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ssnowman
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I'm a tart

Post by ssnowman » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:47 pm

A bike tart that is.

I assume, like more than a few on here, I'm pretty good at buying bikes, but very poor at selling them.

I was a bit shocked recently to find that I'm back up to 8. So I listed out what I have (and what I've sold) and realised that every bike I've ever bought has been from a different manufacturer.

Specialized
Dawes
Cannondale
Kona
Commencal
Felt
Rose
Brompton
Calibre
Canyon
Sonder

That's my list, I'm sure I'm not alone and that I will be well beaten by others on here!
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Re: I'm a tart

Post by restlessshawn » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:58 pm

hmmm

Claud Butler
Saracen
Handsome Dog
GT
On One x 2 (still got 1)
Kona x2
Evil
Tifosi (frame still in the loft where it has been since I fell off it and it hurt)
Voodoo
Mercian (still got it)
Genesis
Ritchey (still got it)

Considering that spans from about 1988 to now I think that's pretty moderate, I need to spend more :-bd
Can't see me ever owning a Trek or a Specialized :wink:

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Jurassic
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Re: I'm a tart

Post by Jurassic » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:09 pm

Mine from 1988 to present day roughly in chronological order and including a 15 year hiatus from active cycling.
*Denotes I still own it in some shape or form.
Ridgeback
Kona
Kona*
Offroad Proflex
K2 Proflex
Raleigh
Ribble
Coyote
Vitus (original incarnation, pre CRC)
Scott
Craftworks
Whyte
Boardman
On One*
Pinnacle*
Smokestone*
Orbea*
Sonder*
Sonder*

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gairym
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Re: I'm a tart

Post by gairym » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:14 pm

Ooooh, ok in loose chronological order...

Giant x 1
Marin x 3
Kona x 2
On-one x 5 (still got 1)
Planet X x 2 (still got 1)
Surly x 1
Salsa x 1
Santa Cruz x 1 (still got)
Cotic x 4 (still got 2)
Travers x 1 (still got)
Singular x 1 (still got)
Velo Orange x 1 (still got)

Hmmm, I think I need a new bike :)

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PaulB2
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Re: I'm a tart

Post by PaulB2 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:28 pm

I obviously have not owned enough bikes.

Peugot (stolen)
Marin (abandoned)
Lemond (loaned out)
Norco (stolen)
Giant x 2
Pinnacle

I need to move on one of the giants to make room for something new.

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Re: I'm a tart

Post by voodoo_simon » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:38 pm

Shogun
GT Tequesta
Trek 8900
Trek road bike
Giant anthem
Giant road bike
Genesis Equilibrium in 853 designed by James O
Specialized Langster
Saracen Ariel
Trek 8600
Voodoo Hoodoo
Voodoo Wanga
Voodoo scandium thingy
Salsa El Mariachi
Salsa Mukluk
Salsa Fargo Frameset
Pinarello only the brave
Scott plasma
Trek Procaliber

Hmmm, swear something is missing!

Oh well, that’s 11 brands :-bd

Just think, could have spent the money on coke and hookers instead :lol:

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Re: I'm a tart

Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:07 pm

Hmm


Something with no name when I was about 11 to 13.

Specialized Hardrock Sport (c. 1988)
Orange C16 frame (with all the bits from the above).
Specialized Stumpjumper
On One Inbred
Commencal Meta 5
No name Ti frame from China (now The Onion) *
Kona Sutra
Focus Cayo
Santa Cruz Blur XC
Van Nicholas Amazon *
Cube GTC Agree *
Ragley mmmbop
Ragley Ti
Salsa El Mariachi
9ZERO7 fatbike
Burls 29er
Pact Wildcat *
Orbea Occam AM *
Ragley Marley *
Cube Nutrail *

* means I still have it

21 bikes. 17 brands. 4 Brant bikes :-)
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Re: I'm a tart

Post by benp1 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:10 pm

Hmmm, not that many here. Since getting back into bikes:

Specialized (x2)
Cotic (still have this)
Pinnacle (still have this)
Salsa
Brompton (still have this)
Surly (still have this)

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Re: I'm a tart

Post by slarge » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:10 pm

I'm a relative lightweight here:

Dawes (1st ever new bike 40 years ago) - went to the tip
Dawes (1st ever MTB 20 years ago) - went to the tip
Specialized x 3 (still got)
Planet X x2 (still got)
Ribble (still got)
Colnago (still got)
Falcon (just got - to restore)
Pollard (tandem) (still got)
Gundle (butchers bike) (still got)
Kinesis (still got)

I seem to have a problem getting rid of bikes......

