentioning:

    53 Schwinn Hornet (Pictured in my profile. My Favorite bike ever.)
    86 Trek Sh!tbox I turned into an mtb
    86 Cannondale SM500 (the yellow one with the 24" rear wheel)
    86 Ciocc Track thing
    87 Fisher CR-7 (Mantis XCR copy)
    87 Ron Keifels Team 7-11 Eddy Merckx
    87 Pinarello Track Bike
    87 Cinelli Track Bike
    88 Battaglin Time Trial machine
    88 Trimble Carbon Cross
    89 Trimble I4
    89 Pinarello Supercorsa
    89 Mantis Flying V
    90 Merlin Titanium
    90 Mantis Flying V
    90 Fisher Supercaliber (2x)
    90 Breezer Lightening
    91 Trek 8900
    91 Trek 2300
    91 Mantis Profloater
    91 Trimble I4
    91 Bridgestone MB-0
    91 Waterford Track
    92 Trek OCLV prototypes (2x)
    92 Mantis Profloater
    92 Fat Chance 10th Anniversary
    92 Trek Y Prototypes (3x)
    92 Klein Attitude (yeah, in gator)
    92 McMahon Titanium
    93 Klein Rascal
    93 Funk Procomp (2x)
    93 Mountain Goat Deluxe
    93 Nuke Proof Titanium
    94 Mountain Goat WhiskeyTown Racer
    95 Mantis Profloater
    97 Mantis Profloater


    Also, I picked up 11 different Santa Cruz Bontragers, having first dibs in the buyout of the Bontrager brand. Since the serial numbers don't correlate to the model years, I had no way of knowing what year any of them are. Sold them all.

    Under consideration are projects from Moots, Jones, Vanilla, and Oswald.

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    I've been into biking for three years and this is my list

    90's bonelli mt st-anne (converted into trials bike)
    96 ish specialized rockhopper
    03 kona scab
    02 norco 4hun
    01 giant NRS (was stolen)
    05 norco evolve
    00 jamis cross country XS
    04 kona stuff
    90's eclipse (local brand)
    02 giant XTC
    03 echo pure
    90's giant sedona
    03 norco fluid
    04 specialized p3
    90's eclipse fixie

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    Rampar bmx

    Mongoose something

    Raleigh u.s. Express

    Gary Fisher advance

    Gary Fisher hk-ii

    Cannondale m-800, Beast Of The East

    Manitou H.T.

    Gt Idxc- 1.0, Brian Lopes' Edition

    Yeti as-x

    Intense tazer Vp


    Near Future:

    Transition bottle Rocket

    Nicolai tfr

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    Hmm...My past in bikes is kind of feeble compared to most.
    1. Mountain Lion BMX ( got it for my 5th birthday)
    2. Trek 4200 13" (9th B-Day)
    3. Giant Rincon 2004 (Saved up and bought it it late 2003)
    4. Getting a Giant STP1 2006 + BB7 Brakes (Getting at xmas)

    Since ive only gotten started in proper jumping and mountain biking in the last year most of my bikes were replaced due to me getting bigger, not them breaking.

    Peace
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    Interviewer: So Cedrick, what is the Red Bull Rampage to you ?
    Cedrick: For me, its sand,heat and cliff...... and Party !
    Giant STP1 2006 + BB7's

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    1. No name 16" wheeled banana seat bike. My grandfather cobbled it together from found parts.
    2. Schwinn Sting Ray Jr.
    3. Schwinn Predator
    4. Mongoose Alta (my first mountain bike, although it was closer to a hybrid with 26"wheels)
    5. Schwinn Sierra
    6. Schwinn Paramount Series 70
    7. Balance Al 450
    8. Answer Manitou FS ('94 model with Manitou 3 shocks on the rear)
    9. Voodoo Canzo (Tom Teasdale built steel FS)
    10. Iron Horse Toby Henderson (basically a Foes Weasel)
    11. Yeti Lawill DH 6
    12. Chuck CR FS (still have this, the frame is currently hanging up)
    13. Merlin Echo
    14. Haro Cyclocross
    15. Independent Fab Cross
    16. Merline Cyclocross bike
    17. Specialized DH (first one broke and was warrantied with the newer frame)
    18. Ellsworth Dare
    19. Surly Instigator
    20. Yeti DH 8

    Current Bikes:
    21. Dekerf Team ST
    22. '02 Turner RFX (with 5" and 6" rockers)
    23. Kelly Cross Bike
    24. Klein Attitude circa '91, with a mix of parts ranging from '90 to '95
    25. Raleigh 3 speed circa 1970 for going to the store
    26. 1958 Amf Roadmaster Balloon tire

    The interesting thing (from my point of view) to note is that up to bike #19 (but excluding bike #1) every bike was bought new. I worked in a bike shop for a long time and bikes #6 through #19 were all bought for wholesale (as were the parts). #5 was the last bike I bought complete...every other bike was bought as a frame and parts (often parts swapped from one bike to another, and one bike often, but not always, sold to finace a new one).

