Not necessarily the best bikes I’ve ever owned, here are my personal favourites:
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1985 Raleigh Pursuit
At the tender age of 12 I suffered the first of my many knee injuries, one mile from completing my first 75 mile ride.  My first road bike, I quickly outgrew the Pursuit and upgraded to a secondhand Criterium with fancy-pants Reynolds frame & aero brake levers! Many years later I built another rather different one.
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1989 Ridgeback 602LX
It’s my 15th birthday and this brand new rigid, 21 speed beauty becomes my pride & joy.  The Ridgeback was my first mountain bike, but was sadly stolen from my school 6 months later.  Along with the late ’80s Konas, the 602LX made splatter paint a winner in my book.
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1980s Vitus 979
Such a fun/scary bike and so very sexy.  12 speed Campagnolo groupset adorning the gorgeous, infamously flexible bonded aluminium frame  – that acceleration!
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1997 Saracen Kili Comp 853
Favourite mountain bike I’ve ever owned – a springy, nimble and beautiful frame that I rode all over the UK.  Of all the Saracens I’ve owned, Lego is the one I should’ve kept.  Bought as a frame only, I slowly upgraded this into my perfect XC bike before selling it on a whim.
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1972 Velo Schauff tandem
I restored this old German beauty and it was such fun to captain!  Finally sold the Schauff to a vintage bike hire company in London and it’s still in regular service to this day.
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2011 Surly Karate Monkey
A super versatile tank of a bike in terms of what it could do and how it could be set-up, I wish I’d never sold it to be honest.
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1990s Orbita Estoril
Built from the parts-bin and still going strong to this day after many years of service, the trusty hack deserves credit for its loyalty.  With Schwalbe’s excellent Marathon Supreme tyres and simple 1×7 drivetrain, ‘Trolli” is used daily, serviced twice a year and never lets me down.  It’s actually really good fun to ride too!
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2014 Cotic Escapade
My current do-it-all bike, handles beautifully and is all the bike I need these days.  Bought as a frame only and currently running 2×10 speed Shimano with 50/34 x 11/40 gearing as my winter mile-muncher.