What's in the graveyard?
All right then, list what you had before your current Turner. I'm curious to see what bikes everyone's been through. Include pics!!!
The Graveyard R.I.P.
A number of Walmart type mtb's before I caught the bug - destroyed them all
1998 GT Rebound w/ rockshox jett - rode untill I had enough $ for my first build
2001 Santa Cruz Superlight w/ Z1-Xfly
2001 Santa Cruz Chameleon w/ Z1 MCR
2003 Santa Cruz Bullit w/ Monster T
I went through this weird santa cruz thing
2003 Mountain Cycle Rumble w/ Z1
2003 Evil Imperial w/ Z150
2001 RFX w/ 5" rockers, triple chain ring, (my 5 spot)
2002 RFX w/6" rockers, SRS, 66RC
What's in your graveyard?
Here's the living
The Graveyard R.I.P.
Late 80's Specialized Rockhopper - Rigid
1991 Canondale m500 - Rigid
1994 GT Avalanche - Rigid
2003 Stumpjumper Comp XC
2004 5-Spot w/ Maveric DUC
Hopefully all are in good homes being ridden.
2004 Specialized Roubaix (road bike)
2004 Kona Unit Rigid SS (haven't forgotton my roots)
2005 Flux w/ Terralogic 100x
2005 6-Pack...work in progress
Last edited by Lambone; 03-28-2005 at 04:08 PM.
Wow, this is good exercise for one's memory!!!
1989 Specialized Hard Rock
1990 Trek 1000 (Road)
1991 Gary Fisher AL1
1993 Trek 2300 (Road)
1995 GT Zaskar
1996 Pro-Flex 956
1999 Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo (used for commuting)
2000 Giant OCR 1 (Road)
2005 Turner Flux
If my calculations are right I have probably spent in the neigborhood of $12,000 in bikes during the last 16 years (not counting gear and upgrades). Although from what I read here some people go through that in one year!!!
Awesome thread idea!
Also, i can't help but notice that most happy RFX owners also own a FR/DJ hardtail.....
Turner RFX w/Z150
Dekerf Implant w/ Z1
Davidson custom steel road bike w/ campy chorus
I love the current stable and don't see many changes coming.......
Titus switchblade (sold)
3 santa cruz superlights(broke, broke, broke)
Dekerf team SL (broke)
Davidson 853 hardtail (lasted 4 years!)
Gary Fisher prometheus Ti HT (sold)
Cannondale super-V (broke)
a whole bunch of marzocchi forks (sold)
a couple of road bikes:
fondriest mega-chrome (24lbs! sold)
davidson stilleto (too small)
steel bianchi (why does this thing always pull to the left?)
specialized 'cross (sold)
Waiting to exhale.
My first mtb was a 2003 gary fisher marlin. Nice little bike.
My second mtb was a 2003 giant NRS 2. it sucked.
My third mtb was a 2004 c'dale gemini 900. Big fat heavy.
My fourth mtb was a2004 brodie hellion DJ bike. "the shin mangler"
My fifth mtb is a Turner 5 spot.
My sixth mtb is a surly 1x1.
I got rid of them all and kept the surly and turner. I still have the brodie and marlin frames.
Quite possibly the slowest single speeder on earth.
Now skating 'cause its cheaper.
on a routine expedition
1989 Specialized Hardrock
1992 Gary Fisher Supercaliber (day-glo yellow, remember those days?). Came with a rigid fork and thumbshifters. I eventually added a Manitou 2.
1994 Specialized S-Works M2 hardtail
1996/97 Mantis Screaming V
2004 Turner 5spot
soon to be joined by:
2005 Turner 6pack
I've only got a picture of the Mantis.
Last edited by Marshall Willanholly; 03-28-2005 at 05:40 PM.
1988 Haro Escape (Loaned to drug addict relative-see ya!)
1990 Trek 7000 (Sold)
1993 Performance Ti Hardtail (Broke)
1999 Trek 5200 USPS Team Replica (Sold)
1999 Turner Stinger (Sold)
Life Support (Full bike intact, but looking for a new home)
1994 Amp B3 w/Stratos Helix Expert
1998 VooDoo Wazoo Cyclocross
2000 Supergo Access Al Hardtail
2000 Turner RFX w/5" rockers
2005 Turner Flux
2005 Turner 5 Spot
2005 Ridley Excalibur
Last edited by 2TurnersNotEnough; 10-20-2006 at 01:17 PM.
When I read this thread, I see bikaholism problems.
Since my first Mountain bike (in 1986), I have only owned these bikes
The Dead :
Yakota (WTF is was...P.O.S)
Killed in an accident (bad genes at birth):
Raleigh technium hardtail...now a single speed
Schwinn homegrown factory hardtail, a great bike
Ellsworth Id (I can hear the jeers, I used the genes of the truth to clone it)
..and soon a Turner Burner (Frame will be here soon but final build delivery date unknown)...the ultrasound said a red large baby.
Last edited by lidarman; 03-28-2005 at 09:23 PM.
The "OG" MTB: a huffy bmx frame salvaged from the junkyard and built up by my dad complete with a slick on the back. I was building trails in the field and woods behind our house at 10.