    Since leaving the bike industry, bike buying has slowed significantly (although to be fair, since leaving the industry I've also gone back to grad school, got married, and had two kids, and my ride time has also gone way down), and every frame has been bought used (or in the case of the Raleigh, found in the trash).

    Looking at the list, I'm sure I'm forgetting a bike here and there (in fact, I realize I'm forgetting at least 2 road bikes I owned as well as several cruisers).
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    1.1963 1st bike ever a Speedwell 24" back pedal brake , Man I still get exited when I think about the rides I had on it. Road, dirt and grass we did it all.
    2. Malvin Star "Dragster"
    3. Malvin Star "Chopper"
    4. Malvin Star 27" racing bike
    5. Malvin Star "Delux racing bike" , this probably was the begining of the addiction!
    6. Mid '70's Puch 10 speed, First intro to racing
    7. '77 Colnago 10 speed (SLX tubing and sutour)
    8. '80 Vitus with Suntour superbe pro (wish I still had it)
    9. '81 Basso , Red with Campy
    10.'82 Colnago , Campy
    11.'83 Vitus , Suntour
    12.'84 Vitus , Dura Ace, Did my first Ironman Australia on it
    13.'85 Vitus , Campy , Did Double Brown NZ ( ironman NZ)
    Moved to Canada
    14.'86 Meile road and mountain bikes (1st REAL mtn bike)
    15.'87 Vitus carbon , Ironman Canada in '88
    16.'88 Fat Chance
    17. '89 Brodie Soverign
    18.'89 Merlin Road (1st pair of Scott Aero bars)
    19.'90 Nisiki Alien , WHY did I sell it
    20.'91 QR Tri bike
    21.'91 Norco ?
    22.'91 Rocky Mtn
    23.'92 Colnago
    24.Nuke proof ?
    25.Merlin Mtn
    26.'95 Norco Team Issue another one of those why did I ever let it go
    27.'96 Norco Team
    28.'96 Litespeed Road
    29.'97 Litespeed Tri
    30.'97 Norco Team Ti (still have)
    31.'98 Norco Team Ti
    32 '99 Norco Team Ti (still have)
    33.'99 Seven Road (still have)
    34.'00 Seven Cross (still have)
    35.'00 Seven Tri gave it to a mate
    36.'02 Seven Duo (still have)
    37. Spot SS (still have)
    38.Piss Off SS
    39.Piss Off SS Xross
    40.Piss Off Fixed Gear Road
    41.Piss Off 29" SS
    42.Spot "City bike"
    43.Steve Potts 29"
    may have missed a few.
    Oh yeah better add about 10 or so Track bikes in ther from'75 to '85
    In the works a Temple Tri and on the JJ list
    Next year would like to get a Ericksen mtn and a Ti fixed gear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessep
    I may of missed a few...

    1989 Bridgestone MB-1
    1990 Bridgestone MB-1
    1991 Bridgestone MB-1
    Bianchi cross(now fixed)
    Bianchi Ibex
    Bianchi Pista

    Cannondale Chase 2
    Cannondale Darwin (yes I did ride one)
    Cannondale F4000sl
    Cannondale Gemini 800
    Cannondale Jekyll 900SL
    Cannondale Judge 1
    Cannondale Prophet 2 MX
    Cannondale Prophet 4000
    Cannondale Prophet 4Cross
    Cannondale Synapse Carbon

    Eddie Mercxx road
    edge cycles Icarus full suspension

    Ellsworth Chaos
    Ellsworth Epiphany
    Ellsworth Flight
    Ellsworth ID
    Ellsworth Moment
    Ellsworth Rogue
    Ellsworth Specialist
    Ellsworth Truth (the crappy one)
    Ellsworth witness (sweet)

    Fisher Cake 2 DLX
    Fisher Fat Possum XO
    Fisher King Fisher 2
    Fisher Procaliber
    Fisher Rig
    Giant ATX Team XC
    Giant XcX DS1
    GT I-drive
    Ibis Bow-ti
    Ibis Mojo
    Ibis Ripley

    Ironhorse 7.7
    Ironhorse MKIII
    Ironhorse Yakuza

    Lemond zurich road

    Litespeed Bella
    Litespeed Ghisallo
    Litespeed Mount Diablo
    Litespeed Niota Ti
    Litespeed Pisgah

    Marin (Something crappy)
    Merlin Newsboy
    Merlin Works 4.0 (wow)
    Merlin XLM 6/4
    Nishiki Manitoba
    Redline MX-2 BMX

    Santa Cruz Blur (old one)
    Santa Cruz Blur 4X
    Santa Cruz Blur LT
    Santa Cruz Blur XC
    Santa Cruz Heckler
    Santa Cruz Jackal
    Santa Cruz Nomad
    Santa Cruz Tazman

    schwinn 1960 cruiser
    Schwinn Aluminium MTB,
    Schwinn something MTB
    Schwinn Tourney ATB

    SE Racing PK Ripper Looptail,

    specialized hardrock
    Specialized P.1 (still have)
    Specialized Rockhopper Comp FS
    Specialized Stumphumper 120

    Titus quasimoto
    Titus racer x
    Titus supermoto
    Titus titanium 29" racer x exogrid

    Trek Fuel EX 9.5
    Trek Jack 1
    Trek Police Bike FS (bar ends and a rear rack)
    Trek Remedy 66
    Trek session 77
    Trek Y

    Yeti ASR Full Carbon
    Yeti 575
    Yeti 303
    Yeti DH9
    Yeti ARC Ti
    Yeti ARC
    Wow you have spent more on bikes than me by a long shot. I no longer feel bad about my habit.

