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    I started riding a bike when I was 8 and never had training wheels.....

    20" Western Flyer w/Banana Seat
    24" BMX off-brand can't remember
    1987 - 1st MTB... Western Flyer 18spd Steel rigid (died in college)
    1996 - Klein Attitude (sold it)
    2003 - Litech Mag frame build-up (still have it)
    2005 - Trek Fuel EX8 (sold it in 2007, lots of issues)
    2006 - Single-Speed built from a cheap-o frame, and tandem components (townie, love it!)
    2009 - Niner Air9... it will be offically done this evening.

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    • Early days- red tricycle
    • 6-8 or 9 years old- neon yellow and black bike...brand???
    • 9-13- GT Jamie Bestwick Pro (still good)
    • Currently- got my dad's old Nishiki custom road bike about a year ago and fixed it up it's still in really good condition; was riding some Pepsi/Fila sponsored bike after I got into MTB about 3 months ago; then I got my KHS XC-204 2 weeks ago

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    1. big wheel
    2. training wheeled bmx looking bike.
    3. GREEN MACHINE (best bike EVER)
    4) BMX bike made too look Motocross. I believe it was from Sears
    5) Webco - My first "real, non department store, BMX bike"
    5.5) AMF ten speed. For some inexplicable reason, I was very excited to see this next to the xmas tree.
    6) Hutch Pro Racer - Super Tits. Flites, Bullseye Hubs, Hutch Pedals, etc. After I outgrew it, I gave it to my cousin. He left it in his front yard and it was stolen within a week. I will never COMPLETELY forgive him. Although I forgave him a long time ago.
    7) GT mountain bike - not sure of model. Low level piece of crap. But good enough to get me into mountain biking
    8) Cannondale M300 (i believe that was the model)
    9) Trek 6000
    10) Boss Hogg (bmx cruiser)
    11) S&M Dirtbike
    12) upgraded Trek so much, it was pretty much a completely different bike
    13) Ibis Szazbo
    14) Salsa A la Carte
    15) 1985 GHP BMX Cruiser . Restored and pimped. SWEET bike.
    16) Turner Burner
    17) Yeti 575
    18) Specialized Pitch Pro
    19) Niner Rip 9 - The King of all modern mountain bikes.

    I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but it was a nice trip down memory lane.

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    In somewhat order of purchase:
    Mongoose BMX Bike
    GT Performer BMX Bike
    GT Mach One
    Cannondale m600?
    Cannondale m900?
    Specialized FSR
    GT LTS 1 (first really cool bike)
    2008 Santa Cruz Heckler
    2009 Santa Cruz Heckler

    Id really like to get another small bike to mess around on the street and stuff. Next MTB Ill have to look into something like a Nomad I think......although, LOVE my Heckler.

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    Holy crap, this is a long thread.
    My list:

    1996 Specialized S-Works M2 Team
    1999 Mountain Cycle San Andreas
    2002 Cannondale Raven
    Homemade CX bike with TRP cantilevers and Shimano something gearing
    Homemade MTB something with a RS Psylo
    2003 Santa Cruz Blur XC
    2003 Ellsworth Truth
    2003 Marin Rift Zone
    2005 Redline Skookum
    2005 Norco Torrent
    2005 Salsa Dos Niner
    2006 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    2007 Santa Cruz Heckler
    2007 Santa Cruz Bullit
    2008 Ventana Commandante
    2009 Intense Tracer VP

    Plus too many hardtails to list (we'd be here forever.)
    Good luck with that, mister 300-Mile Turn Radius.

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    Great thread!!!

    A couple of random BMX's
    1988? Peugeot 12 speed mtn bike
    1991 Can-and-will-fail SM400
    1994 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    1996 GT - my 1st full sus...can't remember the name, but it was crappy
    1999 Kona Kula built with full xtr
    2003 Specialized Big Hit
    2003 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Disc
    2006 Gary Fisher 293
    *2008 Kona Kula 2-9 singlespeed
    *2008 KHS Flagstaff (currently for sale)
    *2009 Kona Hei Hei
    *2009 SIR 9 singlespeed (currently gathering parts, will sell the kula 2-9 once completed)

    * - Current bikes

    With the exception of the last couple of bikes I always sold one bike to purchase the next one. I've dropped close to 40lbs (nothing left to lose) and attribute it to riding, which is true, but I still use it to sell my wife on my addiction

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    ???? huffy bmx
    1998 schwinn predator (bmx)
    2002 raleigh m30
    2005 marin nail trail
    2009 orbea opal
    my other ride is an ice-cream truck.

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    "Old Blue" bike heavy but good geometry and hand brakes.

    Banana seat bike with chopper handlebars and small cranks it suuuuucked but my dad got rid of my blue bike that I could actually ride fast. It sucked.

    Black Huffy-Bike of my dreams, my whole christmas revolved around getting a BMX bike. Finally getting it was a feeling that has not yet been duplicated. Which lasted me until.....

    1989 Dyno Detour- In Red, I was in my hayday with this bike let me tell you. This bike was scheemed and plotted over for months before I ordered it. Feverishly flipping through BMX PLUS! magazine. It came down to GT Vertigo vs Dyno Detour, I liked the layed back seatpost and handlebars of the Dyno so I went it. I bunny hopped countless obstacles and garbage cans with this and it always saw me through.

    Early 90's Haro with bent top tube and speckled purple on gray paint job, it was light! It got ran over in the driveway.

    Giant Allgre Road bike. It was red and orange, I never really got into it at the time, I ended up selling it for $200 cause some DOUCHE ripped me off (You know who you are, and no I havent forgotten.)

    GT Bike in black with Triple Triangle and SLX components, a heavy beast with a long ass top tube. It got STOLEN. It was my only form of transportation at the time. I would have killed someone that night.

    1997 Mongoose RockadileSX- An amazing hardtail with perfect geometry, and a strong lightweight frame that lasted me 10! YEARS. My first bike with a front fork.

    IronHorse Azure- DW-LINK 3.5 inch travel Mountain Dew Colored XC bike with XT, and Reba Fork. Shes my baby.

    Motobecane Messenger In Blue SingleSpeed road bike. Got this to try road biking again its fun and smooooth.

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    I won't list any bikes I had as a kid because I can't remember that far back!

    1 Steve Bauer mtb- don't even know if I'd call it a bike! 1992

    2 Norco Bush Pilot -built it from spare parts- heavy pig-still use it on the trainer 1994

    3 Miyata Elevation 10,000 -Carbon Fiber, 19" way too small for me 1995

    4 Mongoose Iboc Comp 22" 1996

    5 Concorde Pro Comp 22" frame I built up with ebay/cannibalized parts 2005

    6 Salsa El Mariachi XL 29er 2008

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    I don't really recall any of my bikes before I was 7 years old but I know I had a couple. Up until I was 11 years old, I had many different Japanese market bikes since I lived in Tokyo. I was always wrenching as a kid so I had a about 3 fix up bikes including a banana seat chopper style bike, a ridiculously heavy Yamaha(?) full suspension bike that actually used a front fork from a moto bike, and another fixer upper. I also had a couple of cool Japanese market boys bikes with dual pop up headlamps, brakelights, turn signals and and a top tube mounted 5 speed shifter with a digital display. Man those were cool bikes.

    Anyway, all the above were destroyed one night when my father ran them over with his car during an angry rage he had when we got in a fight. Man......I will never forget that night

    He replaced that bike for me a few weeks later with a 21 speed Panasonic road bike which was stolen when my sister took it the corner deli after we moved to NYC.

    That was replaced with a chrome Murray BMX bought from TSS(Times Square Stores). I upgraded and fixed that bike up quite a lot. Two days after buying some Skyway wheels for it, I was mugged in a NYC park and lost that one.

    A year or two passed by till I bought my next bike, a '86 Haro Sport which I bought new for about $360. I remember that figure cause it was a lot of money for a 15 year olds life savings. I bought it, rode it for about a month or two and then started 'hanging out' with the guys so I no longer had a use for a bike. Thankfully, I never got rid of it and this is how it looks today. The tires are the only thing I've replaced. I wish I could score some white tires for it but these modern Haro tire's were the next best thing I could find.



    Got a drivers license, and never cared to ride till I graduated college. Received a '95 Cannondale Killer-V 900 as a grad gift from the folks. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to me, I had no idea bikes came in different sizes and the lbs sold me a XL frame (I'm 5'7") although I vividly remember telling the sales guy that it feels a little big. Between my eagerness to get a bike, falling in love with the Killer-V and they're reassurance that it's fine for me,I foolishly took it. I never felt comfortable riding it off road so it became a 'road bike' sort of speak and I still use it, although it's far from comfortable for me.

    Finally, I bought a brand new second hand C'dale Rize 3 a month and half ago and can't stop riding it. I've been on it almost everyday since I bought it and I'm absolutely enthralled at how much fun it is to ride again.

    Sometimes when I'm alone on the trail, I feel as carefree as I did as a kid again No fancy car or whatever can do that....

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    that bike is money. brings back lots of good memories!

