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  • that's easy,my 2002 cannondale f800.sold it to buy a guitar amp.man do i regret it!!! 😥

    Giant trance and prince albert 🙁

    Gooner
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    my 1984 Marin Palisades Trail – my first proper mtb (if anyone has one i would like to buy it)

    and my more recent Gary Fisher Cake 1DLX

    not sold anymore bikes as i have kept them!

    ojom
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    my anthem advanced. it had to go though. i hope the guy who bought it off me is as happy with it as i was.

    lovely steep head angled gorgeousness.

    ojom
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    my anthem advanced. it had to go though. i hope the guy who bought it off me is as happy with it as i was.

    lovely steep head angled gorgeousness.

    Premier Icon neil853
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    unfortunatley there's so many, particually my '00/01 sworks dh bike, my 01 cove stiffee and recently sold an 853 rock lobster which i miss

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    My Malcolm Smith Racing.

    Sold it to by an Alpinestars POS.
    🙄

    Premier Icon Clink
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    This – first bike I built – really regret selling it 🙁

    It sold to someone on here, then sold on again from what I remember. Would be interested in buying it back!

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    most nostalgic for a coule of old ones- rose tinted spectacles etc.
    Fisher CR7, cos it was a riding revelation after the bikes that preceded it, and a Nishiki Alien (the first, white, one) because it was such an eyecatcher at the time.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    My 2005 Blur….*sobs*

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    I sold a Cannondale F800 (2005) to a bloke called Jude, it went for only £375 on ebay,

    I still silently weep for my loss.

    Jude, if you are reading I hope you are enjoying it and taking good care. I would buy it back off you tomorrow.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    a Nishiki Alien (the first, white, one) because it was such an eyecatcher at the time.

    That was my dream bike.

    sslowpace
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    Klein rascal with far to much pimp kit on it, Explosif (the one with the ribbed downtube) and Pace Rc200.

    The Pace did go towards funding a used Anthem Advanced which is superb (ebay, not yours thebikechain??) and is not going anywhere.

    fontmoss
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    My LeMond buenos aires, steel and carbon dont make em anymore

    Bought a ti version a year later but never even built it up, sold it on.

    Dark Side
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    1991 Salsa ala Carte with jelly bean paint finish and Bontrager forks with iirc a Rockshox RS1 crown. Still to this day miss it.

    oldgit
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    Gary Fisher Sugar, would have been great with some modern kit.

    sofaking
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    original tinbred with rigid ti forks to match

    Marin Bear Valley. Original version. Stunning and bought wholly with my own pocket money. Sold to buy a Trek 8000 which promptly got nicked!

    Orange 5 which I pimped to within an inch of its life. Sadly 18" bikes are just too small and the 20" was fugly!

    1996 Cindercone

    slowrider
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    my blur 4x. would have kept it if i could have afforded it as well as my orange 5. i couldnt and think i made the right choice for most of my riding. the 4x was wicked for a blast round hemlock stone though!

    stuey
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    Very emotive things 'mountain bike(rs)'
    Sold my Pastey Howler to buy a Klein Palomino – then that had to go too – now trying to get them both back!

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    Jake 🙁

    Very tempted to buy another.

    lyons
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    hmm, ive had loads of bikes… The only 2 i miss are my old DMR trailstar, as it was my first decent bike. ( before that i had a 200 pound giant). I Brought that with my pocket money too. I'd love it back now, i only sold the frame for 80 quid.

    And the other bike i kind of miss, is my oldish (2005) gt dhi. Best dh bike ive ridden, and i was really wishing i had it when i was in the alps a few weeks back. But then i swapped it for my current trek fuel, which to be honest i love, and ride alot more than i ever rode the gt…. It will still be sold at some point though i'm sure.

    timber
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    S-Works M4 hardtail – '98? same year as the one Palmer raced – clashed horrendously in red with orange Z1's, sold for a cheap steel kona that snapped 8 months later.

    samuri
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    My pompino. Paid bugger all for it, rode it a million miles with a million smiles, sold it for nothing. Regretted it as soon as the postie collected it.

    Andyhilton
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    my prophet *sob*

    Jezwick
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    Not sure this will work, but I did regret selling my Missile

    Dibbs
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    Don't laugh, but I still regret getting rid of my PRST-4, I'd done over 4000 miles on it but it suited my riding style better than any bike I've ever had.

    My chopper sprint: Mine was purple with 'normal' handle bars all else was the real deal…… 😥

    Permission for '70s nostalgia trip………sniff…..

    Lionheart
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    My most recent was my Cotic Soul, I am just 'between' them at the moment. Many years ago (35+!) I had a Carlton track frame I used on the road, it was made mid/late 50s, had hand made long point lugs each lug had cuts outs making up the suit of cards, Spades, Clubs, Hearts and Diamonds – soooo wish I had kept it….. 😐
    Wish I had missed a Blur 4x!! Don't think I will miss the Yeti or Orange – great bikes but not enough Soul…

    brant
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    My YZ125 🙁

    Mof
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    Gary Fisher Sugar here too, would have been perfect for the riding I'm doing now…fitted like a designer glove…best bike I ever had by a long shot. Slightly regret several others too….Yeti 575, under used but still nice and looked brilliant. Merlin Malt 1, cheap but great fun…. sold that to buy a ring for a girlfriend…. never again. Scott Racing… long bike, gave me neck ache looking up at the trail, but it was fast… too fast for my abilities.

    bikemonkey
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    geoffj – snap!

    I sold my Jake when I changed jobs – I didn't think I'd need it for commuting anymore. I miss it now.

    theboatman
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    was just a blast 😀

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    'Don't laugh, but I still regret getting rid of my PRST-4'

    Who's laughing? Still got mine – still love it!!!

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    Inbred SS. Sold all three of my bikes at the time and replaced them with just one, a Chameleon. In theory I could SS it for the winter, but I know I won't. Miss that Inbred, it was a nice bike.

    My 1991 Raleigh. Sold in 1993 and didn't touch another bike for 8 years.

    What a tool.

    enfht
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    Do shed fires count? My highly prized BMX burnt to death and I didn't sit on another bike for 18 years. I'm still a bit traumatised tbh, and no pics 🙁

    thanks to thegreenman, I have withdrawn my Coiler from being sold despite it being broadly similar in performance terms to my "new" bike. I dont need the money, love riding it, have had some great experiences on/with it, and I MIGHT not like my new bike as much in which case I'd be a fool to let it go.

    When I bought my first bike in ~'93, I always regretted not saving up the extra and buying my dream bike at the time the Kona Cindercone (in green-titanium, Im sure a retro geek will be along in a minute to correct the year!). I still have my first bike (GT Pantera) as a town/hack bike but it holds no place in my heart…

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