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Re: I'm a tart

Post by whitestone » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:20 pm

A definite lightweight

Unknown "thing" when I was about ten
Carleton road bike
Handmade road bike (By Bruce Everett in Kendal)
Scott FSR 1 - first mountain bike
Orange O4 (I think - a hardtail)
Marin Mt Vision
Specialized Allez
Specialized Roubaix *
On-One pompetamine
Cotic Solaris *
Genesis Croix de Fer *
Salsa Spearfish *
Singular Puffin *

Asterisk indicates I still have that bike.
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Re: I'm a tart

Post by Lazarus » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:23 pm

Raleigh Commando
Ultra Burner
Diamond Back - broke it
Supergoose Mongoose
Road bike - forget as it got stolen
Peugeot King of the Mountains - still go that
Ribble cycles roadie something or other- it was blue
Colnago - nope name gone to - camy set up it was lovely [ very early 90's]
Specialised MTB name gone as well
At least three other road bikes i cannot name in there but mainly pub/hack bikes as i commuted in a rough area and they got knicked
Claude Butler hybrid
Rock Lobster B52
Giant NRS
*Intense SPider
*Orange 5- used by my son I occasionally ride it - great downhill poor uphill
Carbon 456- Broke it
*Another road bike - Its current and cannot name the frame !
*Turner 5 spot*
*Charge CX bike
*Genesis Longitude
* salsa Spearfish

* = still got both surprised by the number and why i cannot name my road bikes** i think it was because i just upgraded so they were frames rather than bikes

** not really my other pass times then may have adversely impaired my memory recall :oops:

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Re: I'm a tart

Post by Pickers » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:30 pm

In the order in which they come to mind....

Peugeot
Diamond Back
Saracen x2 (90s)
GT
Trek x2
Surly x2
Cube
Salsa
Giant
Kona
Specialized
Orbea
Whyte
Sonder
Holdsworth (pre Planet X - 27" wheels)
Ridgeback
Boardman
Brompton
Pinarello
De Rosa
Cannondale
Genesis x2
Argos TT (handbuilt in Bristol.. NOT from the Book of Dreams)
Planet X

I think that's all of them. Some of them I still have, several have been sold; five I think failed in some way and were scrapped. None suffered real crash damage (at least not to the frameset). I don't begrudge a penny spent on any of them! There are a couple I wish I hadn't sold though.

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Re: I'm a tart

Post by firestarter » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:39 pm

My list would be huge but this virus is wrecking me today so cant think straight , but I know someones list that's ridiculously impressive is big Tony's come on down ton :)

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Re: I'm a tart

Post by Cyclepeasant » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:13 pm

Here goes.
Elswick
Hercules
Carlton (stolen)
Falcon
Muddy fox (stolen)
Alpinestars *
Barracuda*
Bespoke 531C , campag cobolto.
Eddy merckx , campag cobolto.
Fausto Coppi X2 *
Ventura*
Peugeot*
Dawes X2 *
Gary Fisher*
Litespeed Ghisallo ti *
enigma ti *
Raleigh x2*
Cube*

* Still own

A few frames and loads of bits buried in outbuildings.
Regret selling the campag cobolto equipped bikes :cry:
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Re: I'm a tart

Post by htrider » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:22 pm

3 tip specials courtesy of my Grandad
Raleigh Grifter
Cheapo road bike from local outlet
Raleigh Maverick
Custom 531 framed thing (Denton)
Ancient 531 framed (from a skip) town bike
Cannondale 2.8 series build (with lots of iterations)
Santa Cruz Heckler
Kona Lava Dome (from a skip)
Orange Patriot
MBK road bike
Peugeot triathlon framed thing (from a skip)
Raleigh Europa
One one Inbred 26
Heavy Tools street/ramp bike
Cannodale Road bike
Surly Cross Check (First Surly!)
Orange 5
One one inbred 29
Cotic X
Gilchrist Track framed fixie
Van Nicolas Euros
Salsa Mukluk
Ragley Blue Pig X
Surly Krampus
Salsa Fargo
Surly Ice Cream Truck
Surly Pacer
Jones Plus
Surly Straggler.....

As of this afternoon I have the following:
Jones, Kramp, ICT, Van nic, Pacer, Strag, Fixie and Mukluk (FFS :roll: )

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Re: I'm a tart

Post by PaulE » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:39 pm

Far too many here, but I'll have a go at listing makes:

Raleigh x3
Saracen x3
Claude Butler
Kona x4
Cinelli
GT
Diamond Back
Sunn
DMR x2
Mongoose x2
Merlin (sadly not the Ti ones!) x2
Schwinn
Specialized
Dirt Works
NS bikes
Univega
Club Roost
Vario
Iron Horse
Onza
Omega Ti
On-one x4
DK
KHE
Shark
Chumba
Forme

I think that's the lot! But I've probably forgotten a few!
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Re: I'm a tart

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:20 pm

I think it goes something like

Rock Lobster
DDG
Norco
Banshee
DMR
Dialled
Inbred 26"
Inbred 29"
Litespeed
Genesis
Carver
NS
Felt
Banshee
Inbred 29"
Dialled
Norco
Raleigh
Mercian
Haro
Carver
On-One
Pinnacle
Pipedream
Surly
Stooge
Pinnacle

Likely a few more but I forget.