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    Updated!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ok....here goes....since '94:

    ME:
    '94 Giant Iguana
    '96 GT Avalanche LE
    '97 GT Zaskar LE
    '98 GT Xizang
    '98 GT STS 1500DS
    '99 GT STS 1000DS
    '01 Santa Cruz Bullit
    '02 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    '03 Santa Cruz Bullit
    '03 Giant TCR2(roadie)
    '04 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    '03 Azonic DS-1
    '04 Gary Fisher Sugar 293
    '04 Felt F60(roadie)
    '05 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    '04 Santa Cruz Heckler
    '06 Santa Cruz Bullit
    '05 Surly 1x1
    '07 Redline Monocog 29er
    '05 Specialized Langster(roadie)
    '05 NYC Bikes Crossbike
    '08 Gary Fisher Paragon 29er
    '08 Santa Cruz Heckler(current)
    '08 Felt F1(roadie)(current)
    '09 Ventanna El Padirno(current)


    Since '96(wife):

    '96 Schwinn Moab 3
    '95 Klein Mantra
    '99 Specialized Enduro Expert
    '01 Santa Cruz Bullit
    '01 Santa Cruz Bullit
    '03 Santa Cruz Bullit
    '04 Santa Cruz Heckler
    '04 Giant OCR 1(roadie)
    '04 Felt F60(roadie)
    '04 Redline Monocog
    '05 Surly 1x1
    '05 Santa Cruz Julianna HT
    '06 Santa Cruz Blur LT
    '07 Felt Nine Deluxe 29er
    '07 Felt F4(roadie) (current)
    '09 Santa Cruz Blur LT2 (current)

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    iverson singlespeed(blue)
    long list of evolving homebuilts,schwinn fastback frame,some other cheap frame looked like a torker with english bb but cotterpin cranks,garbage picked bike stuff for a few years,built a chopper,chopped it short,added mag wheels,mks pedals,pretended to ride trials with low gearing.
    atala competizone road bike,added campy record parts,
    Lemongi ,goldish green,(when someone doored me while i was riding by
    pk ripper (yes loop back og)
    kuwahara, blue
    powerlite 26 inch cruiser actually aired a halfpipe on this one
    SE quadangle loop tail,campy track hubs ,185mm gen one pinchbolt flights
    Mongoose atb(big and crome)
    Trek 7000,blue
    Klien Rascal,blue
    Mountaincycle San Andreas 1.25 headset
    Mountaincycle CSX became DH bike,sent back in forkbox
    Mountaincycle San Andreas 1.125 headset with Dh swingarm/Hanebrink
    Klien Adroit,the return to road,great for airing over train tracks,even with zips
    GT ruckus
    Lightspeed vortex
    Karpiel Armegedon,Monster T ,24X3.0 tires mutha ef'n a
    giant aluminum road
    giant nrs
    giant carbon road
    fuji fixed gear
    giant advance t mobile
    azonic saber
    giant glory zero

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    my turn, my turn........

    Schwinn Sting ray Circa 1974
    Wentern Flyer BMX early 80's
    LW Mountain Sport 18 Spd (First mtn bike) 86'ish (Still have the frame)
    97' Kona Muni Mula
    97'Gt Talera (Gave it to my dad accually only owned it for like 3 weeks)
    97'Trek Y22 Natural carbon (Broke the frame)
    98' Voodo Canzo TI (Replacement frame for Y Bike) (Gave it to my dad)
    06'Specalized Rock Hopper
    06'Specalized Fuse 3 Sold it....
    08 Cannondale Prophet 3
    90'ish Giant Boulder SS'ed

    Thats it........
    The most important thing is what God thinks about it. He will have the final say.” – Joshua Stinebrink

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    fun thread...

    After the hand me downs:

    - Something gold from Sears
    - Kuwahara BMX
    - Norco Bigfoot
    - Tech Nova
    - Ritchey Ascent
    - Rocky Mountain Equipe
    - Rocky Mountain RM7
    - Banshee Scream
    - Cannondale Gemini DH
    - Kona Cowan
    - Cannondale Prophet 4x
    - Intense Uzzi Vpx
    - Kona Dr Dew

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    Two countries. Two different definitions of a bike.

    INDIA:

    Note: All the bikes I had in India were single speed. No one knew what a geared bike was.

    Hero Devil (I won it in a lottery when I went to this video game place...was 9 years old)
    Atlas bicycle(1957 model)...passed on to me from my dad....BEST BIKE ON THIS PLANET.
    Hercules Trailblazer(I remember riding it on the compound walls of a horse race club)
    Atlas Messenger(1995 model)...passed on to me from my dad...again.
    Hercules MTB(first mountain bike...had no suspension....was riding to school...someone opened the car door)
    Salston cyclaid.(It is preserved at our ancestral home....never to be touched)
    Hercules summit(was stolen after 3 months of ownership)

    U.S.A:

    Raleigh(had nothing else written on it.....was heavy...very heavy $35)
    Schwinn roadmaster(steel frame with gears on at the end of the bars)
    Motobecane(1970's model road bike with vintage light, rusted original chain?, red spokes)
    Trek 4500(bought used for $200....worst bike I ever had)
    Specialized stumpjumper(bought for $250...was stolen after 8 days)


    Broke.

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    Specialized Rockhopper
    Specialized Enduro Expert
    Oryx 2100 Roadie
    Santa Cruz Bullit
    Kona Hoo HA
    Turner 5 spot
    Knolly Vtach
    Knolly Endorphin
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    Hi The Lw 18 Speed Mt Sport Will You Tell Me More Or Send Pic I Think I Have It But You Only Search That Seems Close To What I Have Thanks If You Can Describe Components Cranks Rims Etc. A Pic Would Be Marvelous Dahling Please Respond Im Going Crazy Trying To Figure Out If Its Worth My Time Seems Like It Is

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    1997 Specialized Ground Control
    2000 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR expert
    2007 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp

    -Anyone see a trend here... Going to switch it up this year and get a 29er hardtail

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    *Graveyard
    1976 Bigwheel (flattened front wheel from skidding too much)
    1980 KHS Duster200 (snapped)
    1984 Diamondback Viper (snapped)
    1988 Specialized Hardrock (beaten to death)
    1990 Specialized Rockhopper (trade in)
    1993 Bridgestone MB3 (stolen=extreme depression, stopped riding for 5 years!?!)
    1999-2000 Turner Burner (used gift)
    2003 Klein Palomino (snapped twice, sold replacement to buy 5spot))
    2005 Turner 5Spot (sold)
    2005 Turner DHR (sold)
    2006 Turner Flux (broken, warantee trade for RFX)
    2007 Evil Sovereign (traded for vagrant)
    2008 Transition Vagrant (sold)

    *Still Kicking
    2008 Turner RFX
    2005 Turner Burner
    2009 On-One 456 SS

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    former bikes:
    crappy green toys-r-us bike with banana seat (~1982)
    crappy bmx bike (~1986)
    crappy huffy rigid mtn bike (college commuter)
    mid-90's Raleigh rigid mtn bike, which I got in exchange for some golf clubs
    1998 GT I-drive 4.0
    2001 Santa Cruz Bullit
    2003 Jamis Komodo Hardtail
    2003 Giant NRS 2
    1994 Trek 1220 road
    2006 Santa Cruz Blur LT
    2004 Cannondale 1FG
    2006 Surly Karate Monkey
    2007/08 Niner Rip9 (sold since previous post)

    Current bikes:
    05 Giant TCR Limited Road
    04 Specialized langster
    07 Niner EMD9
    07 Niner One9
    08 Custom Retrotec Classic SS 29er

    (added since previous post in this thread)
    08 Giant Reign X
    10 Kona Jake the Snake CX

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    Cant remember all the ones from youth, but here are some from recent years.....

    1984 Bianchi Campione D'Italia
    1996 Cannondale R800
    1996 Cannondale Super V 900
    1999 Cannondale Super V 1000
    2000 Cannondale R1000

    Current stable......

    2006 Cannondale Rush Custom
    2007 Cannondale Perp 1
    2007 Cannondale Caffeine F1
    2007 Cannondale CAAD9
    PrOxY

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    A 16" red huffy
    A 20" black huffy w/ "stick" shifter
    A 24" orange ish huffy w/ front shocks (first available from walmart)
    1998 red Haro vector v3, my first real MTB, It was stolen and want another
    2000 Diamnond back X2, stolen with-in a year.
    1999 Trek Vrx 300, replacement for X2, it was NOS in 01
    2005 Trek fuel 80, Waranty for 300
    2008 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro
    Current
    2003 Specialized P2
    2003 Iron Horse SGS pro
    2006 Motobecane 400ht Replacment for Haro when stolen
    2008 Specialized Epic Marathon
    2009 Specialized Tarmac Pro
    2010 Specialized Stumpjumper Ht 29er S-Works

    Planned (hoping)
    2010 Specialized Epic Marathon carbon
    2010 Specialized Tarmac SL3
    S-Works all the bikes!
    Just another used cat for sale

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    Big wheel
    Yellow department store bike I rode with training wheels, then without.
    1979 Schwinn Hurricane 5 (MX/stingray bike with a stickshift)
    Webco BMX
    1986 Nishiki Modulus road bike
    1988 Cannondale R500 road bike
    1989 Raleigh Chill Mt. bike
    2000 Cannondale R3000 road bike
    2000 Giant XTC DS1 (first dual sus. Mt. bike)
    Zoo Mod trials bike
    2003 Specialized BigHit Expert
    2005 Giant Reign (frameset, built up custom)
    2007 Gary Fisher PHD (custom build, DJ bike)
    2010 Giant Reign X (frameset, custom build-up)

    The red ones I still own.

