- shortest time you have owned a bike?
i bought a lovely bmx on 26th last month (total mid life crisis 😳
as i have no bike skills whatsoever,i will be part exchanging it towards a full sus next week (hopefully help pay towards a 2013 spesch stumpy fsr evo comp (not saying i can do that justice either,but will definitely get used a lot more than the bmx 😉
i reckon give or take less than 25 days i’ll have had it 😮
i’m sure someone here can beat that though 😉Posted 5 years agoPeterPoddyMember
About 5-6 months for my Roadrat. Not really a bad bike but the sizing didn’t really suit me, it was too flexy to tow a trailer, but the real deal breaker was the rear dropout arrangement: Fit a rack and mudguards and it’s virtually impossible to get the back wheel out. I sold it after walking 3 miles home with a puncture because that was quicker and easier than fixing it.Posted 5 years ago
Replaced it with a £195 Cararra Subway 1 which was a far superior bike.Rusty SpannerSubscriber
Can you do me a favour and buy a nice Cotic Soul or Kona Sutra?
I’ll take em off your hands when you’re fed up.
Oh, and let me know when you’re bored with the Lemon Drop too, m’kay? 🙂
Seriously, don’t give up – I bought a BMX in similar circumstances a few years ago.
Just couldn’t get on with it and was convinced it was actually possessed – it tried to kill me every time I rode it.
It stood in the front room for ages silently mocked me as I walked past.
I finally bit the bullet and tried to learn how it worked.
Ride it loads now – you’ve just got to get stuck in and practice!
A full suss won’t make you a better rider or let you tackle anything you can’t on your hardtail.
A BMX will, however, increase your awesomeness rating by a factor of three, make you more attractive to women and make you a better guitarist. Fact.
Give it another six months – if none of this proves to be true I’ll give you a ton for it. 😀Posted 5 years agoHob NobMember
Orange 224 Evo.
I think I owned it about a week. Build it up as a DH bike budget cutback, and in a bizarre set of circumstances I took it to the local spot to give it a shakedown.
One of the other people there took a shining to it & offered to buy it for a hefty amount more than I paid for it. Happy days.
Still see him on it now & he loves it 🙂Posted 5 years agoGJPMember
I am generally OK at keeping them for a few months it is the riding them that is the problem.
1/ Cove Handjob – bought the frame and built it up, never bothered to ride it, split and sold
2/ Pearson CX bike – bought it all new, rode once and then split and sold
3/ Trek FX 7.5 bought in a the sale, rode for 6 times and sold on
I still have two brand new bike that I haven’t yet ridden.
1/ A 2009 whyte 19 carbon hardtail, now over 3 years old but never yet ridden, bought a scott scale last year and that get ridden all the timePosted 5 years ago
2/ A 2012 Trek Madone bought about 3 months ago but not yet ridden, primarily due to injury (tendonitis), but I have been riding my road bike for the last month and still keep taking the old one outinbred853Member
One week, bought a BFe 853 frame form the bay to replace my inbred853. Frame arrived and I built it with the parts from my inbred and went out for couple of rides, then realised I didn’t like it!Posted 5 years ago
Sold on the bay with a slight loss, however now I know and the inbred lives again.AlexSubscribertoppers3933Member
got my ex8 at the end of july, stolen at the end of october. still miss that bike. couldn’t afford to replace it at the time.
brought a santa cruz super8, worked in les gets guiding on it for a season (3 months), sold it for more than i paid for it about 2 weeks after i got back.Posted 5 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Couple of hours, spotted an older Giant OCR in Cash Converters in need of some TLC. Haggled the price down, brought it home. Posted up here about my lucky break and the fact that I didn’t really need another road bike but couldn’t resist a bargain/project. Carbon337 of this parish PM’d me and a deal was struck there and then. Are you out there Carl? How much of it is still going?Posted 5 years agoracefaceec90Member
Rusty Spanner you make some good points.the thing is that i can barely bunnyhop more than a few mm’s off the ground/can only get the front wheel high enough to get over a kerb 😳
the bmx really is lovely though,but i feel a right tool when i am riding it (completely feel like a fish out of water 😳 the thought of attempting anything gnar on it just fills me with fear (as you said the bike mocks me every time i look at it/am looking at it now 😯
i will persevere with it for a while longer (i will learn how to wheelie/bunnyhop 🙂
sorry,but no chance on the lemon drop front (love the guitar 😉Posted 5 years agojohnnersMember
Cotic Roadrat, bought the frame, God knows why except that I absolutely love my Soul. Rode it a couple of times and hated it, had it stripped and sold on within a week.
the real deal breaker was the rear dropout arrangement: Fit a rack and mudguards and it’s virtually impossible to get the back wheel out
…and that combined chain tug/mech hanger thing is utterly idiotic.Posted 5 years agoGWMember
i will persevere with it for a while longer (i will learn how to wheelie/bunnyhop
Glad to hear it! you went on about getting it for way longer than 25 days.
Ps. If you can bunnyhop onto a kerb smoothly to bunnyhop higher, the first thing you need to work on is getting your front wheel higher in the initial stage of the move, then it’s just a case of getting your timing right and levelling out your rear wheel to the same height. MTBers are shit at this as they spend far too much time with a fully extended seat post up their arse. Like 99% of mtb riders you probably aren’t used to bending your arms or legs enough.
Try not to feel like a tool, have fun with it and smile at anyone you see while riding, should help you feel less confident and who knows, smile at the right person and you might even pull 😉Posted 5 years ago
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