All the bikes are up to the usual standard this month, and without exception all are well "assembled" and well presented.
This month is a bit special for me, in that I don't think I have ever been as impressed as I am this month,
Anyone can collect parts and "assemble" a bike, anyone can paint or have a bike painted, its not hard, and yet to be fair it takes skills to get it right, the ride the look etc etc etc.
But.......Not everyone can "build" a Mountain bike frame from scratch with little more than some drawings.
I don't think there is a bike that has been entered into a BOTM competition since I have joined, that epitomises that whole ethos which surrounded the early mountain bike, like the "BREEZER TRIBUTE".
Bitd in California, if you didn't have it, you made it, you went to your shed, you scratched your head, and you got on with it.
For me this was the birth of the mountain bike.
BigLev, you did it mate, you didn't have it, you could never get it, so you scratched your head, went out to your shed and got on with it.
If this had been built in California right now rather than just off the coast of England, you would be getting praise left right and center.
If there was ever a compliment that could be paid to one of the Founding Fathers of Mountain Bikes,
this "Breezer Tribute" is it.
Hats off to you mate, I wish I had your skills, I really Do.........