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    MTB-
    '01 Trek 4500

    Road-
    '04 Jamis Quest

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    i dont know you ... and i might be wrong ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jessep
    I may of missed a few...

    1989 Bridgestone MB-1
    1990 Bridgestone MB-1
    1991 Bridgestone MB-1
    Bianchi cross(now fixed)
    Bianchi Ibex
    Bianchi Pista

    Cannondale Chase 2
    Cannondale Darwin (yes I did ride one)
    Cannondale F4000sl
    Cannondale Gemini 800
    Cannondale Jekyll 900SL
    Cannondale Judge 1
    Cannondale Prophet 2 MX
    Cannondale Prophet 4000
    Cannondale Prophet 4Cross
    Cannondale Synapse Carbon

    Eddie Mercxx road
    edge cycles Icarus full suspension

    Ellsworth Chaos
    Ellsworth Epiphany
    Ellsworth Flight
    Ellsworth ID
    Ellsworth Moment
    Ellsworth Rogue
    Ellsworth Specialist
    Ellsworth Truth (the crappy one)
    Ellsworth witness (sweet)

    Fisher Cake 2 DLX
    Fisher Fat Possum XO
    Fisher King Fisher 2
    Fisher Procaliber
    Fisher Rig
    Giant ATX Team XC
    Giant XcX DS1
    GT I-drive
    Ibis Bow-ti
    Ibis Mojo
    Ibis Ripley

    Ironhorse 7.7
    Ironhorse MKIII
    Ironhorse Yakuza

    Lemond zurich road

    Litespeed Bella
    Litespeed Ghisallo
    Litespeed Mount Diablo
    Litespeed Niota Ti
    Litespeed Pisgah

    Marin (Something crappy)
    Merlin Newsboy
    Merlin Works 4.0 (wow)
    Merlin XLM 6/4
    Nishiki Manitoba
    Redline MX-2 BMX

    Santa Cruz Blur (old one)
    Santa Cruz Blur 4X
    Santa Cruz Blur LT
    Santa Cruz Blur XC
    Santa Cruz Heckler
    Santa Cruz Jackal
    Santa Cruz Nomad
    Santa Cruz Tazman

    schwinn 1960 cruiser
    Schwinn Aluminium MTB,
    Schwinn something MTB
    Schwinn Tourney ATB

    SE Racing PK Ripper Looptail,

    specialized hardrock
    Specialized P.1 (still have)
    Specialized Rockhopper Comp FS
    Specialized Stumphumper 120

    Titus quasimoto
    Titus racer x
    Titus supermoto
    Titus titanium 29" racer x exogrid

    Trek Fuel EX 9.5
    Trek Jack 1
    Trek Police Bike FS (bar ends and a rear rack)
    Trek Remedy 66
    Trek session 77
    Trek Y

    Yeti ASR Full Carbon
    Yeti 575
    Yeti 303
    Yeti DH9
    Yeti ARC Ti
    Yeti ARC
    I call bulls....

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    Thanks for jogging the memory.

    Tricycle- Hand me down. Was painted the same green as the shed.
    Schwinn Stingray- 3 foot sissy bar, banana seat, ape bars. Painted Green, Purple, Orange.
    Schwinn Orange Crate
    Schwinn Uni-cycle
    Schwinn 10 Speed- Inverted handlebars. Could ride a 1/2 mile wheelie when 11 years old.
    Moped- found hot wired and abandoned on local trail
    Another Stingray- Almost killed me during Evil Knievel era.
    Some Schwinn Road Bike- started packing on the miles
    Fuji Mountain Bike 1989- first MTB race
    Trek 850 MTB
    Cannondale Beast of the East- still have frame. Fork being used for daughters cable ride in backyard.
    Cannondale Team Crest Road
    Cannondale 2.8 Road
    Proflex 950- carbon fork and swingarm
    Jamis Dakar
    Weyless- SuperLite Clone
    Ventana Pantera
    Turner Burner
    29" Astrix Fixy .... just ordered
    "One nite I lay there in bed staring up at the stars,
    .then wondered, where in the hell is my ceiling"

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    Hi, I'm new here... so what the heck, in order of appearance w/many overlapping:

    tricycle - red
    big wheel - does this count?
    sears 16" w/solid tires
    random girls 20" upgrade to pneumatics!
    AMF 20" w/motorcycle tank & trim
    random garage sale 20"
    Schwinn Orange Crate (bmx-ized - dang worth $$ now)
    Webco early BMX
    Powerlight 20" BMX mild steel
    Powerlight 20" BMX Cro-mo x-long
    Bassett Racing 20" BMX (best bike I've ever owned ever!)
    huffy Beach cruizer
    Univega Alpina Uno - first mtb
    Schwinn beach cruizer (stolen)
    random beach cruizer (stolen)
    Cannondale F1000 mtb (current unfortunately)
    Torker beach cruizer (trashed, it wishes it was a real Torker)
    Mongoose 24" bmx (current)
    Supergo Access XCL mtb (in progress)

    Have made a lot of those bikes last a long time - thanks for the memories!

