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.
January 15th 2018
The internet: a marvellous resource for fake news, cat videos and old bikes. While mooching around Gumtree one weekend, I see this Fisher for sale. I really like the old Fishers with the tricolour paint, and it was half an hour away, so … yeah!
September 23rd 2017
This very early ’87 electric blue Bear Valley was offered for sale one afternoon and I couldn’t really turn it down (they’re rarely seen in this condition, and even rarer to come up for sale).
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.
April 16th 2017
There’s a county in England called Yorkshire. It’s a beautiful, no-nonsense kind of place, and the ancestral home of Orange Mountain Bikes (oh, and myself).
March 7th 2017
Confession time: I’ve never ridden a Pro-Flex. I remember seeing them back in the day, one of the local bikes shops in SW London used to sell them. So when this one came up for sale it caught my attention.
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.