So this is it. The bike that started it all.
not the bike that got me moving, or the bike that got me on the trails. They were all thompsons or scaffold pole steel raleighs. No, this is the bike I spent my first hard-earned student loan on, my first "proper" mtb.
Stolen some 4 years after I bought it in '97 from a shop on New Cavendish St, I have never seen another on in this size until Super_G's came up for sale. So after some 241 miles this afternoon, I have another one...thank you dude.
apologies for the crappy phone pic. more when I have some time.
The eventual plan is to put this back to nearly catalogue spec (I still have the original tyres from my first one in the cave) STX-RC throughout as and when funds allow. With any luck she'll be out for the National on the 18th, but probably not so different from the pic above