At the Beginning of this thread, i touched on how searching for this bike and the work that followed was like Chasing a Rainbow. (seemingly impossible)
Well, all i can say is that after starting the thread, the contributions, emails, pms, support and encouragement made this build about more than a bike to me....Much more.
It became more than a journey and all because of the help, information, memories, given by at least 16 different members leading to its recovery, not to mention the help of Kevin Winters, for his info and frame work, garry at graphic shack for his delicate recreation of its paintwork, Darren from silverfish for support with much needed missing components, and every other member that has fond memories of a glorious time for Uk mountain biking and fondest of memories for a National Hero....Jason Mcroy.
He has touched a lot of people here and i cant thank everyone enough for making a contribution to this bikes recreation, with out this it wouldn't have been possible.
When it became apparent to me that this was becoming a journey filled with emotion and fond memories for me, of great days in my life and also evoking the same from others, it became less about the bike and more about a tribute.
Call me a sentimental old fool, but the camaraderie of it all, every one pulling together, kind made me stop and realise there is a little bit of that Jason Mcroy grit and determination in every single one of us.
It is 17 years ago this month Jason McRoy passed away, when this dawned on me it made me work just that little bit harder to overcome problems with sourcing parts. Collectively parts have been begged borrowed and stolen, to finished the build this month.
to celebrate his life, to honour his memory, and to thank him for the contirbutions he made, and showing us all that all it takes is grit and determination, and we can all catch that rainbow....!!!
My tribute build to Jason Mcroy....
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(quote) WE RIDE THE FRAMES OF LEGENDS, BUT UNTIL WE RIDE THEM, THEY CANNOT BECOME LEGENDARY. SINNERMAN..13/11/10.Zinn z753
, Clockwork Club
, The D.O.G.S. B.O.L.O.X
, Dave Lloyd Chaos Theory 753
, Yates Diablo/Orange Prestige
, Roberts White Spider/Bontrager OR
, Hardisty-Jason McRoy-Hardisty Teambike-pre Specialized.
, Aluminium 'O'
, TBG Explosive
, Show the Steel
, Bontrager 'Experimental'
, Bring out your Bontrager
, Yeti Ultimate/Fro,Roberts Stratos-ESTAY
, DAVE YATES VULCAN-ESTAY-MAVIC
, ZINN-CAMPAGNOLO THE IRON LADY.
, CHAS ROBERTS WHITE SPIDER CR753-XT
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