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    -old red tricycle
    -Green Machine big wheel
    -old red banana seat Schwinn
    -numerous bmx bikes in the 80's, one was a Kent, another was a Redline
    -old ten speed, can't remember make/model, it was orange
    -old no-name department store mountain bike that I rescued from a dumpster and fixed up
    -1990(?) Diamondback Apex, this one got stolen
    -Mid-90's Bianchi Ocelot, got hit by a car
    -Early 90's Trek Antelope 830, biggest piece of crap that I ever owned, even worse than the dumpster bike
    -1993 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp.
    -1992 Specialized Rockhopper Comp., my favorite of all of them, still have it
    -1996 Schwinn Moab 2
    -1993 Specialized Rockhopper
    -2007 Raleigh Mojave 4.5, my loaner bike
    -2008 Gary Fisher Tassajara
    -There was a Giant MTB in there somewhere too, I just can't remember what it was.

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    Another road bike added:

    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 (still have)
    08 Ellsworth Tiruth (still have)
    08 Ellsworth Moment (still have)
    06 Ellsworth Rogue (still have)
    07 Ellsworth Epiphany (still have)
    09 Jones Spaceframe / ti truss fork (still have)
    09 Cotic BFe (still have)

    and road bikes:

    05 Orbea Lobular
    05 Orbea Aletta Tri
    06 Titus FCR Ti
    05 Independent Fabrication Club Racer fixie
    07 Orbea Ora Tri (still have)
    05 Seven Elium SG (still have)
    09 Seven V-II (still have)
    Kokopelli Racing

    "Curb drops to flat, or curb drops to transition? There's a BIG difference there." Qfactor03

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    BMX
    early 90's haro
    90's dyno
    schwinn
    redline comp something

    MTB
    specialized hardrock
    some no name rigid
    2010 specialized P1 all mtn

    im sure i forgot some but thats the majority
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    2010 FSR XC
    2010 ALLEZ
    Hers
    2012 Myka 29'r
    2009 Cannondale Synapse 5
    Down East Cyclists

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    Wow, an Ellsworth for every occaision, and why not, they're beautiful bikes. I take it your habit is well funded.

    Purely out of curiosity, and i'm not really suggesting one is better than the other, but why Ellsworth and not, say, Turner (for example)?

    Did The Fly turn you off Foes? I never liked the design of the early Flys, they look really heavy and used to break.

    What about Santa Cruz? Never been tempted to try the single pivot genius of the Heckler? Don't tell me you're not tempted by the BlurLTc?

    I can see you've got a thing for titanium (haven't we all), but I wonder why someone who can apparently afford any bike would go for one brand/design/aesthetic over another... ??
    "You go up the hill, you go down the hill."

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    Mid 80's Huffy BMX

    Early 90's Mongoose BMX - gave to a neighbors kid

    Some sort of HT MTB that I spent riding mostly around the neighborhood and business parking lots in the mid 90's

    Late 90's Cannondale HT MTB - bought used (don't remember the model) for riding in college in Western NC, and gave to a younger neighbors kid before transfering to college in Raleigh a couple years later.

    .... fast forward like 8/9 years of not riding

    09' Giant Trance X

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    77 ross kids bike firetruck red
    83 columbia 10 speed
    92 specialized hard rock (stolen)
    2008 c'dale f5

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    Raliegh Mag 20
    Raliegh maverick (it was old when I had it)
    Giant CFM 3
    Giant MCM 1 (from sponsorship)
    Balance ??? (from sponsorship)
    KHS 6600?? (from sponsorship)
    Pinarello Surprise
    A cross bike badged up as a European amateur team ive forgotten)
    Sunn Exact (very sexy bike. wish i still had it)
    Specialized FSR XC Pro
    Principia sx
    Columbus mud x cross bike
    BH cb1 carbon hardtail

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    If you guy's would include some pix this thread might be worth reading...
    Marriage is a wonderful invention, but then again so is the puncture repair kit...

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    For a while, I was really into Titus bikes. I had 2 Quasimotos and a Moto-Lite. Later, I had a chance to ride my friend's Moment and my brother's Id. I really liked the way the bikes handled. So, I eventually replaced my Titus bikes with Ellsworths. Over the years, I've picked up several models. My bro also has an Epiphany, a Moment, and a Rogue. There are many excellent bikes out there, as you have mentioned. I've tried other bikes, but haven't found anything I like more. As for titanium, I've always loved the stuff. Unfortunately, it's a little too flexy for full suspension. I would've loved to get a hold of an IF Tungsten Electrode. But, I had to settle for a Seven Duo. I liked the Duo, but never really got into the Monolink suspension. So, when I came across a good deal on a TiRUTH frame, I bit. My latest ti purchase is my Jones Spaceframe. I don't foresee replacing that anytime soon.





    Quote Originally Posted by m0ngy
    Wow, an Ellsworth for every occaision, and why not, they're beautiful bikes. I take it your habit is well funded.

    Purely out of curiosity, and i'm not really suggesting one is better than the other, but why Ellsworth and not, say, Turner (for example)?

    Did The Fly turn you off Foes? I never liked the design of the early Flys, they look really heavy and used to break.

    What about Santa Cruz? Never been tempted to try the single pivot genius of the Heckler? Don't tell me you're not tempted by the BlurLTc?

    I can see you've got a thing for titanium (haven't we all), but I wonder why someone who can apparently afford any bike would go for one brand/design/aesthetic over another... ??
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    My latest ti purchase is my Jones Spaceframe. I don't foresee replacing that anytime soon.
    Jones bikes really take the art of simple, elegent bike design to the next level. I want one, bad. God knows what you'd pay for one here in Australia. You never, ever see any high-end Ti bikes like Jones, Moots, Black Sheep, Seven, etc here. I think I can remember seeing a Litespeed hardtail about ten years ago. I'm sure they're out there, I don't go to the XC races very often, it's very much a scene, miss a season and you're out of the loop, "man". Ellsworth, Intense, Santa Cruz, Foes, are all extremely rare (and expensive) also, which is a real pity.
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    Memory test

    Damn, this is gonna hurt...

    1. 1st bike was in the early 70's can't remember the brand but it was red with black stripes, had fenders, banana seat, and high handlebars.

    2. The movers ruined the red one so I got an AMF something or other with a fake plastic gas tank, fenders, cross bar handlebars, etc. (I thought it was cool at the time.)

    3. Square tube Stroker BMX (7 1/2 lbs. for the frame)

    4. Webco BMX frame.

    5. 1976? Cycle Pro Foiler BMX aluminum frame (with an upside down tear drop top tube)

    6. Red Line MXIII BMX

    7. Huffy pro-lightning lake jumper bike

    8. P.K. Ripper BMX

    9. Mongoose Supergoose BMX

    10. Mangusta 12 speed road bike

    11. 1986? Giant AT750 Mountain Bike

    12. 1989 Trek 7000 Mountain bike

    13. Specialized 9-tube carbon fiber 105 equipped road bike

    14. 1988 Trek 8000 mountain bike

    15. Fisher Montare mountain bike, elevated 15.5" CS & high BB (one of my top 3 favorites)

    16. Otis Guy Softride Beam mountain bike (my favorite)

    17. 20" GT Pro Performer? BMX bike

    18. Merlin (Mass. Merlin) Fat Beat Ti. (next favorite)

    19. 24" Robinson BMX cruiser

    20. 24" Schwinn aluminum BMX cruiser

    21. Specialized Big Hit (first year with 24" rear wheel)

    22. 24" Standard cro-mo BMX cruiser (blk)

    23. 24" Standard cro-mo BMX cruiser (blue)

    24. IF 29er SS cro-mo

    25. IF Ti. Crown Jewel Road Bike.

    26. 2007 Raleigh 29er SS

    27. Belltown Bicycles prototype #5 mountain

    28. Salsa Fargo

    I may be forgetting some...

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    The list has grown a bit since 06 or whenever I first posted. Here is the updated list with current bikes in red.

    Yes, it's a bit stupid at this point.

