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bikes you've loved and lost

Col.DeckerCol.Decker Posts: 19
edited April 2012 in The Crudcatcher
Lets see your history of MTB. From the 90kg Grifter you started with, to the 15g carbon fibre space ship you've got now. Here's mine.


Grifter XL
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An old Apollo of some sort

Carerra Vulcan
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DDG Shooter
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and today:
Hoodoo Voodoo
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  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    I lost this little gem when I stopped pedalling in deep water...
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    I have never had unnatural relations with a bike.
    You pervert.
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  • Ryan JonesRyan Jones Posts: 775
    My old Mongoose Tyax, had so many fun memories with that bike reminded me of a Wolverhampton girl really......cheap, a bit rough round the edges and a bit lardy but took the abuse well and felt up for more. Heck I even took a picture of me riding on top and put it on the internet :lol:
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,447
    cooldad wrote:
    I have never had unnatural relations with a bike.
    You pervert.

    Don't believe you
  • RucksRucks Posts: 93
    No offence but your taste in bikes is pretty.. well er... censored .

    Bike I miss the most would be my original Mongoose California when I was 12,

    After that was a couple more newer mongooses until I learnt to drive,

    Can't ride Bmxs any more (dont think I'm "Hip" enough for the kids..) I now ride a Mount Vision, fantastic bit of kit.
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    i think i missed this one he most.
    scott-genius-mc-20-2008-mountain-bike.jpg but it paid for a good stag do in vegas and now my carbon is bigger and lighter!
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • Rucks wrote:
    No offence but your taste in bikes is pretty.. well er... censored .


    eh? Didn't you see the Grifter XL. GRIFTER XL DUDE!!!!! :wink:
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    he said XL ya bitches
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,092
    Xtra Lame
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,447
    Col.Decker wrote:
    Rucks wrote:
    No offence but your taste in bikes is pretty.. well er... censored .


    eh? Didn't you see the Grifter XL. GRIFTER XL DUDE!!!!! :wink:

    Mine was just a standard grifter that made the my orange feel light!
  • jndb72jndb72 Posts: 629
    matthew h wrote:
    Col.Decker wrote:
    Rucks wrote:
    No offence but your taste in bikes is pretty.. well er... censored .


    eh? Didn't you see the Grifter XL. GRIFTER XL DUDE!!!!! :wink:

    Mine was just a standard grifter that made the my orange feel light!

    I couldn't afford a griffter....I had a Chopper instead. :)
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  • mak3mmak3m Posts: 1,469
    I had a standard Grifter, 3 speed :D

    never had a chopper but pre grifter i did have one of these bad boys

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  • mak3mmak3m Posts: 1,469
    all I ever wanted was one of these

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    now is it me or does that look like a charge duster :P
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    mak3m wrote:
    I had a standard Grifter, 3 speed :D

    never had a chopper but pre grifter i did have one of these bad boys

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    Thats what i learnt to bunny hop on!
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    mak3m wrote:
    I had a standard Grifter, 3 speed :D

    never had a chopper but pre grifter i did have one of these bad boys

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    Thats what i learnt to bunny hop on!
    +Potato
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    mak3m wrote:
    I had a standard Grifter, 3 speed :D

    never had a chopper but pre grifter i did have one of these bad boys

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    Thats what i learnt to bunny hop on!

    Lost some front teeth to one of these babies lol
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    mak3m wrote:
    I had a standard Grifter, 3 speed :D

    never had a chopper but pre grifter i did have one of these bad boys

    0.jpg
    Thats what i learnt to bunny hop on!

    Lost some front teeth to one of these babies lol
    Is that the secret of your good looks?
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    I knew you found me sexy :P get some rohypnol and i'm yours :P
  • mak3m wrote:
    I had a standard Grifter, 3 speed :D

    never had a chopper but pre grifter i did have one of these bad boys

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    A Budgie!!!! I had a blue one. Man I loved that bike. My mate Simon had a Striker ..... censored . He's gay now, just goes to show dun it.
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Ryan Jones wrote:
    My old Mongoose Tyax, had so many fun memories with that bike reminded me of a Wolverhampton girl really......cheap, a bit rough round the edges and a bit lardy but took the abuse well and felt up for more. Heck I even took a picture of me riding on top and put it on the internet :lol:

    You are forgetting the 26" diameter rim and the fact that you wouldn't really want anyone to see you on it
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  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    I'll give YOU a 26" diameter rim in a minute.
  • ClankClank Posts: 2,323
    You haven't got a good 26" diameter rim in a minute in you!
    How would I write my own epitaph? With a crayon - I'm not allowed anything I can sharpen to a sustainable point.

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  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
    Cromoly Raleigh burner. Iooked cool, good for sweet tricks, gears on a bike was a revelation, concidering grifters had Sturmey Archers, a bit of a Paris Hilton really.

    Still got my Reynolds tubed racer which I have kept going, love the classic look.
  • Ryan JonesRyan Jones Posts: 775
    Gazlar wrote:
    Ryan Jones wrote:
    My old Mongoose Tyax, had so many fun memories with that bike reminded me of a Wolverhampton girl really......cheap, a bit rough round the edges and a bit lardy but took the abuse well and felt up for more. Heck I even took a picture of me riding on top and put it on the internet :lol:

    You are forgetting the 26" diameter rim and the fact that you wouldn't really want anyone to see you on it

    How could I forget the rim diameter, like looking down a well :lol:

    And that mongoose was a rather fun bike I have you know nothing I wouldn't want to be see on :o
  • My favourite bike from childhood was one of these...

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  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    my old

    Raleigh StreetWolf, god i loved that bike

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    i dunno what happened to it, i would wedge a cup drink in the back wheel so it sounded like a motorbike (ish)
    Keeping it classy since '83
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