and the best bike you've ever owned is?…
Back in the days, was only 15 ( about 20yrs ago now )
Peugeot road frame 531 pro cromed forks / rear stays
Black mettalic with the peugeot stripes
Cinelli Record Bar/Stem and Cork tape
Shimano Ultergra 600 gruppo and Campag Omega Strata Hardox V section clinchers with Michelin hi light roads
Selle San Marco Rolls saddle
was worth a bit then, wish i'd kept it
Next best would be my old Kona Cinder Cone, still going strong with the original bottom bracket, headset, chainset, stem etc, upgraded from Suntour XC to Deore XT / Thumbies
was funny how those has an extra click so you could run a road cassette with an extra cog 😉
Last but not least my old raleigh grifter – bombproofPosted 8 years agoTeetosugarsSubscriber
It should be my Heckler, but I dunno, I can't put my finger on why, but I just can't seem to get on with it.. Its built up with my dream spec,and on paper it should be awesome, but there is a niggling voice in the back of my mind…
Guess I should just get out and ride the ****' thing more… 😳Posted 8 years agoeddie11Subscriber
Despite owning several mountain bikes over the years they have all been 'just fine'. Each one has been technically better and more suitable for the job than the last but i've never fallen in love with any of them.
The one that gives me most pleasure is a second-hand knackered steel audax ridgeback with original transmission that has received zero maintenance except more oil on top of the dirt, now has barely any brakepads, rusty forks and some strange handling characteristics that have required years of careful learning. But commuting to work on it breaks up the days and it has given me some great tours with mates. so its 'best' for what I've done with it rather than cos its any good as a bike.Posted 8 years agobreakneckspeedMember
I think it’s my clockwork, well the one I had before it & sold for a pro flex 757 – the current clockwork was bought 12 years ago as a commuter and made the ride to work bearable if not idiot grin inducingPosted 8 years ago
It the sense you get ridding it that the more you thrash it the more it wants – currently its built up as a single speed which only enhance it
Don’t get me wrong I love my Yeti but I don’t think I’ll be riding it in 9 years time – even the sub5 has lost it original appealhungry monkeyMember
i do quite like my solitude… probably the 'best' frame i'll ever have. i did also VERY much enjoy my on-one inbred 29er SS though… which cost me less than half the cost of the solitude frame…
i'll not be selling the solitude for a LONG time though, on its 3rd incarnation at the mo, and loving it more and more…Posted 8 years agodamionMember
DMR Sidekick with '00 Z1 FR's on it. Regretted selling it so much I've just bought and built another one, shame this frames a darn sight tattier than the original. Maybe it would deserve a trip to the powder coaters…
Never had a bike fit me so well, accelerate like you wouldn't believe and guarantee to put a smile on my face at the end of the day. I've gone through 4", 5", 6" both ends back to where I started. If I'd only known.Posted 8 years agoTeetosugarsSubscriber
taka – Member
out of the 17bikes ive owned in the klast 4 years its gota be the 1990 somthing maring bolinal ridge had it for 8 months and all i ever had wrong with it was a broken chain and a puncture still got the frame ect. building it up for my mum (wink wink)
Is that even English??? 😕Posted 8 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
The old steel Cougar road bike I swapped a camera lens for on here.Posted 8 years ago
I just love riding it. Its skinny tubes, tiny 23c tyres, loads of flex. Has character.
MTB wise the 04' SWorks Enduro I got rid of a few months ago. As good as the Ventana is its yet to match the Enduro. Probably just me, silly old nostalgic fool. 🙂WozzaMember
Seems i'm not alone with the "this bike is miles better than…" feeling!
..but there's something significantly better about my Rocky Mountain Blizzard than all of the others…
Mind you… my 97 Zaskar was brilliant! My mate rides a modern Zaskar race and a bit of me always wants to swap!Posted 8 years ago
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