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    I don't even understand why some of you would have so many bikes. Some of you seem to be more into collecting bikes than actually getting out and riding them. As long as my bike works and isn't acting as a blatant hurdle to my ability to ride, I'm set.
    Main Ride: Vassago Jabberwocky w/ODIS rigid fork. Rigid, SS, 29er.
    "Be not afraid." -Pope John Paul II

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    I think I win for shortest list. I have have had a total of 4 bikes including my trike.
    1.Tricycle
    2.Macadem 16"
    3.Norco Mountaineer 20"
    4.Current Rocky Mountain Fusion
    Looking to buy Vintage Brodies, Rocky Mountain's and steel Dekerf or Cove hardtails.

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    Some cheap BMX
    Some sort of old Bridgestore
    eightysomthing Rockhopper
    AC Air lite
    04 Cake 1DLX
    05 Cake1DLX (maverick forks suck)
    Voodoo Wazoo

    575, and don't plan on getting anything new for a long time (upgraditis suppressed by supremekickassedness)
    Last edited by Jessep; 12-04-2006 at 04:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottay5150
    I call bulls....
    Me too, specialized never made a "stumphumper"

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    Did anyone have the red and white schwinn predator? It would have been mid 80's. I remember it came with dice valve caps and the chainstays had integrated platforms to stand on. That was the best christmas present ever?

    Since then...
    fugi hybrid
    cannondale - m ??? big, red and all aluminum
    cannondale - m300 w/rock shox
    merlin mountain
    tomac revolver
    gary fisher rig
    Electra straight 8
    Cannondale prophet
    Cannondale Chase

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    1) Cheap Moto BMX
    2) Cheap ST BMX
    3) Cycle Pro BMX
    4) Trek 1995 Steel Rootbeer color Hardtail, forgot name, one of my favorites though!
    5) Shwinn Powermatic BMX for college (1998)
    6) Cannondale F1000 Alum. Hardtail
    7) Trek Fuel 100, 20004
    8) Bianchi SASS
    9) Bianchi Pista
    10) Black Sheep Steel Cruiser
    11) Black Sheep Ti Cruiser
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    "I'm not known for my patience. Patience is a polite quality and often appropriate, but it rarely gets things done. Impatience, however, is the hunger for results and intolerance for excuses and delays." LA

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    1. Tec Nova
    2. Ritchey Ascent Comp
    3. Bridgestone MB1
    4. Cameron hardtail
    5. Cameron full-suspension
    6. Kona Explosif
    7. Moots YBB
    8. Specialized steel FSR
    9. Psycle Werks Wild Hare (DH upgrades)
    10. Dirt Works Piranha
    11. Rocky Mountain Reaper
    12. Turner RFX
    13. Specialized Big Hit DH
    14. Knolly VTach
    15. Santa Cruz VP Free
    16. Knolly VTach

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    what a history!

    some trike
    About 6 big wheels - all with cracked frames from jumping them - all ended up at the dump.
    A used green 16" with training whels - no idea what happened to it
    Huffy 3spd w/ apehangers - garbage
    Schuck's Baja Blaster - garbage
    Schwinn Varsity 10 spd - sold for $10
    '81 or so Redline MX III - sold to buy a GT
    '82 or so Chrome GT Mach I - sold to buy a car
    '83 CW 24" cruiser - sold to buy a car
    ----- bought car, without bike for about 5 years -----
    '90 Diamond Back Ascent
    '93 Cannondale F700
    '95 Cannondale F1000
    '97 Cannondale Super-V 3000
    '01 K2 Razorback sold for $700
    '03 K2 MOD 5 road bike - probably never will sell it.
    '04 K2 lithium 5.0 - frame for sale - PM for details
    '05 Yeti 575 - I have found Nirvana

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    5 kids bikes, I grew up and they were to small.

    Then Stevens 752 Comp, my first MTB full rigid, steel frame, complete Deore LX, it was SUPER, although a bit too big for me in the beginning.

    Then Univega Ram es900. Fullsuspension with Magura Clara discbrakes. The shittiest brakes ever. They sucked so much, that I didn´t ride for almost 2 years.
    Then I put other brakes on it and started riding like crazy again.
    I destroyed several parts of the bike and upgraded it. I then gave it to a buddie, he still has it. The frame is surprisingly durable. Really good thing. Even the 2000 Sid Dual Air Shock. It has never had a service or whatever. Must have like 25000+ kilometers. It still works as new.

    Then I got a Drössiger Taiwan Frame with a Marzocci Z1 Drop off. That thing got me into "freeriding" with incredible 5" of travel. Gave it to my father, as the top tube is nut crackingly high, he uses it as a road touring bike and put 25000km on it in 2 years. With a BOBYak that is.