Replaced with a Schwinn leTour salvaged and built up by my dad (see a theme?) It saw all the same trails and went through a lot of wheels.
Raleigh Team USA complete with red, white and blue Olympic paint scheme (my first new bike) Lasted until riding home from wrenching at the bike shop in college. Crashed HARD and carried it back to the shop where I sold my soul to the company store for my first mounain bike...
Bianchi Peregrine with deore dx (rigid) Added a Manitou 2 after my first Chubb ride (Pokev, you understand) Broke the frame and it was replaced by another Bianchi Osprey.
I gave it to my little bro as a graduation present. He abandoned it in a garage in Auburn AL. Some one got lucky...
Cherry Bicycles Cherry Bomb in MOPAR orange of course (once I graduated and had enough money to buy the bikes I'd been building for 4 years) with a Maitou EFC, then a Palmer "stroker" aka the "broker" then an SX Ti. Soon to be converted to the Baden trailering vehicle. so it's a past and present.
Silver 5-Spot XL with all the goodies
Lemond Maillot Jaune
'54 Schwinn Panther in the middle of a restoration
I haven't gone through a lot of bikes, but each one was a huge part of my life and developed my character in certain ways. Every day I pray that my son will find the same love for the freedom that I've found from pedaling out into the woods, or suffering up a long climb or screaming down a swoopy singletrack. Is that too much to ask of a 1 year old?
The Graveyard R.I.P.
1990 Schwinn nameless MTB - Folded the steel fork jumping off a 4 foot to flat concrete drop...
1992ish GT Florescent Yellow to Orange fade black crackle paint job - Bad wreck in Chicago ruined the bike's karma...
A few dumpster bikes for various uses
1986 Bridgestone MB3 Grocery Getter - Dumpster Sepcial
1992 Trek 830 outfitted for baby carrying duties
1997 Schwinn Homegrown - Great bike - my upgradeitis on my Turner has benefited the build on this bike too - push the parts down the line...
198? Univega Gran Sprint Road converted to fixed gear
2003 Bianchi Vigorelli Road Bike
2004 Turner Burner
dead or alive
Turner 5 Spot 2004
Specialized Stumpjumper 2004
Specialized S-works E5 roadbike 2003
Duratec Career C8 2001
Specialized Rockhopper FS 1998
Altra Hustler 1991
Start slow and taper off
2004 Turner Burner
2001(?) Dekerf Team Softail (bought used)
1992/3ish Klein Attitude (RETRO, bought used)
2000 Yeti DH 8 (bought used)
1998 Chuck CR-FS
1958 AMF Luxury Liner (found in attic by uncle )
A 1970's Raleigh ladies 3 speed as a beater I found in the trash.
Plus my wife has a KHS FS that was left for years at a shop I used to work at, which I suped up for her, including mounting a rear rack that pivots with the suspension, which also holds a quick release basket.
Most likely will not be getting anything new bike-wise unless I fall into a pile of cash.
Thus far, the Chuck is the bike I've owned and ridden the longest. I got this in 98, and my decision was between this and a Turner. Now I've got a Turner and I give equal ride time to the Burner, Dekerf, and Klein, while the others get broken out once in a blue moon.
A lot of these bikes were owned at the same time. I worked at a shop till 2002, and though 2000 seemed like a really good year, it went like this: Bought the Indy Fab, had it a month when a customer saw it in the shop and wouldn't take no for answer and bought it for way more than I paid. Got the Merlin Cross to replace it and still had cash left over, so got the Echo as well. Didn't care for the Merlin cross all that much (way too short of a top tube for my taste) even though I really enjoy riding a cross bike and sold that for a profit. Didn't ride the Echo (was really into DH at the time so sold that, plus I had the Chuck and rode that more as for XC).
Liked the Spec Dh, was like the poor man's Intense M1, but that frame broke and while being warrantied bought the Ellsworth as replacement and sold Spec when I got it back.
Of all these bikes, I only miss the Manitou FS and having a cross bike.
One of the benefits of working in a shop was being able to sell your present bike for more than you paid, to finance a new bike and some fresh parts.
2001 Ellsworth Dare
2000 Merlin Echo
2000 Merlin Cross
2000 Independent Fab Planet Cross
2000 Specialized DH
1997 Yeti DH 6
1996(?) Iron Horse/Foes Toby Henderson
1995 Voodoo Canzo/Tom Teasdale built cro-mo FS
1994 Manitou FS
1991(or 92?) Schwinn Paramount Series 70
1988(?) Schwinn Sierra
1986 Mongoose Alta
Hard words break no bones, fine words butter no parsnips.
Believe in Miracles
2004 Turner 5 Spot
The Dead (But fondly remembered)
2002 Rocky Mountain Blizzard - a bloody good bike
c.a. 1996 KHS Alite 1500
The Resurrected 1998 Kona Kiluaea
The Kiluaea was stolen in Korea about 3 and a half years ago, seemingly never to be seen again. Then, about 6 months ago I saw an old man riding it up the street and, after some polite negotiation and the presentation of some pretty solid evidence (including the picture that had been in my wallet for three years), I managed to get it back. Not bad in a city of 11 million people.
