- Which bike(s) do you regret selling/getting rid of?
my cerise Funk with first ever ever pair of rock shox in country on. had to saw the bottom of the headtube down to get the headset lockring on. think they were 44mm trav… both e-stays eventually snapped,but bodged together with carbon ribbon.its still being used today by the guy who bought it off me..Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I tend to break bikes before I get chance to sell them 🙁
DMR switchback – regret as the guy e-mailed to say he’d broken it trying to remove the seatpost (which told him was stuck), wish I’d done it gently myself and it could have lived on.
DMR trailstar, it’s probably wishfull thinking, but I swear it was the most hooligan thing on the plannet, it had 2 speeds, fast and crash, utterly briliant! Think I sold it to Duane off here.
Everything else I’ve either broken or retired as I deemed it to have reached the end of it’s useable life.Posted 5 years ago_tom_Member
Specialized Langster. Sold it to get a geared bike as I thought I wanted to do longer road rides. Turns out I don’t enjoy long road rides and singlespeed was much more fun. Never worried about gears skipping and all that bollocks that comes with it.
Other than that nothing. I do miss my old Federal Division a bit though.Posted 5 years agosolmanMember
I’ve got 2:
GT Backwoods : my first proper mountain bike. I sold it to fund my next purchase which was a cove stiffee. Never got on with the stiffee and regretted it for a good few years.
DMR Switchback – had to sell this because I needed the cash. Amazing bike to ride back then.Posted 5 years agoThe PinksterSubscriber
My RTS with a custom made rocker to increase the travel to about 4.5″ IIRC.
Was a dreadful bike to ride on anything that needed pedalling on but I loved to rag it downhill.
And my MutzNutz elastic band sprung full susser – never seen another one but was quite remarkable with over 5″ travel well before most DH bikes had more than 3″.Posted 5 years agoMilkieMember
I regret getting rid of all my previous bikes!
Raleigh M-Trax ’95’ish
Zaskar LE ’97 ish
GT STS – Actually I don’t regret getting rid of that!
Then a 10 year gap, as I discovered cars and other things. 😉Posted 5 years ago
Now I don’t think I would get rid of any bikes, but I only have one until next week!slackaliceMember
My ’89 Explosif, Tange prestige, splatter paint, Tange Switchblades, 16″ frame and would come alive offroad 😀
I rode it for 11 years before getting my next bike, not realising that it’s good to have a ht and a fs – especially if the ht is steel 😉 or ti!! 😉
I saw it advertised on Retrobike earlier this year and was just a wee bit too late….Posted 5 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
2004 Kona Coiler. Bought new dirt cheap from Pauls Cycles, a blast to ride, sold it to fund purchase of bike I’d coveted, a SC Nomad, which turned out to be the most disappointing bike I ever owned.
Me n Kona, Munqe Chick and her Reign, Atlas mountains Morocco with cycleactive for MC’s 30th. It weighed something like 38lbs with the dual ply minions, and the 4×4 drivers used to fake back injury after lifting of the top of the trucks but was a hoot to ride.
Posted 5 years agomamadirtMember
Blimey, where to start . . . to be fair there probably aren’t any I’d want back simply to ride as I’m more than happy with my current set ups, but for sentimental reasons, well, that’d be . . .
Little hot rod orange Tazer . . . sold that one twice 🙄 (if I’d never sold it first time around it’d still have its lovely little 10mm dropouts intact 😥 ) . . . but it went to a good home second time around 😉
Dirt Bros Shortbus BMX . . . not seen another one since – believe me I’ve looked.
Kona Mama BMX . . . for obvious reasons.
Baby blue Intense Slopestyle.
Battered early 2k’s Intense Tazer FS with re-welded stays.
Lil red ‘bred . . . how the heck did I manage to sell something after 4 years . . . 4 years I rode that bike for 😯Posted 5 years agotinsyMember
Devinci Guzzler, built from bits from here & ebay for a week in the Alps, the whole plan was to build and ride it & then sell on after, so a free Alps bike for the week. Worked out OK except for one minor detail……. I loved it & should have just kept it for the £500 quid it owed me…
Posted 5 years agomccettMember
This one… rejigged ATX One, Giant WC DH Team Issue with slacker head angle and 8″ travel. Frame turned up at my local shop by accident and was sent out to me while guiding after i snapped my Rotwild. Was a pig to ride over here but in the Alps 12 years ago, it was fantastic.Posted 5 years agoNicknoxxMember
Most of them.
The Klein Attitude was worth more to me than I got for it.
The Kona A is pretty much irreplaceable.
The Mercian was old and a bit knackered but had charm
Lack of space forced the sales and now lack of funds prevents replacement.
At least I still have 1 bike, and I’m never selling it.Posted 5 years ago
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