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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:19 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Keep it. Wish I had my first one.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:22 pm 
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No that's not mine I was just using it as an example, my eBay name is so long, I wish I had been a bit more sensible.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:23 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
Raleigh Chipper :D Yellow
It was bought 2nd hand for me and i rode it to death. It came with us when we moved back to Scotland and i think i was using it aged about 9(45 now) when it was alas stolen :(.
Thankfully it was recovered, but when we went to collect it my Dad was told it was an absolute death trap :lol: , No brakes, stem was loose, both tyres skidded to the cord showing.


Once ,while out on it roaming about i decided to go to a large outdoor shopping arcade that had ramps running right through it and was superb for bombing down :D
Off i went but to my horror as i approached the last ramp going full tilt that it wasnt a ramp at all it was instead a flight of concrete stairs about 12 high. Naturally ,i didnt realise it was a staircase till i was right at the very top of it and flew off it.
:lol: Bike landed pretty much flat but bounced high and went over and off i went landing on my side more shocked than in pain.

The police kept the bike and i didnt get another till 1992 :lol:

the first bike i remember was a yellow chipper,its what my dad taught me to ride on way back when.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:25 pm 
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If anybody out there has a pixie at the bottom of their garden?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:26 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
If anybody out there has a pixie at the bottom of their garden?

no,but i do have a bugger!!!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:32 pm 
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Not strictly relevant I suppose but firstly I had a ‘Black Knight’ tricycle, with a picture of an armoured chap for the headbadge. It was red, a fact that puzzled me at the time as I remember.

Then it must have been Shanks’ pony for a bit because I remember getting a Pavemaster for my seventh birthday. It was the cycling equivalent of Startrite shoes. As I remember it had twin top tubes, white tyres and a stoplight. A fabulously camp machine; I still don’t miss it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:36 pm 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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I'm amazed people can remember their very first bike names, I haven't a clue I just member they all seamed to come in browny red, had three speeds and were complete and utter rubbish, maybe it wasn't browny red paint but rust :D

Alison


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Someone I know of may or may not have been given a Raleigh Apple as their first bike;

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They may or may not have removed the stickers in an attempt to make it slightly less embarrassing. So I heard, anyway...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:43 pm 
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I never had a bike as a child .......................... dont want to talk about it :cry:













I've made up for it now though :twisted:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:45 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
I never had a bike as a child .......................... dont want to talk about it :cry:

I've made up for it now though :twisted:


and we still want to see a picture of your abode!


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