Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Christmas - a time for giving, a time for sharing.


As some of you are aware I have set myself a challenge to compete in next seasons cyclo-cross league. Obviously, as it's likely I am going to be rubbish, I feel I at least need to do it in style so I have hatched a plan. I need a Yeti! Trouble is though, I can't find any second-hand ones in my size.

So this is where all you wonderful VeloCakers may be able to help. I can afford a spangly new frame, but don't think my minimum wage wages will be able to stretch to afford the components. Do any of you lovely people have any unwanted bits that need a loving new home. As this will be a community project, part ownership of completed bike may be granted, obviously in accordance to size of donation. Look at this as a community project, charity** or even sponsorship, I don't mind... just please give a girl a break...

Oh and remember Sir Cliff's immortal words whilst you rummage in your garage/shed/workshop, "Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, a time for giving, a time for sharing..."


** My Mum taught me never to beg for anything so this isn't a begging letter... I am just looking for a little assistance. :-)

16 comments:

Simon said...

I appear to be devoid of spare 'cross / road bits unfortunately. Good luck with your appeal though!

Anonymous said...

After last Sundays very sad result I can offer you a Trek XO1 size 58cm.It's not very fast though,and I haven't looked at it since I pushed it in the shed on Sun night.If you have some blue paint it might look like a Yeti.At leest it's not red like his new Trek.

Anonymous said...

Yes like a 48cm bike's any good for a man sized man like myself!!

As for the online party,i thought we were going round to Little Mikey muldoons gaff so we could polish off the Harveys Bristol cream and the Mock-a-doodle-doo chicken roll!!

HUMPH!!

How do we do this online 'Party' any hoo? All the best for the festive season.

Gary Guff,
Behind the gas works,
Bosto,
That flat bit no one goes to,
England.

Anonymous said...

Can i leave this n for the management to finish off the bosto name please!

Still not me.

Al said...

I think this place attracts mentalists!!


I have an FSA black 27.2 pin you could use,or stem not sure on reach but too short for me! Why don't we just rifle through my garage and see what we can use?

Al,not a mentalist.

jm said...

I take it he has told you about the Trek(red).

Al said...

jm you look like someone i know!!

Only you look a little less shagged out in your pic.

Trek (red) ?

Simon said...

> I think this place attracts mentalists!!

Of course it does, many of us have been 'cross racing this winter - nothing more mental than that!

Al said...

* ANNOUNCEMENT *

Count Arthur Strong is back on the hearing box, fri morning 11.30.

As you were!

jm said...

I s'pose you could have all of his bits from the Kona when he gets the new RED Trek.They were good enough to go faster than me on Sun.

Bruce said...

I have a 105 rear mech (nearly new) and in excellent condition

VeloCake said...

at last, some sense. Brucey, do you have any 700c wheels kicking around (shimano) she'd be very grateful.

Bruce said...

Unfortunately I don't have any 700c wheels but I think I have a 10 speed 12-23 Cassette and maybe a front mech. I will have a look in the garage at the weekend.

Al said...

One Word Mikey


Commencal supernormal, XT 9 speed front and rear mech, seat pin, stem and flat bars.

Al.

VeloCake said...

Alan, can she have the front mech?

Al said...

Yes, merry Chrimbo.