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    What's Your Favorite Bike You've Never Owned?

    For me it's early Rocky Mountain Wedge & Tantalus followed by early Off Road Toad.

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    Because my tastes are simple, they've been pretty attainable.

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    Merlin Newsboy

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    Probably a Brodie Romax. But there are so many and they are mostly road bikes.

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    For pure sexiness....Paul Brown's Santa Rosa.

    For pure wildness...one of Craig Mitchell's early bikes.

    For pure riding....Breezer Series III.




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    Phoenix. But it is a just don't own one yet.

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    I regret not buying a Red White and Blue Kona A'ha
    Looking for a P7, k14 or f12 1inch

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    Merlin Newsboy and I could have had one as my LBS had one available at the time. Oh the things we miss out on in life.
    The Truth will set you free.

    ....but it might offend you first!

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    Willits 28er.
    Cunningham racer.
    JP Weigle randonneur.

    My tastes are expensive.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Bruce Gordon Rock n Road.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Mountain Cycle Shockwave. I know it's not as vintage as most people here dig, but I had a Moho and a San Andreas and loved those bikes immensely. At the time I was dabbling in a bit of downhilling and I really wanted a Shockwave. Plus, they looked off-the-hook.

    When I first started riding, it was the Ritchey P23.

    I can do without the Shockwave, but now that the topic has been raised, the P23 would be the bike I'd buy if one came up and doing so wasn't fiscally irresponsible.

    Grumps

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    Original Yeti C-26.

    Wait, nevermind


    Why would you own 100 Yugos when you could own 1 Porsche? - Rumpfy



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    Rocky Thunderbolt (the original)
    Brodie Romax (the original)
    Off Road Toad (original, early-ish)

    Edited to note that each of these was jut out of reach of my teen-aged self. I had a Rocky Fusion b/c that's what I could afford as a 16 yr old. I later had a Brodie ClimbMax b/c that's what I could swing, but lusted after the red-with-white splatter Romax sitting in the store where I worked. Later I had inquired about an Off Road Toad, but the price was double what I paid for the Brodie (which had wholesale pricing and therefore employee discount available; not so much for the ORT.)
    Show me your Toads. Old Brodies, too.

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    mantis valkyrie
    ird stroker
    bridgestone xo-1
    early steel vulture with square seat stays (but i would settle for a ti vulture of any vintage with tubular stays)
    land shark dirt shark (really just for the paint)
    raleigh mountain tour elkhorn
    "May your trails be winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view." - Ed Abbey
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    Probably a Brodie Romax. But there are so many and they are mostly road bikes.
    Oh yea!

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    A full tilt Cunningham Racer.
    -eric-

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    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

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    Brodie Romax
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    Serrota CST (not too retro)

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    Grellow Yo Eddy. I always waited for the next one to come around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    Grellow Yo Eddy. I always waited for the next one to come around.
    I settled for a wicked.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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    I should also mention that I finally own the Wicked Fat Chance that I'd wanted for 20 years. I would also like a custom bike from one of the following in 29/27.5+....

    Retrotec Twin
    Coconino
    Blaze
    Moonman
    Oddity
    Black Sheep

    I have drooled over these bikes for years. I'd also order the segmented suspension corrected fork and one piece bar/stem combo to match. It'd be all flat black with one head badge like the early bikes were.
    The Truth will set you free.

    ....but it might offend you first!

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    I'd say the Merlin Newsboy as well. All them curvy tubes...mmmmmmm.

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    Mantis Valkyrie with full IRD dressing

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    Vintage ORT for me.

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    never owned and never own.

    Cunningham Racer

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    A few years ago, at a demo, I rode a Niner Jet9 with full XTR/Enve. Prior to that, the only full-suspension bike I had ever ridden was a Fisher Joshua XO...I swore that I would never ride a full-squish POS again.

    The JET was a revelation...and, in my mind, I compare all bikes to it. I still don't know if it was as great as my mind remembers it, but I remember it as: the best bike I've ever ridden.

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    Series II III Breezer.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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