Anyway, this Dyno Compe was my first 'mid skool' bike, of course it was brand new when I got it age 16 in 1993
It had a jazzy purple metallic effect frame, small frame!
this bike had been built up in 1994 with a Bully frame with bash guard, and enjoyed that way for a while, breaking the wheels as I went along.
so FFWD to approx 2002 when I discovered ebay, and attempting to de clutter, It got sold for a silly Â£20 as pictured with my mates Araya 48 spoke alloy rimz. :'(
I think about that time I picked this up from some young lad in Derbyshire who, according to his posh dad had outgrown BMXing! :-X ;D So here I was about 26 years old, handing over Â£80 for this Modern hard core jump bike worth over Â£300 new! ;D
It felt heavy as! and I the 2 piece cranks had cracked, SOLID apart from that, this bike would survive a bomb! It was beautiful to look at and rock steady to ride but bit OTT build wise for me and I kept looking at it as an asset, it ended up FS again! SOLD
After all I was never gonna actually need
a BMX, my chances of being a credible BMX rider were out, so I stuck with my newish MTB.
So happy with getting rid, a hole started growing, and when I found this Mongoose frame....
I came up with a plan
I was living 10 minute walk from work now, what I needed was a fun short commutster, walking is boring and using the car is damned lazy, and walking to the chip shop at dinner is dull too
something cheap and not so nickable was needed to buzz about on cracking the odd small time trick!
Bit by bit I collated bits from the mongoose, small shops, big shops, and of course Ebay in the end spending well over Â£100 (again)
The cherry on the top was finding a nice frame!
;D Mongoose weighed a tonne and I don't think it was even cro-mo, Hi tensile probs
So I started with a frame, and ended buying a frame, thats a 100% custom bike then
got to use mongoose forks though, and even sold the rest!