First bike, number of bikes in the middle, latest bike
3 Genesis iOs, 2 Cervelo S1s, 3 Genesis Equilibrium 725s (not including current one), Genesis Equilibrium 853, Genesis Altitude 853, Genesis Altitude Ti, Rocky Mountain ETS-X, Cannondale F700, Cannondale something else to replace the cracked F700, some sample Ridgeback road bike, Scott something road bike, Genesis Flyer, nasty cheap Apollo full susser, slightly less cheap Carrera full susser, Peugeot Alpina, Raleigh Burner. I think that’s it.Posted 3 years agokcalSubscriber
I assume we’re talking MTBs..
Specialized Rockhopper (c. 1987 so U brakes, Biopace rings..) – sold to a mate, still running
Stumpjumper (steel, 1989) – frame cracked after RTA, eventually rusted through)
Stumpjumper M2 1998 or so, still mine and going
Kona Kilaeua 1995, chopped & dropped, SS, first choice of bike still..
RoadPosted 3 years ago
Falcon Grand Prix, 1984 or so (was s/h), flogged for parts about 2 years ago
Singular Peregrine – last year’s model
Stumpjumper M2 1998 as above, mongrel with slicks, fixed gear and dropped bars, bought s/hNorthwindSubscriber
First bike- some sort of Raleigh fixie with stabilisers. First proper bike, Raleigh Marauder Index (SIS at both ends, bitchin!)
Between, er, 16? Mostly hardtails, always shuffling hardtails. Quite a lot of those were Ragley Mmmbops, trying to get my hands on one that wasn’t faulty.
Most recent… Orange 224 Evo. Or possibly my Hemlock considering practically no parts are original.Posted 3 years agoI_AcheMember
My first proper MTB was a 1997 GT Timberline like the one below but in 16″ as it would be easier to jump and have more clearance for DH. Who said chuckable was a modern thing? I also had it as 1×9 and long travel Judy XLC forks. IIRC it cost me about £300 new in May 1998.
Look at those angles!
I’ve had 12 bikes in the middle an now have.
A 2011 Specialized Stumpjumper carbon that I got a couple of months ago and built up in my own way. Is not the most capable bike I have had but is definitely the most suitable.Posted 3 years agokd48Subscriber
Saracen Tufftrax – sold
Kona Hahanna -sold
Santa Cruz Heckler 4″ – sold
Kona Explosif – sold
Genesis i0 – sold
Santa Cruz Heckler 5″ – broke it, bent frame
Boardman Comp Road – sold
Genesis Altitude 30 – too smell, now wifes
Genesis Altitude 10 – still got
Genesis Day One Alfine – sold
Specialised Camber Expert – stolen
Orange 5 – still got
Cannondale Synapse – still got
OMG – 13 bikes in 26 years, that’s only one every 2 years – that don’t sound too bad. 5 new, 3 C2W and the rest bought second hand.
I think that’s acceptable.Posted 3 years agolerkSubscriber
First ‘grownup up’ bike – Townsend 10 spd rigid thing (still doing the rounds in the family although now relegated to spare bike number two at grandma’s)Posted 3 years ago
First ‘proper’ mtb – Raleigh Max Chromo 21spd triggers, v brakes and rockshox Indys. (Now my nieces no1 bike)
Only 2.5 mtbs between that and my five29…hofnarMember
First no clue what my dad bought me
inbetween commuters included at least 25 proably 50
I once had almost 10 commuters as a kid as a young adult I had none for a while.
My last a second hand prorace nox carbon roadie, last built a BMC hardtail to go buy bread last new a one one fatty Current total at least ten probably 15
I have issues I knowPosted 3 years agowillejMember
First: 1988 Raleigh Marauder
Inbetweeners: 14 (12 MTBs and 2 roadies)
Now: 2012 Charge Duster
Of those only 4 have been bought as complete bikes. The last 12 have all been custom builds, one morphing into another to a greater or lesser degree. At most I’ve had 5 at a time, now only the one which I don’t ride enough!Posted 3 years agomamadirtMember
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1991: Dawes Zed ladies framed MTB
134 MTB and BMX builds between then and last month 😳
Erm, latest bike was a lovely little Commencal El Camino ordered direct from France (test-ridden and then sold on ebay yesterday) but I do have an Inbred Slot Dropout frame and Transition Trans Am arriving tomorrow and a nice pile of parts 😛 Eeeny meeny . . . 😳Posted 3 years agomamadirtMember
I know – bikes are great! 😀 . In my defence I only have 3 (DH bike, short-travel singlespeed F/S bike and 1960s Schwinn mini cruiser) and they all get ridden regularly (plus the pile of parts and never-ending rolling frame-swapping project which keeps the boredom at bay).Posted 3 years ago
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