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    My first ever road bike that I got when I turned 13. Covered allot of country miles on that bike until I got my drivers licence. Took it off to College with me and then sold it as a starving student.

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    A 1995 Mongoose Amplifier with an Amp fork, XTR components and syncros wheels. All with awful blue anodized parts. Loved that thing. Still looking for one to buy.
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    what bike(s) do you regret selling?

    1994 Kona Ti Hei Hei.

    I sold the frame and forks when I upgraded to a XC full suspension bike in 1997.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    A 1995 Mongoose Amplifier with an Amp fork, XTR components and syncros wheels. All with awful blue anodized parts. Loved that thing. Still looking for one to buy.
    Thought I saw one on eBay today.

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    Re: what bike(s) do you regret selling?

    Wait...what?! Size?
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    Re: what bike(s) do you regret selling?

    NVM. Found it. The guy is scalping it. Pretty delusional. That said, I'd still be interested if it was bigger.
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    Always regretted selling my Voodoo Hoodoo, (1999 aluminium frame). First really decent hardtail I ever got. Actually sold it to my brother, and it only recently died from a cracked headtube. At least it had a good life.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    2008 Kona Kula Deluxe. Scandium frame and with a paint job that was complimented by many. A rocket up hills and light as a feather (22 lbs). Sold it to a good home, but baby, if you see this "I miss you" LOL.

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    Subscribed! I love this thread...being a vintage fan. Lots more Cannondales than I would have guessed. What a great eclectic mix of bikes though. I had a fillet brazed Steve Potts that I miss but that's about the only one. Luckily the guy who bought it from me made it way more prettier than when I had it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    A 1995 Mongoose Amplifier with an Amp fork, XTR components and syncros wheels. All with awful blue anodized parts. Loved that thing. Still looking for one to buy.
    I loved those Ringle parts! What size are you looking for? I see them every now and then.

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    90's Diamondback Axis Pro....stupid , stupid stupid........
    I didn't know that. Are you gonna try to find another?

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    '92 Yeti FRO
    '95 Slingshot (miss that leaf spring!)
    I feel for you too. I love my FRO. :P

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    Wish I had this one still. Raced and rode this bike for 7 or 8 years until I got the full squish bug.
    Wow. Serotta built?

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    I didn't sell it, I bent it during a cyclocross race and always regretted it. Somewhere in one of those shoe boxes in the closet is a couple of photos of my Mongoose, sigh. I LOVED the way that bike rode. Maybe some day I'll find another.
    Some more have come out of the woodwork. I think somebody is bringing one to Keyesville if you ever go. Official John Tomac Picture Thread

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    Original red and chrome Nishiki Alien
    3 different Klein Adroits, one gator fade, two my own custom two color fades.
    One custom color Attitude.
    That's it.
    Ooof. Those have become big money bikes.

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    1996 Klein Attitude
    Full XTR except crank, Race face cranks - 2x8 no granny gear (just called it "no little ring in the front" back then); Integral BB and headset; Thompson Elite seat post; Selle Italia Flite Ti saddle; Time ATAC carbon pedals; wheels built by me - XTR hubs, DT spokes, Mavic rims (don't remember model); 20.5 lbs.
    M231 rims? Great bike!

    Sorry for the massive quoting but I got totally excited.

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    I had a 2004 or 2005 specialized P2 that was a true franken-bike with all kinds of mix-matched parts, but everything worked on it real well and it lasted a long time, and it was single speed with a pretty low gear and i put a long seat post on it so it worked for riding trails as well as dirt jumps+skate park. I 'upgraded' to a modern steel framed dirt jumper but haven't gotten to like it as much.

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    I buy and sell a lot of bikes (well, mostly frames), and in general I don't miss any of them. However, I just bought a Gunnar Ruffian off ebay to replace a Rockhound from a few years back, so I guess I missed that one.

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    I've never had any inanimate object that was better than a newer version, so I've never regretted selling anything whatsoever. Right now I totally love my new bike. It's new. It's clean. It works perfectly. It's so smoooooth and solid.