    I then bought a Wheeler Wasp01 dually frame. Had it for 2 weeks, broke the rear. Got it replaced, sold it for 20% of the sum I payed for it. Biggest mis buy ever.

    Then got a slightly used Heckler for an apple and a banana. THE BEST BIKE I ever owned so far. Had it for almost 3years now. With different shocks and forks and wheels
    It is close to perfect! I love it.

    In between I had 5 different commuter bikes, which I ride/rode A LOT of miles on. All of them were worth 10$ or less. The saddle was usually the most expensive part on them.

    And I once had a street/dirt/urban bike. Sold it for cheap.
    And I once had a self built 26" trials bike, sold it for ASS cheap

    Greetings Znarf

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    ... and if we just ... 3 for me... Maybe 2?

    Hummm...

    I think in:
    Between 1995 - 1997 A kid bike... (Can't remember the name) Well, I was still a child.
    2005 - Trek® Mountain Track 800 (Got it from my Aunty)
    2006 - Giant® Yukon 2007 edition (With my own pocket money I saved up from chinese new year)

    So in total, I have 3 bikes... Precisely, the Trek belongs to my twin brother now... Anyway, I use to have it.
    D.Xenotime

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    I'm bored, I'll play from the age of 5...

    -Red Huffy BMX
    -Another random red BMX bike
    -Blue Murray something-or-other MTB
    -Mountain Tek Boulder...Sporting goods store lameness
    -Trek 4500, sort of my dad's, sort of mine (he still has it)
    -KHS Alite 1000. First "real" bike. All mine. Too big. Shop traded the frame to build up the Homegrown.
    -Trek 1000 roadie. "Babysitting" for a guy on his Mormon mission. Guy came back and the bike left me. I was sad.
    -Schwinn Homegrown. Gold and black, Yeti made. Still very sad I sold it for a team "deal", favorite XC bike ever.
    -GT IDXC 1.0. Became indebted to bike shop for it. Bad move. Ended up selling most of the parts and frame after realizing I was in debt for a bike I didn't want.
    -Random loaners (Bianchi SISS, Specialized CX bike, a spraypainted Stumpjumper) between the GT and...
    -Litech/Salt Cycles magnesium frame. Bought off a dude down in Happy Valley for dirt cheap. Failed Utah business venture. Russian Mafia used them to smuggle cocaine. Ugly as hell, and the shade of yellow on the frame did not match the shade of yellow on my Reba. Much anger. Cracked at seattube/seatstay junction. Surprise surprise.
    -Iron Horse SGS DH. First DH bike. Bought cheap off a guy on RM. Have broken more parts on this bike than all of the others put together. Me like. Still have it.
    -Parkpre shiny aluminum bike with naked man on downtube. Free from the LBS to replace the broken mag frame. Rode it all of once, was too small (i'm too fat) and didn't agree with a 4 inch fork up front. Gave back to LBS after I built up...
    -Ellsworth Specialist. First DJ/urban bike. Used most of the parts from the XC bike to build it up. Ton of fun. Still have it.
    -Redline Conquest CX bike. Coming next week. Purchased for new job (courier). X-mas present to myself.
    It's just frustrating sometimes being an Athena...

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    Interisting thread.

    I cant remember way back.

    1990 bigwheel (best bike ever)
    1992 Huffy 20" kids bike
    1995 Magna 24" bike. (trail blaze?)
    1997 Magna mountain breeze.
    Now my bikes get more serious
    1999 Diamondback Venom BMX
    2000 Magna Glacier point (was my road bike, survived 4758 miles)
    2004 Motiv Vortex Disc (first somewhat real mountain bike)
    2004 Specialized P.2
    (now comes many bikes, all similar years, I still have all of the above, but some of the below are gone.)
    2004 Ironhorse Warrior Sport
    2004 Giant Yukon
    2005 Gary Fisher Opie
    2006 Specialized Hardrock Sport
    2005 Kona Scrap (frame)
    2006 Kona Shred
    2005 Ibex Zone FR1
    2005 Giant STP2
    2004 Mountaincycle rumble (frame)
    2005 Specialized P.1 cr-mo
    2004 Kona shred (won reciently, complete bike.... $75.00)
    2004 Specialized Bighit Comp
    2007 DK General lee
    2003 Kona Stuff (frame)

    thats about it.
    Ibex bikes

    2007 Ibex Trophy SS
    2006 Jamis Komodo 3.0
    2006 Ibex Zone FR-1
    2004 Special-Ed P.2 A.1

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    Idea! Waouh!

    Geez! I wonder how much you guys spended on bikes.

