Ohh, some nice entries this month. Melvin spoils us with another finely turns out Miyata, Rumpfy comes in with a double whammy (love the GT), Kev throws his Klein into the ring. Let's not forget Chris' green RTS, Hilts' Explosif, the super super retro Tam Bomber and of course, the eclectic choice for one and all, the woodman elite.
Which hat to throw in for me this month? Thought I'd enter the Yo for the xth time - always used to be a reliable filler during slow BoTMs. But no, the Yos got a load of new kit waiting so maybe another month when I change the rules to suit
Following MM there can be only one. The 1985 Overbury's Pathfinder. Handbuilt British all the way, the frame is lugged 531 with angles so relaxed you're almost horizontal. The gruppo is a mix of stags head deore, specialized touring cranks and suntour thumbies - as far as I know 100% original. The old girl came to be via a kind chap from Bristol (AgencyScum) for a nominal sum. A clean, new set of cables, some old tyres out the back of the shed and a wheel pulled straight in the vice and she was almost ready to go
The story doesn't end there. Having taken her down to MM for the stand retrobike's star rider Jeffy "don't sell out" B decided there could be only one choice for a showboating first lap heading up the rest of the elite pack. New school carbon and '07 XTR? No chance, it had to be the Overbury's.
A quick spanner up by the teams no.1 wrench and she was ready to go.
The rest is history....