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    how long do you keep your bike?

    every 1 year?
    2 years?>
    3years.?
    4 years?>
    forever?!
    vote now.

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    First one I kept for 3 years (still have the mothballed frame).
    Next for 2. Sold frame.
    Next for 3. Sold bike.
    Current = less than one year. May get sold.

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    Whenever I get bored and want to move onto something new. My last bike lasted me 6 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    May get sold.
    For a Blindside?


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    Have my Proflex going on about six years now? It was my first "real" bike, made in '98 but I bought it still new never used around 2001-2002?

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    Going on 7 years (I think) with the same frame. The wheels, fork, brakes, and drivetrain (excluding the front deraileur) are all less than two years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    For a Blindside?

    Yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Yup.
    wOOt!

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    My frame and some parts are going on 9 years.. yikes. But there is a comlete new build in my near future...word!

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    1.5 years - stolen
    2.5 years - stolen
    2 years - stolen
    2 years - sold the frame, kept the parts
    3 years - sold [subsequently stolen 6 months later]
    3 years - sold
    4 years - still have frame
    2 years - still riding it
    3 months - still riding it
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    I've had my bike for almost 2 years and it'll probably have to last until I break it. Which hopefully will be at least a couple of years off.

    edit: Oh and the other bike I had for a solid 4 months or so before it was stolen while locked with 2 locks. Damn crackheads.

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    I keep mine for quite a while. I generally keep them at least a few months each. Sometimes up to a year even. Actually, one of my roadies I kept for almost three years, I only rode for about two years though. I kept my Truth for almost two years. I only rode it for one year though. I kept my Superlight for two years as well.

    Most bikes I keep and race for one season though.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    I got my GT in 94 I think and it is still going strong today. I have been thinking about replacing it but want to make sure I'll ride the new one before dumping money into it

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    Every bike I've had since '91 has either been stolen, thrown out (broken), or I still have.

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    If I like the bike, I'll run it till it breaks.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

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    my build (2006 Norco Bigfoot) which will be done next summer, about 3 - 4 years before i replace parts (everything new) my 2007 Norco Katmandu has been running since christmas this past year, should last 5 years, before i switch to another bike, but ill stilll use it to get around.
    Live to ride, Ride to live

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    Built my Fat Chance in '99, and still have it. I've upgraded everything but the Arch Supremes + Speed Dials, and Manitou XS Carbon. Still got the Rhygin too.
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    On my third summer with my Giant AC and will likely keep it till I
    get tired of it. And that's not looking like any time soon.

    Purchased a Hardtail back in April just to play around with and
    have had a blast with it. It's a lowend HT so I'll ride it till it
    breaks, if it breaks, if not, just upgrade it.

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    I keep them a long time. (You didn't ask if I get another one and keep the previous bike).
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    2 years mostly. Transition bottle rocket and trail or park coming 1st week of sept!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    First one I kept for 3 years (still have the mothballed frame).
    Next for 2. Sold frame.
    Next for 3. Sold bike.
    Current = less than one year. May get sold.
    your gonna sell the transition
    hi

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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    my build (2006 Norco Bigfoot) which will be done next summer, about 3 - 4 years before i replace parts (everything new) my 2007 Norco Katmandu has been running since christmas this past year, should last 5 years, before i switch to another bike, but ill stilll use it to get around.
    you can wait an entire year to finish building a bike, i couldn't wait to finish mine and i finished it the day after i got all the parts
    hi

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbk3000 View Post
    your gonna sell the transition
    That's all very conditional - - it's provided that they like what I've done this year enough to re-up me for next year and I move to a Blindside.

    Next year hope to catch a National and it's already confirmed that I'll be doing my first Sea Otter. Woohoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    and it's already confirmed that I'll be doing my first Sea Otter. Woohoo!
    Me loves Sea Otter! That's ironic, I was just searching for places to stay down in Monterey for an 18 year old. Looks like I might be pitching the tent! Just hope I can get a good night sleep before race day

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    until it dies.

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