hello all. new round here.
Im jonathan from south wales
got a few bikes kicking round. mostly collectong dust in the shed now!
in my prime back (teenager years) in the mid to late 90's all my pocket money went towards them.
them I learn to drive and they remained in the shed.
anyway my biking started with my apollo bike I had for xmas back in 92. gift from my grandparents however unfortunately my grandfather died 2 weeks before seeing us have them.
the frame was very similar to a gt triple triangle design. deciding I didn't like standard sis gearing I slowly upgraded to 6 speed rapid fire shifters crank, derailers, wheels etc.
then stripped the bike and rattle can sprayed it and rebuild with all new parts. I then stuck some scott stickers on the down tube.
i rode the local b roads as much as I could but problem was it was too heavy. so decided to build a new one. I still have this bike in the shed.
ln 96 97 i started with an cheep ali frame and an lx groupset. its all I could afford at the time.
my mates at school started getting into trials riding so modified my bike to suit.
I then bought z2 bombers, and converted into a xc / jump fun play bike.
then went to uni and spend my loan getting another ali frame and parts to make a dedicated trials bike.
the cheepy ali frame cracked so decided to buy a decent frame, a dmr sidekick and matching forks.
while my mates developed trial skills I lacked the bike got rarely used still I somehow managed to break my freehub so left the bike in need of repair.
also while at uni got my xc bike nicked. gutted as it wasnt insured.
decided that id like to try my hand at using a road bike.
thats about it.
still got the road bike the old apollo bike and the dmr also picked up a carrera xc bike from a chap in work and now a schwinn frame and judys from onza100 to build a new xc bike.
have many photos most before digi cameras but heres the dmr