I'm new to the forum but have several retro bikes in my collection.
I have a 1990 Dave Yates Diablo and have just had returned to me a 1985 Bromwich. The Bromwich has seen better days having been kept outside for the last two years on a narrow boat in Bristol. I had almost stripped it down and taken the frame to the tip
but lent it to a mate instead.
I now have the dilema of what to do with it as the bottom braket threads have gone completely and it has had two dodgy hammerite paint jobs.
(one yellow and one black)
The frame is Overbury's esque and was radical at the time with sloping top tube, high (12") bottom bracket and super short chain stays - it climbed like a dream but was sketchy on the downs (having said that I did win the Newbury Mountain Bike Club one and only DH race on it - held down a piece of double drack known as hoggs hole.)
So do I sell or restore - and would I ever find the time to do it justice.
The names have not been changed-no one was innocent.