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  • Premier Icon mikewsmith

    SC Heckler
    SC Blur LTc
    SC Nomad
    Rocky Mtn Element
    On One 456
    Spec Allez from years ago
    Giant Defy

    Think that is it


    Ibis Mojo HD (sold in 2015 but bought in 2011 if that counts?)
    On One 456 Carbon
    Stanton Slackline (though sadly never got chance to ride it in anger)
    Cotic Bfe
    Mondraker Foxy XR carbon
    Genesis Datum
    Whyte T130C RS

    Ps and all were built up from frame only by me, apart from Ridley and Cannonade


    Keep trying, You might find one that you like eventually!

    My list: Cotic bfe

    End of list.

    Premier Icon scc999

    Giant Anthem 2013 (26″ wheels, 100mm travel).
    Bird Aeris Mk1.

    Still got both but only ride the Aeris.

    If I had spare money and lots of room then I might look at a 29er HT, but I have neither!



    Transition Covert
    Transition Bandit
    Carbon Covert
    NS Soda
    Stanton Switchback
    Ragley Big Wig
    Transition Smuggler
    Vitus Sommet Pro
    All been frame only
    Orbea road bike only one complete

    Ps I haven’t got pictures of a 650b giant anthem and Ridley x bow I had as well

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    Oh God. This will show me up as the serial bike swapper that I know I am, but always try and deny.

    Cotic Bfe
    Cotic Roadrat Alfine
    Cotic Escapade SS
    Trek Fuel EX9 29er
    Genesis Day One SS
    Transition Trans AM 29er
    Trek Stache 7

    In my (albeit crap) defense only four of them were new. I’m left with just the Stache now. Really regret selling the Escapade. Should have kept it and just added gears.

    Now selling the Stache and looking longingly at a Vagabond. Family and work commitments mean it would make more sense.

    Five, maybe six ๐Ÿ˜ณ Don’t have pics of them all; most were second hand though.


    These have all been keepers….
    Surly Krampus
    Surly Instigator V1.0
    DMR Bolt
    DMR Trailstar
    Surly Instigator V1.0
    Genesis Vagabond
    Dialled Love/Hate

    The most recent purchase (Optic) involved a part-ex, and in the last 3 years I’ve sold 1 bike and given 1 bike away. Currently own 8…

    Alpine 160 (for sale)
    Norco Optic
    Voodoo Wazoo
    Cannondale SuperX CX race bike
    Saracen Hack (insurance write off, now CX pit bike)
    Giant Contend Disc commuter (insurance replacement)
    Reilly T325 cafe/club run road bike (personal injury payout from same accident)
    Lapierre Xelius racing/training road bike.

    Shopping for a TT bike if/when Alpine sells ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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    [url=]0T0A0307[/url] by John Stanley, on Flickr

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    [url=]IMG_7618[/url] by John Stanley, on Flickr

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    [url=]GOPR9994[/url] by John Stanley, on Flickr

    4 of them secondhand. Still got 5 6 of them and apart from the Fatty Trail they all get regular use. Time to sell the Fatty.


    None bar I reframed my commuter to fit an ebike kit

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    ‘Main’ bikes in the last 4 years…

    Cotic BFe
    Orange Alpine 160
    Cotic Rocket

    (the Alpine was a stop-gap because Rockets weren’t being made)

    But also in the garage and less often ridden over that time frame…

    Identiti Mr Hyde
    DMR Trailstar
    Lee Cooper (one-off frame) rigid singlespeed

    Premier Icon tomhoward

    Since 1/1/13

    09 Intense Slopestyle
    08 Orange Hitman
    (No idea) One One Inbred SS
    03? GT pro Cruiser 24
    13 Trek 1.5
    13 Trek Madone 5 series w/Di2
    13 SC 5010 carbon
    13 SC Nomad mk3 carbon
    12/13 SC Chameleon
    15 Specialized fat boy pro
    16 Specialised turbo levo fsr expert
    17 Specialised Sequoia elite
    17 Pivot Mach 429 SL team

    Still got 7 of em ๐Ÿ˜€

    Will post pics when I CBA


    2012 Zesty 714 – still got it and ride it most of the time

    2014 OnOne c456 – still got it and ride it when A) my back isn’t broken and B) it’s muddy outside

    2016 Mondraker Dune XR – still got it and ride it on the ‘big’ stuff (Bike parks, Alps, towpaths that sort of thing…….)

    However, very few of the parts stay the same. On my Zesty, the only original 2012 part is the seat post QR clamp……. ๐Ÿ˜†

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    Road: 2005 Trek 1200
    Road: 2014 Wilier GTR
    CX: 2016 Rapide RL Disc 20
    MTB: 2016 Genesis Tarn 10
    Vintage: 1980s Atala something-or-other

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    Banshee Spitfire.