EDIT: Just realised that 17 from 27 were rigid, 16 were steel, only one was full suspension and I've never owned a Ti or carbon bike .... not that it matters.
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Re: I'm a tart

Post by JoseMcTavish » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:35 am

In what I think is chronological order, I've had:

Raleigh
Raleigh
Townsend
Raleigh
Scott USA
On One*
Kona*
Van Nicholas*
On One*
Trek*
Marin*
Ritchey*

Still got and use all the starred ones, though the Pompino is stripped and boxed for when I get round to selling it.

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Re: I'm a tart

Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:47 am

I'll start in 2001 when we moved over from Aussie. God that is shameful. I not quite in the league of some on here, but I still think I might have issues.

Cannondale
Klein
Kona
Thorn
Condor (road)
Condor (fixie)
Condor (tourer)
OnOne (Fatty)
Litespeed
Van Nicholas
WeThePeople
OnOne (26er)
Commencal
OnOne (29er)
Whyte
Brompton
Brother Cycles
I'm just stepping outside ...

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Laurensdad
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Re: I'm a tart

Post by Laurensdad » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:09 pm

Ok, here goes from 1989....

Raleigh
Kona
Orange
Specialized
Giant
Alpine stars
Raleigh Special Products
Colella?
Marin
Cannondale
Scott
Trek
Trek
Bontrager
Santa Cruz
Cannondale
Dialled
Tomac
Spooky
Giant
Cotic
Genesis
Specialized
Ritchey
Steven's
Salsa
Genesis
Trek

Yikes.
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Re: I'm a tart

Post by TrepidExplorer » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:35 pm

Starting out feeling quite healthy about this but let's see where I end up. From 1982

Raleigh
Raleigh* at my mum's house
Neil Orrell
Graeme Weigh
My dad's mate's mum's old track bike on insurance
Neil Orrell*
Giant
Specialized rockhopper
Trek tourer. Damn I loved that bike. RIP. feck EasyJet
Mercian*
Dahon *
Kinesis (lots of)***
PlanetX*
Scott*
Giant*
Trek*

Not to mention the bikes bought for others on the bike to work scheme. Cough.
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Re: I'm a tart

Post by Landslide » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:53 pm

TrepidExplorer wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:35 pm
EasyJet
Whut?

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Re: I'm a tart

Post by Moff » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:11 pm

Apollo Blizzard
Puch Pholcus
Specialized Stumpjumper M4
Orange Sub5
Gunnar Rockhound*
Kona Unit
Cannondale Prophet MX
Titus Racer X100
Moff Industries One*
Salsa El Mariachi (Blue)
Commencal Meta AM V4*
Salsa El Mariachi (Red)*
Merkx Strasburgh 77*
Intense Primer*

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Re: I'm a tart

Post by holdsteady » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:09 am

going from about 1990 as most of stuff I had as a kid were BSO’s

in order of purchase -* means still own

Raleigh Winner
Muddy Fox Courier Comp
Specialized Hardrock
Specialized Enduro
Genesis IO
On-One Pompino*
On-One Inbred 26”
Cannondale CX*
Genesis High Latitude*
Brompton
On-One Inbred 29”*
Surly Krampus*

12 bikes, 8 brands, quite a mundane list compared to others but I have enjoyed them all bar the brompton as was only used occasionally for work

recently cut down from 7 to 5, currently have 4 different brands, 3 getting regular use (cx on the turbo, inbred and genesis for general usage) Pompino needs brakes fitting and Krampus was bought in February as a 2nd hand rolling chassis and needs a few bits to build up.

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Re: I'm a tart

Post by FLV » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:16 am

Going on brands only

Diamond back
Trek
Raleigh
Dmr
Kona (multiple / loads)
Rocky mountain
Brian Rourke
On one
Planet x
Santa cruz (multiple)
Litespeed
Knolly
Nicolai
Scott (multiple even an endorfin)
Thorn
Salsa
Surly (multiple)
Carver
Banshee
Cube
Nordest
Pinnacle
Sonder

I think theres one or two missing at least, bot not even one a year though... best get shopping

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