It’s a bit of a trials for Sue

It’s a BSA Bantam I’m building for my wife Sue. We bought this as a basket case, almost complete but as is always the case much of it was missing. The original idea was to build it as standard but I would need to buy lots of new shiny bits and that would cost more money so because Sue always liked trials styling, I decided to build this. The front forks are from a C12, I’ve lowered the sub frame and lengthened the swinging arm. The exhaust pipe I made…

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N/W Roadrunner Projects No.7

Kinroad Chinese bike refurbishment Back in February 2015 I thought I should refurbish my Chinese motorcycle a Kinroad GY200 as a bit of a project. For those that don’t know in 2005/6 there was a fairly large number of cheap Chinese motorcycles that arrived in the UK. There were numerous manufacturers, although they were all using similar engines and cycle parts, bit like what happened with British motorcycle industry in the 50s ,& 60s with Villiers or AMC engines and cycle parts. The Chinese had basically copied a Honda engine, I…

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N/W Roadrunner Projects No.5

Brian Moorcroft’s Projects Here is what I have been upto since I last mailed you. The Triumph is a 1919 Mod H finished and now gone to Holland. After that I did the ZB Goldie bitsa I got a frame, gearbox and bottom end of a M33 off Graham Sharock about 5yrs ago as I had a Goldie top end for a ZB34 and also a BB32 (that’s next but one in line) so along with other bits of Bsa’s in the cupboards it was only natural to make it…

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N/W Roadrunner Project No.3

Chris Rimmer’s unusual but beautiful project I’ve always wanted a flat-tanker but never been able to afford one. The other year I saw one of those new Black Douglas Sterling flatties and realised I couldn’t afford one of those either! This led me to the only conclusion. I had to build one myself. Luckily I had a donor bike which could only ever be improved, no matter what I did, in the form of a Chinese AJS js125e. My son Harry had moved on to cars and gave me his…

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N/W Roadrunner Projects No.2

N/W Roadrunner Projects No.2 Sunbeam Owners Club North Wales run I am a member of the Marston Sunbeam club and my mate Paul Knight had arranged a lovely run in North Wales for the club. It was October and we had got over the heavy rains that had caused all the flooding over the UK and the weather was a dry pleasant day and an opportunity to get out on the bikes in a lovely part of the world with lovely riding roads along with the scenery. I persuaded my…

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Our Chairman Alex has received the Syd Plevin Trophy from the VMCC

Well done and well deserved Alex has been presented with The Syd Plevin Trophy for work done in our section. I’m sure you’ll all agreed that Alex deserves this trophy for all the work he puts into the section, even whilst recovering from a stroke. Alex has said if he was to receive any trophy from the VMCC this is the one he would chose. Will you all give 3 cheers for Alex      

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Rivington Lower Barn ride out 15th August 2019

Adrian of Central Lancs VMCC section arranged a ride out to Rivington Lower Barn on Thursday 15th August 2019 and invited other VMCC North West sections. There were about 20 to 30 bikes who attended enjoying a chat and a cup of tea. Although the weather was changeable it was still a good turn out. Alex chairman of the North West Section attended with his fried from Australia Geoff, who absolutely enjoyed his ride out and visit on one of Alex bikes. Geoff will also be joining Alex in the…

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VMCC 1000 bikes Mallory Park 2019

Another great year at the VMCC 1000 bikes at Mallory Park with great weather, lots of bikes to see and hear around the track. Wherever you went there was always someone who wanted to chat to you about bikes, this was a brilliant weekend and you don’t have to be a VMCC member to participate, in fact you don’t have to have a classic bike any road bike can go around the famous Mallory Park circuit, you can even join the VMCC club with a modern bike, no old bike…

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