Tragedy struck a few weeks ago when the Irn Hmstr (Iron Hamster) betrayed a jammed seatpost. I’ve tried like buggery to unwedge the offending shaft to no avail. The post was jammed at a height that rendered the bike unridable and so I declared my trusty cruiser dead.

But from the ashes of such noble mounts new rides become possible. I had that opportunity when one of my neighbours took three frames to the curb.

In the mix was a very healthy looking Diamondback Sorrento. So I took it home.

The Sorrento Build is now in the offing. More to follow.