Hi there, thought I should introduce myself after the odd post and a spot of lurking!
I'm Pimpmaster Jazz, been riding for 17 years (still can't quite believe that...) after selling my Mustang SIS (the black and red smoke one in a diminuative 23" frame) to fund a 1989 Specialized Rockhopper (still in my garage and looking a bit forlorn as it's had its wheels scavenged for my ss). The Rockhopper still has some vintage XT on it (including thumbies), Jive BMX grips and a Mtn. LX chainset with Specialized rings, but the DX hubs and GX23 rims have unfortunately bitten the dust after a few years of city commuting whilst working in London and Oxford. In its prime it was running black Porcs, but they've unfortunately been lost a long time ago.
After that came a '96 Rockhopper â€“ stolen, just after I put a set of MK2 Judy XCs on that I bought whilst backpacking in Canada â€“ which was followed by a '97 Fisher Paragon, now in ss guise.
Following THAT came a 2000 P7 frame, built with all manner of exotica (frame's for sale if you're interested...!) but this was not ridden as much as it should've because I buggered orf from London to work as a guide all over the globe for 3 years, back in 2002.
I'm now back from that, work in the trade and ride a Cove Handjob (steel is real my friend...
), with parts from the P7 and some nice old-school bits such as ODI Attacks (the grip of champs) and have just bought a Hustler frame which will be built up when I can afford it.
I've also got a chrome 1990 Haro Invert BMX from my mid-90s freestyle days â€“ the time that a big BMX jam was 30 riders from all over the country meeting at one of the few skate parks and Jamie Bestwick had a day job. I got some bits and pieces for it when I aupaired in the States back in '94ish, so it's running (rather dented) WAL Riot twist-lace wheels, Graveyard pegs, Haro Kneesaver 1 bars, an Invert stem, purple Jive grips and Primo V-Monster tyres.
So, not really a retro fiend but I like to think that I've paid my dues, if that makes any sense...
Keeping it rural.