Very nice. You can't beat that feeling of getting back what was once the most important thing BITD
Used to ride the loop round Richmond park too
... in at Ham gate, up the climb and round the park to Richmond gate then down to the towpath and all the way up to Hampton court. Another Kingston University graduate?
I was at Kingston Poly (halcyon days) and did a lot of running in Richmond Park but was at Imperial and mostly riding in Surrey when I got the Stumpjumper
Looks great Ed, get chance to ride it yet? I'm hopefully getting my 90 ish stumpy back from the coaters soon. Will have to pick your brains on decals and build. Other than the forsk is it as it would've come?
John Barnes rapping - genius. World in motion is the greatest football song of all time > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nQItOROYlc
. Think there is possibly a correlation between how well england do in major competitions and the quality of the official song.
Two more points
1. Chris Waddle's mullet
2. "Footballs coming home" was the chant from 3 lions - the official song from euro 96 which was of course held in england.
Build wise either go for XC Pro throughout (as on the Pro, Greaseguard if possible - don't sell your XC Pro running gear!) or XT throughout (as on the Team). I've got a Specialized quill stem and seat q/r if you want?
And of course you're absolutely right with the football song references but mentioning "getting round the back" or "one on one" didn't sound quite right so I attempted to blur time/history.