March 24th 2018
A couple of years ago there was a red 1994 M800 for sale an hour and a half up the coast. At the time, I’d just bought something else, so I didn’t buy it. Since then, I’ve often wished that I had.
Then this bike appears for sale two hours up the coast. Same year, same colour, same size. The seller said he bought it a couple of years ago. I wonder if it’s the same bike?
March 22nd 2018
This Specialized appeared on Gumtree one day. Half a week later it was still for sale, so I thought I’d rehome it.
October 7th 2017
Another rescue at the weekend – this rather neglected V1000 was Cannondale’s top hardtail in 1994, yet found itself for sale because the seller’s son wanted a bike he’d seen in K-Mart. True story!
August 12th 2017
This GT RTS-2 came up for sale at the weekend. I was sitting in a café when I spotted it. The ad had been posted 3 hours earlier and 53 people had viewed it. I guessed it was already gone but sent the seller a text just in case.
May 15th 2017
A fella I know on the west coast of Australia sends me a link to an ad on Gumtree one evening. It’s for a nice-looking Ascent, in my size, with a smokey paint job.
February 23rd 2017.
It’s almost two and a half months since I’ve bought a bike. Then one evening, I spot this among the Huffys.
December 10th 2016
There are some bikes for sale on Ebay that you just have to take a punt at. This aluminium-framed Kona AA was one of them. I bid what I thought it was worth, and won it. So, let’s welcome Sydney Mountain Bike Rescue’s newest resident …
November 30th 2061
This GT Pantera appeared for sale one Sunday afternoon. A little mooching around the web and I discover it’s a 1992 Pantera AL. Tyres aside it looks original.
September 7th 2016
Isn’t this lovely? A 1990 Fisher Paragon (no mention of ‘Gary’ in the name at this time) in Ocean Blue / Green. It was one owner, little use, my size, and collection only from the U.S.
August 30th 2016
This has a taken a while to restore but it was time well spent: my galactic black ’91 Gary Fisher Montare with elevated chainstays.