11 September, 2008

New wheels

Back in 1985 a young driverchris lusted after a BMX, a Raleigh Burner would have been very heaven. When on Xmas morning I was invited to have a look in the garage you can imagine my excitement. I hope I hid my disappointment when a somewhat elderly 'racer' that I assume my dad had sourced from a mate was revealed. I hope I hid it because
  • Its good manners
  • It can't have been easy paying the bills
  • It was a much more sensible bike on reflection

Anyway, these days I can indulge my own damn retrospective fantasies aided by a bottle of red and that temptress ebay.

Ain't she pretty? What a guy!

7 Step to the white courtesy phone:

Blogger Taoski shout your mess


Thats excellent.

Layback seatpost
Beartrap pedals
Finger brakes
Flexy rims?

I had a redline one similar - and at 6 foot 1 and 3/4" I did look a total tit!

I am jealous now!

You are just missing one thing... trick nuts!

September 12, 2008 10:34 am

Blogger Chris shout your mess

Cheers dude...

they're not Beartrap pedals - I don't know if I'll fit Beartraps, they look the business but mash up your shins if you get a trick wrong.

I've already won some dia-compe brakes (black) and Skyways Tuffs (black) are next on the list...

When finished it'll be black'n'chrome

September 12, 2008 10:57 am

Blogger Taoski shout your mess

Hey! Stop buying stuff from eBay without using one of my affiliate links first! It's bad Karma (for you).

September 12, 2008 11:23 am

Blogger bigfootcookie shout your mess

That looks "sick man", as my nine years old boy now tells me means "way cool".

You got me lusting after bikes I wanted when I was a kid now......

September 12, 2008 1:12 pm

Blogger Chris shout your mess

cheers bfc.

You probably shouldn't look here:


there's a 1977 Raleigh Rampar R-5 on the site, I had totally forgotten about them, it was like a proustian rush of memories when I saw it...

September 12, 2008 1:26 pm

Blogger Richard shout your mess

All you need to do now is learn to ride a bike.

September 13, 2008 1:03 am

Blogger Roo shout your mess

Where are the stabilisers?

September 16, 2008 9:44 am


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