I'm Johnny, like yetiman i'm also from Aberdeenshire.
I got in to mountain biking properly around 1993 when I used to thrash my Trek 800.
When that was wrecked I got a cheap Trek 850 (with Quadra 5s) which was quickly stolen!
With the insurance money, Â£600 (twice what I paid for the 850), I bought an Orange Clockwork in fluorecent orange - never seen another one this colour...
I spent a lot of money on that bike, making it as light as possible with Hope hubs etc - it was my pride and joy!
The Clockwork lasted a few years despite a sizable dent in the downtube but was eventually replaced with a Viper Red Cannondale Super-V 'Missy Giove Signature Model' (carbon swingarm).
I spent a lot on the Super-V too. Replacing the Headshox with Judy DHs and eventually Bomber Z1s amongst other stuff.
I was forced to sell the Super-V frame to help fund my first car but I still have most of the parts which have been transplanted on to my current HSW Popcorn Blizzard (remember them?).
I've not ridden for a while to be honest but i'm going to give the HSW a good service and get back out on it.
I'm wanting to find a nice project for the Spring too...