    I only paid one for myself so far and sadly, I'm already 15. Yep, is the Yukon one...
    D.Xenotime

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    BMX bikes

    FMF 20"
    Torker cruiser 26"
    Redline Proline cruiser 24"
    GT cruiser 24"

    A list of bikes I've owned since I started mtn biking back in 1986

    1986 Specialized StumpJumper Comp.
    1988 Specialized StumpJumper Team
    1991 Fisher Paragon
    1990 Schwin mtb
    1991 Klein Rascal with IRD Ti fork
    1991 S-Works Steel with Fat Chance rigid fork
    1991 Ventana Marble Peak HT
    1996 Merlin mtb
    1994 Trek 1200
    1995 Trek 5400 OCLV Road bike
    1994 Ventana Marble Peak FS
    1998 Santa Cruz Heckler
    1998 Klein Attitude
    1998 C'Dale R1000
    1999 Santa Cruz Superlight
    1999 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    2000 GF Sugar
    2001 Merlin
    2004 GF Sugar (warranty frame)
    2003 GF Sugar
    2005 GF Sugar (warranty frame)
    2004 Ventana X-5
    2004 Ventana El Saltamontes
    2006 Ventana El Padrino
    2007 ?

    Okay now onto motorbikes

    1986 Yamaha XT350
    1988 Honda GB500
    1989 Yamaha YZ600
    1996 KTM Duke
    1999 Honda CBR900rr
    2001 Honda CBR929rr
    2000 Honda CBR929rr

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    Bringing back some cool memories.....

    First Bike: age 7 Unk brand orange bike w/ banana seat.
    Then
    1 Huffy BMX
    2 Murray silver and gold w/ red "Tuff-wheels"
    3 Mongoose BMX w/tange TRX forks and Redline "v-bars"-stolen
    4 Diamondback BMX
    5 Schwinn Sierra MOS-(first mtn.bike.)
    6 Specialized Stumpjumper FS 1992
    7 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro 2001
    8 Cannondale CAAD 5 USA Edition- road bike 2002
    9 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert 2006

    A short list especially since I've been riding for 32 years, but I loved them all. I'm hoping to pass on my biking addictition to my son this year. He's getting his third bike, a 2007 Hotrock A1 FS, and he's only 9!!
    Merry Christmas everybody

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    Whoopps I forgot two....

    A Sears Freespirit 10 speed and a Itoh 10 speed in between the the Mongoose and the Diamondback.

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    My Bikes...

    01.AMF Renegade (Age 7)
    02.Sears Free Spirit 10-Speed (Age 12)
    03.Huffy BMX in a cool Orange and Black combo (Age 12)
    04.Huffy low-rider bike with a Stingray fork.(Age 13)
    05.Redline BMX.(Age 13)
    06.Schwinn track bike (Age 23)
    07.Schwinn Madison track bike #1
    08.Tour De Mode ATB
    09.Schwinn MesaRunner
    10.Univega Alpina Uno
    11.Schwinn Aluminum roadbike
    12.Peugeot Road bike
    13.1989 Mongoose IBOC Pro
    14.1987 Specialized Stumpjumper Team (2nd owner)
    15.Nashbar TT,Shimano 105 with 24" front wheel.
    16.1989 Univega Alpina Pro
    17 1990 Raleigh Technium Heat.
    18.1990 Bridgestone MB1
    19.1990 Olmo TT,Campy with 26" front wheel
    20.1990 Trek Single Track (Black)
    21.1990 Specialized Stumpjumper
    22.1991 Specialized Rockhopper
    23.1993 Specialized Stumpjumper
    24.1995 Schwinn KOM (used)
    25.1990 Rockhopper Comp (used)
    26.1993 Rockhopper (pawn shop)
    27.1992 Haro Extreme (cracked frame)
    28.1993 Scott CST #1
    29.1992 Scott/Ritchey CST
    30.1983 Specialized Stumpjumper
    31.1995 Specialized Rockhopper A1(sold)
    32.1991 Mongoose IBOC Team (sold)
    33.1992 Haro Impulse
    34.1983 Ross Mt Hood
    35.1984 Ross Mt Hood
    36.1988 Specialized RockCombo
    37.1987 Shogun
    38.1988 GT Kurakarum K2 (sold)
    39.1993 Bridgestone MB-5
    40.1988 Bridgestone MB-6
    41.1988 Raleigh Technium Carbon
    42.1994 Trek 9500 Suspension Track
    43.1999 Schwinn M3
    44.1999 Raleigh F500 Police.
    45.1991 Ritchey P-23 (sold)
    46.1990 Specialized Stumpjumper.
    47.1988 Nishiki Cascade.
    48.1993 Trek Single Track 930.
    Wow.
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    2006 Yeti AS-X
    And some others.
    Too many beers to remember them all.
    Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back.

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    Ahhh.....the memories! Great mental exercise.

    early 70's Red Schwinn stingray
    late 70's Univega BMX
    late 70's Columbia 3-spd w/drop bars
    1980 Univega 10-spd (used as MtBike, couldn't break it, traded for Fuji)
    1981 Haro Freestyler (wish I still had this one)
    1982 Fuji Supreme 12-spd converted to 18-spd (touring,off-road, it did it all) traded for first mountain bike in 1988.

