Most of my friends wonder why I have so many bikes and lo and behold, people who are similarily afflicted.
So here's my list from the beginning:
Red and white trike-I think just about everyone started with one of these.
Yellow CCM kid's bike- All I remember about it is riding it off the dock into Lake Ontario
3 speed banna seat thingy-stolen from the garage 'casue I was too lazy to carry it upstairs
Kid's 10 spd road bike- I think it was Japanese
Raleigh Record 10 spd bike-my main mode of transport through high school
'90 Mongoose Iboc-my high school graduation "gift" which I ended up paying for
'93 KHS Montana Pro- Stolen
'94 Proflex 854
'94 Miele Road bike-it was fushia and had 105 on it. That's all I remember about it.
'95 Rocky Mountain Fusion- replaced the KHS
'97 Spec FSR A1- the cheaper Taiwanese built FSR
'97 Spec FSR Max- one of my favourite bikes, still have the frame
'96 Brodie Expresso- looked great in dark purple with a yellow Noleen fork but what do I know, I'm colour blind.
'9? Mantis Flying V- traded the Expresso for it, then sold it, then bought it back 2 years later. I still have it and I'm not parting with it this time .
'97 Cannondale R1000-crashed into a Brinks truck with it. We both lost.
'99 Santa Cruz Superlight-too whippy
'99 Specialized Crossroads-don't know what I was thinking
'9? Cannondale Super V Freeride-see above
'0? Schwinn Super Sport road bike-got it just before they went bankrupt for the second time.
'04 Rocky Mountain Turbo- in the proper red and white maple leaf fade paint job
'04 Specialized Epic Marathon- anyone interested in buying it? 'Cause its replacement just came in(see bottom of list).
'04 Kona Dr Dew- great city bike. And good on wine tours too.
'04 Intense Tracer-a bit too big so it's for sale. If I get around to it.
'07 Ibis Mojo- What can I say except wow, what a bike.
25 bikes in 35 years, wow.
Maybe my friends have a point...
Bikes I have owned
1. Huffy bike bought from AAFES in Guam (8 years old).
2. Huffy Strider 10 Speed (Kmart special).
3. Huffy 18 speed mountain bike (AAFES in Korea)
4. Roadmaster 18 speed mountain bike (Walmart)
5. Mongoose XR75 21 speed (Walmart)
Then I got visited by the ghost of Walmart bikes past, present, and future after I got my shoulder separated on the Mongoose after a slideout and then I bought a:
6. 2006 Specialized Hardrock Sport.
I like this thread. Brings back some great memories. Well here it goes,
'77 black "big wheel" (first iteration of a 29er)
'78 red Schwinn
'80 black Huffy.
'84 Diamondback bmx, not sure of the model
'86 Redline bmw
'91 Raliegh mtb, aluminum frame. pain.
'92 Bridgestone MB-2
long time off for partying, etc
'03 Caloi softail. cheap bike to see if I still liked riding.
yes Bob, I still do.
'03 Titus custom FCR Ti with 4" of suspension.
'04 Ventana El Saltamontes
'05 Salsa Dos Niner
'06 Niner SIR 9
'07 Ventana El Padrino
I like the progression...
97' Proflex Attack
97' Trek Aluminum ZX 9700
97' Trek XC 930
05' Iron Horse MKIII Comp
06' Specialized Enduro Expert
06' Fuji Team RC
06' Scott Scale 10 (coming soon)
1974 Yellow Banana seat bike
197? Purple banana seat bike
1980ish Schwinn Varsity 10 speed
1984 Fuji 12 speed
1984 Diamondback Silver Streak
1985 Diamondback Silver Streak
1985 Diamondback Leary Turbo
1986 GT Pro Series built myself
1986 GT 24" cruiser built myself
1986 MCS chrome 20" custom build
1986 MCS chrome cruiser custom build
1988 MCS chrome 20
1988 MCS chrome cruiser
1989 MCS blue 20"
1989 MCS blue cruiser
1989MCS white 20"
1989 MCS white cruiser
1990 MCS white 20
1990 MCS white cruiser
1992 MCS blue 20"
1992 MCS blue cruiser
1995 Another MCS cruiser and 20"
1992 Diamondback road bike
1995 Specialized Stump Jumper
1997 Spwcialized S Works
2006 Giant Rein 1
2006 Giant XTC (building now)
As a kid
Huffy Mountain bike
Some road bike, can't remember the brand
98 GT Karakoram
00 Raleigh M80
00 K2 EVO 4.0
02 Rocky Mountain Instinct
04 Planet X Armadillo
04 Planet X Zebdi
06 Cove Handjob XC
07 Tranistion Covert
BMX moto bike with front and back suspension (1976)
