Mountain Biking - Tell us your jonzin' stories a.k.a. "Should've never sold that bike..."
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09-07-09, 10:26 PM
My brother still is mad at himself that he sold his red Rock Lobster SS (even though he has two Rock Lobster race bikes at the moment and a Ti Desalvo SS). He said there was something about that bike he just loved.
Me, I wish I still had my Big Hit. T'was a beautiful bike, tons of travel and I got a screamin' deal on it at the time, new. There's just some times on the trail that I'd like to just huck it like I did with that bike. Oh well. :(
I may get another long travel FS bike eventually.
I wish I'd never gotten rid of my Domain...I'd be that much closer to a LT "fun bike". I would still have done what I did with the Komodo though...just need to get that 6x6 or 7x7 built someday.
09-09-09, 05:47 PM
Not exactly a sale, but an unauthorized 'borrow'. About ten years ago, my aunt took my early 1970s Raleigh and let her nephews (my cousins) borrow it for a summer while they visited. I was out the country at the time. She didn't ask, and I never saw my bike again. Just a week ago, I decided to buy a new bike, and I asked if she possibly knew the old bike's location. She had moved since then and had no idea. She did sincerely apologize though. It still annoys me because I want my bike but I was gracious to accept it.
09-09-09, 06:04 PM
though it was busted up, out of date, abandoned...i wish i had not busted up and abandoned my first mtb...a 1991 or 92 (canary yellow) Giant Iguana...i had super knobbies on it and a FLEXSTEM...which really made a difference (at the time). i actually wish i still had that retro dinosaur. i'd still have fun with it...
i assume it got washed away from Katrina where i left it in a shed, 3 blocks from the coast and eventual 30+ ft. surge...
Wish i still had my Rincon, XC is good fun.
When funds allow ill be back on a hardtail fow show.
09-09-09, 10:21 PM
I regret getting rid of my BMX bike.
09-09-09, 11:23 PM
Shoulda held on to that Zion frame. It was a beaut.
09-10-09, 01:33 AM
Oh, BMX bikes... wow. My prized possession was my 1988 General Osborn Pro Freestyle. Those are so rare now, I really wish I had mine. My Haro Bashguard bike was also a dream, I could bashguard grind that bike for daaaaayyyyzzz.
I wish I would've bought 10 Ozone Freestyle bikes... or at least the frames. Those are very rare now.
2005 Specialized Enduro Pro - replaced with a 2008 Enduro Pro SL carbon (a creaky maintenance nightmare). Sold the SL - maybe the new enduros are more like the old ones.
09-10-09, 02:04 PM
I don't regret anything. I'm using my first mountain bike.
09-11-09, 06:20 AM
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w69/mtnbiker66/Bikes/Dupont07016.jpg.........shoulda kept it.
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