    Singular Swift just falls inside your timeframe.

    Don’t seem to go through bikes very quickly.

    No different bikes in the last 5 year. I have the same bikes today that i had 5 years ago, the newest is just over ten years old.

    Should I immediately delete my account?



    Cotic Soul 26″ – wheels are too tiny
    Unbranded TT bike – unused
    HED road bike – BB area frame fail

    Kinesis FF29 – only MTB
    Genesis Day One Alfine – the Sunday cafe via the woods pootler
    Kinesis Crosslight 5T – commuter and beast of burden
    Scott Carbon road thing – for occasional Lycra cat suit rides

    I think these are all within the timeframe but I’m not that sure if I’m honest.


    2011 Orange 5 – still got but has been through 3 different builds so that’s technically 3 versions!
    2009 GT Avalanche – sold after 5 months.
    Boardman Hybrid Comp – still got but about to strip it and bin the frame after I got knocked off it and the compo cheque has cleared.
    2015 Trek Fuel EX 7 27.5 – still got.
    2016 GT Traffic 2.0 – bought as a temporary commuter, still got but will be going soon.
    2017 Marin Nicasio – bought to try out road and gravel riding, now the commuter with the odd Sunday bimble.

    That’s going back 4 years, I think I’ve failed on keeping to my ‘1 new bike a year’ rule ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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    Some cube HT
    Charge blender
    Dartmoor shine
    Kinesis pro 6
    Transition covert
    Kinesis Tripster

    Still got the blender frame, the covert and the tripster

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    [url=]The Big Red One[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    [url=]The Jump one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    [url=]The SingleSpeed one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    [url=]The BMX one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    [url=]The Winter one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    [url=]The Fast one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    [url=]The Perfect one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    [url=]The Pretty one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    [url=]The Versatile one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    [url=]The Fat one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    [url=]The Electric one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    [url=]The Adventure one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    [url=]The Race one[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr


    My list

    OO Carbon 456
    OO 456
    OO Fatty
    Dartmoor Primal Plus
    Nukeproof Mega 2013
    Turner 5Spot 2012
    Knolly Delirium Mk1
    Knolly Delirium 2016
    Bird Aeris Mk1
    Saracen Ariel
    NS Snabb Enduro
    Saracen Tenet

    To be honest I’ve probably forgotten one or two.

    All self built from frames with the exception of the Tenet.

    Stand outs were the 456, 5Spot, Mega and my current and Primal and Snabb. The Snabb is a very recent arrival and so far it’s turning out to be the stiffer, more robust replacement for the Aeris I was hoping it would be.

    Low points were the Ariel, the CTD shoch was, erm shocking and it was returned due the bushing issues they all had. Then there was the 2016 Delirium. This arrived with a misaligned frame which wouldn’t accept the rear axle, once I’d managed to remove it in the first place that is. A new rear triangle didn’t fix the problem and after over two months sat in its box the frame was finally returned for a refund, unbuilt and unridden.

    Premier Icon jambalaya

    Same 2 bikes since 2012

    Cotic BFe
    Tansition Covert

    What’s truely embarrasing is they are both on the original drivetrains ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Dialled PAC frame has been waiting to be built up for 5 years now ๐Ÿ˜

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    Retired my Hemlock 2 years ago, got a BMC Trailfox to replace that but didn’t quite gel so got a Remedy to replace that, still got it

    Bought a Calibre Dune fatbike, still got it

    Shortly after, sold my Ragley Ti as it just wasn’t getting ridden enough and replaced it with a 3d printer and some wheels.

    Bought an el cheapo carbon frame and built an XC bike, still got it

    Bought an Onza Bird trials bike which I have essentially never ridden

    Think that’s it actually! May just have sold my Soda and built my commuter (a rather lovely Boardman with upgraded everything, which is now where old mtb standards go to die) in that window too.

