What was your first bike?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Schmeevan, May 28, 2009.

  1. Schmeevan

    Schmeevan Guest

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    Do you remember what your first bike ever was? Mine was a Schwinn, not sure about what model...all I can remember is the brand. That was back in the early 70's.
     
  2. SteveM

    SteveM New Member

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    My first "real" (i.e., non-kids) bike was a Motobecane Mirage. I bought it in about 1970 or so and had it for several years. I was kind of reckless back then and rode an awful lot. Over time, I had to replace every single component (except for some roller bearings and the seat) on that bike because of damage from accidents. Somehow I came through it mostly undamaged.

    I also completely stripped and repainted it one year because the paint had been exposed to too much cold and snow and it all curled up and flaked off. I sold it to my younger brother for ten or twenty bucks but I have no idea what he did with it.

    My first bike as a kid was an old narrow tire, single speed coaster brake Schwinn.
     

  3. Keith

    Keith New Member

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    Can't recall the model but first bike I remember having with a Huffy. It went through a lot before I outgrew it.
     
  4. Doc

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    My first bike was some walmart brand bike, second bike was the bike I rode for most of my childhood which was a specialized hard rock.
     
  5. Naturegirl

    Naturegirl New Member

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    I couldn't remember....all I know is it was purple. Rofl
     
  6. BigDumbBear

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    I can't remember... Dad keeps telling the story of how I was riding before I could walk decent and then later of how I took the training wheels off a later bike myself. I guess it helped that I spent so much time in the shop as a child. We've added it up to over 20 bikes I've had.... and I just turned 24. lol
     
  7. Duff

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    My first bike was a little red schwinn with a chain brake... i always loved locking up the rear tire on wet cement and spinning around
     
  8. jeepwithnoname

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    Mine was a red Murray... really sissy bike. Later I put radical red tires on it. I beat the living crap out of that poor thing. I wonder what landfill it is in now? Hmmmmm.....
     
  9. riderman14

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    blue 1964 schwinn stingray with the metalflake banana seat!god i loved that bike!it made me the man i am today!!!!...lol....before that,my older sisters bikes,yuckkkk!! ride on
     
  10. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    I don't remember the brand or model, but it had a banana seat, coaster brake, and was a singlespeed.
     
  11. monty73741

    monty73741 New Member

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    MIne was a huffy, I loved that bike. crack the frame
     
  12. Bigwheel Bart

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    Yamaha "motobike." it's a bike, that kinda looked like a dirtbike.
     
  13. JostRider

    JostRider New Member

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    The first bike I remember as a kid was my Schwinn Orange banana seat bike with a five speed shifter on the top tube. It got stollen the same year and I ended up with a POS from the local police auction.

    The first bike I ever bought with money I earned was a Motobecane Grand Jubilee I must have spent nearly $200 back in 1978 for it. Next one was a Motobecane PRN10 a few years later.
     
  14. bantam700

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    All I remember is that it was red and had a coaster brake.
     
  15. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    I don't remember much about the bike, but I do remember my dad wrecking it, tearing his pants, and bloodying his knee while "teaching" me to ride it without training wheels. :D
     
  16. bantam700

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    If my dad did something like that while teaching me to ride my bike I'd probably never get on the thing again.
     
  17. livendadream

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    Radio flyer, damn that was a sweet ride, the memories,the girls. I wish I still had it.
     
  18. Tarukai

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    My first one I remember was a 20" Huffy single-speed mountain/BMX. I just rode it as a regular bike. Coaster brake.

    That thing rocked.
     
  19. Grape Ape

    Grape Ape Younger than Hack Tavern Member

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    My first bike was a ten speed. My dad bought it for me. It was the most beautiful bike I ever saw. The paint started red in the front and faded to orange then to a bright canary yellow at the back. It was awesome. It was used and had some scratches and a bit of rust but was beautiful to me. Before I got to ride it my dad stripped all the components off of it and painted it flat black. All the parts were in a box and he didn't know how to put it back together so he took it to a shop to be rebuilt. I rode it for a while.

    The first bike I ever earned was a Royce Union BMX bike that I got buy selling christmas cards etc.. It was ne of those deals you see in the back of comic books. I wore it out and my dad in his infinite wisdom bought my next bike. It was a Montgomery Wards 3 speed. Huge white bike with white walls. It was fun but not built for jumping and wheelies. I bought my next one a used BMX. built it to my specs, even used the one piece crank from the 3 speed. It took a long time before I could ride it up any incline but on the flats it was the fastest bike in town (once I got it going:D).

    I have had many since but those were the ones I remembered most. Someday I am going to build me a bike and do the sunset paint job I remember from my first bike.
     
  20. TxJeeper

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    mine was a raleigh m30 I upgraded it with Judy's and some other stuff that was 15 years ago