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  • brakes
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    Santa Cruz Chameleon frame I bought in 2005.
    One ride on it in the Peak made me hate it. I should have given it another chance because I loved it before that.

    orangeboy
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    2004 sworks enduro with the remote brain shock
    Had one sold it. Got another sold it.

    Just loved the way it rode when the shock worked but so unreliable

    wysiwyg
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    Mk1 sovereign.

    chilled76
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    This thread would be better with more pictures 🙂

    Singular Swift I have just sold to MacB. Bloody love that bike but my wrists cannae take it no more.
    image by mattbibbings, on Flickr

    enduro-aid
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    orangeboy if your intrested i’m selling my 04 sworks frame off cheap as ive just bought a 29er and need to make space

    05/06 Giant Reign-the original one with the forged basket for the rear shock.
    Didn’t realise how good that bike was until it’d gone to raise the cash for something else 🙁

    slackman99
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    Planet X Zebedi trials bike.

    Was absolutely perfect for me and the kind of riding I did. Middleburn cranks, magura rear, old skool Hope C2 front. Brilliant bike.

    Sold it as I wasn’t really riding it much, then every year or so I get the urge to build up a trails bike

    This one…


    Bulto by jimmyg352, on Flickr

    & the one I’m riding here…


    DH000024 by jimmyg352, on Flickr

    A 247 Montesa.

    Or do they not count?

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    a 653 terry dolan kitted out with 105 and tubs.
    sold to fund a replacement mtb after my marin got nicked, probably the biggest regret of my life, for several reasons:
    1 the mtb i replaced it with was crap
    2 i got less than a third of the original value
    3 i will never have another like it, modern frames have to pass cen and dont feel the same.

    chilled76
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    They count, are they old school trials bikes esselgruntfuttock?

    fenred
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    ‘For the piss poor money you get back I regret selling all of my old bikes!

    @mattbibbings, if your wrists don’t thank you for it your nuts certainly will! 😕

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    2006 Chameleon. Great bike painted in a colour called rootbeer. It was like riding an overgrown BMX bike, so much fun.

    Rorschach
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1fVvGRlFoE[/video]

    They count, are they old school trials bikes esselgruntfuttock?

    Oh God yes. I had the blue Bulto in about 1995-6, but just mucking about on it. The Mont I was riding club trials with in 1980-82 maybe. Rode trials for about 15 years from 1977ish.

    orangeboy
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    I’ve got a 2003 enduro sx in need of tlc oh and another bike might result in me being single again lol
    But thanks anyway

    ajantom
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    Je ne regrette rien!

    However, the bikes that have been stolen – those I miss 🙁

    trail_rat
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    The superlight i bought off you chilled.

    Raced it for a year then sold it to fund my nz tour

    My meridas never quite filled the gap that superlight left. Light but equally abusable.

    sssimon
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    cannondale rush carbon I sold about a year ago

    yeti cx bike I sold about 2 years ago

    chilled76
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    Nice, I started off riding 26″ mtb trials at about 13 before I got into DH and then eventually all mountain/xc. Always fancied a go on a trials bike with an engine.

    trail_rat
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    [img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Q8-CUAvX7Eg/SH-jFFKicgI/AAAAAAAAAIM/H0E7r2Dv6Zk/s640/2626113562_db28940564_o.jpg[/img]

    Had all my least smeggy results on that bike.

    chilled76
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    Lol. Is that the one I sold you Terry?

    EDIT: Just realised you’d posted before the pictures. Really glad that got some “proper” use.

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    Honestly, none at all. I missed my Soul when I was struggling to replace it, mind, but I’ve finally found something that can match it so the hole’s filled. Everything else was either enjoyed to the full then replaced for good reasons, or not worth keeping, and my current bikes are the best bikes I’ve ever had.

    Well. I suppose- I’d love to get my old scotia bmx back from when I was 12. I didn’t like it then, because I was a kid and it was a full adult’s race bike.

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    Litespeed Kitsuma…….. 😥

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    Specialized Singlecross. My perfect commuter bike. Sold it when my workplace changed….. and six weeks later, I moved back 🙄

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    I have regretted almost all of the bikes I have sold, I have started hoarding instead, but loft space is not infinite, decisions decisions…

    jdwafc
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    Old kitted out rigid (project 2s) GT Zaskar
    Bad move selling that one.

    samuri
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    Anyone who sells an early chameleon should punch themselves a bit in the bottom. Best and most fun bike ever on earth ever. Ever.

