Been checking this site from time to time for a few months, thought it time to introduce myself... and my bikes:
1: Basso 'Coral' late 80s/ early 90s - Columbus 'Cromor' tubes, Mix of old and new 9spd Campag veloce, Miche RX5 wheelset, 3ttt stem and Bars, Campag record carbon post and selle italia saddle, vittoria rubber, Miche calipers, miche bb.
2: Ambrosio 'solaro' 2000ish, Cheap shimano wheelset, campag cranks with ss 39:14t gearing, Dia Compe levers, miche calipers, miche bb, Swalbe rubber, velo orange 'sit up n' beg style bars, ritchey post, cheap merida saddle
3:Ridgeback 'comet' 2000ish, fizik saddle, ritchey bars, zoom stem, 2x wheel sets, for touring - Mavic A119 on Miche hubs and for off road - Mavic CXP33 on Hope ti's, shimano bb, FSA chainset, Sram shifters and mechs, Avid levers and V brakes, miche cassette for road and sunrace for off road.
4: Giant TCR compact 'expert' 1999 (1st year of TCR I think), Tioga spider saddle, Mike Burrows aero post, Zipp carbon bars, FSA carbon chainset running ss 38:13t gearing, Mavic open sport rims on Tiagra hubs, Vittoria rubber, shimano slx calipers and levers - super lightweight ss bike.
5: Giant OCR3 2006 frameset only
6: Giant Cadex 1995 frameset only
7: Giant 'Boulder' 2005ish, stock - my only bike still as it was designed to be! and my only functioning MTB (hardtail)
8: C Boardman pro 2006 frameset only, carbon & alloy TT frame (ex-pro owned/raced)
9: Raliegh 'Ozark' 1987? - 26" wheel tourer project with full campag group in progress
10: Diamondback Axis frameset only 1992/3? - Probably for sale soon
11: numerous boxes of spares, loads of campy chorus, record etc parts trying to justify finishing off a few more projects but will probably be going to have clear out soon so watch out ebay
Yeah I'm a big fan of Giant and Boardman & Burrows stuff but I like to ride my Italian steel with campag in good weather and its alloy and ss for commuting and rain etc. Always got a few projects on the go and in the pipeline. An uncontrollable tinkerer, all my bikes change form regularly. Running out of space to store and work on them all plus prefer spending time with my wife and 18 month old son currently so will be getting rid of a few bits. Followed bike racing since Stephan Roche did the Tour, Giro and Worlds in 1986, confirmed bike addict