Hello All. My name is Malc or Malky whichever you prefer.I live in the Manchester area and ride with South Manchester CTC section.
I found this site just browsing around and a thread popped up on a search. So I immediately signed up when I noted it was for proper bikes.
I love steel bikes, Reynolds 531, 725, 631 and 853 especially, are plenty light enough especially for the riding I do, which is touring and Audax riding.http://www.aukweb.net/
I own a Bob Jackson Touring bike, Bob Jackson Trike, Mercian touring, Mercian 853 Audax, Woodrup Audax, Hetchins Magnum Opus Deluxe,and an old Kona MTB.
Steel bikes can be a work of art with the fancy lug work and amazing colours. Dont run away with the idea they are all old, many frame builders still exist such as Mercian who have a 6 month waiting list on these frames, which says it all.
I am 59 yrs old now and will cycle till I just cant anymore or drop dead whichever comes first. I am now divorced, I dont want a woman as I would leave her sat in the back garden while I go out on my bike. If I met a nice cycling lady then that would be different so any out there just contact me and we can ride off together.
My car is a load of crap, but gets me around to the Audax meets etc.
Must take some pics of the bikes to put up.