Just a quick lowdown on my new project.
Basically I thought I had enough on the go when one day last week JeRkY dropped me a pm with a link to an eBay auction... Clicked the linky and there it was a shot at my dream bike - which can be illustrated by my wall paper below -
Anyway, this coincided with a bad dose of man flu, so I spent most of the back end of last week constantly checking the auction to see if anyone had bid and hallucinating about buying it!
I'd decided that it was a stretch to pay the sellers opening bid, but that if it ran out with no bids, I'd be all over it like a cheap suit!
Well the auction got to the business end with still no bids and I agonisingly watched the last few minutes run down until the screen informed me that the auction was over with no bids! Phewww....
To quote Charlie Duke (Apollo 11 Capcom) to Neil Armstrong after the Eagle had landed "You've got a load of blokes down here about to turn blue..."
I had had my own one small step for retrobiking moment...
I then sprang into action. Emailed the seller with an offer 20% below bid which was accepted!
Collected it last night and is in really good order -
Will post better pics at the weekend.
First job will be to strip it and start cleaning. It's not filthy, I just want it to look it's best...
Next up... I will have fun speccing the build, this is where you guys come in. I don't just want to do a Rob clone... (lovely as his is
). Anything considered, but ideally period parts...
I have commented that ice ages come and go faster than the completion of my projects (usual funds slows me...) but look back periodically and you might see progress.
Back in the Dekerf Mountain Club - Hurrah! (1995)
Trek STP-300 (2001)
GT Zaskar (1992)
Dave Lloyd Tirant (Road) Paul Milnes X Bike (2013)