Originally Posted by chewy
I've just sold a Avon SIB, it was by no means brand new but was in good condition.
By all means you will alot newer for not alot more money but in my experience the old Avons were of excellent build quality.
I would have to agree the old ones were streets ahead of their competitors at that time, shame but there you go.
I have a nice old red crest that I shall never part with and a lovely rover 310, very few people are more Avon than me, but their new breed of products don't do it for me I am afriad - still each to his own.
My current rib is a Solent with henshaws tubes, it us now nearly 3 years old and I kid you not I have never had the caps of the valves.