    But in a few years when it's old and newer better bikes are out, I'll be jumping ship again.

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    Remember this SIMPLE RULE:

    "If you have to SELL a beloved bike, just to finance the next one...there will ALWAYS be regrets involved."
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    what bike(s) do you regret selling?

    I'm not a sentimental person, rather usually the one to get rid of everything. But I do miss my '97 Diamondback Sorrento because of all of the time I spent with that bike and all of the rides I went on with my grandpa. Those rides are some of the best memories I have as a kid. I have his old bike in my garage and really wish I had mine to sit there next to it.

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    About five years ago I almost sold my 91 Trek 830. It sat in my garage for years collecting dust because the rear shifter was busted. Two years ago I converted into a ss. Best 30 bucks I spent on mt biking. I now have a 29er ss but still use the Trek 830 to pull my five year old along the trails and spin on the trainer.

    Came across a similar thread years ago about people regretting selling their first mt bike. So glad I did not. I do miss my baby blue Huffy with banana seat but I busted the frame landing a jump.

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    I had a Redline BMX in the 80's that I wish I still had!

    My custom Giant XTC was stolen last year - I still miss her.
    Sid Race forks
    Fulcrum Wheels
    Sram carbon shifters and derailleurs
    Schwalbe tyres
    DX pedals (miss them the most!)

    very sad.

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    I don't regret selling it but I regret leaving my Trek Sawyer in Greece (my mother lives there). I thought I would go back so I decided to leave the bike there. Actually, it may be a while before I get there again.

    It will cost about 500 bucks to have Delta fly it back. Maybe I can get my mom's driver to take it to the Airport and drop it off.
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    Not a mountain bike but I sold a Quintana Roo Kilo triathlon bike with full LX components for about 1/3 of what I paid for it. I didn't need the money but had stopped racing tri's and riding altogether and it seemed like a waste to have that bike sitting in my garage.

    The bike was gorgeous. It was so purposefully designed that it sucked for anything other than going fast in a straight line on the aerobars but that was where the beauty was. I still miss it even though I have no desire to climb aboard a tri-geometry road bike again.
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Same here... Shoulda never sold my 89 master..

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    Regret selling-- my '92 or '93 Rocky Mountain Thin Air. Thing was my first race-ready/lightweight bike. Actually, started with frame and went custom from there. Anyone remember the original Pulstar hubs??? About 23.5lbs when done.

    Regret having stolen-- my '93/'94 Mantis ProFloater. I was using it as my commuter to work (dumb me), and it was stolen while locked up in front of our security-manned employee entrance. I just hope the maggot that stole it grabbed a handful of right brake, which I had reversed to stop the front wheel. Oh, the satisfaction I'd get if I knew the outcome.

    Bike I'll never regret having-- my '99 Cannondale CAAD3 frame/Fatty fork. Won it on my daughter's first bday in a race raffle, built it up nicely, got a bike seat for her, and took her on too few rides. Why too few? Well, she was called back to Heaven in '03, and I still have it and ride it, now limited to road training. Oh, I used it for some 24hr events, N*'s series, and a few other events. The sentimental meaning of it means it will be in my possession until I'm with her again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mantispf2000 View Post

    Regret having stolen-- my '93/'94 Mantis ProFloater. I was using it as my commuter to work (dumb me), and it was stolen while locked up in front of our security-manned employee entrance. I just hope the maggot that stole it grabbed a handful of right brake, which I had reversed to stop the front wheel. Oh, the satisfaction I'd get if I knew the outcome.
    Yeah, Cunningham should have never sold Mantis, for the lure of a six-figure income at MBA....
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    even though I have moved on to 29ers I do miss my 2006 Santa Cruz Heckler
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    Never have had to sell a bike before. Always rode it until the frame broke. However, I will be heavily touched by sequestration if it hits and am looking at all options.

    How far can you go on peanut butter, cheez whiz, and crackers?

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