Now that Spring has finally sprung and the garden has had it's annual SWMBO inspired springclean I thought I'd better do more than just open the shed, regard the contents with a seriously jaded eye and lock it back up again!
Gone was the recently encroaching inclination to list the whole lot in the 'MTB For Sale' section, thankfully replaced by a sunlight-induced burst of renewed enthusiasm for all things garishly retro and, ahem, wallet-busting!
Perhaps flogging the whole lot wasn't such a bad idea after all!
Anyway, this idea has been bimbling around in the back of my mind for a while now, to the extent that my last eBay purchase was the Ballistic stem you see below; a quick perusal of the bain of my life threw up a black riser bar I liked the look of, at a reasonable price, and it subsequently arrived two days later (yesterday).
Coupled with the Rockshox triple-clamp I picked up for a relatively bargain price (it was wrongly listed as an RST!) the RSP now looks like this...
...which is not a whole lot different to Raleighs original intention but I decided it was high time I had a bike with a riser bar again!
The next dilemma is whether to run a disk up front or not??