    1. Murray BMX – Really wanted a Schwinn Stingray, but got this instead.
    2. Montgomery Ward 10-speed – My mom’s. She wouldn’t let me take the kid carrier off the back.
    3. Nishiki – Silver. Heavy. But the first bike I mostly purchased myself.
    4. Razesa (generic from Bike Nashbar) - First nice roadbike with 600EX from Nashbar and handbuilt Nisi tubular wheels. Why? Euro.
    5. Mongoose ATB – Big. Chrome.
    6. Cannondale M-700 – My first “real” mountain bike.
    7. Klein Rascal – My first “real real” mountain bike. Best geometry ever, had the painted to match RS Mag21
    8. Pizza Bike (chrome cruiser) - Bought it with an REM disk, Sold it for half a pizza.
    9. Trek 4XX (Schwartzblitzen) - Flat black and crappy! Campy Victory equipped.
    10. Fisher ProCaliber – All red Ringle aftermarket. This bike never worked properly.
    11. Masi 3V – Loaner bike from R+E. Tried to abuse it as much as I could assuming it would be sold out from under me. It was.
    12. Mongoose Amp 2 – One of my favorite mountain bikes ever. Except for the creaking.
    13. Race-Equipped (Novarra) - Nasty townie covered with Rock Shox stickers.
    14. Marinoni Cyclocross – Painted like the Tricolore. Very heavy because Marinoni refused to build it light.
    15. Talisman – Sloping top tube road frame well before its time. Looked like a bumper car.
    16. Guerciotti TT – Funny Bike. Enough said.
    17. Litespeed Classic – On a team deal through that character Wick at Control Tech.
    18. Diamondback BMX - Why? Don’t know.
    19. Mountaincycles MOHO – Why? Don’t know. Sucky bike.
    20. Marin Cyclocross – Doug had Billato build these in Italy... nice frames. Miss this bike.
    21. Marin Mount Vision – I don’t miss this bike.
    22. Marin TT – Ditto for the Cyclocross frame. Cool frame, but no aero fork. The euro’s were still trying to figure out Aero. (have they yet?)
    23. Cannondale CAAD-4 – Helen’s team bike. One of the better racing bikes I have had.
    24. Specialized Allez – Inherited from my dad for use as a beater. It was.
    25. Cannondale Tandem – Had this for a grand total of 6 rides and 6 months.
    26. GT Track - I only hazily remember this bike. Rode it maybe 3 times. Too small for me.
    27. Supergo Access ATB – Bought the wrong size frame, marked 18” but only 16”. Rode it for 2 weeks, too lazy to return it, sold it instead.
    28. K2 Mod-5 #1 – Red and White. Sold to some guy up north who tried to return it to me when his brother-in-law damaged the frame.
    29. K2 Mod-5 #2 – Stolen from behind my house with my Bonjour FSA cranks. I was pissed.
    30. Guru Crono #1 – Guru sent the wrong frame. I complained.
    31. Guru Crono #2 – Got this one instead. Very cool TT bike, fast and ugly.
    32. Ridley Supercross – Scored by Claudio. Not impressed by geometry.
    33. Empella Cyclocross – Good geometry but lost interest.
    34. K2 Mod-5 #3 – This replaced the stolen one... still being ridden by a cool guy from Belize.
    35. Ibis Fixed Gear – Bought frame, fork and headset for $25 from Helen’s mechanic.
    36. Merckx SLX Fixed Gear – Super cool, but how many fixies does a guy need?
    37. Orbea Altec Carbon – Best racing bike I ever had. Black. Fancy.
    38. Ritchey Access Comp – Free from a friend. Made it into my first SS, but never took it off road for fear of The Death.
    39. Orbea Airplane Fixed Gear – Another fixie? Geez.
    40. Orbea Onix – Team bike that replaced Altec Carbon. Nice, but lacks that certain something.
    41. Santacruz Superlight – I guess I had to own one eventually.
    42. Bianchi BUSS – Really ugly singlespeed.
    43. Huffy (Buckler) - Rusting and busting. Chainstay made from Titec Hellbent bar.
    44. Kona Cowan – Super fun and versatile bike, made me want a full-suspension bike again.
    45. Orbea Lanza 29er – Possibly the last XC bike I will ever need until 2007.
    46. Transition Trail or Park – The street and urban bike that the Cowan wasn't.
    47. Orbea Opal - Lighter, better-looking version of my Onix. Not particularly comfortable.
    48. Ironhorse 7point7 – The Crushinator.
    49. Orbea Lanza 29er – Gray frame to replace the hard to clean matte white one.
    50. Transition Covert - Woot! Great bike. Bought this beat-down prototype directly from Kevin.
    51. Transition Trail or Park – Better fit, more of a DJ bike than the first ToP.
    52. Orbea Orca - Okay, NOW we're talking. Lighter than the Opal and a MUCH better ride. Weird antique white color, though.
    53. Orbea Alma 29er - Since I was sold on 29er hardtails, why not Carbon?
    54. Corsair Maelstrom - Still rolling this big boy. Requires lots of maintenance, but still the best suspension i've tried.
    55. Corsair König - Most. Fun. Ever.
    56. Pinarello Track - Built up as a grocery go-getter and beer bike. Very nice! (in Borat voice)
    57. Orbea Onix - Traded in the Orca for an Onix? Yeah, I know.
    58. Corsair Ducat - Aluminum hardtail DJ bike. Pretty much relegated to pumptrack duties by the König.
    59. Corsair Marque - Hoped this would be the last trail bike I ever needed. No, I don't want to talk about it.
    60. Niner Jet 9 - Whoops, wrong size!
    61. Niner Jet 9 - Retired the hardtail and picked up the XC full suspension. Great bike, but recalled.
    62. Transition Covert - Covert round two... better geometry but lukewarm on this one, spoiled by the high pivot.
    63. Niner One 9 - Back to a singlespeed after a long, long time. Currently my favorite bike.
    64. Orbea Orca - Riding an Orca again and I really, really would like to keep this one for a while.
    65. It's in the works...

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    Well, next to most of you I'm just an amateur. Where do some of you
    store all those bikes?

    I've only owed four bikes in recent years (I'm not going to even try to recall childhood bikes - too long ago):

    Late '90's Specialized HardRock - my first mountain bike. A bunch of guys I worked
    with at the time got me into riding again - I had not ridden a bike since I was, oh, 14 or so. After I crashed on a borrowed bike I figured
    I should get my own to destroy if I was going to keep riding.
    Nice, basic mountain bike.

    2000 Trek 4500 - moved up to front suspension - traded in the HardRock
    Gave this bike to my son (when I acquired my Fuel below), who I think rode it about a dozen
    times over the last 10 years.
    I got this bike back from him last year, restored it (he had left it out on his apartment
    balcony for a few years), and I'm using it at the moment as an indoor trainer when it's just too nasty
    to ride outside. When spring ever gets here I will take it off the trainer, install the knobby tire back on the
    rear, and it will serve as a spare trail bike.

    2001 Trek Fuel 90 - my first full-suspension mountain bike.
    The Fuel served me well over the years. Last summer I gave it to a friend who wanted to start riding but could not afford to
    buy a bike, after having the local LBS put a new chain on it and adjust everything.
    The Fox rear shock finally started leaking air, so my friend and I spent a few hours one evening rebuilding it (surprisingly easy to do).
    Anyway, it's still going strong and getting ridden on a regular basis.

    Picked up my current ride last summer - a 2009 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp.
    I was at the local LBS with a friend who was buying a bike - I was just there for moral
    support - not really looking to buy a bike. Anyway, this beauty was up on a display, and of course I went over to look at it.
    I swear there was a light shining on it from somewhere above and I could hear it calling my name.
    I had the salesguy get it down so I could try it out and that was all it took.

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    Updated:

    circa 1976 - Schwinn single speed (bought off the radio "swap shop", maybe $5)
    circa 1980 - Huffy 20" BMX (Christmas present)
    circa 1987 - Western Auto Flyer single speed (still rusting at the parents')
    1991 - Giant Iguana (later traded it in, had at least 3 lives)
    1996 - Diamondback Ascent EX (stolen after about 6 months)
    1996 - Kona Lavadome bought used in '99 (trashed frame after RD failed)
    1999 - Kona Muni-Mula (built up from the frame)
    (current) 2009 - Kona Dawg Deluxe (Muni-Mula frame cracked at seat tube and bottom bracket)

    Chuckie

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    I still own the bikes in red. In approximate chronological order:

    Pacific bike from Target
    K2 Attack
    Specialized Big Hit
    Specialized Stumpjumper
    Specialized Rockhopper
    Foes Fly
    Specialized SX
    Turner DHR
    Kona Stinky
    Marin Fairfax
    Canfield F1
    Giant Reign
    Santa Cruz Nomad
    Iron Horse MKiii
    Giant Trance XO

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    199?: A small green bike I had as a child
    1998: Shogun Slick Rock Pro (had front suspension, just didn't really work)
    2010: Felt Virtue 3
    Last edited by flooger; 05-16-2010 at 12:16 AM.

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    I don't know why I'm doing this

    1). Some kmart bike that looked like a motorcycle
    2). Huffy ProThunder BMX
    3). Murray 20R BMX
    4). Huffy Mt Storm (this is really the bike that started it all)
    5). Trek 930 (Oh how I miss steel)
    6). Gaint something or other road bike
    7). Raleigh Competition (this was my first good road bike)
    8). Gary Fisher Aquilla (This is the first bike I really rode a lot)
    9). Gary Fisher Paragon (First bike I raced)
    10). Jamis Dakaar (POS I sold it almost immediately)
    11). Iron Horse 500R built as a rigid singlespeed (I did the wilderness 101 on this)
    12). Santacruz Superlight (Now it's getting good)
    13). Fuji Pro or whatever it is called it's a nice road bike for what I need
    14). Ellsworth Epiphany

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    1974 or so: Schwinn tricycle
    1976 or so: unknown name brand basic 20" wheeled bicycle
    1978 or so: Itoh BMX bike
    1980 or thereabouts: acquired a way-too-big early 1970s Italian road bike which is probably worth a lot of money to a collector these days
    1982: Cannondale mountain bike (26" wheel in front, 24" wheel in rear)
    1986: Specialized Rockhopper Comp mountain bike
    1988: Trek 1200 road bike
    1993: Trek 2100 road bike
    2005: Supergo (a.k.a. Performance) Scattante CFR road bike
    2008: Ridley Damocles road bike
    2008: Fisher Hoo-Koo-E-Koo mountain bike (I think it was a 2003 or so model)
    2008: Coker “Big One” 36er unicycle
    2009: Marin Palisades 29er hardtail (front suspension) mountain bike
    2009: 2009 11th Anniversary Edition Surly 1x1
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    I'm 17, and have been riding since I was 13. In that time ive had:

    -walmart mongoose (broke)
    -Giant Warp (sold to buy hardrock, due to weight)
    -Specialized Hardrock (sold to buy moots, because I had a chance at a fricken MOOTS for $650!!)
    -Moots smoothie Al (cracked frame, got it repaired, cracked it in a different place)
    -Specialized Rockhopper (with all the parts from the moots)
    -And finally my current ride: a salsa dos niner!!!! Lovin every second of it!!