    So basically, I am going downmarket and less cool! Replaced a niche british bike with a niche swiss bike then with an incredibly mainstream mass market bike. Replaced a niche, titanium UK brand with a fatbike from a supermarket. And replaced another niche, titanium UK brand with a no-name chinese carbon bike.


    Only 2, possibly 3 but I’m not sure on dates.

    Let my rougher than rough Cove go a bit over a year ago.

    And ‘went 650b’ with my lovely Intense Tracer, it’s lovely and picking up the sorts of scrapes I like on my bikes…

    In the last four years and not including retro:

    Main bike, each replaced the previous.
    2009 Orange 5.
    2014 Orange 5 29.
    2016.5 Orange Segment.

    Second bike, none at the same time.
    2007 Orange Clockwork 19″ (Few different builds).
    2007 Orange Clockwork 21″.
    2015 Orange RX9.

    Got a 2017 P7 on the way to compliment the Segment.

    Orange….. Orange…..


    Full sus Plus bus
    Retro hardtail

    I’m sure people have had more bikes, but I may win on the different bikes front ๐Ÿ™‚

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    One. A Sanderson Breath, built with recycled bits from my ST4 that broke.

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    I am amazed at the amount of bikes some of you have had! Total respect for how you can be bothered with all the faff!

    Norco Sight
    YT Tues
    Ragley Piglet 2

    want a 29er hardtail

    stolen: Specialized Sirrus
    Specialized 29er hardtail!


    Amazing! One bike only… I hardly have enough spare time to ride let along constantly buying and selling bikes. I think some of you put the LBS to shame!


    I assume you’re all stripping the GPS tagging from phone pics before uploading your babies… ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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    I think some of you put keep the LBS to shame in business !


    I assume you’re all stripping the GPS tagging from phone pics before uploading your babies…

    Jokes on the thieves, I don’t live at those places anymore/they’re not taken where I live…

    Premier Icon Ben_H

    I started 2013 with a Cotic Soul and Cotic >X<. Then…

    2014: sold >X< frameset and replaced with Cotic Escapade; sold Soul and built-up a Stooge
    2015: sold Stooge; built up a Cotic Soul 275
    2016: built Kinesis 4S Disc; sold Cotic Escapade; bought Surly Ogre
    At end of 2016 (!): bought Surly Straggler; sold 4S and Ogre and consolidated best bits
    2017: built up a Transition Scout, based on used frame and parts from Soul 275 (which is now a rigid singlespeed)

    In my defence – I self-build my bikes and sell the old parts, so the actual cost of all this change isn’t quite as steep as it might otherwise be!


    Empire AP-1
    Lapierre Spicy
    Curtis AM
    Whyte 19
    Trek Remedy

    Trek Superfly
    Giant Trance
    Cannondale Supersix
    Colnago Mexico
    Raleigh Zenith

    Christ, that’s a sickening amount of money.

    Premier Icon slackboy

    I started 2013 with a 1998 Rockhopper which never got used, then I bought (in classic mid life crisis style)

    Sept 2013 – Ribble 7005
    March 2014 – Boardman Comp which got rapidly upgraded into a Cotic Soul
    September 2015 – 1995 Stumpjumper
    March 2016 – Kinesis Tripster and sold the Ribble
    March 2017 – Giant Trance 2 and sold the Stumpy

    The ones left are keepers – I love the Cotic’s looks and am dumbfounded by how flattering the Giant Trance is to my meagre skills.

    Judging by the pattern above I’m due another new bike in september, can’t wait to find out what it will be. I think need a snotter for leaving outside the shops. Quite fancy a low rent mid ’90’s GT or Kona.

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    Just realized had the same two bikes for five years now.
    Trek 3900

    Canyon Nerve XC 7.0

    Both bikes have had most of the components replaced, with the hardtail in the lead having zero original parts remaining except the seat clamp! (actually the hydro brakes came from my previous bike).

    This year I decided to skip the buying a whole new bike thing and build one up instead. It will be a 27.5″ 1×11 130mm travel hardtail.

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    September 2013-

    Owned: Pitch, Kona Kula and a Langster. Kula cracked so replacement was a Kona Unit.

    Summer 2014: Stripped the Pitch and built a 456 evoII up.

    Summer 2015: C2W Arkose, sold Langster.

    Spring 2016: Stripped 456 and Unit to build a Solaris. 456 sold. Unit frame stashed.

    Spring 2017: Built Unit back up.

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