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    Your first bike?

    I would love to still have my first bike. Do you have a pic of the first bike you ever owned (or the one you loved as a kid)? I have photos of my first bike packed away somewhere but I found a pic of it online. I had one of these bad boys

    What was your first bike?
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    Mine was a silver and black 1975 Schwinn Scrambler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnk1975
    I would love to still have my first bike. Do you have a pic of the first bike you ever owned (or the one you loved as a kid)? I have photos of my first bike packed away somewhere but I found a pic of it online. I had one of these bad boys

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    Very nice... I like the Vans, very Jeff Spicoli.
    This was mine (1980 Mongoose Supergoose):
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    Next was a Torker
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    Early-mid seventies Sears Free Spirit. Mine was silver with Orange accents.
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    The next was a Race Inc.
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    You sure that's a scrambler?

    Quote Originally Posted by BikinCO
    Mine was a silver and black 1975 Schwinn Scrambler.
    It's kinda blurry, but the lettering on that top tube looks like it says "HUFFY" to me.

    Can anyone else decipher that label?
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    oops, try that upload again

    Quote Originally Posted by galleywench
    Very nice... I like the Vans, very Jeff Spicoli.
    This was mine (1980 Mongoose Supergoose):
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    Orange gold '67 Columbia , banana seat, high rise bars, front rim brake(lever on the left), rear coaster and 3 speed grip shifter on right.

    Truly a wealth of useless information.


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    No pics survived from 1961, but it was a Gambles Hardware special. I think I paid $19.95. That was big money for a 6 year old. I have no idea what happened to it, but I'd love to have it back. Good thread, but it makes me feel old!
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    i restored my 1st bike...

    well, my first "grown up" bike. it's a 36 cm 1976 Motobecane Nomad.

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    i've also got my 2nd grown-up bike in my attic waiting to be restored.

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    Yes, I am positive it is a Scrambler. You never forget your first.

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    My first bike was a Schwinn Sting Ray. I don't have a pick, but it looked just like that Scrambler that was posted earlier, but metalic red. That bike almost killed me, my Dad didn't believe in sissy things like "fit" and "training wheels".
    Dang it, now I'm running a coolness deficit for sure.

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    1960 Sears 26" bike, red

    I can't find a photo of it, but its what I learned on. It was a Christmas gift, so I won't have to walk the three miles to school. There were paved streets all the way to school, but I couldn't help but ride the dirt roads through the bean and corn fields on the way to school. It was the first bike I did a wheelie on. Also broke my two front teeth in a crash doing a jump off a ramp. After all these years I still love the speed and getting air.

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    i was about 3-4 years old when i had my first bike so i can't really remember it..my first mountain bike tho was a 12 spd. rocky mountain full rigid.. i love that bike as it got my into mountain bike riding. my friends and i used to ride every day in the summer and on weekends during school

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    Yep,

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    . Good thread, but it makes me feel old!
    I know what you mean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by galleywench
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    I remember those! I was also trying to find a pic of my Hot Pink and Black 88 GT Pro Performer (had a Gyro on it) but no luck. I used to cruise that bike all over Moreno Valley, CA. where I lived as a kid.

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    can't remeber what kind

    but I know it was purple and it had a banana seat (of course) and I loved it so,i was like 7 or 8..yep feeling old.Little did I know how much biking would become a part of my life.My first mountian bike was a Wal-mart special I got when I moved to Jasper (sm mountian town) 10 years ago..it weight a ton but it did the job and after that summer I was hooked...then I found Kona so far I have 3 and soon to be 4...ahhhh bikes..they rock. Kona
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    Does anyone remember?

    I believe it was a Schwinn Sting Ray. Would have been circa 1972 or 1973. My best friend owned one, banana seat, sissy bar, etc.. What was unique about the bike is that it was two speeds, and the way you shifted from one speed to another was by tapping lightly on the coaster brake. The gearing was internal to the hub, as there was only one chainring in the rear.

    Does anyone else remember this?

    As for my first brand new bike, it was a green 3 speed Ross Barracuda.

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    I still got it:

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    The first bicycle that I ever owned was from Sears. I cant remember who manufactured it, but it had Atlanta Falcons logos all over it. This was around 1980 and I can remember that there were other teams like the Steelers and Cowboys. Anyone remember these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Early-mid seventies Sears Free Spirit. Mine was silver with Orange accents.

    Wow, I had that bike as well. I did end up switching the original seat for a black with beige faux suede bannana seat and then for a cushy mx motorcycle style seat.

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    My first bike was built by my dad. It was white and looked like a coomon cruiser bike. Then one day I forgot it was in the driveway and my mom ran over it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnk1975
    I would love to still have my first bike. Do you have a pic of the first bike you ever owned (or the one you loved as a kid)? I have photos of my first bike packed away somewhere but I found a pic of it online. I had one of these bad boys

    What was your first bike?
    I don't know the manufacturer, but it was this orange chopper style thing with a sissy bar on the back of the bannana seat, a knobby back wheel that was probable 26 inches and a slick front wheel that was probably 16. It had a five speed internal hub that shifted from a gizmo on the downtube that was labeled like a car's automatic shift for some reason.

    Then I got a silver Huffy BMX (surely the bottom of the line) which I road for a long time and was a really solid bike. Road logging trails with it a lot. It had much better handling than the chopper.
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    My first was a Huffy...

    ...complete with bolt-on fake motorcycle gas tank, MX racing number plate, and a chainstay that took a clothespin and playing card perfectly. Bbrrrraaappp!

    My SECOND bike was a Schwinn Orange Krate, with a five speed on the top tube, an orange sparkle banana seat, sissy bar, front drum brake, squared slick tire out back. Baddest of the bad. Wish I still had it - was stolen from the moving truck in the big move out west.
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