    I also have an eastern traildigger 24 inch bmx cruiser that I use for winter trips to rays mtb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggoofy1
    BMX
    early 90's haro
    90's dyno
    schwinn
    redline comp something
    huffy primus race frame and answer fork

    MTB
    specialized hardrock
    some no name rigid
    2010 specialized P1 all mtn
    2010 Speshy FSR XC

    ROAD
    2010 Speshy Allez sport compact

    im sure i forgot some but thats the majority
    i needed to update my list haha
    His
    2010 FSR XC
    2010 ALLEZ
    Hers
    2012 Myka 29'r
    2009 Cannondale Synapse 5
    Down East Cyclists

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    1960 Supercycle 20" wheels
    1959 Henley Off-road (steel frame with springer forks, first mountain bike I've ever heard of)
    Late 50's Raleigh 3 speed cruiser.
    Succession of Apollo & Bianchi (sp) 10 speed road bikes.
    Kuahara mtb
    Unknown (possibly Asama, probably a prototype, serial number 00000001)
    Kona Lavadome
    GF Wahoo
    Norco Six
    GF Mamba

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    schwinn 1960 cruiser
    edge cycles 29er SS
    turner flux
    turner six pack
    turner RFX
    Raleigh flat bar road tandem(great for spending time with sweetie!)
    Edge cycles 29er hardtail

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    Beginning in '93...

    GT Talera (first real MTB)
    Kona Fire Mountain
    Control Tech Team Issue
    Raleigh Technium R-500 (I think?)
    Caloi Trials bike thing I built
    Norco Team Trials
    Bridgestone X-#
    Kona Explosif
    Surly Pacer
    Cove Handjob

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    1996 Schwinn Frontier - Bought new, now it's a single speed
    2008 Sette Ximo - Road frame, being built as a single speed
    2009 Sette Reken
    2009 Cannondale Six 5

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    Bikes of my youth:
    -Small questionably-boys Huffy w/ white tires and black and purple paint
    -20" mountain bike with a single large 6spd shifter right above the stem
    -18spd Huffy with gray paint and black and yellow specs in it.
    -26" Royce Union - My first bike with suspension - stolen from my garage shortly after I got it
    -26" Pacific Kodiak - Replaced the Royce Union, and my gateway into mountain biking. It was always breaking, which is how I learned how to repair and work on bikes.

    Real Bikes:
    -Schwinn Homegrown S-Carbon w/ XT build kit - my first quality mountain bike, paid for by mowing lawns and shoveling snow while a junior in high school. Bought all the parts online and built it myself.
    -2001 Gary Fisher Sugar 2 - Sold the Schwinn while working at a bike shop and used the money to buy this bike.
    -Redline Monocog - Bought this for a commuter before leaving for college, but then really fell in love with singlespeeds.
    -Santa Cruz Blur w/ full XTR, King, Fox, etc... - Sold my Sugar while in college and used my shop discount to buy my dream bike. Still riding this one.
    -Trek Madone 5.2 SL - Trek offered a great deal to shop employees, so this bike only cost me $1400. Have been enjoying road riding ever since.
    -Gary Fisher Cronus - Having sold my Redline Monocog, I got this bike before going to law school for my commuter. The bike shop I worked at previously gave it to me for free in exchange for helping them out with a big sale one weekend. It was stolen during my first year of law school. Someone cut my lock while I was in class.
    -Sette Reken 1x9 - I built up this sweet commuter / mountain bike to ease the pain of losing my Cronus, and also because I rely on a bike to get around campus. I use a much nicer lock now.
    Bikes:
    Mountain: Santa Cruz Blur
    Road: Trek Madone 5.2 SL
    Commuter: Sette Reken 1x9

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    I'll be dating myself but wth:

    1970 Schwinn Apple Crate
    19?? Schwinn Continental
    198? Diamondback Ascent EX
    1989 Yeti Ultimate
    1999? GT LTS Thermoplastic
    2000 GT Zaskar LE
    2001 Yeti ARC
    2001 GT LTS DH
    2003? Yeti ARC Ti
    2010 ????? Yet to be decided

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    Starting with what I brands I can remember:

    Free Agent
    Mongoose Expert
    PK Ripper
    GT Mach One
    Redline John Purse Signiture Series Cruiser
    Took about a 10yr layoff and now
    2010 Diamondback Sorrento(had it for 2 weeks and returned it)
    2010 Specialized Hardrock

    There's a few others I just can't seem to remember.

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    From my earliest childhood memory to date..

    Some white bmx with red 5 spoke wheels
    World Rider
    Milazo Adventurer
    Haro V3
    Diamond Back BSX Sport
    01' Specialized Enduro
    07' Specialized Stumpy Pro

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    Trapper (europen make had it when I was like 10 years old)
    10 speed bike but again don't remember the name I was 10
    Zellers brand Super GT BMX (mid 80's)
    Sears brand Hutch BMX (Later 80's)
    Redline BMX (Late 80's)
    Kona Explosive (1990)
    Rocky Mountain Hammer (1990)
    Brodie Catalyst (1990)
    Klein Rascal (1991)
    Univega MTB (Can't remember the name)

    Was out of biking for about 8 years)

    Kona Lava Dome (2000)
    88 Gt Performer (2002)
    Kona Stinky Primo (2004) Damn what a bike

    Few days ago I got an Nocro Evolution (for my gf son) and an Avent Jibster for myself but the Jibster is too small so gave it to my girlfriends daughter and will be looking at a Kona Shred tonight.

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    This will be easy.

    1. Specialized Flyboy - childhood bike

    2. 90's Gary Fisher Hoo Koo e Koo - Dad's old bike

    3. 2010 Gary Fisher Tassajara

    4. 1980ish maybe? Paramount 70 Series - Another hand me down from dad. My commuter. Full xt components.

    5. 2009 Gary Fisher Roscoe 3

    Nothing too exotic. Been riding Fishers since I was a kid so I'm pretty disappointed they are now just the "Gary Fisher Collection" by Trek...

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    I had one or two bikes that my parents got me as a kid but I'll only list the bikes that I myself bought.

    1. 1990 Giant Sedona ATX - my first mountain bike I bought during senior year of high school. It was a heavy steel rigid bike with Shimano biopace crankset but it introduced me to the wonderful world of mountain biking.
    2. 1998 Specialized Stumpjumper - lighter aluminum front suspension bike that I used in my first mountain bike racing in Virginia and Maryland. Since coverted to a dedicated commuter/grocery bike.
    3. 1998 Sunn Revolt - my brother bought me this pure race bike set up from the French company that had a great pro race team in both XC and Downhill during the late 90s. It was a Columbus steel hardtail with a proprietary 60mm travel fork that didn't last two seasons before the fork seals failed. I raced on this bike which was a pleasure compared to the jarring aluminum framed Stumpy.
    4. 1998 Sunn XChox - my introduction to full suspension. It was a heavy aluminum bike with unbalanced suspension, again with the proprietary Sunn Obsys 55mm travel fork and coil over shock but it was a fun ride.
    5. 1999 Bianchi Campione - my first and only road bike. I bought it to get some training miles in
    6. 2003 Giant XTC NRS Team - my first exercise in building a bike from the frame up, I bought the frame off of ebay and parts online. It was my introduction to disc brakes and UST tubeless wheels/tires.
    7. 2004 Interloc Tempest - another frame up build. Built upon a Reynolds 853 steel frame that is light years ahead of the pig steel Giant I started mountain biking on. Also the bike that has an alternative set up from the rest of my bikes. It's set up full rigid, 2x9, twist front/trigger rear.
    8.2008 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp - I already had a full suspension bike but I got this one at a great closeout price at a local Specialized dealer. It's also cool to set this bike next to my 98 Stumpy and see how mountain bikes have evolved in a decade. I've changed out several parts to make it my own.
    9. 2009 Salsa El Mariachi - my first 29er and first bike I bought online which I did because the selection of 29ers here in Germany is really slim. I really dig the 29 wheels and 1x9 rigid set up. It's great for the majority of riding here in Stuttgart.


    I still have all the bikes minus the two Sunn bikes which were donated to my little cousin to introduce him to mountain biking. They just about get the same amount of saddle time and each brings a smile to my face when I'm peddling. I don't have the heart to sell any of them and trim down. I'll more likely to buy another bike than get rid of any.
    Amolan

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    A yellow huffy mountain bike.
    A blue bmx
    A Next Full Suspension Wally World bike
    Gary fisher Wahoo disc '10 -all stock

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    - A little green and black "BMXer" w/ a # plate (I think my parents bought it from Sears.)
    - A black Huffy that had blue fenders and a huge black seat that looked like a loaf of bread.
    - '82/83 Mongoose Motomag (My most loved bike of all time.)
    - Early 90's Specialized Hardrock (rigid)
    - Mid 90's GT Outpost (rigid)
    - '96 Specialized Stumpjumper FS w/ A1 Aluminum frame w/ Rock Shox Q21

    The Stumpjumper is my current bike. Just pulled it out from a corner of the garage. I took a long break from riding. Life threw a lot of things at me that kept me from riding.

