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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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    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.
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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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    No regrets.

    I still own my '99 Kona Explosif framset built up with mostly XT stuff. 853 steel. I will never sell it, but I do have concerns about being able to keep it relevant in the ever changing world of MTB bikes. For one, it is not disc brake compatable. Otherwise I intend to enjoy it as long as I can.

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    My first "real" race bike a 99' bass boat schwinn homegrown

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    1995 Cannondale M900 (handed down to me). I didn't sell it but left it at my brother's house in his basement when I moved back to CA from Boston. He gave it away. My fault as I didn't ask about it for a few years. When I got back into riding this year I called him to see if he still had it and he laughed. Still wish he would have checked in with me first and I would've paid for him to ship it out here. Would have been a fun project bike.

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    My first two race mountain bikes.. 1997 Cannondale F700, headshok, XT/XTR, orignal Raceface turbine cranks, ceramic Mavic rims. Weighed about 21lbs. Next was a 1998 GT Avalanche LE, full XTR, Judy SL, Ti bars, etc. Both fell victim to drifting interest, lack of space, and need of money in college and grad school. I'd rock either of them as-is today if I had them.

    Since then I've learned my lesson and I won't sell any of my good bikes, even if they're out of the current riding queue.

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    selling that superlight was a difficult decision, trust me. however, i thought for sure that i was going to be forced to move into a smaller place in which i would not be able to store three bikes...

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    My 2006 Specialized Enduro...that bike was solid and I wish I had kept it...

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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.
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    I've had to sell a few bikes for rent money over the years. The only one I really miss is a 70s Motobecane road bike which I converted to a really enjoyable fixed gear bike. I don't miss the frame so much (I'd like to have it, but it wasn't amazing) but I hand build a pair of Deep V rims with a "modified crow's foot" using black and silver spokes to emphasize the unusual lacing. I miss the wheels because of the time and effort I put into them but justified it by saying I'd have to really step it up for the next set of weird fixie wheels I built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot View Post
    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.
    I might be able to dig up a picture of my old Avalanche in a closet shoebox, but I doubt I have any pictures of my Cannondale. Hmm, Ahh the days before digital cameras!

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    the list is pretty long, but most of them. But mainly my Russ Denny Custom and my Ventana El Salt and Pantera. They were all good bikes but need to sell to fund new ones. I always say I should had not sold it after the fact.

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    My Gunnar Rockhound frame.

    I sold it to get a mukluk, which i am super stoked on i ride it a ton, but for the amount i got i should have kept the Gunnar frame and still bought the mukluk anyway.

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    Ti Fat Chance

    Wish I had this one still. Raced and rode this bike for 7 or 8 years until I got the full squish bug.
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    My Schwinn Homegrown hardtail. That thing was light and fast. All it needed was a better fork.

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    Not a sale, but I deeply regret breaking my 2005/6 Cannondale Prophet MX.

    I have never ridden a bike that was better balanced, 160mm(ish) at each end and it just went like a rocket everywhere. If I could find a nice one in the UK I'd probably be round waving cash right now, but it seems only the standard models are left, not fair.

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    '92 Yeti FRO
    '95 Slingshot (miss that leaf spring!)

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    Os blackbuck 650b frame, man that frame was smooth. And I'll miss my 1995 litespeed ultimate that I need to sell now to pay bills. Slow time of the year for self employment...

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    2005 Cannondale F2000SL Optimo

    I should have NEVER SOLD this 18-pound climbing rocket! Good thing I found a 2001 Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra frame/fork combo, as a Sport Urban Commuter project. When finished - the Bad Boy is going to be a 15-pound street rocket....and a KEEPER:

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    I usually regret selling all of them. It mainly is because I need to keep my quiver at like 3 bikes to keep my wife happy.

    So, I sold my Surly Long Haul Trucker to get a Surly Ogre. And I sold my Surly Pugsley to finance a Big Dummy. I got rid of my '09 Cannondale F9 for a few hundred bucks to put towards my Transition Bandit 29 purchase- I didn't think twice about that one, though
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    I had a DG BMX bike. I had spent quite a bit of $$ getting all the cool parts on it, anodized alloy wheels, pedals, stem, seatpost, brakes and levers, "V"bars and a Haro # plate. No real high dollar stuff but all the standard bits and pieces, all in gold to contrast the blue frame and bars. Sold it for enough to buy a new skateboard deck and wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    .......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.......
    Another one missing a Titus here. A Titus Switchblade '04 frame.

    I don't regret it because my new ride is not living up to the expectations (actually is superb), but because I could have held onto that frame easily and sold it for peanuts. Besides, it was simply gorgeous.
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    This is a topic that appeals to old people like me!
    I miss a bike that I sold years ago, a Cannondale Bad Boy with whom I had 1000 adventures. With that bike I learned to appreciate bikes for commuting and touring. Before I used to think only off-road.
    I'd pay a lot of money to be able to buy back.
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    All 5 of my old bikes were stolen at different times but now I ride a Turner so it worked out.
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    My 02ish Airborne Lucky Strike Ti.
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    2001 Schwinn Homegrown Factory Limited - 23 lbs with heavy pedals, wheels and tube set up.
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    Well, my story is not about any fancy bike. The most expensive bike I have owned was an early 90's diamondback. It was sweet for its time. I bought it off this rich kid for $80 and it was almost brand new. A friend of mine lost it. It was a regret, but not as much as my old faithful Schwinn Stingray.Name:  schwinnsr73.jpg
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    When I was about 10 or 11, I acquired an old, beat up, stock parts Schwinn Stingray. It did not take me long to get rid of the fenders and handlebars and whatever other fluff it still had on it and convert it to a BMX style bike. I learned to jump, bunnyhop, wheelie, crash, etc and so on on that bike. I took that bike everywhere with me for 3 years. Dirt, street, culverts, drainage sewer pipes, friends houses, delivering papers, school... If I was awake, that bike was always near. I am sure I put several hundred miles on that thing. I was so hard on it, that I was replacing parts frequently from old scrap bikes I would find in the trash, donated by friends, neighbors. Our attic was full of bike parts. The only thing I actually paid for to put on it was bearings and an innertube now and then. I thought it was fun to completely disassemble it, replace worn bearings, regrease, and put back together trying out different crank lengths, gear ratios, etc. I did this a couple of times in the living room (putting down cardboard of course to not mess up the carpet). But one day my mom came home to what looked like to her a bike exploded in the living room, then I was restricted to the garage (aaaah! no more cartoons and beverly hillbillies while working on the bike!). That bike brought me from child to teenage years. It was my transportation, my recreation, my way to escape the parents for a day.

    A few years later, I saved up to buy one of them pretty mongoose bikes with the mag wheels. Purple with yellow wheels. Since I had so many bike parts, I regularly painted frames, built up bikes and sold them in garage sales. Once I got my mongoose, I did the same to my stingray. Come to find out, my mongoose totally sucked. It was heavy, and did not handle that well doing BMX stuff. Immediately I regretted my decision. I have regretted it every since. I loved that bike, and the years I spent riding it.

    I do not have an original pic that I know about, but found this on the internet. It is around the same year model (73), and looked very close, but maybe a bit more beat up. Like I said, all that bling came off really quick, it was BMX looking in no time.
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