I have owned this bike since new, purchased in Middlesbrough in 1994. It cost a lot of money, more than I should have been spending.
It has been ridden a lot. I went all over the NY Moors and The Lakes for about 5 years. I emmigrated to Australia in 1999 and used it to commute. Once we got married and started a family I added a baby seat and carried my daughters around. I even used it for a few triathlons.
It still has mostly original parts, the chain and cassette have been replaced twice and there is a new (1999) seat and some SPD pedals.
I have decided to restore it so this seemed like a good place to document the process and to ask for the help, which I am going to need.
This will be a long process, but I am a prolific photographer of stuff so there will be updates if you are interested.
I have ordered a set of decals from Gil, so first up is to strip it down and get it powder coated. I am leaning towards white/black at the moment.
Once it's finished I will be a 'shoe in' for BOTM.