Had to clear out the shed today to find some missing non bike tools I know are in there somewhere
so I thought I would do an up to date photoshoot while I had them all out.
Yes I know some of you have seen these all before but I realised some hav,nt and might like the refresher shoot, plus just noticed I have been on here two and a half years
- god how time flys
, so here ya go -
kestrel MXZ black -
circa 1989 - was in a really beat up state when I got it from the local raleigh dealership - the bosses ex race bike
new paint and a lovely black XT groupset later and she looks like new
next up - kestrel MXZ pearlescent white .
this one came from the states, was finished in an awful blue but I decided a nice pearlescent white with white cables and a full dx groupset would look cool with this one - thats the birth of the ying and yang twins
Saracen trekker competition.
always wanted one of these in green, loved the idea of beefy u-brakes front and rear - this black one came along and I could,nt resist it full deore II except for the STi and pedals, I do have some thumbies and levers hidden away just incase but sti has never bothered me so it can stay for now, also have some huge deore II beartraps kicking around ready for an overhaul........................when I can be bothered
Melvin helped me aquire this one (cheers Melv
), its still
in its building stage but its starting to look more like a bike now - before you say anything the saddle is going
, gonna be XT M735 with STi , onza cantilever brakes,DX on wolbwr AT18 and pace forks.
Trimble Inverse (the rastamachine)
this is my most colourful project, took a while to complete but it was well worth it, I got mine before tony joined the site and made them ten-a-penny
. frame from the states, paint from france and the rest from all over the world.
one of those love em or hate em rides.
the work bike
my not so retro marin muirwoods, does the job deore group, year 2000 frame
now for the unfinished and unsure if I'm keeping em projects -
Fat chance yo eddy - gonna be M735 XT on this one.
Hartmann Ram - built up and stripped again, nice vari lite easton alpinestars fork for this one
Kestrel CSX - gotta love this paint, M737 eventually with some Mag 21 SL's up front.
Needs paint but is gonna be a team replica eventually, suntour grouppo and a ti flexstem sat waiting for this one
and the sworks, I want to keep this one but I also need the dosh for a holiday, IF it gets buil up it will probably be a suntour XC pro build
Well thats it for now
Stabled = 91 Browning Test unit - Trimble Double U - kestrel MXZ Black - Kestrel MXZ White - 87 Chas Roberts Snow Leopard - 88 Overbury's pioneer - Proflex RF-1 team replica - Mk1 Thorn Nomad