What a bunch of characters you are !!!
I had a great time especially on Saturday afternoon, it did not take long to become familiar again with my old bike and I went through a range of emotions whilst riding it. What did I think of it after 18 years?? Well I am not over familiar with the latest generation of full sussers so riding the bike was not too much of a shock. Riding position despite the long stem was no problem as I do a lot of road riding, brakes were a lot better than I expected, the near perfect weather and riding conditions helped with that. Front mech rubbed on back tire in small ring, but it always did BITD. Bottom bracket creaked a bit, but it usually did BITD
The forks despite being good in their day are not a patch on modern forks so picking smooth lines was important.
Quote of the weekend for me was from one of the lads I passed on their modern Zebedee bikes saying “I feel really young seeing all this lycra about the place”, made me smile that one.
Anyway the bike and kit are tucked away again,don’t think I will leave it another 18 years before getting it all out again cause if I do I will be 61 which is even older than Ed Edwards - I think