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Old 09-01-06, 01:51 PM   #1
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Your first MTB

Do you still have your first real MTB?

I gave my Trek 820 to my sister about 10 yrs ago and I've been thinking about buying her a new one for trade so I can get my old one back for memorys sake. I'd use it for a commuter.

It'd be kinda cool to deck out my old 820 with all 2006 components and keep the orig. frame and fork for the heck'uv'it. I don't have that kinda cash layin' around though.
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Old 09-01-06, 02:09 PM   #2
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I've still got my 98 Schwinn Mesa, and I just gave it all xtr parts except for the XT crank. The fork still sucks, but it will be replaced when funds permit.
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Old 09-01-06, 02:13 PM   #3
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my first mountain bike was a trek 820 as well. my first good mountain bike was a rockhopper sadley it got stolen from my garage.
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Old 09-01-06, 02:18 PM   #4
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still riding mine. Trek 830. Still going strong after 9 years.

Before that, just had a Murray and before that a Huffy complete w/ banana seat.
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Old 09-01-06, 02:20 PM   #5
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I still have my first real bike, a Trek 830 Antelope. Of course, I only bought it about 4 weeks ago off of Craigslist though.
I also just bought a nice used GT Outpost for a spare bike.
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Old 09-01-06, 02:36 PM   #6
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First real bike was the trek 930.

My first mtb was a 21speed pink and silver huffy rigid.
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Old 09-01-06, 02:38 PM   #7
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1991 Trek 800 Antelope. Still riding it, still original. Recently replaced it with a Gray Fisher Wahoo.
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Old 09-01-06, 02:45 PM   #8
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I am still riding my first mtb. A 2001 Kona Stuff.
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Old 09-01-06, 03:01 PM   #9
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94 GT RTS Team.. still have it and a friend rode it two weekends ago.
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Old 09-01-06, 03:09 PM   #10
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mid 90's kona cinder cone (double butted steel!)
just frankensteined into a full-rigid, big-slick, drop-bar, bar-end-shifter, 1x7-commuter
i'm finding a new type of fun in recycle/reconstituting old mtb's
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Old 09-01-06, 03:36 PM   #11
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Yup, still have mine. Early 90's Mt Shasta Arrowhead. I beat the holy tar out of it until I got out of high school, since then it has sat defunct. I'm making it my winter project to get it reliably ride-able again. Needs LOTS of work.
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Old 09-01-06, 05:44 PM   #12
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My first one was a Huffy something or other. In 97 I got a Diamondback Topanga and that's still around, although the only stock parts left on it are the frame and fork. It's now my ride around town bike.
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Old 09-01-06, 05:49 PM   #13
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A bike my father picked up at a garage sale 15 years ago
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Old 09-01-06, 05:57 PM   #14
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Nope, lbs generic steel frame I found new ways to dismount with, stolen from a friend I lent it to. Since then I've always had to sell the old to buy the new.
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Old 09-01-06, 05:59 PM   #15
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Man I wish I did still have it. I gave it away about four years ago. It was a 1988 (or 1989) Raleigh Pointe. I loved that bike, caught plenty of grief over it though. Most of my friends were still riding bmx, they couldn't believe I'd ride such an "uncool" bike. I did still have a Dyno Detour as well, just didn't ride it much after my parents bought me the Raleigh.
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Old 09-01-06, 06:44 PM   #16
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First mtb bike was a 1st generation Specialized Stumpjumper.
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Old 09-01-06, 06:51 PM   #17
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My first mountain bike. A 1997 Hardrock Axfs that I bought in 97...or was it 98.... I cant remember but I still ride it almost every day.
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Old 09-01-06, 07:01 PM   #18
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My dad bought one of the first mountain bikes norco put in production back in the mid 80's. I inherited that as my first mountain bike a few years later.
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Old 09-01-06, 08:27 PM   #19
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Still have mine, runs perfect, just some rust spots in the scratches. 1989 Bianchi Incline
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Old 09-01-06, 08:40 PM   #20
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'91 Bianchi with Suntour XC Ltd. Stolen.
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Old 09-01-06, 09:36 PM   #21
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1988 Huffy Stalker was the mountain bike that got me interested in more than just riding around the neighborhood.

My very FIRST bike was a 1983 Huffy BMX bike. It was chrome with blue accents, and blue tires. I still have the frame, but nothing else.
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Old 09-02-06, 11:58 AM   #22
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yup, still have my 99 scwinn moab disk, the fork needs to be replaced, but other than that, I love it......
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Old 09-02-06, 12:30 PM   #23
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Old 09-02-06, 12:31 PM   #24
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83' Diamondback, don't remember the name.
Too much commuting through the winters in MN ate that thing up, the fork rusted and snapped in the mid 90's and that was it. But it sure did extend the bike season up north as rode all through the snow.
It had such a long wheelbase, there was enough space behind the seat tube to place a frame pump that would not interfere with the rear tire.
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2002 kona roast. I still ride her once and a while.
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