Hi there - I have been surfing this site for a while but thought it time to sign up. I am 40 and was brought up around grifters and 3 speeds, cow horns and then bmx. From Raleigh to Diamond Back, and then a Muddy Fox when they first came out - how lucky was I!
I had a wonderful Ridgeback mountain bike for 10 years, but some one half inched it from my back garden a couple of years ago
That event, as sad as it was, was the inspiration to start building bikes again.
Since then I have striped and reconditioned an old Specialised mtb that was rusting in a friend's garden. I have reconditioned a Raleigh Courier and brought her back to life. Now I have a Raleigh Kermesse that needs attention and loads of tlc.
I hope to share some of these experiences with you here, and get more involved. So hello to everyone.