You were the urban cowboy kicking up the dust as you pulled into the curb with the vigour of a stallion looking for a mate. I'd catch my breath in anticipation of your arrival. It was heart-stopping and yet I don't think you knew how much I liked you.

Jim sent two bikes over from Perth for us to look at doing something to lengthen their time. Both bikes have stories behind them and featured in Jim's past. Now both have been restored and will hopefully feature in his and his son's futures. The first bike that rolled out of the work area was Barnard. A bike that had travelled around Europe and India with Jim. Look at the before photos to see a shot of the original bike and Jim near Stonehenge.


Barnard has the following restored, recycled or reclaimed parts:

  1. Barnwell 58cm 10 speed road mens frame & forks
  2. seat post
  3. mudguards
  4. head post
  5. handlebar
  6. headset

has the following new parts:

  1. tyres & tubes
  2. Brooks saddle
  3. handlebar grip
  4. 3 speed Sturmey Archer coaster hub
  5. pedals/toe clips
  6. chain
  7. crankset
  8. bottom bracket
  9. front hub