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Old 11-29-20, 08:28 PM
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Who still rides 26" bikes? I still have two of them.
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Old 11-29-20, 08:41 PM
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I've a few 90s MTB, a few even as original owner.







<-------- most are listed here.









They're great multipurpose bikes, and nice ones can be found for little money.
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Old 11-29-20, 08:57 PM
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Old 11-29-20, 09:20 PM
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1 - 26" 590 and 1 - 26" 559
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Old 11-29-20, 09:48 PM
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I just got one
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Old 11-29-20, 09:54 PM
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I do. 26" wheels have gotten all of my riding miles this year!
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Old 11-30-20, 05:16 AM
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When we ride rail trails or dirt, my wife still rides our son's 1990 vintage Specialized Stumpjumper. Back in the early 2000s she rode that thing on the 25 mile biking leg of an Iron Girl triathlon. I bought her a road bike after that but on dirt she still likes the safety of that big old Stumpjumper.
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Old 11-30-20, 06:10 AM
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I have 3; Two MTBs and a beach cruiser.
I also have a 27” bike.
As long as I can still get tires, I see no reason to take them off the road or convert them to something else.
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Old 11-30-20, 06:38 AM
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Who still rides 26" bikes? I still have two of them.
I can’t believe people admit this stuff on a public forum.
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I can’t believe people admit this stuff on a public forum.
Some of us can’t believe that others have drunk the 29er Kool-aid.
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Old 11-30-20, 02:20 PM
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OOh, this is fun, I have three!

559, 590, and 597...
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Old 11-30-20, 07:36 PM
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I just got one
That's not a bike. That's an ike.
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Old 11-30-20, 07:50 PM
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Sorta......I ride three recumbent bikes - a tandem and two singles - each with one 26"/559 on the rear and a 20"/406 on the front.
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Old 11-30-20, 07:58 PM
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I have (2) 26ers that I ride on dirt. My wife has one, but doesn’t ride on dirt anymore.

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When the studded tires are worth more than the bike, and showing no signs of wearing out, you keep the bike.

But amusingly, a nice thing about 26" is that your friends will give you tires and wheels for free, that are often in like-new condition. I've got a pair of high end MTB tires for the same bike.

I still ride a couple of 27'ers too.
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Old 11-30-20, 08:54 PM
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I miss my old Trek 930. That thing took a beating for 14 years. Good thing I did know it was so wrong. I never would have enjoyed it.
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Just built one up a couple of years ago. 1989 Jamis Diablo
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Old 11-30-20, 10:40 PM
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Three - a 1995-ish Trek 8000, a beach cruiser of unknown make/model, and a Frankenbike created from a Nashbar MTB frame using parts salvaged from a 1992-ish Mongoose IROC that had a cracked headtube (including some superb Maxis rimmed wheels!). All are used on pavement only. I see no reason why I should get rid of any of them.
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I have 11 of them. All of my mtb's are 26ers. I don't own a single 27.5 nor 29.
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I miss my old Trek 930. That thing took a beating for 14 years. Good thing I did know it was so wrong. I never would have enjoyed it.
I risk death by embarrassment every time I my 5. The horror!
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Geeze, quit calling anything but 559 a 26er. Clown wheel supremes. LOL
My 1973 CCM SA 3 speed, 590/ 584 wouldn't be caught dead with such. Pffft.
I'll ride this any distance, any time, in nice weather of course. LOL
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Old 11-30-20, 11:39 PM
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I guess I'm down to 3 bikes with 26" wheels if I include the mullet recumbent. Second the notion that 26" wheels are often given away, huge advantage.

From a tube perspective I sort of wish every bike I owned had the same size wheels. I have more tubes in my bike shed than the local Walmart. Have to make sure I grab the correct repair kit every time I take a bike out.
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