So here we go again. After pulling 3rd place in the December 2010 BOTM competition, I have now started to get my arse into gear and start with 'Project Blackstar'
If you have read my last build thread you will note that I posted it all at the end, rather than through the build like most other people.
This one has started from a simple idea that E-stay bikes are the best and that when I was a nipper I really really wanted an Alpinestars, but could not afford them. I am not one to follow the idea that a retro build has to be exactly as it came from the shop 20 years on, we would have all added upgrades and altered bits here and there along the way so I just build it to my own spec (that exists in my head) and do the best job i can. I set myself a limit on any bikes £250, which has to be everything, so my bikes are never going to be dripping with M900/Cook Bros/Pauls/Campag, but they will be built to a high standard and used as much as possible.
So this one started with £21. This bought me from Evilbay this.........
Previously owned in order -
Raleigh Maverick, Dawes Wildcat, Explorer, Techium, P7, Clockwork, Explosif, Kirk, MS, Cro-mega LX (non e-stay),Rockhopper Comp FS, Blackstar, Explorer, Al-mega DX, Courier, Alien SP, Tomac TAOS, On One Scandal, On One 456.
1985 Raleigh Maverick - 2012 Giant TCR Advanced - 2007 Clockwork 3/200 - 2015 Cube Ltd SL 29er Blackline.