Episode 31. Murray Timber Mountain. (part 2).

With the sale of the Magna Fugitive I figured that I might aswell crack on with this little beauty...

Yep, the Murray Timber Mountain. Within about two hours it was ready to ride about, and I have decided that I don't actually like the thing at all. The thing is, I can't quite work out why, it is so similar to the previously loved Magna Fugitive they could've been made along side one another (and probably were!) But for some reason it is not as enjoyable to ride as the Fugitive was. Wierd. I am wondering if perhaps I need to dig out my rose tinted glasses!

My feeling is that maybe the Fugitive was better to ride because I went through my parts stash, and collected the nicest parts I had for it (that wern't earmarked for the Mustang project!) Whereas the Timber Mountain has been constructed with better parts than it came with, but not quite as good as either the Fugitive, or the Mustang have been adorned with. 


A good example might be the brakes, which are good, not rusty, and stop it very well, but they were donated by this...


A small childs Universal GPX bicycle. A bike that has been designed for the cyclist who is not yet old enought to attend primary school! But I had nothing nice in my stash, so these brakes were donated to the cause. Like I said, they're big enough, and they stop it quite well, so I think they'll be ok. Trouble is the same bike also donated these...


Yep, the brake levers, and the grips! Again, it all works, but the brake levers are plastic, and if I'm honest, the grips are not quite wide enough for my fat hands! I dunno, maybe it is because I just sort of threw it together quickly before heading off to collect my youngest little monster from school! But maybe it just is never going to be quite as good to ride as I was hoping, but whatever the problem is, I'm not loving it, I'm glad I saved it, and I want to love it and enjoy the ride, but just don't so I think before long it will need to be re-homed! I've even spent money on it, because I had no good tyres in my stash, and because I thought this would take the place of the Fugitive so I'd proabably hang on to it for a while, I splashed out on a pair of new tyres for the damn thing, I doubt when I try to sell it I'll even get the cost of the tyres back! 

 
Plus, it also has quite a nice pair of rims on it now! Oh well, no matter, hopefully the next owner will love it! I might take it out and give it another go when I'm less hurried and in a better frame of mind, but then again, I might not! Time will tell!





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