Episode 6. The Monty W. (Part 1).

Barn finds. Now this is a title that seems to be applied to just about any old tat that someone is trying to shift on fleabay lately, however the other week I called around to my friends workshop, I have been promising him that I would do so since he took the place on about five years ago or so. It's sat in the middle of nowhere, and for the most part completely overgrown around it. The reason I've not been before, well it's about 100 miles from BelongaClint! So after a quick tour of his workshop we are stood outside looking over the rather large and very overgrown piece of land upon which his workshop sits, and I say to him, "What's in the shed?" His reply was, "Dunno" I said, "You've been here over five years and you've not looked in there?" He said, "Er... No" So with that I said, "Right, lets hack our way through the brambles and have a bit of a gander!" About an hour later we've cut a small path through the undergrowth, and we both have quite scratched up arms and legs because stupidly we're wearing shorts and T-shirts! But finally we're stood infront of the door looking at a very rusty padlock. Behind us about 50 feet of extension cable plugged in waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in his workshop, and in his hand, a grinder! Right then, buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... And the lock drops to the floor. inside the shed was found to be... EMPTY!

Except for a two things...


Firstly this very old looking racer/tourer type bike. It actually looks like it's in quite good shape with minimal rust, the paint looks ok, the tyres are a bit squashy, but thats about it. Obviously I'm going to have it, but it will have to be a special visit to go and collect it as I just didn't have the room in my car dammit! I would say it was probably a custom build for someone done a very long time ago, and I'd say that it's probably made from steel, although it is quite light. There are no badges or emblems on it of any kind, the only identifiying mark (If you can call it that) is this...


A small decal at the botton/rear of the frame that says 'MONTY. W' I've tried googling it and I've as yet come up with nothing? Can anyone else shed any light? Obviously when I go back for it and bring it home I'll give it a good clean up, and whatnot then I'll take some better pictures of it.

The other thing that was in the shed was this...


A Unicycle (oh, and a bluemels pump!) The unicycle looks very old and has quite a lot of rust patina on the chromework. I had enough room for that in my car so I brought that home with me. Goodness only knows what I'm going to do with it, I've tried riding it, and that's just not working for me! The good news is though that the pump works so I'll probably keep that!

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