Other bikes in my life have come and gone; this is a list of bikes that have continued to stay in my head and/or my garage.

  • Past Bikes – Bikes that I let go of along the way that still have a place in my head.
    1. Colorful Stumpjumper
    2. Trek Fuel 8.5 – good fun bike, dented the frame in a big way, now it is no more.
    3. Schwinn Racer – two-speed kickback, such a simple bike 🙂
    4. Schwinn S-30 – because of the Sweet Spot™ rear end; it was an experience, then I moved it to a new rider.
    5. Schwinn Sierra – all original 1987, needs a little fixing before I ride it; tuned it, experienced it, then moved it onto new rider
    6. Kona Dew Disc – great bike, with exactly the spec’s I wanted, but never seemed to fit right
    7. Kona Dew Plus – a good bike that I put a lot of miles on but we never seemed to connect 😉
    8. Schwinn Speedster
    9. Gary Fisher Hybrid 700C bike
    10. Trek 8000 – Hardtail
    11. Specialized FSR XC
    12. Mongoose Mtn Bike – rigid
    13. Schwinn Prelude – Rode first Seattle to Portland, and several other long rides
    14. Univega Sportour – mid 80’s – shouldn’t have sold it to buy Prelude.
    15. Kia (toys-R-us) 12 speed – actually not as bad of a bike as it sounds
    16. Red Raleigh 10 speed – late 60’s or early 70’s
    17. Murray Wildcat – green fake Stingray – Christmas bike in a box from my dad, my first build.
    18. Red bike with and without training wheels – I can’t remember much about this other than I could park it with the training wheels straddling a puddle and make a nice rooster tail.
  • Bikes I’d like to own (Bike Bucket List)
    1. Tandem for fun
    2. Dog Scooter/Kick Bike
    3. Adult Unicycle
    4. something pre-war but rideable
    5. something from the space age rocket “gas” tank era
    6. Anything vintage from my Past Bikes list – Bikes that I should have never let go. (Raleigh 10-Speed)
    7. bikes with odd stuff –  linkage fork, Manitou rear shock, Raleigh Twenty, unique heritage, etc.
    8. Rigid Steel with discs and modern drivetrain(see Whitey)