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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:14 am 
BoTY Winner
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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! :lol:

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...

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The Saracen unfortunately sold before I realised what I had :(


The "old Kona run-a-bout" that kinda set me on the slippery slope :roll:

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My first retro build....
Build Thread: 1997 Kona Explosif

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The expenditure starts to 'ramp-up' :shock: 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 Kahuna

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My next purchase was a Dave Lloyd Cats Wiskas, one I sold on too quickly, hence no pics :roll:


Having had a '93 version 'bitd' I couldn't resist when I spotted the frame below on ebay :)
Build Thread: 1994 DBR Axis Team Titanium

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Here's one I made earlier - for a mate....
Build Thread: 2000 Santa Cruz Superlight

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Built as a run-a-bout to replace the Hahana
Build Thread: 1998 Kona Explosif

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Things starting to 'Hot' up a bit :oops:
Build Thread: 1996 Kona Hot "stars n bars"

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One of my favorite builds :)
Build Thread: 1993 Fat Chance Yo Eddy

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My Kona and ti fetish continues :?
Build Thread:2000 King Kahuna

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My first Moots...
Build Thread: 2000 Moots YBB

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I reckon this is my fave build ;)
Build Thread: 1995 DBR Axis Team Titanium

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Hmmm, or it could be this :?
Build Thread: 1993 KHS Montan Comp/Team

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The first mtb I had, not literally, but....
Build Thread: Yellow Splatter Lava Dome

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Not really retro, but I like it :)
Build Thread:Yeti ASR SL

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Not that retro either, but built with love for my other half last xmas :) She hasn't ridden it yet :lol:
Build Thread: Santa Cruz Juliana

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Another one high on the 'really like' list .....
Build Thread: 1997 Kona Hei Hei

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My 2nd Moots
Build Thread: 1997 Moots YBB

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Modern lightweight full-suss (sub 20lb)...
Build Thread: Litespeed Sewanee

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Latest and may well be the last...
Build Thread: Dave Lloyd Beez Neez

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Managed to finish the Whiskeytown Racer frame I acquired last year (actually 2011 iirc!) ....
Build Thread: Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer

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Finally put the tyres and tubes on this one! :)
Build Thread: Tiny Explosif

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KHS Montana Team Updated....
Build Thread: 1993 KHS Montana Team

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Just finished this one off :D
Build Thread: 1993 DBR Axis Team Titanium

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My first MTB (the actual one!) :D
Build Thread: Yellow Splatter Lava Dome

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Should've kept it! :facepalm:
Build Thread:Orange Vit T2

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Spotted on facebook!...had to have it! :mrgreen:
Build Thread:1993 KHS Montana Team

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I think, after all these years, that I may finally have got there :shock:
Build Thread:1993 (16") DBR Axis Team Titanium

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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 :D

Links in my sig to builds if you'd like to peruse more pics etc ;)

Cheers
wad


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:32 am 
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Too many bikes. You need to send some out on loan to make some space.

I don't mind looking after the Yeti for you.

I'll even collect.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:36 am 
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A nice portfol,io there Martin!
Whatever it is that ails you, I hope you're just waiting for the "Patient Pathway Co-ordinator", or whatever, to call you in to fix it.
It seems like you afternoon nap is starting to mess your sleep patterns up... :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:37 am 
BoTY Winner
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Tazio wrote:
Too many bikes. You need to send some out on loan to make some space.
I don't mind looking after the Yeti for you.
I'll even collect.


I should have maybe been clearer, I don't own them all now, most are previous builds ;) mind you I do still have the Yeti :D might be for sale though sometime.

The links in my sig are headed 'current' and 'previous' ;) :)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:41 am 
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Ah, now I see. Some lovely bikes there though.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:46 am 
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Tazio wrote:
Ah, now I see. Some lovely bikes there though.


8)

Thanks :)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:48 am 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
A nice portfol,io there Martin!
Whatever it is that ails you, I hope you're just waiting for the "Patient Pathway Co-ordinator", or whatever, to call you in to fix it.
It seems like you afternoon nap is starting to mess your sleep patterns up... :lol:


Thanks :)

Starting new treatment program soon, fingers crossed.

It does appear that way; this post took me too long to do :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:08 am 
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Very impressive.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:12 am 
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Nice story and some cracking bikes. Love that you came here for info on your hahana and ended up with moots and hei heis !


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:16 am 
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arghhhhh

should not have looked at this post :shock: sheer class 8) 8) 8)

makes me think that I need a Ti :lol:

"retrobike the safest drug on earth" :idea: :idea: :idea:


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