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My first “real” bike was practically a joke: a $5 “Sport Crest” ten-speed I picked up at a garage sale with two flat tires when I was 14 and was cursed with endless mechanical maladies. In 1993, I replaced it with a Cannondale 3.0 that I still have today and remains my favorite. But it was that first ten-speed neighborhood find that kicked off my love affair with the bicycle.