Ok, see my other thread in MTB Chat for the bigger picture on this one, but here's the initial stage of a project that will bring together both me and my first ever mtb and my first ever mtb and it's brothers and sisters.
Scored two 1987 Couriers this week. Will aim to make that three by the end of the weekend.
Here's the first. A 1987 Courier with a twist. It has the 1988 decals. This was available as a few of the last '87 ones were rolled out with the new graphics. So rare in a not very rare or interesting kind of a way.
I remember when I bought my 1987 Courier from FW Evans in Kingston in October 1987 as they were running them out to make way for the new swanky lavender and pearl white fade u-braked 1988 model. As it was both £29.00 more and effectively purple, I declined the wait and went for the all white run out model. But I kind of preferred the newer plain black bigger decals.
When I saw an all white '87 with '88 decals out in Richmond Park one day I was gutted. That would have been the ideal scenario for me. Oh well, one day...
...that day was Oct 23rd 2009.
Here she is. £26.00 of rust and dirt and nostalgia and smiles.
More pics as I restore her as much as is possible.