I've been looking at this site for that last 4 years or so ever since getting back into MTB XC / MTB Road/Off-Road Long Distance. I found this site after a very disappointing visit to the LBS - I was totally shocked with poor quality, stupid prices and these dreadful Moto X machines for jumping off cliffs that I'm not interested in and too old for!
Decided to rebuild my 15 year old thrashed Kona AA
after some surfing and finding Retrobike! Never looked back...and then one thing leads to another and the next thing you know the fleet peaks at five and then get's trimmed to fund some nice Ti stuff.
This site is simply the best; huge knowledge tank and the effort people put in to build stunning bikes! Hats off to Retrobike and all the contributors! True inspiration and good humor!
I'm from Staffordshire, England (near to the Pennines and did the odd Cannock Chase bomb hole BITD
) but I've been living in France and now in Stockholm, Sweden for about 13 years.
I'm interested in: Ti, Light Alloy, NORBA geometry, short travel forks, stuff that's reliable, MTBs from mid-90s to very early '00s, old/new mix and match, 3 degree flatbars, San Marco Rolls saddles, SS Snow & Ice Hacks. Going to try a Drop Bar MTB for some serious fire road fun since I started riding bikes as a bit of Sunday clud-run roady....
I'm also a bit of weight weenie in view that I'm 10 - 15 kilos overweight; just can't be without Guinness and Mayonnaise and this can be easily off-set with some allen key skewers and drilling a few holes.