Well, I decided not to sell the Bonty in the end. Ordered some fresh tires, rear sprokets & a new chain & booked it in for a full service.
Went out with a couple of friends yesterday. Whilst I can't decend as fast as these full sus rigs, if I hadn't had to wait for them at the top of climbs I would have completed the ride in half the time they could
And carrying 23lbs of lean steel up Jacobs Ladder is much easier than pushing 30lbs of bouncy alluminum!!!
Plus so many comments from other riders. Retro is the way forward.
Any groups in the south manchester area?