Down Memory Lane........
The first bike that Dave built still going strong in 1979 - pity about the rider !
The first MTB Dave made, 1983, leaving Carlisle on the first British Heart Foundation Hadrian's ride
|Tour of N. Tyneside late 70's. Dave Yates (left) with a very young Peter Stevenson (cyclo-cross pro & vets world champion)|
|Complan Road Race, Barnard Castle late 70's
A Who's Who of the North East's top bike dealers - proving they all actually did it once !
Joe Waugh (3rd from right). Dave Yates (4th from left). Colin Davison (3rd from left). Paul Donohue (2nd from left).
Some of our more unusual jobs......
|A Newton tandem tricycle conversion, but that's not all....|
This was a job undertaken for one of Dave's customers who wanted a little more stability. As the tandem already had S&S couplings it seemed logical to utilise them to fasten the tricycle conversion on. This was certainly one of the more 'interesting' jobs he has tackled.
The tricycle front end is held on with S&S couplings. This allows the normal front end to be replaced should the customer require it.
3 nuts, 3 cable connectors and off it comes.
A custom turbo training frame designed to save space and greatly increase stability.
|An MTB brake lever converted for twin cable operation. Both brakes can be operated with one hand.|
A custom roof rack made by Dave Yates for the Percy Bilton pro team. Ideal if you too want to carry 6 bikes and 14 wheels !!
|The biggest frame Dave has ever made.
A 31 inch road frame.