what a history!
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 $700
'03 K2 MOD 5 road bike - probably never will sell it.
'04 K2 lithium 5.0 - frame for sale - PM for details
'05 Yeti 575 - I have found Nirvana
5 kids bikes, I grew up and they were to small.
Then Stevens 752 Comp, my first MTB full rigid, steel frame, complete Deore LX, it was SUPER, although a bit too big for me in the beginning.
Then Univega Ram es900. Fullsuspension with Magura Clara discbrakes. The shittiest brakes ever. They sucked so much, that I didn´t ride for almost 2 years.
Then I put other brakes on it and started riding like crazy again.
I destroyed several parts of the bike and upgraded it. I then gave it to a buddie, he still has it. The frame is surprisingly durable. Really good thing. Even the 2000 Sid Dual Air Shock. It has never had a service or whatever. Must have like 25000+ kilometers. It still works as new.
Then I got a Drössiger Taiwan Frame with a Marzocci Z1 Drop off. That thing got me into "freeriding" with incredible 5" of travel. Gave it to my father, as the top tube is nut crackingly high, he uses it as a road touring bike and put 25000km on it in 2 years. With a BOBYak that is.
I then bought a Wheeler Wasp01 dually frame. Had it for 2 weeks, broke the rear. Got it replaced, sold it for 20% of the sum I payed for it. Biggest mis buy ever.
Then got a slightly used Heckler for an apple and a banana. THE BEST BIKE I ever owned so far. Had it for almost 3years now. With different shocks and forks and wheels
It is close to perfect! I love it.
In between I had 5 different commuter bikes, which I ride/rode A LOT of miles on. All of them were worth 10$ 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
Exploreur de Citée
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...
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.
2007 Ibex Trophy SS
2006 Jamis Komodo 3.0
2006 Ibex Zone FR-1
2004 Special-Ed P.2 A.1
Exploreur de Citée
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
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
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
Bringing back some cool memories.....
First Bike: age 7 Unk brand orange bike w/ banana seat.
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
Whoopps I forgot two....
A Sears Freespirit 10 speed and a Itoh 10 speed in between the the Mongoose and the Diamondback.
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
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
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.
Last edited by Built4Speed; 12-24-2006 at 03:50 AM.
2006 Yeti AS-X
And some others.
Too many beers to remember them all.
Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back.
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.
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)
Kona A'ha cruiser with Nexus 7-spd hub (sweet)
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)
Intense M3 (my next DH race bike)
These spring to mind ...
Giant Cadex 2 (Worst bike I've ever had)
Giant Super Peloton Light
Univega Ram something
Voodoo Canzo (I know)
KHE Dirty Harry
Giant Peloton 8200
Another Surly Instigator
Dailled Bikes Prince Albert
Last edited by Gepruts; 12-28-2006 at 02:29 PM.
seeing these lists I have to make mine, kinda cool to keep track!
Is my rear tire flat?
Since I started Mountain Biking......
Skykomish Costco bike
Some crazy pink rigid hardtail
VW Trek (came with car)
Cannondale HT 900
Rocky Mountain Instinct (non RP3)
Epic Synergy Titanium hardtail (still have)
Klein Pulse Race SS
Specialized Epic (with older dumb brain)
Cannondale 1FG SS
Santa Cruz Blur painted
Santa Cruz Superlight anodized(still have)
Specialized RockHopper (now just a frame in the closet)
Santa Cruz Juliana
and I think that may be it..
Now residing 5 miles from the Idaho WA border in life lovely Liberty Lake.
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.
over 50 years of cycling
Free and clear. Free anyway?
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!
Originally Posted by Scottay5150
Unless of course he thought we asked what bikes he has STOLEN.....
1.Schwinn Fixi old school krate style bike
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
12.Wife’s Diamondback cruiser
13.Wife’s trek 6400 MTB
14.Specialized Enduro pro-LOVE IT!
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?
over 50 years of cycling
over 50 years of cycling
humble...but certainly different.
My extremely humble and relatively short list for the span of years covered:
[SIZE=3]All dates APPROXIMATE[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]1952 Born as Poor White Trash, son of a school teacher.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]1956 – Purple angle iron and wheelbarrow wheeled “walk along” with STEEL seat. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]1957 – skinny 24” wheeled “family bike”- beat up beyond recognizing brand. Coaster brakes, Couldn’t reach the ground when riding.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]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! [/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]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.)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]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.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]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.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]1972- Stella high end criterium bike with sewups, Phil wood hubs, and various odd high end components.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]1972- Gitane Track standard. FIXED gear….no wimpy ratchets. Modified for road and commuting with a front brake.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]1974 – Bought used Chrome Cinelli,”team bike” with receipt signed by Cino himself.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]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.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]1986- Diamond Back basic full-rigid mtn bike- with U-brakes.- gave it away eventually.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]1990- KHS basic full-rigid mtn bike, converted to suspension fork eventually- frame broke eventually[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]1995?- Klein Pulse Comp, a damn fine hardtail with “easy chip” neon-red paint job. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]2001- Specialized Stumpjumper FSR pro…EVERY part of that frame broke.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]2003- Specialized Epic Pro- couldn’t tell the difference between it and the Klein HT, except weight.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]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.[/SIZE]
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.
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
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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