What an amazing find! Why didn't I pick-up on this thread earlier?
As a trials rider, you will appreciate the riding position of the Cleland design, as that is its heritage.
An original Aventura recently sold for £900.
Where did you find those Speed Hakkapeliitta tyres?
Handlebars? I'd get DWS to make some new ones for you. If not, anything that gives you the stance of a trials bike.
When it is ready, you must come down to the Borders for a ride.
I assume you've accessed www.clelandcycles.wordpress.com
BTW I know that the GasGas account is not about cooking and heating.
I look forward to reading about the HighPath's restoration.
It's very nice to hear from you. What a find eh! It is getting a right old grip of me.
I have been doing my research, and been in touch with DWS and others so hopefully will do justice to putting the Highpath back together properly.
I got a bundle of tyres from Dr Bob Mac, whom you might remember, he was the original owner and is a bit of a character as well as being a font of knowledge. He was over for coffee a couple of days ago.
I think that RUTS might well be working in Duns again soon with the scooter project there, so if we are I'll get in touch and you can come and get a wee shottie on a Scorpa or Xispa if you like.
Will keep you posted.
All the best,