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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:17 am 
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RBotM June 2018 - Theme - 1940 to 1959

That's right, we are back to theme month and thanks for the suggestions that have been given, all good and some great ideas to carry us well forward. Much appreciated all.
This theme of years will be followed up in the next couple of theme months with other linear time frames so everyone will get a chance.

This month though is all about the years between 1940 and 1959. This covers a very broad spectrum of our cycling past so should uncover some really lovely hidden gems as well as some that we see regularly but could do with seeing more of.
So dig out those sheds, lofts or get round and borrow your dad or grandads bike for the weekend and get a couple of photos. **

Usual rules apply, 1 entry per member, 2 photos, a brief description and if you have a build thread in readers rides etc, then a link to that. If you don't then this might be a good opportunity to start one. They are great for sharing your builds and rides.


Where we're going Marty, we don't need carbon..........................


Jamie

** - to clarify, rules state you should own the bike or have the owners permission to enter, bike also to be owned by a retrobike member. So basically no digging photos off the net as they will be excluded and are not in the spirit of the competition. I am sure if your dad or grandad owns it then in theory for this purpose it could be your inheritance ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:27 am 
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Ooh oooh ooh <waves hand> I'll put my 1952 Hill Special here when I get home

Here you go,

Bars and stem are original

Here's how it came to me after sitting in a damp shed for some 30 years

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:43 am 
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Reserving the top post Big Cheese, that's a cunning move not seen before :) :)

Look forward to seeing it.

I'm off for a ride so I expect to see this page full by the time I get back. ;)

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:01 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Shall I make up the numbers again, for a third month.

THM's 1953 Armstrong Moth.

From 40 year Barn find to rider - resto in sig. That's it. No more road bikes at the inn.

My father in law bought the frame new, rode it for a few years than put it in a damp shed. He gave it to me as a project. All detailed in signature including the reunion. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:23 pm 
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THM That Armstrong is beautiful!
There is no way any of your bikes entered can ever be said to be just 'making up numbers'.

Peachy, you still have 28 and a half days to go...…………………...clock starts...…………...now :)
Besides, this was your idea :) And that still gives you a week to build :)

Also for everyone to remember that any machine that hasn't won a RBotM can be entered as often as you like. The the exception being a themed month which you can enter if eligible.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:43 pm 
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Oh I'm on it...don't you worry! :D Might be last to the dance though.....

If anyone is looking out for my Jubilee, I haven’t given up with the task of completing it before the end of the month, but it has been removed by a Mod as it was deemed a little too much like a build thread....

My apologies to anyone I may have upset or annoyed, I can assure you that wasn’t my intention.

Anybody who wants to see how I'm getting on can click on '54 Jubilee Special in my signature below. :P


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:50 pm 
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Good theme. Looking forward to these.

Last months was nice with a selection of mainly 70's and 80's bikes....but now it's hardcore.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:34 pm 
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One thing to remember Dr Winston is that you need 30 posts before being eligible to vote.
This was discussed just recently as I thought it was actually 10. So if you have trouble as it says you have 6 posts so far, that could be the reason.
Also, welcome aboard and thanks for getting involved. Enjoy!

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:56 pm 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
One thing to remember Dr Winston is that you need 30 posts before being eligible to vote.
This was discussed just recently as I thought it was actually 10. So if you have trouble as it says you have 6 posts so far, that could be the reason.
Also, welcome aboard and thanks for getting involved. Enjoy!

Jamie


Welcome to such a emeritus esteemed member.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:41 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Jamiedyer wrote:
One thing to remember Dr Winston is that you need 30 posts before being eligible to vote.
This was discussed just recently as I thought it was actually 10. So if you have trouble as it says you have 6 posts so far, that could be the reason.
Also, welcome aboard and thanks for getting involved. Enjoy!

Jamie


Welcome to such a emeritus esteemed member.


Now then THM, are you a Child of our Time, or are you Walking/riding with Cavemen?


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