    Mountain Bikes
    1988 Fuji (Stolen in DC)
    1991 Mongoose (Stolen in Salisbury, MD)
    1993 Diamondback Ascent (converted to SS Townie, left in Telluride 5 years ago)
    1994 Marin Bear Valley (converted to SS, still have)
    1995 Diamondback V-Link 3.0 (broken, still have frame)
    1998 First Gen Heckler (broke frame, got Superlight as replacement)
    2002 Superlight (currently fiancee's rig)
    2002 Schwinn Moab Steel Hardtail (fiancee's old rig, now a slick-tired townie)
    2004 Heckler (currently not ridden enough)

    also...
    Kona A'ha cruiser with Nexus 7-spd hub (sweet)

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    Since I started MTB'ing at 15 years old (about three years ago):

    Specialized Stumpjumper HT (got me into mountainbiking)
    Intense Uzzi SLX (my first fs)
    Intense 6.6 (my current trailbike)
    Turner DHR
    Intense M3 (my next DH race bike)

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    These spring to mind ...

    Maxam Overdrive
    Giant Cadex 2 (Worst bike I've ever had)
    Giant Super Peloton Light
    Univega Ram something
    Voodoo Canzo (I know)
    KHE Dirty Harry
    Kona Scab
    Surly Instigator
    Giant Peloton 8200
    Another Surly Instigator
    BeOne Earthbumble
    Dailled Bikes Prince Albert
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    seeing these lists I have to make mine, kinda cool to keep track!

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    Since I started Mountain Biking......

    Skykomish Costco bike
    Some crazy pink rigid hardtail
    GT Timberline
    VW Trek (came with car)
    Cannondale HT 900
    Litespeed Unicoi
    Rocky Mountain Instinct (non RP3)
    Epic Synergy Titanium hardtail (still have)
    Klein Pulse Race SS
    Specialized Epic (with older dumb brain)
    Cannondale 1FG SS
    Salsa Caballero
    Santa Cruz Blur painted
    Santa Cruz Superlight anodized(still have)

    Girlfriend's List
    Specialized RockHopper (now just a frame in the closet)
    Santa Cruz Juliana

    and I think that may be it..

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    Here's my list...pretty short compared to some.

    1. some cheap Canadian Tire
    2. another cheap department store bike
    3. early 90's Tech Badlands (still have)
    4. 99 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp (still have but not for long)
    5. 07 Turner Flux (coming soon)

    There's probably a few others but that's all I remember.

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    ... and if we just ... Free and clear. Free anyway?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottay5150
    I call bulls....
    And what does he do for a living, with the financial ability to spend, lets say an average of $3000 a bike works out to $270,000 spent just on the new bikes, at about 10 a year since 1995? I am impressed!

    Unless of course he thought we asked what bikes he has STOLEN.....
    Live in the moment.
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    The list

    1.Schwinn Fixi old school krate style bike
    2.Schwinn BMX
    3.Cheap Target Bike
    4.Schwinn Aluminum Moab, old school splatterpainted one
    5.Cannondale M700-thought about the beast from the east version but didn’t get it, shoulda!
    6.Cannondale F700-Prototype edition, the wheels came direct from C-Dales race mechanics, sweet bike with weird spec!
    7.Mongoose super pro XL BMX
    8.Old school schwinn crusier townie bike, broke it in half jumping off of a curb on campus!
    9.Gary Fischer supercaliber-just got rid of it to get the Enduro
    10.T proseries xl plus
    11.Specialized Hardrock
    12.Wife’s Diamondback cruiser
    13.Wife’s trek 6400 MTB
    14.Specialized Enduro pro-LOVE IT!
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    This is like the photo caption contest, right?

    Everyone eagerly contributes without truely participating.

    Who among us has truely read everyone else's list?

    Who among us has truely read anyone else's list?

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    Cool-blue Rhythm compulsive readers

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick
    This is like the photo caption contest, right?

    Everyone eagerly contributes without truely participating.

    Who among us has truely read everyone else's list?

    Who among us has truely read anyone else's list?

    Well we obviously read enough to pick up the 90 something high-end bikes in 11 years of riding post. And apparently read YOUR post.

    Gotta admit, I am not reading every one, figuring anyone that can spend 20 grand or so per year on their basic bike, is living on another planet anyway. And there are way too many posts to read them all, but its pretty darn interesting to see the evolution of some of the mtn bikers from humble beginnings, especially when it bridges a LOT of years.

    I was going to submit my 45 or so years of bikes, but compared to most of them here, I am a cheap bastid, not even worth a listing, and my wife better stop complaining about how many bikes I own and have owned!
    Live in the moment.
    YMMV

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    Cool-blue Rhythm humble...but certainly different.

