on the first retroride with the lincs this year we got chatting,as we do
and i mentioned how cool the old 9000 bikes were and how id love one. chrisv40 mentioned he had one and got me thinking,then pondering and later that night a deal was done
.turns out its been around a few retrobike riders and when i got it a week or so later the condition was far better than id hoped for
.i planned on a full powder coat repaint etc and xtr blah blah blah
after a few wise words from pickle and the lack of full time employement and funds coming in i decided to keep the bike as was,the patina was right,the bits have started coming together and the end is in site.
heres a sneaky pic of the 9k built with spares lying around so i could ride in circles in my garden to check for sizes etc.sorry for the crap pic,better ones will follow over the coming weeks
plans are now to build a modern 90's build with 94/95 8 speed lx and restored spares,read polished
bits and a few nos parts thrown in.i have a massive bits pile now and cant wait to ride it,although i admit it will be a summer dry ride only bike,due to the fact i have other bikes and thgis is my first proper periodish resto build.
well my peers,i know its not the most impresive full boinger but what dya rek?. i know there spose to be crap but tbh i dont care it looks cool as fook