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by hondated
14 Jan 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: about Father Brown's time travelling bicycles
Replies: 45
Views: 1497

Re: about Father Brown's time travelling bicycles

Oh dear Oh dear you've all got me looking at FB bike more closely now :lol:
by hondated
13 Jan 2020, 6:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3476

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Hi all, What nostalgia? I remember the BSA "Titanium Frame" era, I was at Hawstone Park when JV Smith retired form the big race with "Electrical Issues"! As Jim Royle would say "My Ar*e!". Out on the course it was hidden in bushes with the frame snapped in two! Took th...
by hondated
13 Jan 2020, 6:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3476

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

How many people here passed the proper motorcycle test, L plates on your 250 and a guy with a clipboard observing you from time to time? Me ! I cannot believe I thought it was difficult at the time but as I wrote on a previous post I have never stopped learning. me 2. Not sure I could pass the new ...
by hondated
13 Jan 2020, 6:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3476

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Here"s my 1970 BSA Victor, a 441cc single which I've owned since almost new. I rebuilt it a couple of years ago, it's great fun to ride and oil-tight too! P1060481.jpg Rob Didnt Jeff Smith win his world scrambler championship riding on of these. Twice. Difficult to imagine the engine was based...
by hondated
13 Jan 2020, 2:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3476

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Get quite a feeling of nostalgia when I smell a two stroke going by especially if it's got the real petroil mix smell. Even the humble MZ seems to be going for quite high prices these days. I had a Suzuki Super Six , second bike I had on the road at 16 after a few unpleasant weeks with an Ariel Arr...
by hondated
13 Jan 2020, 2:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3476

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

ubert767 wrote:Here"s my 1970 BSA Victor, a 441cc single which I've owned since almost new. I rebuilt it a couple of years ago, it's great fun to ride and oil-tight too!

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Rob

Didnt Jeff Smith win his world scrambler championship riding on of these.
by hondated
13 Jan 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3476

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Greenbuilder wrote:Here's my 1960 Bsa 650cc Super Rocket, rebuilt last year.
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GB Did you use the combs to get the push rods seated :?
by hondated
13 Jan 2020, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3476

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

pete75 wrote:How many people here passed the proper motorcycle test, L plates on your 250 and a guy with a clipboard observing you from time to time?

Me ! I cannot believe I thought it was difficult at the time but as I wrote on a previous post I have never stopped learning.
by hondated
13 Jan 2020, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3476

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

I still hanker after one last two stroke but prices have gone mad for things like Yamaha 250/350 LCs Prices for Elsie's have plateaued now and I think fell back a bit while prices of enduro bikes have gone up big time -- but most of these old two stroke road bikes aren't great to ride -- buy a TDR2...
by hondated
13 Jan 2020, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3476

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Just wondering if I'm an odd one out. Do cyclists also enjoy a powered two wheel experience? I'm a newbie cyclist at 52, I'm really enjoying it, my average trip is around 20 miles per day. I love the quiet and peace (I cycle in the countryside) I like the feeling of exercise and the sense of achiev...
by hondated
1 Jan 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Southampton Cycling Infrastructure
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: Southampton Cycling Infrastructure

The avenue cycle lane is going to extend right up to the roundabout at the end of the motorway slip, where it will link to the path right down past Chilworth, and also the new cycle path which will extend to join up with the infrastructure down to Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh. It’s going to make li...
by hondated
30 Dec 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New Year Honours
Replies: 30
Views: 755

Re: New Year Honours

I respect hugely the views of those who refused honours. My own view was that it was nothing to do with honour, or the Queen or the empire. It was a recognition that the work in which I and my colleagues were involved had value. Every country has a system which recognises excellence. The military g...
by hondated
30 Dec 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New Year Honours
Replies: 30
Views: 755

Re: New Year Honours

Mediocrity has its reward. Failure is acknowledged. Spare a thought for the deserving recipients who must be seriously p****d off at this. Not an admirer of the Honours system but when I was a Chair of Governors at a local school I decided to nominate one of my Governor colleagues who had served on...
by hondated
30 Dec 2019, 1:57pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: My objection to Gift Aid
Replies: 30
Views: 1691

Re: My objection to Gift Aid

On page 12 of the December/January issue of Cycle, there's a column inviting members to agree to Gift Aid, following a campaign over the summer, because it pulls in more revenue for Cycling UK. I never tick the box for Gift Aid when I give anything to charity and here's why: I'm giving money to cha...
by hondated
30 Dec 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?
Replies: 123
Views: 7486

Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

2 bikes Koga Miyata £550 Ebay Brilliant bike but unfortunately contrary to advertisement I just couldn't get it to fit me. Sold it on for £350 and my loss was compensated by a young lad buying it who more or less went straight off on it to tour Europe for two months. Brilliant. Boardman Adventure bi...