    The Mongoose was the bike that I learned how to jump, wheelie, race, etc. I got it when I was ~10 years old. Had it until I was 20. I'd still have that bike if it wasn't for my wife's cousin. Little bastard got his bike stolen, so I let him borrow the Mongoose until he got himself a new one. So what does the little sh!t do? Sells it for drugs. Thought I was going to kill him! I still don't forgive him for that.

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    2. 95 or older Norco Cherokee
    3. 04 Trek 4300 (was brothers but I used it)
    4. 09 Norco Shore One

    I got the shore for $3200 so it was a great deal and brand new
    Bike: 09 Norco Shore One
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    Leg Armour: Fox Knee/Shin Gaurd
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    I Like Bikes!!!

    Here is my list:
    2006 Cannondale F400 (Returned because the headshok kept crapping out)
    2007 Cannondale Rush 4 (Donated to a mtb organization as a loaner bike)
    2007 Ellsworth Epiphany (Sold the frame)
    2007 Kona Unit 2-9 (Sold the frame)
    2008 Turner Spot (Sold the frame)
    2008 Turner Sultan (Sold the frame)
    2009 Ventana El Padrino (Still own)
    2010 Turner Spot (Still own)

    I started riding in 2006 and have gone through quite a few bikes but I am planning keeping the El Padrino and Spot for a long while. Used to be a little bit of a bike whore but I am settling down now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockadileSX
    "Old Blue" bike heavy but good geometry and hand brakes.

    Banana seat bike with chopper handlebars and small cranks it suuuuucked but my dad got rid of my blue bike that I could actually ride fast. It sucked.

    Black Huffy-Bike of my dreams, my whole christmas revolved around getting a BMX bike. Finally getting it was a feeling that has not yet been duplicated. Which lasted me until.....

    1989 Dyno Detour- In Red, I was in my hayday with this bike let me tell you. This bike was scheemed and plotted over for months before I ordered it. Feverishly flipping through BMX PLUS! magazine. It came down to GT Vertigo vs Dyno Detour, I liked the layed back seatpost and handlebars of the Dyno so I went it. I bunny hopped countless obstacles and garbage cans with this and it always saw me through.

    Early 90's Haro with bent top tube and speckled purple on gray paint job, it was light! It got ran over in the driveway.

    Giant Allgre Road bike. It was red and orange, I never really got into it at the time, I ended up selling it for $200 cause some ****** ripped me off (You know who you are, and no I havent forgotten.)

    GT Bike in black with Triple Triangle and SLX components, a heavy beast with a long ass top tube. It got STOLEN. It was my only form of transportation at the time. I would have killed someone that night.

    1997 Mongoose RockadileSX- An amazing hardtail with perfect geometry, and a strong lightweight frame that lasted me 10! YEARS. My first bike with a front fork.

    IronHorse Azure- DW-LINK 3.5 inch travel Mountain Dew Colored XC bike with XT, and Reba Fork. Shes my baby.

    Motobecane Messenger In Blue SingleSpeed road bike. Got this to try road biking again its fun and smooooth.
    Now I have to add a

    2010 United SU2 BMX Park/Street
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    2009 SE STOUT 29'er (love it)

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    ... and if we just ... 14 and counting

    I love threads like this! It makes me reminisce....

    Here we go...these have come and gone;

    72(?) Blue Schwinn StingRay (Stolen from in front of my neighbors house. I'm STILL looking for it!)
    73 Green Schwinn Varsity
    ?? Unknown black 3 speed "coffee shop" bike I won in a contest! Converted it to drop bars
    ?? Schwinn StingRay (first bike I built from a bare frame)
    77 Lygie road bike
    86 Colnago road bike (International?)

    87 Motiv rigid "mountain" bike. My least expensive new bike ever, I bought it from a sporting goods store to "commute" on. This bike ignited my passion for mountain biking after a friend showed me what "singletrack" was all about.

    89 Nishiki Alien rigid mountain bike
    97 GT LTS 3000 full suspension mountain bike
    00 Santa Cruz Superlight
    05 Felt F55 road bike

    Still have and love these...

    07 Ibis Mojo mountain bike
    07 Orbea Orca road bike (second bike I built from a bare frame)
    09 Motobecane Outcast 26 SS hard tail mountain bike (most recent bike I built)
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    my list

    1. Western Auto Cobra (Broke)
    2. Takara BMX (Broke)
    3. GT expert BMX (Broke
    4. Shogun Road bike. (gave away)
    5. 1989 Klein Quantum (gave to dad)
    6 1990 Klein Stage Pinnicle (still own)
    7. 2001 Klein Adept comp (broke)
    8. 2002 Klein Palomino (sold)
    9. 2003 Cannondale Gemini (sold)
    10. 2005 Santa cruz Nomad (current ride)
    11. 2008 Santa Cruz Heckler (sold)
    12. 2009 Santa cruz Chameleon (current ride)

    My next bike will be

    13. 2010 Santa cruz Nomad C in black, full custom build.

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    Schwinn Moab S - Still miss this bike, I had this in/around middle school. Not sure why I miss it, but I do.
    Specialized Hardrock Sport - 01? (passed down from big brother)
    Specialized Hardrock Sport - 05 (traded in for the rockhopper)
    Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29er - 10

    There was numerous bikes as a kid, which I think we ended up spray painting after the frames rusted.

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    A red one, a green one, and then a red 3 speed Schwinn varsity that was stolen and replaced (thanks Uncle Harry) by a black Raleigh 3 speed with those cool gum sidewall Rudge tires which accounts for my yute.

    In my Yuppie days a Peugoet 10 speed until I and it were hit by the bus; a Basso Tretubi with full Super Record and Mavics (paid for by Metro-Dade for hitting me, thanks a lot) but I soon had to give up riding due to the injuries suffered.

    Fast forward 15 years: able to heave my now vast bulk back on a Raleigh C30 hybrid a few years ago which presently serves as a platform for grand daughters kiddie seat and current ride is Haro Flightline Comp with which I inch up and down Forest Service roads.

    20 lbs. down, 60 to go.
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    Haro revo BMX
    Trek 1200 Road
    Gary Fisher Tarpon Mountain
    Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc Mountain

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    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
    09 Soma Groove (sold)
    06 Ellsworth Moment, love this bike (still have)
    70 Raleigh Supercourse 10 speed (still have)
    ?? Specialized steel hardrock sport (project bike right now)
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    MTB's only (no childhood bikes I can specifically identify except one red and harvest gold 70's era plastic yellow banana seat deal.)

    1988 or 1989 (?) blue BCA rigid with cantis and cheesy foam grips (anyone else remember those late 80's era BCA MTBs?) It was my parents' H.S. graduation present to me. My sisiter's stepkids might be taking that time machine.

    1990 or 1991 (?) black Giant rigid (so crappy that I deliberately abandoned it locked to a dorm stairwell railing one spring when moving out, I hated it that much. Sacrificial waste of a U-lock there.

    1997 blue Bianchi Peregrine HT with upgraded RoxShox Judy fork - was OK (nice saddle) and still have it. Gave it to the unsuspecting wife to ride telling her how great it was which she believed since she hated her premarriage 10-ton Huffy.

    2010 black Sanction 1.0 FS with Talas RC2 fork (finally something reasonably decent to ride after 20+ years!

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    I go through bikes faster than I go through pairs of socks and in the last past few years, I have bought and sold many bikes as I enjoy building them, riding for a while and let them go, but the ones that I currently own are :

    1- 2005 Turner 6 Pack
    2- 2005 Turner 5 Spot
    3- 2008 Turner Sultan ( Newest addition )
    4- Salsa El Mariachi
    5- Surly 1x1

    Which one I ride most? El Mariachi became a prefered ride almost every where as I had too much of suspension with # 1 and 2 till I came across the Sultan and today for the first time I rode it and man, what a rig it is, light, quick and enough travel for my riding style as I am getting older.
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    2004 GT Avalanche (First bike)
    2005 Custom Frame (Moved all parts from Avalanche to custom frame; have since taken parts off and plan on selling frame)
    2006 Bought 1999 Schwinn S10 from neighbor (Currently used as stationary bike)
    2008 Bought used 2006 GF Procaliber (Broke frame in March 2009)
    2009 Bought '09 GF HiFi Plus 29er (Broke frame twice)
    2010 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    2010 GF HiFi Pro 29er was used to replace Plus frame (Converted to SS)
    "Want to ride some more miles...?"

