Andy B wrote:
Wow, that takes me back...
There used to be a shop called Elsfal cycles where I lived BITD, it old their own branded stuff as well as all the British Eagle/Lotus Sport stuff and some nice Ridgeback models (including an XTR equipped version), I remember that they had the Boss in stock as well as the Pro-Carbon
Speaking of which, the one on Ebay at the moment may have come from that very store, I definitely remember one being there with campag parts and the bullet shifters
Ah, so you know Grimsby then, I had a few bikes from Elsfal as a kid, I think the old bloke who owned it sold it to some of his mechanics & they moved to a different location
The Pro Carbon in question came into our shop (JC Cook) a while ago as a trade in, not sure the fella was the original owner, bit I think most of the parts are original.
I will be getting better pics of it when I remember to take my camera into work
Indeed I do, lived there for a while as a kid before decending down the country
Most of the family still live around there...I remember the old fella well, we used to annoy the hell out of him by going into the place en masse and messing about with the bikes, shifters etc.
There used to be a few interesting shops around those parts, Offshore down Cleethorpes way for marins and konas, Ettridge cycles sold Diamond Back stuff, The ill fated Freddie Frith and Action Bikes owned by local legend, 'Fat' Pete. Doubt many remain these days but still, happy days
Can't wait to see better pics of the Pro Carbon btw
Several bikes, one supportive lady and still trying not to buy anything else!