Like many members I'm sure that finding the RB site was just the beginning!
A bit over two (now six!) years ago I was searching the 'web for an old Kona to use as a run-a-bout.
I stumbled upon RB and the rest is history
I'm very glad that I did find the site as during my continued ill health it has given me something to focus on and occupy my time. I have also made new friends, some of which I've even met!
In that short space of time my "old Kona run-a-bout" has been just the tip of the iceberg. I am sure many members have built far more bikes than me, but the ones below are what I've managed so far.
I hope I will remain well enough to continue......I already had these two...The Saracen unfortunately sold before I realised what I had The "old Kona run-a-bout" that kinda set me on the slippery slope My first retro build.... Build Thread: 1997 Kona ExplosifThe expenditure starts to 'ramp-up' Frame purchased from my first RB buddy. I've since been to his son's first birthday and invited to his wedding Build Thread: 1997 Kona King KahunaMy next purchase was a Dave Lloyd Cats Wiskas, one I sold on too quickly, hence no pics Having had a '93 version 'bitd' I couldn't resist when I spotted the frame below on ebay Build Thread: 1994 DBR Axis Team TitaniumHere's one I made earlier - for a mate....Build Thread: 2000 Santa Cruz SuperlightBuilt as a run-a-bout to replace the HahanaBuild Thread: 1998 Kona ExplosifThings starting to 'Hot' up a bit Build Thread: 1996 Kona Hot "stars n bars"One of my favorite builds Build Thread: 1993 Fat Chance Yo EddyMy Kona and ti fetish continues Build Thread:2000 King Kahuna My first Moots...Build Thread: 2000 Moots YBBI reckon this is my fave build Build Thread: 1995 DBR Axis Team TitaniumHmmm, or it could be this Build Thread: 1993 KHS Montan Comp/TeamThe first mtb I had, not literally, but....Build Thread: Yellow Splatter Lava DomeNot really retro, but I like it
:)Build Thread:Yeti ASR SLNot that retro either, but built with love for my other half last xmas She hasn't ridden it yet Build Thread: Santa Cruz JulianaAnother one high on the 'really like' list .....Build Thread: 1997 Kona Hei HeiMy 2nd MootsBuild Thread: 1997 Moots YBBModern lightweight full-suss (sub 20lb)...Build Thread: Litespeed SewaneeLatest and may well be the last...Build Thread: Dave Lloyd Beez NeezManaged to finish the Whiskeytown Racer frame I acquired last year (actually 2011 iirc!) ....Build Thread: Mountain Goat Whiskeytown RacerFinally put the tyres and tubes on this one! Build Thread: Tiny ExplosifKHS Montana Team Updated....Build Thread: 1993 KHS Montana TeamJust finished this one off Build Thread: 1993 DBR Axis Team TitaniumMy first MTB (the actual one!) Build Thread: Yellow Splatter Lava DomeShould've kept it! Build Thread:Orange Vit T2 Spotted on facebook!...had to have it! Build Thread:1993 KHS Montana TeamI think, after all these years, that I may finally have got there
Build Thread:1993 (16") DBR Axis Team Titanium Spec has changed a little on this one, so need to get some more up-to-date pics taken/posted!
I would have loved to keep many of the bikes above, but with no income and therefore working with a finite 'pot' if I want to build something else then they have to be sold on, probably just as well as the 'cave' would soon become overcrowded
Thanks to anyone who's helped me out with parts/advice etc
and thanks to those RBers I now call friends who have encouraged me, bought and sold with me, had cuppas with me and even got me to do work for them
Links in my sig to builds if you'd like to peruse more pics etc