The Kona is cool. Completely rigid and good to alternate with riding the plush 5 Spot. I ride stuff on the Kona that I never imagined I would get up or down, simply because the Spot's given me so much more confidence.
92 Raleigh M??? Black and Red, Technium frame (aluminum main tubes and steel rear triangle)
93 Canondale F700
94 Steel Stumpjumper (rigid)
96 Habanero (titanium hardtail)
05 Five Spot
This is the only pic I have of all three bikes.
what a joke
Now : Anodized 04 Spot
Surly Karate Monkey SS R
Then: Ventana Salty
Spec FSR Enduro
GT LTS 2
Giant hardtail 860?
Road bike (cheapy)
Future: 29er Turner, C'mon Dave, Ventana's doing it!!!!
Last edited by ozlongboarder; 03-29-2005 at 05:47 AM.
blah blah blah
circa 1977 Schwinn Sting Ray I'm not sure anything's been better. Root beer brown with gold highlights. Banana saddle. Top tube mounted shifter with 3 GEARS !!!! Way ahead of it's time
1990 Diamond Back Ascent steel rigid. This had the best shifters Shimano ever made: top mount thumb shifter. Foolishly relaced those with first generation Deore triggers shifters which forever ruined this 35# rigid beauty
1993Bianchi Grizzly. This one had first generation XTR and a front shock!!! Well, if that's what you really want to call the Rock Shox Mag 20 with 63mm travel
Didn't do much riding from 95-99 due to academic torture. Reemerged to buy...
2000 Litespeed Unicoi Wow...full suspension. OK, it was a soft tail but felt like suspension nirvana. Who says Ti doesn't break? I snapped this into two pieces when the headtube sheared off from the top & down tubes. Was sent a new one & bought my Titus
2002 Hammerhead 100-x Still running strong
2005 Turner 6-Pack : my new love
Neglected but not forgotten...
No 2003 No-name Jenson aluminum hardtail which I built with spare parts including a sweet Marz Z2 & XTR components. I heard through the grapevine that it's a leftover SantaCruz which was bought out in bulk & painted over. Doesn't get ridden much.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
― Albert Einstein
The Dead: There might have been 1or 2 I missed but these are the ones I remember.
1988 Schwinn High Sierra (POS)
1988 Cannondale M500
1989? Cannondale M700 The beast of the East
1990 Giant ATX770
1990 GiantATX 780
1991? Giant CFM1
1992 GT Corrado (my 1st bike with a front shock and one of my favorite bikes)
1997? K2 Razorback (Turner Stinger copy, had the linkage fork with battery powered circuitry)
1999 GT STS1000 DS
2001 SantaCruz Bullit
2002 Azonic Evolution HT
2002 Ellsworth Joker
2004 Ellsworth Moment
Nothing but a pile of parts right now waiting for it's 6 Pack home.
Last edited by SSINGA; 03-29-2005 at 06:57 AM.
Nothing to see here.
1987 Jamis Dakar
1996 schwinn S10, my first full suspension
1997 specialized FSR later upgraded with the mountainspeed six inch travel kit
1999? schwinn straight 8 [dh]
2000 Ellsworth Joker
2000 Marin team dh
2001 Ellsworth Dare
2004 Yeti ASX
The living: 2002 Turner RFX
Last edited by Renegade; 03-29-2005 at 07:10 AM.
WOW! That didn't take long....I sense a homocide!
Originally Posted by SSINGA
The timing was right to make a change, and I'm no stranger to change as you can tell from my list of dead bikes. I really liked the Moment, so the Pack has some big shoes to fill.
Originally Posted by lidarman
Airborne Lucky Strike (commuter bike)
Turner Burner (gay red )
Past bikes: I have no idea if they are living or dead anymore.
1986 Bridgestone MB2
1988 Bridgestone MB5
1990 Diamond Back Apex
1987 Redline RL-20 bmxer
1991 Bridgestone MB2 (owned this one, and sold it, then bought it back a few years later, then I sold it again)
1993 Giant ATX 770
1994 GT Pro Series 24' bmx cruiser
1994 KHS Prolite (or something like that)
1995 Panasonic Ti Roadbike
1996 Cannondale M800
1996 Giant Allegra roadie
1997 Classic 1960's Old School tandem (still own)
1997 Mark Zeh Custom Steel Hardtail (still own)
1998 Marin Wildcat Trail full suspension bike
1999 Cannondale R1000 road bike (still own)
2000 Cannondale XR800 cyclocross (still own)
2001 Giant AC Air lite
2004 Turner 5 Spot (still own)
I think that pretty much sums up most of it, other than countless townies, and cheap bikes that have passed through my hands. I still feel like I'm forgeting a few, but those are the ones that are coming to mind as of right now. Oh, and I should say that between 1988 and 1999 I worked for a number of different bike shops.
Dead: 1988 Ventana Marble Peak Hardtail (Someday it may be converted to a single speed)
Living: 2003 Turner 5 Spot
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