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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:49 pm 
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Nice bike 8) looks just like CCM's new retro look scrambler :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:06 pm 
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mikee wrote:
lawerance of arabia's bike
first to do 125mph or so in the right tune

If memory serves he died on one too. :(

I was looking for "the Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles". Which I always felt was incorrect, if a comparison was to be made with any contemporary vehicle, it'd have to be a Bentley (before Rolls-Royce snaffled them up in the 30s).


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:18 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Is it wrong that I find myself strangely drawn to the plastic-fantasticness of the original? Have to say, the 'new' bike does look good, shame there isn't more detail on the actual work.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:23 pm 
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aye a few more build pics would be nice, I find myself drawn to these more and more. Maybe give one a go after the bike stuff wears off.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:35 pm 
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I remember reading in a 'Classic' motorcycle mag of a couple of seriously skilled mechanical types buildin a completely new Brough Superior from original plans but with an even bigger engine :shock:

In my typically weird fashion I rather like Panther Sloper type classic bikes. famouse for hauling sidecars and leaking oil all over the place.
http://www.pantherownersclub.com/PantherPage/

Also heres the CCM Scrambler
http://www.ccmmotorcyclesuk.com/content/blogcategory/27/187/


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:52 pm 
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The CR-40 looks nice too.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:01 pm 
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I'd love to get hold of a Rickman Matisse Scrambler one day. No more slogging up hills in granny gear to get my kicks.

Had a bonza score on eBay today. Over the last few weeks I have been researching and drawing up lists of authentic parts for my GT40 project. Many parts came from different places (ie. Marchall headlights from a Citroen fitted into Vauxhall Viva HB mounts, and wiper assembly out of a Boeing airliner) on the original factory built cars and it's a big job sourcing them.
One part I though I would never find was the Identification lights fitted to the 68 Le Mans cars. Each car had different colours so the team could recogonise it's cars going past in the dark at 180mph. My research showed that they were an MOD item and were fitted to Spitfires in WW2. Not exactly something you would find at Halfords then.
So, today, Battle of Britain Day, I had a look on eBay and found a brand new pair still in unopened MOD packages. Even better they had a BIN of just £17.99.

Some days you just get lucky!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:09 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
In my typically weird fashion I rather like Panther Sloper type classic bikes. famouse for hauling sidecars and leaking oil all over the place.
http://www.pantherownersclub.com/PantherPage/

In a similar vein, my 'dream bike' as a youngster was a Cotton Python: The perfect union of the Cotton “triangulated frame” (precursor to the GT?) and Rudge's big 500 single.

Bit like this one (looks more like a 250).
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alternativ ... 895144553/


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:52 am 
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how old are you tam?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:36 am 
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mikee wrote:
how old are you tam?



I think your on to something there Mike, possibly a new
challenger to my crown as oldest MacRetro :wink:

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