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    1968 Schwinn Sting-Ray with banana seat
    1972 Schwinn Varsity ten speed
    1980 Bridgestone Sirius road with Suntour drive train (bent and cracked when hit by car)
    1981 SR road frame, transferred components from above bike
    2000 KHS Soft tail comp
    2000 Trek 1000 road bike
    2001 Ellsworth Truth, Shimano XT
    2003 Scattante CFR, full Ultegra (still have)
    2008 Ibis Mojo (still have)

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    A little pink and white thing with *****in' white tires. A handmedown.
    Diamondback Mountain Climber
    Diamondback...something it was blue
    Trek 3700
    Specializde SX Trail*
    Mirraco 20forty*
    Specialized P1 chromo*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker
    1974 or so: Schwinn tricycle
    1976 or so: unknown name brand basic 20" wheeled bicycle
    1978 or so: Itoh BMX bike
    1980 or thereabouts: acquired a way-too-big early 1970s Italian road bike which is probably worth a lot of money to a collector these days
    1982: Cannondale mountain bike (26" wheel in front, 24" wheel in rear)
    1986: Specialized Rockhopper Comp mountain bike
    1988: Trek 1200 road bike
    1993: Trek 2100 road bike
    2005: Supergo (a.k.a. Performance) Scattante CFR road bike
    2008: Ridley Damocles road bike
    2008: Fisher Hoo-Koo-E-Koo mountain bike (I think it was a 2003 or so model)
    2008: Coker “Big One” 36er unicycle
    2009: Marin Palisades 29er hardtail (front suspension) mountain bike
    2009: 2009 11th Anniversary Edition Surly 1x1
    Add to the above list, my newest addition:

    2010: 2010 Surly Big Dummy
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    I had some Trek's as a kid but theres no way will I ever find out what they were called. All I know is that my first one was purple and my better one was blue. Here are the ones I still own

    2003 Fuji Sunfire
    2010 Gary Fisher Mamba


    My list is very short compared to some others but I tend to get one and make it last for quite some time..

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    2007 Trek 4300 non disc
    2009 Specialized Rockhopper comp disc

    Wife:
    2011 Specialized Myka


    We're nooooobs!!!!

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    early 1980s Schwinn BMX
    mid 1980s GT Interceptor
    1994 Specialized Hardrock
    2001 GT i-drive 5.0
    2003 IRD Crossfire
    2003 Salsa Ala Carte
    2004 Kish Road - Steel
    2005 Kish MTB - Ti
    2008 Specialized Langster NY
    2008 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29
    2008 Specialized Globe Centrum Sport

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    Mt. bikes only:

    '86 Specialized Stumpjumper
    '91(?) Bridgestone MB-2 (upgraded to MB-1)
    '94 Dean Scout
    '06 Surly Karate Monkey
    '07 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

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    70's banana seat, coaster brake bike
    86 Roadmaster 10 speed
    95 Marlboro Fuji folding bike
    94 Bianchi Lynx
    95 Trek Mountaintrack 800
    96 Cannondale M500
    98 Cannondale F900
    99 Cannondale F3000
    01 Santa Cruz Heckler
    02 Gary Fisher Supercal29
    02 Cannondale F700
    04 Rocky Mountain ETSX-50
    07 Specialized Rockhopper Disc
    07 BMC Trailfox 01
    09 Genius Squadra

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    Sears something or other with coaster brake
    Schwinn Tornado
    Schwinn Predator
    Novara Ponderosa
    90's KHS mtb, I can't remember the model
    Klein Pulse Race
    Giant VT-1
    Giant OCR2
    Salsa Dos Niner
    Salsa Casseroll SS

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    Mtb's only:

    Diamond Back MeanStreak 85
    Fisher HKEK 88
    Raleigh Peak 90
    Ritchey Ascent 86
    American Comp Lite 90
    American Comp Lite 93
    Kona King Kikapu 98
    Kona Custom Ku 97
    Kona Stinky Primo 01
    Ritchey TimberComp (green) 85
    Ritchey TimberWolf 84
    Ritchey TimberComp (blue) 85
    Ritchey Aspen 86
    Rodriguez AL26 90
    Rodriguez Custom frame 90
    Specialized Stumpy 83
    Schwinn DX klunker 41
    Schwinn C klunker 37
    Champion 26 cruiser 80
    IBIS Avion 88

    I think thats most of them. fun to think it out. Still have most hanging in the garage.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Some orange banana seat bike
    Schwinn Stingray
    Ross Apollo 5 speed (Which i made into a chopper by cutting the forks off another apollo and hammering them on)
    A multitude of Frankenbikes constructed from castoffs I pilfered from the local dump.
    1981 Schwinn World Sport which I destroyed in about a month.
    1987 Specialized Hardrock Comp
    1990 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 9 (still got it!)
    1998 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro
    1999 Airborne Zeppelin
    2007 Motobecane Fantom Pro 29er
    1986 Mongoose ATB (Dumpster scavenged - now my townie bike/kid hauler)
    2008 VooDoo Dambala SS

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    1. Hulk Bike
    2. Huffy bmx
    3. Huffy bmx (Had 2 gears up front)
    4. Diamondback Viper (stolen)
    5. Schwinn Predator
    6. Diamondback Viper (stolen from school)
    7. Bianchi Broadway
    8. GT Mach One
    9. Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    10. Specialized Enduro Comp Disc
    11. Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc 29er
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    80's 1. Huffy chrome BMX bike, something from the 80s(gone)
    80's 2. Hutch Exel, in teal biggest POS ever even though it was a LBS brand(gone)
    90's 3. Schwinn Sidewinder, began my hate for square taper cranks(gone)
    90's 4. Schwinn Mesa, bought on a whim sold on a loss(gone)
    00's 5. Schwinn Mesa GSX, should of learned lesson from previous bike(gone)
    10's 6. Motobecane Fantom PRO SL 29er, beginning of my new addiction(still own)
    10's 7. Redline Monocog 29er, oh yeah this hurts up hill (still own)
    10's 8. Pivot Mach 429, this thing is like cheating (still own)

    This year has been a big year for biking.

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    60's Tricycle - stolen
    70's Schwinn Sting Ray
    70's Sears 10 Speed - stolen
    80's Sears 10 Speed
    1994 Haro Rigid MTB - stolen
    199x Huffy
    1995 Diamondback Vertex MTB
    1996 Specialized M2 Road
    1996 Specialized Grey M2 MTB
    1997 Specialized Orange M2 MTB
    1998 Specialized Green M? MTB - stolen
    1999 Specialized Yellow M4 MTB
    2003 Specialized Epic Marathon MTB
    *2006 Specialized Allez Road
    *2008 SWOBO Del Norte Commuter
    *2009 Vassago Jabberwocky MTB
    *2010 Cycle Progression C3PO (Ti 29er) MTB
    *2010 SUN Cruiser

    * in current stable
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    I grew up in a poor family so i made the best of what i had.

    early 90's Target Huffy
    late 90's: Mongoose Menance (bmx race rig)
    Today: 06' Transition Dirt Bag!

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    BMX
    CW Racing Phaze-1
    CW Racing Pistol Pete
    SE Racing Quadangle
    Hutch Trickstar

    MTB
    Bridgestone MB-1
    Giant ATX-780
    Balance AL-750
    Univega Dual Action Pro
    Giant ATX-890
    Salsa Ala Carte
    GT XCR1000
    Surly Instigator
    Santa Cruz Bullit
    Cove Bikes Handjob
    Kona Stinky Deelux
    Santa Cruz Bullit (again)
    Specialized P1
    Transition Bottlerocket

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    Some that i remember and the ones that i never forget..

    I can remember long ago 21 yrs or maybe more i had a Haro Team Extreme in Black with Splatter Grey dots or was it silver? Nice ride. Then i had a Haro Extreme in Electric blue. Fisher AL-1 and a Supercaliber then Some GT Zaskars and a STS 3000 and to my Beautiful Litespeed OCOEE FS that got stolen from the guy i sold it to (i was going to buy it back you see) Then an Litespeed Obed and a Zaskar from mid ninetys that i now use for my winter bike with rigid fork and Nokian 288 winter tires.That was my period of trying out different bikes-Until i met THE Brand above all others 20 yrs ago. Well that's my opinion as you will know;-) KLEIN. Needless to say only Pre trek then. It started with some Pinnacles and it really took off when i got the 1990 Attitude in Team Colours. Well it is too many to list here so i post a link to the oldklein site if you guys want to see some of the ones that i have had during the years and the ones that i have now. I only have 6 Left at this moment.
    My Beautiful Adroit 93 model in Painted Desert colour with lots of yummi parts(7.58 kgs and still it's on a diet the goal is 7.1 or so)
    Horizon linear fade Attitude 92 model and my Mantra Pro 96 model with rigid fork and my Attitude Backfire 91 Model And a Sea And Sky Attitude 94 model and finally a Attitude that i have stripped for paint cause it was not nice. I am going to paint it into a really nice Flare that will glow even more than the Chicken sign at Kramers appartement hehe.. I will now look for a Dekerf or maybe a Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon to build a hardtail with discbrakes and Sid worldcup.

    http://www.oldklein.com/kleinit/Collectionnor.htm

    Thanks Andy
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    first I can recall was a 1992 or so green Supercycle 24"

    1996 Leader I think it had 26" wheels

    Some retro brown mtb from the late 1980s' I think it was my moms, I remember hating it.

    1992 Giant Sedona

    1999 Giant Sedona SE, first bike I had with suspension. Rock Shox Jett T2's heck ya!

    2000 Kona Roast: bent the frame

    1987 Bianchi Road bike: traded the Sedona Se for it. Later sold the bianci as I realized I hate road riding

    2002 Oryx DD99: Great fun, too bad it got stolen

    2003 Specialized Big hit DH: I rope the piss out of this thing. loved it. still have the frame in the shed, littered in cracks.

