ITT: All of Your Bikes Ever

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I'm happy to see that with wisdom comes a preference for black frames. I will never again go white... so to speak.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Friday, 30 September 2011 05:45 (eight years ago) link

the MB-1 in pearl metallic w/ hint of pink and purple undertones was a sight, so someone stole it.

i like the ano black titus.

also, my dean ti is now natural.

yeah, niche-y, that's what i meant (Hunt3r), Friday, 30 September 2011 05:57 (eight years ago) link

Raleigh elf - blue/yellow 1977ish
Raleigh tomahawk - red 1979
Raleigh grifter xl - black/red 1983?
Raleigh mag burner -blue/yellow 1984
Kuwahara bmx (laserlight?) - chrome 1985
Missed this before - mongoose bmx - chrome 1985 swapped for above
Raleigh arena - resprayed bluet/grey1987
MBK mountain bike (proper early 90s flouro job) 1991
Marin muirwoods - Gregory green 1998
Felt f95 - black 2010
Carlton/condor commuter - grey 1970s vintage got it this year, restored but barely ridden

problem chimp (Porkpie), Friday, 30 September 2011 06:18 (eight years ago) link

I'm happy to see that with wisdom comes a preference for black frames.

with ultra-wisdom it's black w/ yellow accents /ed

yeah, niche-y, that's what i meant (Hunt3r), Friday, 30 September 2011 06:32 (eight years ago) link

1989 - Raleigh Grifter (hand-me-down) - red
1999 - Anonymous red y-frame mountain bike - red
2010 - Marin Larkspur - silver
2011 - Specialised Tricross - black

I got wise fast. Or, over 20+ years, depending how you look at it.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 30 September 2011 08:25 (eight years ago) link

fuck knows ...
road bike with hilarious massive built-in computer - white
road bike - black
borrowed girls raleigh cheapo mtb - green
kona blast mtb - red
kona blast single speed conversion - red
giant trance 4 mtb - black
on-one pompino fixie* - white
trek fuel ex 8 mtb* - white/black
focus variado expert compact road* - white/black

ledge, Friday, 30 September 2011 08:38 (eight years ago) link

1978 - Small blue first-kids-bike
1982 - Grey Raleigh Grifter
1986 - Red Motobecane 70s roadie (stolen?)
1989 - White Holdsworth 80s 631 tourer
2005 - Silver Trek 1200 roadie
2008 - Black/carbon Focus Cayo Pro roadie
2009 - Racing green (now mint green) Bob Jackson Vigorelli track bike
2010 - Baby blue Felt Six Comp MTB (stolen)
2010 - Black Felt Six Race MTB

Mark C, Friday, 30 September 2011 09:25 (eight years ago) link

Raleigh? - Green (stolen)
Raleigh MTB? - Blue (stolen)
Raleigh Road? - White and Pink
FW Evans Custom Tourer (Yes they did make bikes once) - Green with Metallic Flake (stolen)
Dawes Super Galaxy - Black (stolen)
Eddy Merckx Alu Team - Yellow (Still have frame)
Raleigh Roadster - Brunswick Green
Surly Cross Check* - Black
BMC SLT01* - Red, White, Black
Condor Bivio* - Silver

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 30 September 2011 14:03 (eight years ago) link

By (stolen) do you guys mean you acquired them nefariously, or...?

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 30 September 2011 14:19 (eight years ago) link

stolen from me

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 30 September 2011 14:30 (eight years ago) link


Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 30 September 2011 14:33 (eight years ago) link

As do I. For the record, I still have the Trek (which I need to sell), the Holdsworth (I should sell it but if I ever get the urge to refurb an oldie, this is probably the one), the Focus (it's done me proud but my mind is wandering, onto something in high-end steel or maybe Ti which I can save up for and spec myself), The Jackson (<3), and the second Felt.

Mark C, Friday, 30 September 2011 15:14 (eight years ago) link

bmx bike - franken-parts, diamondback frame i think
fuji/schwinn? "mountain" bike - road bike w/ knobbies probably
hybrid bike - can't remember brand
bridgestone 400 road bike - miss u
bianchi via nirone
cannondale caad9 6

am0n, Friday, 30 September 2011 17:40 (eight years ago) link

'84-ish BMX (red)
'88-ish BMX (want to say malvern star, not sure?) (dark blue, purple five-spoke plastic wheels - this thing was so fly)
mid-'80s spectrum 10-speed road borrowed from dad in early '90s (silver)
'94 apollo summit MTB ('swirly' metallic blue)
'08 apollo forza flat-bar road (metallic blue)
09 cannondale caad9 (metallic blue)
'10 giant bowery s/s (white/red)
'11 specialized crux (red/black)

the 'takeaway' here is that the best bike has always been blue. might restrict my upgrade options somewhat.

australia's #2 convicted racist (haitch), Monday, 3 October 2011 02:55 (eight years ago) link

i sold my caad9

lol-qaeda (am0n), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 17:41 (eight years ago) link

Circa 1978: a sky-blue Raleigh(?) Budgie, initially with stabilisers
Early 80s: a grey bike called a Speedway (with a number on the front)
1983ish: a yellow BMX of some kind
1986: a second-hand red 'racer' bought for a fiver (that was not a racing bike by any stretch of the imagination - cheap, nasty, plastic handlebars, sturmey archer 3-speed gears - the other kids at school claimed I'd stolen it off a postman)
1987: a new 'racer' (again - cheap, very heavy, foam padding on handlebars, those horrible brakes where you have a second set of levers on the tops and impossible-to-grip metal hoods, mudguards, carrier, five speeds)
1988: a blue Peugeot, more for touring than racing, but a few months after I bought I became a racer and had to remove virtually everything from it and cope with its hopelessly wrong gear ratios ('12'-speed, i.e. 10 or maybe 8 because you couldn't cut across) and fat tyres
1990: white MBK proper racer (Columbus frame, Campag wheels, Sun Tour indexed gears - woo-hoo!)

1992-2000: Here be dragons

2001: some kind of lunatic disaster 'cut-and-shut' second-hand job bought for next-to-nothing in Italy which appeared to be made out of randome spare parts - used it for commuting for a month or two until it literally fell to pieces
2001b: a cheapo hybrid thing bought from an Italian supermarket on a whim - used for commuting until it got stolen
2003: a mate's hybrid given away in poor nick
2006: an extremely heavy Trek hybrid with mudguards, carrier, bell, chainguard, stand, etc.
2008: Kona Zing Deluxe (carbon frame racer, shimano 105 in naff metallic green, chosen on account of the huge discount for buying a model 2 years out of date, rather than for aesthetic reasons) - still in use
2009: blue Ribble winter bike (racer with mudguards, shimano tiagra, aluminium frame) - still in use

The 88 and 90 ones can be seen here:
WDYYAYBUTLL (what did you and your bike used to look like?)

in about 6 weeks:
2012 Specialized Allez EVO (road) - BLACK

― citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:17 PM (2 weeks ago)

hold the presses... subject to change.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 13 October 2011 22:29 (eight years ago) link


i love pinfold cricket (gbx), Thursday, 13 October 2011 22:56 (eight years ago) link

you can just put

in about 6 weeks:

right? don't lose your wisdom now

yeah, niche-y, that's what i meant (Hunt3r), Thursday, 13 October 2011 23:30 (eight years ago) link

NBS, with all those heavy bikes in your past it's not surprising you're such a super-well-trained racing machine now!

Mark C, Friday, 14 October 2011 15:37 (eight years ago) link

It's getting close to heavy bike time of year again now

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