nishiki ten speed
another ten speed
full race mongoose team BMX
45 dollar Target full suspension
Zieg Lam whopping 3 inches of travel
Specialized Big Hit
the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days
1. Schwinn metallic blue banana seat
2. Sears BMX red
3. Ross Girls bike banana seat
4. Schwinn Beach Cruiser all original parts
5. Peugot 10 speed way to big for me. Seat post slammed all the way down.
6. 1993 GT Timberline green all rigid, gel grips,gel seat, Specialized Ground Controls
7. Team RTS, Noleen shock(maybe 2.5 inches) Grafton cranks, Mag 21 SL, all anodized blue parts.
8. Team LTS, Judy SL
9. Team LTS the one with the coilover
10. Litespeed Ocoee F/S
11. Specialized Stumpjumper M2 (grey)w/Spins
12. Tomasso SL tubing
13. Outland VPP Marzocchi Z1
14. Outland VPP DH, Foes Fork
15. Yeti Straight 6
16. Cortina DH
17. Intense M1 SL (yellow)
18. Sunn Radical Plus
19. Kona King Kikapu
20. Kona Hot 853 steel
21. Intense M1 SL (polished)
22. WTB hardtail Ritchey dropouts
23. Lemond Zurich
24. Schwinn straight 6
25. GT Zaskar LE
26. Standard 24" 125 (BMX Cruiser)
27. Turner DHR Double top tube
28. Turner 6 pack
29. Badd 24" Cruiser
30. Specilized Stumpjumper M2 (blue)
31. Turner DHR Turner Honda Team model
1. 16" bmx made by "bmx"
2. 20" randoor (stolen)
3. 20" kent 5 spd
4. 92 24" schwinn sidewinder
5. 93 26" trek 800
6. 95 mongoose switchback
7. 97 trek 6000 hardtail (stolen)
8. bianch bmx of some sort (freewheel broke, not sure what i did with it)
9. 95 Raliegh m80 hardtail
10. 97 klein mantra race
11. 03 santa cruz superlight
12. 04 bianchi SASS
13. 06 giant faith 3 (still have)
14. 05 santa cruz blur
15. 03 bianchi buss (still have)
16. 05 trek fuel ex9 (still have)
17. 07 Free Agent Hellcat 24 (still have just bought last weekend)
AZ has the best mountain bike gathering ever
Of all the bikes I've had before.....
- Sears - Convertable [removeable top tube] - 20" wheels - purple - cottered cranks [liked to fall apart] - 1973?
- Sears - 24" wheels - coaster brake - hideous greenish yellow paint - learned how not to true a wheel - 1976?
- Schwinn "Le Tour" - 27" wheels - 10 speeds - real aluminum rims - 1978?
- Univega - ? - some kind of road bike - grey - 12 speeds - 700c wheels - 1985?
- Raleigh - "Cross Country" - maroon - cruiser / mountain bike - 10 speeds - side pull brakes - knock off of an early Joe breezer design - 1985?
- Specialized Rock Hopper - navy blue - 18 speeds - bio pace chain rings! - hite rite seat adjuster! - 1987
- Specialized - "Cross Road" - white- hybrid, set up with specialized BB-1 copies of the original dirt drop handle bar - never could get those things high enough - 700 x 45mm panaracer smokes [at one point] - 1991
- Schwinn - "Cross Cut" - Red - frame seemed stouter than the "Cross Road", limited tire choices. Fairly stout tho. - 1994
- Supergo - "Access" - mountain bike - blue - manitou SRX fork, LX components - 2001
- Kona - "Major Jake" - cyclo cross bike. Great bike! Too small. - 2003
- Redline - Conquest Pro - cyclo cross bike. Better fit, harsh ride. - 2004
- Gary Fisher - Mount Tam 29er - ahh, very comfy and confidence inspiring mtn bike. BB too low. Took it to Moab, very happy with how it worked - 2005.
- Soma - "Double Cross" - cyclo cross bike - good fit with frame, had S & S couplers inserted - hope to take it traveling - 2006.