    My extremely humble and relatively short list for the span of years covered:
    All dates APPROXIMATE
    1952 Born as Poor White Trash, son of a school teacher.
    1956 – Purple angle iron and wheelbarrow wheeled “walk along” with STEEL seat.
    1957 – skinny 24” wheeled “family bike”- beat up beyond recognizing brand. Coaster brakes, Couldn’t reach the ground when riding.
    1961 – Beat up Murray, pre-dented 26” balloon tired monster …my xmas present. That bike split off the head tube at the bottom of a fast hill on gravel. My first mtn bike crash!
    1962- brand new JC penny 26” balloon tire monster, with lights built into the “gas tank”. Commuted a HILLY 2.5 miles to school in ALL weather on that bike. (luckily it was California.)
    1964- “English racer” – this and all future bikes were bought by ME. $15 for this used, dropped bars, 3-speed sturmey hub, hand brakes, TALL gearing. Included commuting a REALLY hilly 7 miles each way to school for a year on this.
    1970- Astra, French basic 10-speed road bike. I did my first official race on this. Saw the pack for about 20 seconds at the start.
    1972- Stella high end criterium bike with sewups, Phil wood hubs, and various odd high end components.
    1972- Gitane Track standard. FIXED gear….no wimpy ratchets. Modified for road and commuting with a front brake.
    1974 – Bought used Chrome Cinelli,”team bike” with receipt signed by Cino himself.
    1978- home built “bus stopper” built for my starving student commute days. Rust finish English 3 speed frame, converted to single speed coaster brake and a big rack for piles of engineering books, but finely tuned. Irritated the heck out of the jocks when I would ring my mickey mouse bell and pass them on the bike trail on the way to campus, as they slogged along in a big gear on flat tires and squeaky chains.
    1986- Diamond Back basic full-rigid mtn bike- with U-brakes.- gave it away eventually.
    1990- KHS basic full-rigid mtn bike, converted to suspension fork eventually- frame broke eventually
    1995?- Klein Pulse Comp, a damn fine hardtail with “easy chip” neon-red paint job.
    2001- Specialized Stumpjumper FSR pro…EVERY part of that frame broke.
    2003- Specialized Epic Pro- couldn’t tell the difference between it and the Klein HT, except weight.
    2006- Ellsworth Epiphany- figured it was about time to get a GOOD bike, since my entire life has been devoted to 2 wheeled human powered vehicles.
    Live in the moment.
    YMMV

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    Off-Road Bikes

    I'll forget the childhood trikes, Stingrays, piles of BMX, 1950s Schwinn Heavyweights: Phantoms, Panthers, etc. and some 1970s and 1980s road bikes, and stick with Mountain Bikes and off-road mongrels. First up...Mongrels!

    Schwinn 1933 B-10 E Excelsior: Torrington Longhorns, Brooks B-72, Morrow brake, rat traps, studded tires, BMX grips.

    Schwinn 1935 Cycleplane built by Alan Bonds: 1941 Colson front end, Schwinn fork braces, T/A twin-ring cranks, Suntour GT rear der, Suntour Mighties, Suntour Bear Traps, Akais w/ Strumey Archer drums f/r., Tommaselli levers, Brooks B-72, braze-ons by Otis Guy.

    Schwinn 1938 DX: Studded Tires, Morrow brake, BMX grips, Wrights saddle, Studded tires.

    Hawthorne 1941: basically stock and stripped beater.

    1981 MountainBikes: T/A cranks, Tomaselli levers, Huret Duopar rear der., Paul hubs, etc., signed by Tom Ritchey, Gary Fisher, Charlie Kelly, and John Finley Scott...all the folks associated with MountainBikes.

    1982 Schwinn Sidewinder: Stock, except for bars.

    1983 Schwinn Sidewinder: Stock. 2.5 Ground Control tires, still have nubs!

    1983 Specialized Stumpjumper: Stock. Signed by Mike Sinyard.

    1983 Ross Mt. Hood: Stock.

    1987 Fisher Montare: Stock.

    1995 Fisher Grateful Dead: Stock

    1996 Trek Y-33: Stock w/XTR.

    1996(7) Gary Fisher 'Clunker': Suntour thumbies, Suntour levers, Longhorns, Brooks, saddle, etc.

    1998 Fisher Aquila: Psychedelic 'Burning Man' paint.

    2000 Mt. Cycle San Andreas: Marzocchi Z-1, SRAM XO, Thomson, WTB, etc. Last year in Cali.

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    A lot of sweet memories...

    1. Dukes of Hazzard Tricycle (2x) - All plastic!
    2. Murray BMX something or other...
    3. cira 1991 Huffy White Heat - Should have been called the "White Trash"
    4. 1993 Gt Talera
    5. 1994 Kona Kiluea
    6. 1996 Hoffman Egg
    7. 1998 KHS Alite 3000
    8. 2000 Gary Fisher Mt. Tam
    9. 1993 Bridgestone MB-3
    10. 2002 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    11. 2004 Santa Cruz Heckler
    12. 2005 Yeti DJ
    13. 1964 Schwin Stingray
    14. 2005 Seven Axiom Steel

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    My bikes

    Schwinn red and white cruiser (my first bike)
    GT Vertigo BMX bike
    Huffy mountain bike

    ...I built my GT up a lot and used to dirt jump as a kid but it got stolen when I was like 16 and I didn't get back into bikes until just about 2 and a half yrs ago... thanks to a friend showing me a NWD video... I believe "I had no idea the sport had evolved to this!!!" was my reaction, and I've been hooked since...

    04 Giant Rainer (still have serves as fun reliable hardtail with quality parts on it)
    05 GT Ruckus 2.0 (still have frame only, want to build into good 6" all-mtn soon)
    06 Santa Cruz VP-Free (my baby who gives me sweet sweet lovin, though it's been in the shop too long with a recent rebuild...

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