Its time to pull back the doors at Port-na-Storm after a long winter and see what's been occurring.
Since I bought my "New" bike three or four years ago my old Diamondback has been slowly mouldering in a corner. I had robbed bits off it to the point where it couldn't be ridden any more, but as avid readers will have guessed by now I hate to throw things out.
The bike had been whispering to me for a long time, calling out to be ridden, to feel the breeze through its spokes on some high bye-way.
We'd had some adventures that bike and I and it seemed wrong to leave it neglected, so..............
Inspired by this.
I got started.............
This old clunker
was gradually dismantled
with pretty much every component replaced in the end.
It finally emerged fully fledged and ready for another twenty years of adventures.
I have to say I'm quite please with the result
For the Velominati out there, there's a 22 T chain-ring on the front and a 34-11 cassette on the back, which should winch me up most hills around here and if it doesn't I'll be the one at the back snivelling.
Rule #5 Dudes.