    2000ish Scott hard tale of some sorts. Rode it single speed. bent the drop outs a few years later.

    2006 Specialized SX-Trail I: fun bike but cracked the hub, two or thee sets of stays and then cracked the top tube. yikes.

    2007 Astrix Union: beefy little hardtale. Took way more abuse then it deserved. what a trooper.

    2006 SX-Trail II - replaced the my first SX. sold it before it got to smashed up

    2008 Norco Shore: cracked seat tube gussets

    Salsa Ala Carte: LOVED this bike. still wish I had it. Cracked head tube. My bad.

    2009 Norco Shore In brown: bent rear triangle and cracked main frame near shock mount.

    2009 Norco Shore in white: Never hit dirt. Sold it right away.

    Current:
    2010 Corsair Maelstrom: Going strong for the most part. Did sheer a shock bolt last week but thats minor haha!

    2009 Salsa El Kaboing: Enjoying it so far. but I fear it will die soon.

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    Some that i remember and the ones that i never forget..

    I can remember long ago 21 yrs or maybe more i had a Haro Team Extreme in Black with Splatter Grey dots or was it silver? Nice ride. Then i had a Haro Extreme in Electric blue. Fisher AL-1 and a Supercaliber then Some GT Zaskars and a STS 3000 and to my Beautiful Litespeed OCOEE FS that got stolen from the guy i sold it to (i was going to buy it back you see) Then an Litespeed Obed and a Zaskar from mid ninetys that i now use for my winter bike with rigid fork and Nokian 288 winter tires.That was my period of trying out different bikes-Until i met THE Brand above all others 20 yrs ago. Well that's my opinion as you will know;-) KLEIN. Needless to say only Pre trek then. It started with some Pinnacles and it really took off when i got the 1990 Attitude in Team Colours. Well it is too many to list here so i post a link to the oldklein site if you guys want to see some of the ones that i have had during the years and the ones that i have now. I only have 6 Left at this moment.
    My Beautiful Adroit 93 model in Painted Desert colour with lots of yummi parts(7.58 kgs and still it's on a diet the goal is 7.1 or so)
    Horizon linear fade Attitude 92 model and my Mantra Pro 96 model with rigid fork and my Attitude Backfire 91 Model And a Sea And Sky Attitude 94 model and finally a Attitude that i have stripped for paint cause it was not nice. I am going to paint it into a really nice Flare that will glow even more than the Chicken sign at Kramers appartement hehe.. I will now look for a Dekerf or maybe a Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon to build a hardtail with discbrakes and Sid worldcup.

    http://www.oldklein.com/kleinit/Collectionnor.htm

    I am so sorry if this gets doubleposted.
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    I'll go with the bikes I've had since I began mountain biking in any amount:

    MTB:
    1992 Trek 820 (Mom now rides this)
    1998 Trek 820
    2000 GT Ricochet
    2001 GT iDrive 4000
    2001 Scott Endorphin Project
    2002 Giant NRS1
    2001 K2 Zed Team
    2004 Azonic Steelhead
    2004 Giant AC1
    2004 Jamis Dakar Sport
    2003 Haro Escape 8.3 (Still Have, in pieces)
    early 1990s Giant Cadex Carbon converted to SS (still Have
    2010 Vassago Jabberwocky (Still Have)

    BMX:
    2000 Dyno Bazooka (Frame in attic)
    2002 Trek Holeshot Cruiser
    1998 GT Something

    Road:
    Centurion Something
    Old Cannondale RS600(?)
    Leader 715R (Still Have)
    Diamondback Expert (?)
    2006 Giant TCR1 (still Have)

    And all sorts of MISC. Cruisers and frankenbikes.

    Wow, I have had a lot of shitty bikes!

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    i cant remember some.

    1.next fs (pos walmart bike)
    2.raleigh mojave 4.0 (first real bike)
    3. cannondale rush 5 (my current pride and joy)
    me: "mom dont ride yer brakes "mom: "shut up"

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    1. PK ripper ( stolen)
    2. PK ripper
    3. Elf 24 cruiser
    4. 1st MTB was a GT timberline ( rode it for a month and bent forks )
    5. Upgraded to a GT backwoods
    6. Trek 8900SL
    7. GT zasker LE team edition ( 22lb xc weapon )
    8. 1st FS bike, santa cruz superlight
    9. 05 specialized enduro expert
    10. 98 GT avalanche LE
    11. 06 sworks enduro ( current ride)
    12. 99 sworks stumpjumper hardtail ( current ride )

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    -black Schwinn with a banana seat and training wheels
    -black/gold Schwinn Thrasher BMX
    -Roadmaster (Sears) 10 speed
    - 1990? Schwinn Woodlands
    -1994? Schwinn High Plains, after the Woodlands was stolen
    -1999 Giant TCR aluminum
    -2001 Gary Fisher Sugar 2
    -2005 Cervelo P2SL
    -2005 Trek X01

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    1) BMX style bike (dont know what the brand was)
    2) 1997 Cannondale F700 (which is the bike i currently ride)
    3) 199? Proflex FS (which I hated and sold)

  94. #494
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    -Trek Y-24
    -Giant Rainier
    -'03 Specialized Big Hit
    -'04 Kona Dawg Primo
    -'03 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    -'06 Chumba F4
    -'72 Reus, SS setup <3
    -'08 Transition Bank
    -'05 Specialized SX
    -'06 Turner DHR (Square Tube)
    -'07 Morewood Shova ST

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    i am using
    1. Avon
    2. Hero Ranger
    3. herkilise
    Exceptional quality with latest modern sunglasses and classic styles eyeglasses with 100% UV protection.

  96. #496
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    childhood,
    early 1970's;
    Trike(s)
    Big Wheel(s)
    yellow banana seat bike
    Scwinn 3 speeds;was grandparents bikes but me and my brother rode them in the mountains on fishing trips as kids.
    Grandpas bike when he was 10 or 12(late 20's to early 30's),dont have it but he said I could have it IF it was still around,so it's mine,hahahahaha.He used to ride this bike(offroad) to go fishing as a kid.

    mid 70's
    Centurion BMX race bike
    Mongoose BMX
    early to mid 80's
    univega road bike,pawn shop bike

    Adulthood,
    early 90's to mid 90's
    2nd univega road bike
    another road bike,dont remember the brand name
    GT BMX
    another BMX bike,dont remember the brand name

    around 2000
    Marin Pine Mountain XC bike
    2007
    Stumpjumper elite,current bike

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    1 No name bike first bike,
    2 Sears 3 speed English Racer we called them in the 1950's
    3 Wards 125cc Motor cycle 1960's
    4 Honda Scrambler 175cc
    5 125 TS Suzuki on road off road bike
    6 1971 BMW 750cc
    7 Suzuki TM 250cc MXer
    8 250 Honda Elsinore MXer
    9 125 RM Suzuki MXer
    10 175 Yamaha MXer
    11 1970 AMF bicycle Road bike 1971
    12 1972 MOTOBECANE road bike Mirage untill 2009
    13 400cc Maico MXer
    14 175cc Yamaha YZ MXer
    15 Another 400cc Maico MXer
    16 KTM 495 MXER
    17 1987 No name Rigid Mountain Bike no suspension till 2005
    18 1999 Harley Low Rider
    19 1999 Harley GT SCHWINN mountain road type bicycle
    20 2000 Harley Road King Classic
    21 2001 Harley Classic With Sidecar
    22 2005 Harley Ultra Classic
    23 2005 KHS Mountain Bike HT
    24 1942 Harley WWII WLA 750cc 2006/2010
    25 2009 Motobecane Fantom Comp FS
    26 2010 Motobecane Fantom Team FS
    and probably a few more I've forgotten
    27 1973 Forgot a Yamaha RD 350
    28 1980 No name Beach Cruiser Bicycle
    39 ?????
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    Schwinn banana seat bike without the seat and added ape hanger bars 7-10 yo
    Schwinn 3 speed 8-10 yo
    Sears Free Spirit 10 speed (red, white and blue) 9-13 yo
    Raleigh Varsity 10 speed 14-18

    skip to 25 yo

    Trek 1200 road
    Trek 4000 MTB
    Bianchi RC road
    Cannondale M1000 MTB
    DeRosa Planet road
    Trek 9800 MTB
    Giordana XL-eco road
    Redline Monocog 29er MTB
    Specialized Roubaix pro road

  99. #499
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    big wheel
    whatever bike it was that had training wheels on it
    purple schwinn with the glittery banana seat
    mid seventies sears free spirit road bike

    (years of alcohol and drug abuse here)

    90 univega alpina uno
    94 kona fire mountain
    96 GT karakoram
    97/98 ibis alibi (i still ride this bike)
    98 ibis alilbi (sold)
    02 santa cruz superlight (sold)
    07 schwinn fastback cx 'cross bike (my daily commuter)

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    95 (i think) Kona Fire Mountain (died)
    99 Haro Mirra 540 (friend has it)
    00 Federal Nation (Not sure)
    02 Federal Division (died)
    02 Specialised Hardrock (died)
    08 Fit Flow Pro
    10 Santa Cruz Chameleon

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