first up and easiest, I'm sure darn glad I came across this site!
bikes I've got?
a '93 Explosif that was converted to singlespeed with Paul's dropouts by Chas Roberts, pretty much nothing original left
a '93 Explosif that is all original bar the saddle, tires and grips (oh, and the chainset, but that was swapped out for correct vintage XT, so I figure it's okay!) - technically this is my partner's bike, but she'd like a Nicolai which for some reason makes me think of the Kona as my own.
ooh, a side note on the chainset, I think I bought it (and an XT wheel) off someone here... my eBay name is Mok73, fwiw!
a Carlton '10' which is now a Carlton '1' thanks to the addition of the shoddiest rear wheel and freewheel ever made. it's more liability than bike...
what I think I'd like now is a Ritchey Commando homage built by Robin Mather... I haven't put this to him yet, but sometime soon I think I'll be asking. Fingers crossed he says yes!
also quite liking the Potts that's on eBay at the mo, may stick a sneaky bid in for that too!
and wow, favorite bike seen on this site so far is February's bike of the month... just lovely!
the basics covered in bullet point form, cheers all!
all of the experts say you've got to start them young
MKM Dominator 1977
Kona Explosif 1994