Bikes you wish you had kept but for whatever reason no longer have.
I’ll start with my Hooligan. It was 50/50 whether I’d come back with all of my skin when I rode this thing, but it was a hoot and I should have kept it locked up somewhere instead of letting someone else have all the fun:
This bike was dumb as hell but I really liked it. I had it the longest of any bike, and always as a risered road bike with a little 8s corncob cassette and ISIS 105 cranks someone posted here that were $19 on ebay brand new in box. It was even tolerable with the Cetma 5-Rail my then gf/now wife gave me for xmas. I sold it at some point like an idiot when I should have just kept it, and I don’t even remember why.
I still keep an eye out for 56cm Olympic 12s so I can have another.
I regret that the pics of the bikes I regret letting go are hosted on Photobucket.
I also regret selling both Georgio tri spokes.
Though I traded one Georgio on here for a Stowe road frame I still have and should build up as a sweet fixie conversion.
I still have that Giorgio I think. Did you sell it to zombie Carl because I cot it from him.
Knowing what I know now about fit, and modern parts availability, I could have built this up as an awesome race bike or dropbar adventure rig.
Sold one to Carl and traded the other one for the Stowe but I can’t remember with who. Maybe Ray?
I’ll just put this here. That’s Dutret on my wheel lol.
This glued carbon allez with tricolor 600 that I inherited was my first and possibly nicest “nice” road bike and it turned out to be the gateway. It was dangerously noodly (even though I was about 130lbs), but it felt fast and I loved it. Did my first century on it and ended up giving it away.
I regret selling this stupid stupid thing, but it was so much fun to ride.
Purple bars at DLV god bless.
I was into bikes too late to get in the first Fixvxie wave and too early to be a gravel influencer. I started at just the right time to remember disc bikes with 15x100 & QRx135 spacing.
I had this unicorn for about two weeks. It didn’t feel right on the track and I was never down with no brakes street riding, sold it to Uncle Ian and used the loot to buy a Felt TK2.
Some dude was racing on an old Cannondale last season & the season before. He said it felt like garbage at DLV.
Even the local super fast dudes run <100psi in their tubs because its so bumpy.
I wanted to make a tradition of hanging damaged saddles and seatposts from a tree at turn 4. One night I felt a popping sensation coming down from there and was too spooked to continue. Turns out it was the structural underside of my saddle snapping. Could have been a lot worse!
No pictures, but I traded my dad’s original motobacon for a raspi and monitor before I was cycling. It probably would have been too big for me, but who knows…
The Monkey, the Bianchi, the DBR is coming back next week after a 6 year absence at least. Not sure what I will do with it, but it has way better geo than my Ocoee.
The KaraTTe Monkey is so en vogue right now. Throw some Ikons on and go get a FKT.
I heard that Ikons are slow and Race kings were the biz.
Wish I still had my black mountain. Dumb sell.