November 19th 2014
While browsing the For Sale ads I see a tiny postage stamp-size photo of ummmm … well, yeah … maybe … I guess it could be an old Diamond Back.
After an exchange of text messages with the seller, tonight I went round for a closer look. And sure enough – a 1991 Diamond Back DB Apex. It was being sold by a lovely elderly couple who were clearing out the garage, and this had belonged to their son who had long since moved away.
I got it home, ran a hose over it and (minus the neon bottle cage, electrical tape grips and side stand) it looks to be completely original – it has a full Deore DX groupset and it’s dripping with Avenir and Tioga parts. I think even the Wonder Dawg tyres are original.