1989 - Raleigh Grifter (hand-me-down) - red1999 - Anonymous red y-frame mountain bike - red2010 - Marin Larkspur - silver2011 - 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
tricyclefuck knows ...road bike with hilarious massive built-in computer - whiteroad bike - blackborrowed girls raleigh cheapo mtb - greenkona blast mtb - redkona blast single speed conversion - redgiant trance 4 mtb - blackon-one pompino fixie* - whitetrek fuel ex 8 mtb* - white/blackfocus variado expert compact road* - white/black
― ledge, Friday, 30 September 2011 08:38 (eight years ago) link
1978 - Small blue first-kids-bike1982 - Grey Raleigh Grifter1986 - Red Motobecane 70s roadie (stolen?)1989 - White Holdsworth 80s 631 tourer2005 - Silver Trek 1200 roadie2008 - Black/carbon Focus Cayo Pro roadie2009 - Racing green (now mint green) Bob Jackson Vigorelli track bike2010 - 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 PinkFW 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 GreenSurly Cross Check* - BlackBMC SLT01* - Red, White, BlackCondor 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 thinkfuji/schwinn? "mountain" bike - road bike w/ knobbies probablyhybrid bike - can't remember brandbridgestone 400 road bike - miss ubianchi via nironecannondale 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 stabilisershttp://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/crunchydog_2006/budgie.jpgEarly 80s: a grey bike called a Speedway (with a number on the front)1983ish: a yellow BMX of some kind1986: 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 tyres1990: 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 pieces2001b: a cheapo hybrid thing bought from an Italian supermarket on a whim - used for commuting until it got stolen2003: a mate's hybrid given away in poor nick2006: 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 use2009: 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?)
― Mister Potato shares Manchester United’s commitment to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 22:46 (eight years ago) link
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: - BLACK
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
― Mister Potato shares Manchester United’s commitment to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 14 October 2011 17:07 (eight years ago) link