Today i bought a Ferrari Daytona 365 , how many others can say that ?
I must admit the red paintwork nearly put me off as it has a fair degree of patina but hey it’s better than fresh paint hiding a load of filler .
Ok so the beige interior needs a dusting .
The road test was a short affair around my palm and didn’t reveal any faults so i paid the sellers full asking price and walked away with a smile on my face .
I first discovered the Selle SMP range of saddles about 5 years ago .
And since then I reckon I have covered over 10,000 miles on them .
Most has been done on the pair of Lite 209’s that I have and then a fair bit on the Trk’s .
I have found them very comfortable and would certainly recommend them .
Last weekend saw the arrival of a nice original Raleigh Royal .
Over the years I have seen a few of these go through my hands . And I think it is fair to say that this one is the tidiest one so far.
They are almost as iconic as a Dawes Galaxy as a touring bike . With the advantage of not being so expensive to buy .
With the classy box lining detail and Reynolds 531 tubing it all adds up to a nice bike that performs very well.
Raleigh branded mechanisms front and rear mated to Suntour power shifters allows for nice easy gear changes once you remember that the front one works in the opposite direction .
All in all another great British built bike from a bygone era.
I was lucky enough to get this Don Farrell frame .
Which turned up yesterday .
Nice pencil thin stays .
And a proper headbadge
Well this week has seen the arrival of my latest new jacket , after trying products from Altura , Endura and Polarias i decide this time to go for a Proviz .
Why Proviz i hear you all shout , the main reason is i am fed up of watching the reflective panels slowly and surely peel off my last 3 or 4 jackets .
So when i asked Proviz i was told that they an integral part of the jacket not just an added extra and can’t peel off .
I am really impressed by the Nightrider 2 and how reflective it is . I am intending to use it on this weekend rides .
If you are in the market for a new jacket then look no further https://proviz.mention-me.com/m/ol/mu9ve-martin-biggs
To compliment the red Aende I picked up last week . I added this late 70’s ex TT Shorter to my already overcrowded garage .
Original owner had it built to order at the age of 15 and paid in the region of £570 for it .
Do you reckon he got it cheaper due to holes in the bottom bracket shell and rear drop outs.
He also didn’t really have a gear set that are idea for hills .