- Soma - "Juice" - 29er. Great fit, good bb hgt, Titec licensed H-bars - 2006. Now if I could just get the hang of the horizontal drop outs!.
People keep saying there is no perfect bike, now if I could just believe that!
I added another bike to the collection this week and got to cross one of the "want / need" list to boot. She looks rather odd mixed in with all the modern bikes I have sitting in the shop and I suppose some of those bikes are getting a little jealous.
It's a 1933 CCM men's coaster bike... the bearings and hubs have all been serviced and now all that's left is the restoration of the paint to it's original colours.
All the original parts were intact save for the seat (but I found a decent Brooks saddle) and despite her scruffy appearance, she's a still a great ride at 74 years of age.
I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike
-Environmental stickers don't mean shite when they are stuck to CARS!-
I see some people had a Big Wheel (pedal front wheel and steer with front wheel until plastic wheels get flat spots), but did anyone else have a Green Machine (pedal front wheel and use two 'control arms' to swivel rear wheels in order to steer..it was P.I.M.P.)!?!?!
POS Huffy BMX Bike that I 'tricked out' with parts from Target
Mongoose Californian (SWEET).....never could afford the Uni seat.....
Some no name 10 speed bike that was abondoned at my apt. complex in college
Years without a bike during college/drinking/a$$ chasing years......
Raleigh M60 (30-31 years of age...sold to friend at 1/2 price)
2002 Gary Fisher Suger 3+ (31-32 years of age...sold to same friend above at 1/2 price)
Santa Cruz Blur (original) (32-33 years of age...sold on mtbr.com to guy in Iowa)
2006 Ventana El Salt (33 years of age.............)
2006 Lemond Alp D Huez (34 years of age.........)
Wish List: Ventana El Rey or El Cap.........
2003 Specialized Hard Rock
2007 Trek 4200 SL
even though some folks think i'm going back to the time before tires, here goes:
no-name 16" cruiser, blue w/ travel stickers all over it (i'm not counting the tricycle that preceded it)
schwinn stingray, green/white, shoulda kept
huffy p.o.s. 3-sp cruiser, dark purple, possessed
schwinn 10-sp, bought after riding it as a loaner on a weeklong bike trip south of Indy, loaned to buddy after buying first car, gave up on bikes for a few years when buddy paid me for the bike 'cause stolen/stripped
murray complete p.o.s. 10-sp (26" skinnies!), damn near gave away to get rid of
garage sale p.o.s. 12-sp w/ exercise bike saddle on it, rode it about 6 times before dumpstering it
murray cruiser from wally, gave to bro-in-law after he dubbed it "the handicapped bike"
huffy rigid that actually served its purpose before the frame fatigued and broke
mongoose fs that my sister finally broke after i gave it to her
pacific ht i still have, built up as a "ghetto cruiser"
motobecane xb4 p.o.s. (khs fxt clone), broke frame in two places while commuting
weyless sp, currently down for new paint
jamis dakar xlt, new
there was "the dark time" in the middle, between the 1st murray & the garage sale bike, about 10 years, when i was stupidly wrapped up in cars. never should have hung up the 1st schwinn 10sp....
A bike is the only drug with no bad side effects....
1.) Red sears bike w/ banana seat.......hand-me-down from my sisters
2.) Huffy BMX Bike......can't remember which model, but it was black with gold trim
3.) Diamond Back Silver Streak BMX
4.) Redline (PL 20?)........white w/ cool skyway mags!
5.) GT Pro Perfromer
6.) Trek 6000......my first mountain bike! I ended up putting one of the original Trek shocks on it!
7.) Mongoose IBOC
8.) KHS (can't remember the model) w/ Rock Shox Judy XC
9.) Klein Pulse
10.) Yeti ARC
11.) Intense Tracer
12.) Santa Cruz Blur
13.) Yeti 575 (current ride)
1974: Pinokyo: a foldable Turkish bike
1996: Diamondback Topanga: didn't use much, a friend who has been borrowing it dumped it
2002: Gary Fisher Tassajara: started real mountain biking with, now converted to a commuter
2006: Titus Eleven in SS form: the real thing!
bike jousting champion
Here goes... I'm being constantly heckled for having this many while still in college.
one or two I can't remember
90's cheapo 24" Schwinn mtb
mid 80's Raleigh Technium mtb (going to get rid of it for cheap after getting a bb stuck in it - check the classifieds soon)
2005 Gary Fisher Piranha
1980 Raleigh Supercourse
2005 SE Racing B.M. Flyer (29er SS)
1973 Raleigh Competiton (this has mostly Suntour Superbe components, with a cool two-tone paint job by Matt Assenmacher)
Last edited by Trifixed; 02-27-2007 at 03:59 PM.
