bike you loved as a kid???????????

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  1. RUSHTHEMALL

    RUSHTHEMALL ALWAYS IN A RUSH

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    when i was about 8. my moms and my sis bought me a new brand new huffy,it was all flat black with a oranbe gas tank ,make believe of course.i searched high and low for images,but i could not find it.i loved that bike:),as i got older about 12,i feel in love with the the raliegh bike.but never ever got the chance to get one:(.anyways by the age of 15.everyone had a 10 speed,my brotherinlaw gave me a fuji 12 speed,so i was happy with that for a little while,then i discovered cars and forgot about bikes totally,now am an old man in my forties 5/8 190lbs not really over weight but slightly fit.i re-discovered bikes in 2007 when i saw this really nice rush 400 so i dove in and got it.because in my mind it was like getting that bike that has eluded me in the past and this is it.
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    what bike did you love as a kid?????????????????????
     
  2. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I tried to find it, but I couldn't. I remember Renegade being written on it everywhere. Maybe a Huffy? I don't know. I loved that bike.
     

  3. Skidmark

    Skidmark Cycling for life

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    Always wanted a Shwinn. My favorite was a fat tired bike made by who knows, but they got it a Montgomery Ward. Came with typical comfort seat and bars, but had what I called "kick gears" If you kicked back slightly on the pedals it would shift up or down as memory serves between two. I added a banana seat, sissy bar, and those high handle bars. Used moms cloths pins to hold playing cards in the spokes to make a cool noise.
     
  4. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Love? Meh. But I really liked my Scrambler, Mongoose, and both Redlines. I was a kid during the birth of BMX in SoCal.
     
  5. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Did you compete as a kid?
     
  6. Industry_Hack

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    Only as a 34-35 year old kid.
     
  7. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    I never really had a name brand bike growing up until I got a Schwinn Mountain Bike when I was like 15.

    Before then they were all fixed geared generic bikes.
     
  8. CTD50

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    Single-speed Schwinn Stingray, got it at about age 8. Ape-hangers, banana seat, "racing slick" rear tire with the bobbed fender. That was my favorite childhood bike -- second only to the 10-speed Schwinn I got at age 15, which turned me on to cycling.

    As it was another lifetime ago, I can call it my old favorite; my all-time #1 is the Dakar XLT I'm on now... nothing else has EVER performed like it!
     
  9. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    Derby around 1955 :D first new bike I rember :rolleyes:
     
  10. Bustedlink

    Bustedlink New Member

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    The only bike I had as a kid was one I had inherited from my brother after he moved away from home, a 1960 something Hercules 3 speed. It was the only bike I had access to so I had to love it.
     
  11. Jake_The_Snake

    Jake_The_Snake New Member

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    My first mountain bike.... The Giant ATX 970. (circa 1995) Before that, it was all about BMX. A GT, a Mongoose, and then a Redline Proline. It was candy green over chrome and decked out in anodized purple (everything cool in the early 90's was anodized purple, right?) I still have the scars from the original bear-trap pedals (I replaced them with a purple set) on my leg...it looks like a dog bite!
     
  12. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I could not find a photo of a 1987 Nishiki Ariel, my first MTB.
     
  13. CTD50

    CTD50 DX's Biggest Member

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    Is this it, Hack?
     

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  14. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Yeah, that looks like it.
     
  15. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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    lil black and red huffy... took off the old foam "this is to protect your nuts" bar cover, slapped an STP sticker on it, and stood on the pedals whenever I could to lay down a fat black streak in front of everybody's driveway...
     
  16. Industry_Hack

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    We must be the same age.
     
  17. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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    ... :D
     
  18. Grenouille

    Grenouille Grenouille

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    Ooh, my first was a Huffy. Three speed hub, coaster brakes. Won it at some kid's christmas show. Got to walk it home with a crowd of kids following me.
     
  19. Doohickie

    Doohickie Older than Hack

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    When I was a kid, bikes were pretty much anonymous. Schwinns were the schwagg at that time, but I never got one. Don't really care.
     
  20. mtndoc

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    26" schwinn, big bike with monster monkey hanger handle bars, road that bike everywhere, circa 1960....was candy apple red:cool: