All my mountain bikes over the years have come from Stif.. Stating with the Kona Lava Dome (not the paint speckled one, but the years after model). That was when Stif was the cool loft, just round the back of the Skyrack.
Then i bought the Orange Prestige. Now Stif (the mountain bike part anyway) had moved downstairs and had a proper showroom and workshop.
Finally the Pace RC200F2.. this was from the the swanky 3 floor premises. At that point i sort of lost interest as all the bikes were going FS and the the people there were getting unfamiliar.. i also got a belly and started drinking beer
DT, i remember him.. He worked there from the start. Then, i think, he got a sales job with GT. He did return after a few years though. I also remember the tall blonde haired chap who was the road rider.. always fascinating chatting with him. Then finally Paul the Owner. I didn't see much of him after Stif moved to the 3 floored place.
The biggest thing i remember though was that they were always friendly and never told us cheeky kids to 'go away' and 'stop asking questions'. Oh, and the bling!!!
I lived in Headingley and from the age of 14 till i was 18, I think I went there ever night from School.. Goooood Times