    The bike I regret selling the most was my Number 1, first off the line, too large, pompino. I had more fun on that bike than anything ever, and it cost me two hundred quid. Why did I sell it? Absolutely no idea. The day it was gone I wished I hadn’t. It’s still out there I believe. Looking quite nice.

    After that, my Specialised Enduro which I had to sell to get money because I’d been made redundant. I loved that bike, awesome!

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    chilled76 – Member
    If you had to pick one bike you regret selling the most what would it be and why?

    I’ll get us started

    Mine would be an Intense Socum I owned that had a one off paint job of digital camo

    Intense Socom? I can’t see anything…. 😉

    My lovely rawed Giant Reign. Nowt wrong with it, just got itchy feet. Miss it now.

    boblo
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    1986 Raleigh Road Ace. First ‘decent’ road bike I owned. I traded it in for a Tandem for very little money and would still prefer it even as just an ornament rather than the paltry £££’s I got for it 🙁

    I haven’t sold a bike since.

    chilled76
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    If you had to pick one bike you regret selling the most what would it be and why?

    I’ll get us started

    Mine would be an Intense Socum I owned that had a one off paint job of digital camo. Totally irreplaceable one off bike that got people talking wherever it went. Should be cracked and hanging on my garage wall with my Klein Attitude now rather than in someone else’s hands 🙁

    I sold it to pay for the tuition fees when I went back to uni to do a teacher training PGCE qulification.

    I made it as Head of Maths this week so arguably owe some of my career to this in some ways.

    Paul


    2006_0512_123031AA by South Downs MTB Skills, on Flickr

    My Kona Hei Hei. I had to sell it to part fund my Hummer (which I love), but it’s the one I still pine for on a regular basis, to the extent I have a saved search on eBay!

    stevede
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    Chilled76 – I remember your socom from southerndownhill, lovely bike with a cool and unique paint job.
    My regret would have to be my 07 sx trail as that’s was my most fun big ish bike, probably rose tinted looking back now but I loved it at the time and only sold to fund a trail bike. Have ended up with a specialized again as my bigger bike – a 2011 enduro expert that I’ve put a coil shock and 170 Lyriks on, love this one too and have no plans to sell at all.

    jruk
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    Why I sold my old ‘proper’ Bontrager Race Lite I’ll never know. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    GaryLake
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    Cinder Cone Ltd Ed (94 or 95 I think), pic stolen from another thread, but like this one instead of lurid rust-orange one.

    That or the Clockwork which was like this one (which might even be mine as it seems to have ended up in Chippenham and I was just outside Bath when I sold it):

    AndyF1
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    Kona King Kikapu 2002. Short travel rocket ship,but needed a few quid spending on it.

    jwt
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    One of two Mt Cycles San Andreas I was lucky enough to own, the Orange Five I replaced it with would ride 80% of the lines of the S.A. for about 80% of the weight.
    (Still miss it and wish I’d kept it but it paid for Xmas when I got made redundant and I’d got the five and a 4-5-6 and a 24-7 Dark Angel in the garage so something had to give…….)

    Andy W
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    I have never sold a bike .

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    Hopefully not my 575 that’s my only bike at the mo but we have £320 a week to pay in childminder/nursery fees and we’re skint as it is so really struggling to find an alternative at the mo..
    Apart from that- my 04 enduro s works.

    i REALLY regretted selling my cannondale F800 2002 model 🙁

    dekadanse
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    My Mojo – sold to my mate Dom, who’d been pestering me for ages until I relented and let him have it. Nothing has equalled the solidity of that bike when it hit big hard stuff.

    eskay
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    My Sid Standard racing bike. Sold it when I was 17 to get my first car.

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    As motorbike count as well.

    My Honda NS250R. At the time I just wanted a bigger bike. Looking back I realise now how rare they are. I have never seen another one, before or since.
    Doh

    Yetiman
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    The one bike that I would love to still own would be my ’93 spec olive green Stumpjumper. I bought one of the first batch that arrived in the UK in October 1992 and I was more excited than a little kid at Christmas. I couldn’t quite stretch to the ‘Future Shock’ version that came with Specialized’s own suspension fork so I rode it rigid for about 6 months then splashed out on a pair of Pace RC35’s. I don’t have any pics of the actual bike but it was pretty much identical to this….

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    My kona fire mountain SS. I bought it as frame and forks for £25 stripped removed some extraneous bosses and repainted in white with grey forks. It was my first SS back when it wasn’t a big thing and a guy from here came to look at it to see what the big deal was lol. It rode lovely and it was my first introduction to niche the first thing that said you know what don’t stick with the status quo and build bikes you want to ride.

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