Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Friday, 9 July 2010
1949 AJW Grey Fox is a personal favourite . Love those headlight brackets on th Oleomatic forks , also note , the carb for the 500cc JAP is nestled between the exhaust ports , must have made running adjustments interesting ! The flanges on the tank are a gully to keep rain water off the rider . The finish was `Azure Blue `must have been one handsome machine .
I suppose this ABJ Autocycle from 1950 is pretty standard post war Britbike fodder . I thought it was interesting just for it`s Hummer~esque tank.
`I hate every ape I see ,
From Chimpan~A , to Chimpan~Z`
Posted by missinglink at 13:34
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
I realise I`m about two weeks behind the rest of the civilised world , but I just got my hands on the newest Dice mag.
I have to say that , for me , Jeff Deckers Triumph is far and away the coolest thing in there .
Aside from the obvious (the rarity of the model and having all the right parts ), it`s the restraint that`s been shown in the restoration . So many times , I`ve been to look at bikes which have been `restored`, only to find the sellers definition of a restoration is to make the bike way shinier than it was when it left the factory and `upgrade` the bits they see fit . Nothing wrong with personalising a bike , but a restoration that ain`t !
Back to Deckers bike , how cool is that rubber Dunlop saddle and factory cylinder oil tank . Classy!
Posted by missinglink at 12:12