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Best Of British
« on: August 19, 2011, 09:16:01 PM »
With the upcoming Annual Dan Ferguson Millfarm at Wandering in Western Australia,CCMs' 40th Birthday and a last practise run before the Classic Nationals in SA...
The antisipation is up there with the high shine JBR fuel tank at a UK Sunday show... :P  ;D
I'm wondering what your thoughts on the Best of British from back in the day are in 2011 ?
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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 06:31:17 AM »
Cmon Alison you get 4 years for inciting a riot on social media in the UK.

Of course it is Cheney BSA .... still dominating pre 65 in the UK

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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 01:02:06 PM »
mmmm....even the short welds are pretty neat, just like a Hagon  ;)  ;D
What about a gentlemans Greeve's,FB-AJS,or Alpha only nine ever manufactured  :o
New on the WA scene a cruzy little Dalesman  8)
Our Best of British that has passed through the shed door - one of two Norton's.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 10:29:12 PM »
Cmon Ali you are just tweaking my nipples with the Norton..... it has an extra growth out the side of it.

This for me is the high water market for British bikes, god knows I love my Ricky's but Jupiter aligned with Mars with the Cheney twin.... just forget Catalina's and Tr6 desert sleds.... nothing on Eric's master piece that shouldn't be there/

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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 12:39:23 PM »
don't know too much about Brit bikes but starting to read more.4 stroke seems to be anything using a BSA b50 motor.2 stroke from what I've seen late 60s Greeves 250 (with the ceriani forks),using their own engines.

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2011, 07:24:33 AM »
nothing on Eric's master piece that shouldn't be there/



Agreed.

1st choice would be a JBR Honda, preferably one of Rod Spry's builds.
2nd, a '78 CCM
3rd, the little beauty in the picture  :)
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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 12:55:21 PM »
What about this little beauty out of the UK  :P builder says
"he rates Rickman Metisse in all forms as his favourite machine"
and the frame idea's  ;D  :P  www.joemaxwell-engineering.com  via Alan Clews CCM
We could we make some changes to dirt  ;)   ;D
 
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2011, 06:08:00 AM »

Ouch, my eyes  :o  :o  :o that thing is FUGLY!

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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2011, 10:48:08 AM »
expand your imagination  ;D ..I did say we could make some dirt changes  :P  ;D  ;)
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2011, 11:20:49 AM »
I'm with Cranky...that's the ugliest Metisse I've seen in ages.
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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2011, 12:02:51 PM »
Is that the new Dirt Chopper model??
Fugley is a good word that springs to mind. :D

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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2011, 12:05:59 PM »
I can't read the small print but perhaps it might be one of the long awaited Chinese offerings from our old mate?
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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 12:16:05 PM »
I can't read the small print but perhaps it might be one of the long awaited Chinese offerings from our old mate?

 :D  .....blasphemy..its true British  ;D  all UK made  ;)
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2011, 02:40:50 PM »
Quote
.....blasphemy..its true British    all UK made 
And still bloody awful ::)
But old Eric Cheney knew the perfect combination of form and function.


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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2011, 04:11:34 PM »
Watsonian Squire Ltd     70 Northwick business centre    Ph 01300  700907
From what I can make out from add .

http://www.watsonian-squire.com/
 
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