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    what bike(s) do you regret selling?

    did an MTBR search on the subject, didn't find anything...

    what bike(s) have you sold that you wish you'd kept?

    mine were my '02 superlight and the beautiful burgundy '99 ibis alibi. (thankfully, i kept the orange one)

    i needed to sell the alibi frame to fund the superlight and the superlight went out the door to make room and provide a little extra cash.

    at the time, the alibi was pretty light for an XC setup (24.0lbs) and the santa cruz would bull through almost anything...

    i only have photos of the superlight. wish i'd scanned the hard copies of the burgundy ibis...
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    I have never sold a bike. I do have too many bikes. Anyone want to buy a Lambert, 23" frame, with an actual aluminum "death fork"?

    Maybe I'll sell a bike if my Krampus frame ever arrives.

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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.

    Had to sell it around 1999 or 2000 to pay rent, car, school, etc.

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    Easy: in one way or another I regret selling them ALL. Mostly I regret selling the '86 ('85?) Cannondale I had back in those days. I don't know why, but methinks that it has something to do w/ how much riding that bike saw me through with NO complaints/hiccups/eyerolls. It saw me through all sorts of weather, all sorts of terrain, and transported me to all sorts of events. I rode that bike to my intern semester of teaching Jr. High! I *still* think those Cunningham brakes are cool...

    I miss that bike, thanks for the reminder.

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    My 2000 Brodie Libido.
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    An '02 Trek Fuel 90; X.O shifters & rr derailleur, XT front derailleur, XT crankset, XT 11-34 cassette, Marzocchi X-Fly 100, Titec HellbentXC bars w/ RaceFace stem, CK headset, Thomson seatpost, Hayes HFX-9 brakes that worked perfectly, Mavic rims rolling on some Hope XC hubs. Something like 23.97 lbs and I was fast on that bike.

    Yep, I miss it.

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    Too many: an early 80's S&S Rainbow Cruiser, a mid 80's Diamondback Meanstreak ( my first MTB) a 1987 Schwinn Circuit, $795 Columbus SL; made in the USA with Suntour Sprint 6 speed indexed shifting. What really sucks is that I sold it in 1996 for 130 bucks to buy a. 1996 VOODOO Wanga- which was a great frame until I sold and never collected all the money. A '97 Stumpjumper (actually gave the frame away??) Live and learn, I don't sell bikes anymore, just buy and keep!!

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    Too many to list but basically I regret selling my entire 80's BMX bike collection...well save one, my Hutch Pro-Racer.

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    I regret selling my giant atx 970 from 1993 . It had the bent chain stays and double butted tubing and everything.

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    Original red and chrome Nishiki Alien
    3 different Klein Adroits, one gator fade, two my own custom two color fades.
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    That's it.
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    And then we eat them."

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    My Klein Palomino, cannondale Jekyll, and Intense 5.5. The rest I was kind of ok I guess, got to make room for my other bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenrexellyn View Post
    I don't sell bikes anymore, just buy and keep!!
    This. I'll let my kids ride em once they're big enough.
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    my ancient 2000 Schwinn Straight 8 pull shock
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    my ancient 2000 Schwinn Straight 8 pull shock
    Ah sh!t, now that you mentioned pull shock now I regret selling my scott ransom


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    I don't have any bikes that I regret selling. Every bike I've owned has been an upgrade and a match for my skills.

    I am currently waiting the arrival on a 2013 26" Transition Bandit which will be lighter and have better geometry than my 2010 Santa Cruz Blur LT (which I will sell)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50calray View Post
    Too many to list but basically I regret selling my entire 80's BMX bike collection...well save one, my Hutch Pro-Racer.
    Same here. I didn't have much of a collection but still wish I had my circa '80 Torker and my GHP.

    Oh, and my Dad's Thunderjet he had held onto from the 50's. That thing would be a slick grocery getter right now.
    "In the past few years there has been building up within me an obsession that the only way to piece of mind is to go somewhere in the desert, far away from things, and just sit down." - Ernie Pyle

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    What do we want? TIME TRAVEL! When do want it? THAT'S IRRELEVANT!

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    My 2004

    5 spot pictured here in Tahoe. Ended up buying a 08 recently for a 650b project. Lots of fun...
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    None

    None. The replacements are always much better.

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    1997 Raleigh M400 in orange. Sold it for a stupid Gary Fisher.

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    I am one that never regrets selling anything.
    I just never get attached to materialistic things.

    If I sell something, it is because I am no longer using it and have no purpose for it anymore. What I regret is the space it takes up if I keep it. What I enjoy is the fact that maybe somebody else is getting some use or enjoyment out of it.

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    I didnt sell it but I wish I still had my first mtn bike that got stolen with the original Rock Shox RS-1 fork. Would have been nice to hold on to.

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    I miss my Cannondale Beast of the East.
    On the same weekend I would race XC, Dual Slalom and compete in Trials all on the same bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I am one that never regrets selling anything.
    I just never get attached to materialistic things. .
    Very true my friend. I don't regret selling bikes especially when I know the new owner will enjoy riding them more than I do keeping them as dust collectors.

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    Yeah I have one too....

    .......My Titus Moto-Lite.....not that i would be riding it but my daughter is now tall enough to be riding it........that bike always just ripped and handled so well.......
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    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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