Dave Yates Hosteller
Dear Dave and Debbie
Just a note to say thank you for the Hosteller I picked up a couple of months ago.
Every time I ride it I am again impressed with the feel of the bike. The smoothness and stability are exactly what I was hoping for, and I am sure this is due both to your expertise and to the generous amount of time you took to discuss and decide on the details of the machine with me.
Dave Yates Custom ATB with Rohloff hub
Debbie & Dave
Just thought I'd drop you a line to say how pleased I am with the bike. It has exceeded my expectations in all respects. Its been out every weekend since delivery and has taken some pretty severe Peak District climbs, mud, descents, mud, streams and mud (oh and did I say how muddy its been) in its stride. The "grin factor" has returned even though its been cold & wet on every ride.
The attached photos are of it dealing with the Peak District snow on Jan 3rd. Note that my riding buddies derailleur equipped bikes were slipping and graunching as the ice and snow compacted around the cassettes and mechs etc.
Dave Yates Touring bikes
I felt it necessary to write to you to express our thanks and appreciation for the two tourers you so expertly built for us. As you are aware, when we visited you, we had not decided with whom to place our order, but having chatted to you we had no doubts that you were the builder we were looking for.
In the weeks we have had the bikes, we have put many more miles on them than we would have expected and this is purely to do with the comfort and ridability they offer. They are without doubt the most satisfying bikes we have had the pleasure to ride. Just taking them on our familiar loops shows them to be very nearly as fast as our carbon framed road bikes but with masses more comfort. They are so comfortable that we are doubting we shall use our road bikes as often and are seriously contemplating selling them.
Once again, thank you for your advice, skill, patience and attention. It really was appreciated.
Bob & Janet
Dave Yates Super Randonneur
Dear Dave and Debbie,
For the last couple of years, at about this time, I meant to write a few lines to celebrate the anniversary of my DY Super Randonneur.
Well, above all I wanted to say how happy I am with the bike, which is an absolute dream for me to ride, and has given me a huge amount of pleasure, and facilitated me in getting fitter and going for longer rides. And those, it seems to me, are the main points for a happy customer! However, I am not laying any claim to clocking any great speeds or distances, just extending my own limits! The bike is just what I wanted, in terms of being able to take loads for cycle touring, combined with reasonable lightness. Your advice on the spec was spot on.