What was your first bike?
I had one of these I think, or a copy of it maybe. Pretty sure my foam things actually said harrier on them and it had gold bars as well as the gold wheels. Absolutely loved it, though I do remember it being a heavy bugger! Standard bolts were very quickly swapped to trick nuts front and back!
Though I don’t think this one was my first bike, I don’t remember anything before it. But i could ride this on christmas day, so I must’ve learned on something else(I’ll need to ask that question actually!).
Anyhow, what’s the first bike you remember having?Posted 6 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
First thing I remember riding was a trike with a giant breadbin type ‘boot’ that I used to go and get stuff from the local village shop with when I was about 4.
First bike (as in 2 wheels not 3) that I remember riding was one like this (in this colour). Wheelie mad fun!
Dad was a lorry mechanic/sprayer at the time so later had it resprayed flake blue with custom stickers.
slainte 8) robPosted 6 years agokayak23Subscriber
Ammaco Freestyle King was the first bike I properly remember being very, very excited about.
I learned all sorts of ‘stunts’, my forte being to ride along and climb onto the double top-tube and surf no-handed a-la this bloke…
Amazing bike, brings a tear to me eye to wonder what became of it.
Then later, A Peugeot Aubisque in Bright yellow. The first bike I (mostly) bought myself with a ‘little’ help from me Mum after saving up from a paper round. Used to go in the shop every few days to look at it standing there. They must have been sick of the sight of me…Posted 6 years ago
Being the youngest I always got hand-me-downsPosted 6 years ago
my first ever bike just for me was 5spd Peugeot racer in the mid-80s
The first bike I paid for was a 1990? blue 20″ GT Timberline with mixed groupset of Shimano 400LX and 500LX. Loved that bike. Gave it to a friend in 2005 for dog walking duties. I wish I had it now.julianwilsonMember
My first bike was a fixie! Mind you, it also had 12″ wheels, solid rubber tyres and stabilisers.
First ‘mountain bike’ was a black to fluo-pink fade Townsend Equaliser. I rode it all over the place! Every so often whilst out on a ‘proper’ mountain bike with suspension and big tyres, I get my teeth rattled on some trail and then remember riding the same trail 20 years ago on my old 1.8″ tyred steel 35lb monster, and then have a little word with myself. 😆Posted 6 years agoade wardMember
I wanted a chopper as all my mates had one , eneded up with a STD Raleigh 24 inch wheels didnt even have gears , but when we all got into bike rides I did see the advantage ,
Then had a number of 5 and 10 speed racers used to cycle with Luton arrows,
First mountain bike was 86 kona cinder cone great little bike,Posted 6 years agoashfanmanMember
My first was a tiny thing called the Red Pippin (no idea on the manufacturer) that I had from two up to the age of four. I then had a rad neon green BMX with green plastic wheels and bright green tyres. Might have been called the Invader or something?
I then got my first MTB – an Emmelle Leopard that was so heavy I’m convinced it was made of pig iron. It already had a shocking multicolour neon paintjob, but I obviously decided it wasn’t garish enough as I added an aero wheel cover that was black with bright yellow lightning all over it. Just looking at it while stationary was enough to induce nausea – God knows what that disc looked like while it was spinning.
But I guess my first ‘proper’ bike was a fully rigid Carrera B52. It was made of huuuge oversized aluminium (scratch that – it was aerospace aluminium) tubing and had toe clips and weird rubber-coated bars with integrated barends. I still have it holed away in my parents’ garage. I actually spruced it up (and replaced those godawful bars with a cheap EA30 riser) and took it for a ride last summer. Not anywhere near as light as I remember it being (it’s amazing how much lighter bikes have got in the past 15 years), but it was actually lot of fun. It felt very, very fast – particularly when trying to slow down with V-brakes… 😀Posted 6 years ago
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