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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?

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    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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    Dads old hand me down -repainted(purple) & recovered(custom embroidered !) banana seat Schwinn Tiger- It had old black rims that resembled z-rims but weren't of course, and bmx bars. Next was my MCS Magnum racer w/ red anodized everything- bullseye hubs, tuffneck, reversible checkered pads- the works. (Still trying to find.....) next was the Kabuki Jr. 10-speed- 1st geared bike- 1st endoed at high speed bike. Then it was the Schwinn Woodlands bought w/ my own Detasselling $$$. Good Topic!

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    Ahhh, the good ole days!

    -Orange and black Huffy BMX with a Banana seat and # 56 on the race plate (1977)
    -Chromed Diamondback Viper (1981)
    -Blue Schwin Varsity, an unexpected gift that didn't get much use (1983)
    -Green Raleigh Elkhorn, first mt. bike(1984). Didn't start unsing it for mt. biking until 1990 (It's been up and downhill ever since).
    -Silver Stumpjumper (1993). Will always be a classic.
    -Silver Burner (2004). My pride and Joy.

    I know we were just supposed to list our first, but I couldn't help myself.

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    Ross Apolo 1970something.Snapped the frame in half landing from a milk crate and pallet jump.My father welded it back together with few pieces of rebar.Thanks for bring that memory back.It was pretty cool bike,3 speed shifter on the top tube
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinCO
    The next was a Race Inc.
    Man, haven't heard Race Inc. in a while. I had a pre-Race Inc. Laguna GT back in the old BMX days. I was about five yrs. old when I started racing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinCO
    Mine was a silver and black 1975 Schwinn Scrambler.
    My first bike resembled this one, but was a huffy. In fact my first three bikes were huffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkrutis
    Ross Apolo 1970something.Snapped the frame in half landing from a milk crate and pallet jump.My father welded it back together with few pieces of rebar.Thanks for bring that memory back.It was pretty cool bike,3 speed shifter on the top tube
    Hey Tom, I started with the same bike. Turned it into a custom chopper. You guys riding Sunday?

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    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.

    rt

    Hey, that was my first "real" bike too! I had gone through the Murrays and other store brands that I can't remember and my parents bought me that exact same bike (cool blue color too!). Mine was a 62 cm thought. I rode the crap out of that bike in high school and at ECU-I had a car, but couldn't afford to drive it! My frame finally gave way and I threw it away. 'Very cool that yours is restored.
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    Not the first but one of my favourites

    1982 Redline MXII

    I built this replica a couple of years ago of my bike that was stolen (mugged) from me when I was 12. It took over a year to aquire all of the parts. Most are NOS and the frame must have set in a garage for 20 years because the dropouts barely had a mark and those are the original stickers. It is the exact build with only 3 variations from the original.

    And I even built a 2nd MXII (the red one) with parts that I got for practically nothing along the way in building the original project. The all blue is my show model and the red & blue one is a rider that I'll give to my sons when their big enough.
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