One of the minor inconveniences of discovering the history of my bike, is that I can no longer casually use it as and when it suits me - it's strictly high days and holidays only! So I've bought a new bike, I've been looking for a while, but being 'careful' with my dosh I didn't find anything I particularly liked at my budget - until this weekend.
£850 bought me this handsome carbon bike from Planet-X, which has a distinctly new/old look, with the gold decals over the clear carbon and the classic bottle cage (same one I've had on my MTB for nearly 20 years) It's got a sprinkling of Campagnolo, albeit Xenon and Veloce, but this is a bike for riding, not hanging in my office
It does make me smirk that the components are worth less than some of the bolts on my 'nana.
First impressions, actually very similar to the 'nana - both sprint well, stop well and are quite twitchy.