Longest ride to date on my recently acquired Paul Donahue built Cougar .
Reynolds 853 frame with a wicked paint job. I could look at the paint job all day long .
I decided to use this bike over my J F Wilson today for no real reason.
Both have straight forks and both want to be ridden .
If this is to be a keeper then I need to swap the stem for a shorter one but that will be only change .
This J F Wilson arrived a couple of weeks ago .
For an unknown reason other than the 90’s retro paint job soon as I saw it I wanted it .
Not sure what the proper term is but I love the webbed style lugs .
My first ride was not a disappointment either which is always a good sign even though it only lasted 300 yards before both tyres had lost 90 psi .
So far a lot of my leisure rides have been done on this fine beast .
J F Wilson are still going strong in Sheffield and have provided a lot of the original frame build specification .