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti
it would be a LONG list
I did it a few years ago and it was about 30..
add probably 15 to that
Let's see if I can remember. I remembered some that I had forgotten about as I read this thread. Dates are approximate.
1970: Schwinn Stingray. I had a few of these as I kept breaking them and they kept replacing them.
1975: BMX bike. I can't remember the brand, but it had a top tube that was almost a straight line from the head tube to the rear axle. The seat tube stuck up to far and I cracked it there, but the local metal shop teacher welded it for me.
1977: Schwinn ten speed with 24" wheels.
1980: Robinson BMX bike.
1982: Cheap Bianchi roadbike.
1984: Old vintage cruiser. I trashed it, but it's still in my parents shed, so sometime I need to collect it and restore it.
1988: Diamond Back Apex. My first mountain bike.
1993: Schwinn Paramount. This was way too flexible for me, but I bought it mostly for parts.
1993: Alpinestar Full suspension. This got all the parts off the paramount. I went from rigid to full without ever trying front suspension. This bike had the option of different rear triangle parts so you could race xc or dh with it. I abused it for a few years and the bushings got very sloppy. It finally died in a head-on crash with a jeep on a fireroad. Fortunately I was fine.
1998: Supergo Access. This got all the parts off the Alpinestars and was converted to SS.
1998: Intense Tracer. This was a new bike and was awesome, but I found that the SS was more fun on the local trails and only used the Tracer when I thought it was warranted.
2000: Vitus roadbike. This was pieced together via a couple of friends old parts.
2001: Cannondale CAAD 4. This was my first good roadbike. It was awesome.
2004: Cannondale Optimo. This replaced the CAAD 4 frame, which was getting old, and it got mostly old parts.
2005: Gary Fisher Rig. This was my introduction to 29ers. I loved it.
2006: Vulture. This replaced the Rig, but got mostly new parts.
Hmm, 16. Not too bad.
Compared to many of the posters, my list is pretty short. As with most, I don't remember the childhood bikes, but here are the ones I remember since picking up mountain biking in 1993.
93 Cannondale M700
95 Klein Rascal
96 Trek Y-33
96 Manitou System DH (still have)
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 (still have)
05 Seven Sola Ti (still have)
06 Ellsworth Moment (still have)
06 Ellsworth Rogue (still have)
06 Gunnar Ruffian 29er SS (waiting to be built up)
and 2 road bikes:
05 Orbea Lobular (still have)
05 Orbea Aletta Tri (still have)
"Curb drops to flat, or curb drops to transition? There's a BIG difference there." Qfactor03
of course -- the bikes treated you better (ortherwise they wouldn't be EX-girlfriends)!
Originally Posted by indigosky
A bike is the only drug with no bad side effects....
Ex-bikes don't follow you around and get psycho
"Curb drops to flat, or curb drops to transition? There's a BIG difference there." Qfactor03
Dude what a cool thread!
1. huffy still got it in the basement!
2.Western Auto FreedomIII psuedofreestule bike which I later turned into a steamroller
3.Diamondback Sorrento- my first forray into mountainbiking I later slapped a softride stem with almost 2 inches of travel for the "DH" runs
4. specialized stumpjumper 96 my first "quality" bike
5.KHS it was shiny
6.Specialized m4 FSR all zooted up still got it its a loaner bike now anyone wanna buy it?
7.Litespeed Toccoa still got that one! This marks my enrty into the brand whore realm I guess fun hardtail but I'm no racer
8.Ellsworth Id 02 nice long travel bike to substitute my FSR. The litespeed was more fun than the FSR.
9.Ellsworth Dare 02 I still can't ride this thing anywhere close to its limits. I call it my barco bike cuz its laid back like the barko lounger weighs as much as one too. One ellsworth which i'll hang onto.
10.Ellsworth Moment traded my squirrely, too tall Id in for this one then had problems with swarf destroying my bb threads. Gonna fix it, sell it, and buy something else.
03 Specialized Hardrock
03 Specialized Epic
05 Specialized Allez Elite
69 Schwinn Super Sport
06 Specialized Enduro
"My scraper bike go hard, I don't need no car."
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