|Sold: My five year old Redline Monocog 29er|
Anyhow May is bike swap season and I put my old Redline into a local swap and someone snapped it up. I hope that the bike's new owner appreciates its simplicity and unforgiving precision. No suspension will teach one to choose a line carefully and to think twice before doing anything dramatically foolish.
I tend not to get emotionally connected to things (cars, bikes, etc.) but I have to say that this bike proved to be an excellent value and something that provided lots of entertainment and fitness for me through the years.
The bike was five years old, however and pretty worn -- have endured lots of hard riding, with relatively little maintenance -- so I decided it was time for something new, although what exactly this may be has not been decided yet.