Hi all. I've only posted on here a few times. Normally @ 'Cyclone' off here who is a mate of mine.
Anyways I found this site when I was trawling the net in the wee small hours searching for mucky photo's of Zaskar's, Xizang's and the RTS.
My biking history is;
(ish) something red with 2 stableisers, then 1, then none, then weeeeee crash.
An old (I think) Puch ('T
t') that I rode into a bollard and bent the forks. Much too my mum and dads delight.
Age 7 - 8
Something from the local bike shop (TBBYGII), which I think had drum brakes and some sort of rudimentary seat suspension. I remember it being styled a bit like a MX bike.
Age 8 - 10
A blue Raleigh Grifter (TBBYGII)..............Whoohoo Grifter
Age 10 - 12
A succession of Raleigh 'Racers', (both TBBYGII) one brown, with a crappy rear mudguard that would come loose if you hit a bump and jam under the rear wheel. Then a blue and white Raleigh racer. Probably around the same time as the Raleigh Banana's.
A GT Outpost, with wishbone shifters and a chain stay mounted rear brake.......It got nicked I was gutted. I was Hans Rey on that bike......just without the skill
A Mt Shasta Kilimanjaro
A Specialized Rockhopper, With Ritchey Nitanium tubing. I've still got it (well actually 'Cyclone' has borrowed it)
Another Specialized Rockhopper 'Expert'. Through the ride to work scheme. Truth be told I'm not really clicking with it and wishing I had of got a GT.........I like GT's.
A Beone Storm Road bike, which is getting more use than the Rockhoppers, well not at the minute as my knees are a bit mashed after a Motorbike crash....Doh.
So that's me and the bike's I can remember. I'm sure there's a few I've forgot. I'm really enjoying this forum, but I can forsee mucho damage to the bank account.