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Greetings, oh friendly admirers of old bikes
From our archive
‘This is racing history – very rare’ • Overloaded with patina, the Harley is roaring furiously... by the sound it is clearly an ‘all or nothing’ bike. With just a dash of gas, the rider shoots off. Clods of earth fly higher than the rooftops and the powerful roar from the exhausts is impossible to describe. Come and meet a unique racing bike that makes everyone’s heart beat faster.
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SPECIFICATION (1947 VB600)
Ducati 350 Forza Spaghetti alla Catalunya • While Ducati first produced a single with a bevel-driven overhead cam as early as 1955, with the diminutive 98cc Gran Sport designed by Fabio Taglioni, most folk tend to think of the larger capacity models whenever anyone mentions a bevel drive Ducati single.
BMW R80ST Buying a bike for off-road adventures Part 2 • Owen Howells found the only way to R80G/S ownership was to make his own. So with an R80ST, this is how he did it.
CHALLENGING BYWAYS TO TEST YOUR OFF-ROAD CLASSIC IN WALES
Norton Mercury restoration Part two Messenger of the jods... • This month, Phil Chester and friends get more done to this hard-working Mercury. The last of the featherbed bikes, the Mercury is most certainly a bike worth saving
Pembrokeshire pickers • Some bike shops sell bikes, but others give much more than that. Owen Howells discovered his love of old bikes and more at one such establishment... and laments its closure
Why do it?
Buying a classic bike • There is a lot of information out there about buying a classic bike, so we’ve sorted through the chaff to bring you a simple guide to buying your first one
Burning the bush • This month, Hutch gets the job many hate – removing old metalastic bushes!
Project BMW • The mechanicals are coming nicely together, as Matt pretends he can’t see the terrible electrics in the corner that await his attention...
Steve’s Yamaha AS1 Part nine • The soppy old duffer is still faffing around with those forks!
Filling forks with oil
Frank’s Famous Last Words • Familiarity breeds content – to misquote a famous saying. Why not build an endless stream of similar machines? Who needs variety anyway?
Who do they think they are?