Inspired by Artkansas worst bike thread.
Have you been pleasantly surprised by an unlikely bike? I bought a Specialized Ground Control full suspension bike. Everything I'd heard and read about it was negative. Overweight & clumsy. After getting it in order, I rode it around and loved it. It was heavy, but fun to ride on trails. Sold it with regrets.
My gardener neighbor was given a old relic that had been stuck on the side of a client's house. It was an American Eagle coaster brake roadster. The paint & chrome was sad. After a strip down, rebuild and new tires I rode it around. Love at first wheel. It's not being sold. It's a great bike to grab & ride around.