Episode 33. Diamond Back Topanga. (Part 1).

It was no good, I had to return the the tip to treat myself to something I've always wanted...


A Diamond Back! I've never had a Diamond Back before, and my guess is that I've always wanted one due to the film BMX Bandits! I realise that this is obviously not a BMX, but it is still a Diamond Back. However, this Diamond Back Topanga mountain bike has not been looked after, and infact I'd say it's been abandonned outside for a good number of years, and maybe even chucked in a river. It's solid though, but it needs work, starting with un-siezing the handlebars a bit so I can atleast go around corners!


It could also use a new pair of tyres! The rest of the bike kinda looks like this...




So as you can see it needs work, but as I said, it's pretty solid, and to look at it I would think it was a bike of high quality back in the day! I must admit I am quite looking forward to riding it... Hopefully soon!! Plans are to bathe it in WD-40, then raid my rapidly depleting parts stash, fit the brand new tyres. Then fit the parts I've raided from my stash, and hopefully, be riding it by sometime next week... Time will tell! But I am quite looking forward to it. 



I did manage to free up the steering enough to take it for a bit of a shakedown, and it rides quite nicely, however the seat is too low for my liking, and of course because it's an aluminium seatpost in a steel frame it is well and truely siezed in the tube! No matter, go back to bathing it with WD-40, then get my stilsons on it...

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