- First bike you owned?
Proper first bike, or first bike you bought with your own money?Posted 3 years ago
The first with my own money was a DP Freestyler that cost me about a grand in 1984, payed for on my dad’s flexible friend thet I had to do two paper rounds & washing cars after school to pay back, happy days!thegreatapeMember
Raleigh Boxer, which I think was a baby Grifter.
Then with my own money an Apollo Blizzard (15 gears), plus top tube bollock protector, corner frame bag for shoulder carrying, and a rather natty polystyrene helmet with fluorescent yellow mesh underpants style cover (MET possibly?)Posted 3 years ago
Just for a bit of fun.
I saved up the £2.70 per week for delivering many, many, many weekend papers around Torquay, which parents matched. I bought one of these from Colin Lewis Cycles in Paignton.
Bloody loved it; meant everything to me at the time.
(A google pic!)
Posted 3 years agonick1962Member
First bike I paid for was one of these after much saving of Xmas and birthday money etc ,£20 second hand IIRC,mine had silver mini muguards.I had been riding an ancient ladies Raleigh given to me by a neighbour since I was five!No idea what happened to it,presumably handed down to my little brother.Posted 3 years ago
Mine was a bike my parents got in a church jumble sale. I learnt to ride on it ( I was six at a guess) then my parents swapped with some neighbours, who had got a boys bike for their daughter at another jumble sale .. I had no idea mine was a girls bike! After that I shared my sister’s Moulton Mini until I was given a Raleigh Olympus when I was 11.Posted 3 years agosuperfliMember
1st proper bike I remember was my Kalkhoff racer that was too big for me! My dad screwed big wooden blocks to the pedals so I could reach them 😆Posted 3 years ago
I cycled everyday to my infant school which was 3miles away (up a long hill too!). First day of junior school and I got called up in front of assembly as I had ridden in without a cycle proficiency. I was distraught, so embarrasing! I think my dad must have had a word, as I never had to take the cycle proficiency test.
That bike must have lasted me until I was 9/10 when I got a BMX.acehtnMember
Can’t remember early ones, second hand roadster type things.
First new to me was a Grifter, little bro got a Boxer.
Had a Carlton Continental 5spd after that, and bent it shunting a car 🙂 happy days…..
Strangely having a lot of fun with an old Raleigh tempest commuter/roadie from 82 the cheapest and bestest race bike i have owned so far, and it only gets raced off road 🙂Posted 3 years agogonzyMember
my dad used to buy me cheap bikes from various second hand shops or from car boot sales…some of them were good, some not so good. he got me my first real bike which was a raleigh tomahawk from a second hand shop. it was an awesome bike and i loved riding it until it needed a new front tyre and inner tube…getting hold of one proved difficult so in the end after another year of riding it i got my first proper new bike.Posted 3 years ago
i was 9 years old and my dad had boght me a puch invader bmx from the LBS for £150…a lot of money for 1987!!
i loved that bike and i felt like a king riding it…and had it up until i was 23.
got my first mtb aged 13…it was a raleigh activator…say no more!!
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