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#61 OFFLINE   panhard65

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:13 PM

If anyone is interested in 70's Honda's I might have 2 cb125 twins coming my way in June. They are projects and French registered but look pretty good


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:35 PM

Cor lummy that Sherpa is a bit of alright, it's so beige it is unreal, you really have hit the epic win button there


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 01:01 PM

Skiz, maybe look also at 70s Yamaha commuter bikes - they are pretty things.  More expensive than Hondas, I think.  

In my experience 70s Yamahas are mostly made out of cheese.



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 01:09 PM

That really is a top collection you're amassing there. I don't see how the rest of us can compete.
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Posted 29 April 2017 - 06:37 PM

I've just taken time out from cycling around some islands to log on via tame seagull from somewhere called Tarbert on the Isle of Harris to say:

Sir, I love your Sherpa as much as I fucking hate ass engined Nazi mobile rape sheds. And that's a lot. I shall have a drink on you this fine eve good sir. Hic.






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Posted 29 April 2017 - 07:32 PM

Oh £35ish a roffle ticket sooooon.

 

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 08:48 PM

A34 is a bit of a long way round driving from Bristol to Thame.  A428 would've been more direct surely?



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 08:50 PM

Ref the sherpa - I cannot think of a more stylish and comfortable way to wait for a recovery wagon.
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Posted 29 April 2017 - 08:54 PM

That Sherpa is fuggin ace, the kids will be begging to tent it at next years festival
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Posted 29 April 2017 - 08:54 PM

The A34 connects the M4 to Oxford. It's a fairly obvious way to go from Bristol to Oxford and places near Oxford.
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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:01 PM

Gay bykers on acid -


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:04 PM

Lifestyle shoot -

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:13 PM

Even the chrome rack and mudguards haven't any rust on the cg. I've wondered about pop top campers, is it just more headroom they give with the roof up or is it a bunk bed?

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:16 PM

I had a CG as my first bike, except mine was a Brazilian. Thumped along well enough for 11bhp368c4535f9a0e5487897fbeab4b15307.jpgd058bb6daff1e10bb6aba3ba9126c9e4.jpg

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:18 PM

The A34 connects the M4 to Oxford. It's a fairly obvious way to go from Bristol to Oxford and places near Oxford.


I went m4/a34/home from wheatley when I went to bristol.

The sharp corner end of the a34 fucked me over nearly, had the cruise at 90 and nearly shat myself... Never go on the a34 so didn't know what to expect

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:19 PM

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I don't think I have enough polish left, ill do the dolly first... I'll wait for you to find out how waterproof it is before I go foaming it up...

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:26 PM

I think a few of us foamed up when we saw that beige beast


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:27 PM

I've wondered about pop top campers, is it just more headroom they give with the roof up or is it a bunk bed?

A: Both, it's a pair of hammocks.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 04:23 AM

My apologies. I am late with two important shots -




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Posted 30 April 2017 - 04:24 AM

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 04:29 AM

DaughterBV approves  -

 

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 04:45 AM

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 04:53 AM

DaughterBV agrees that the Minions must go.  The stick-on bulletholes she has taken under advisement.

 

The FORD oil filler cap must also go.    If the swirly plughole of nationalised doom from the Yellowmite fits, I will buy another one of those from the internetz.

 

 

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 05:38 AM

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 05:47 AM

Even the chrome rack and mudguards haven't any rust on the cg. I've wondered about pop top campers, is it just more headroom they give with the roof up or is it a bunk bed?

 

I twice rented a Dub van that had a double bed in the roof.  As noted above, the Sherpa's type type of pop up has a narrow roll out hammock on each side.  There are many variants of pop up.   The great things about the Sherpa one is that it takes about 30 seconds to put up and take down, is not made of canvas that goes mouldy, and has curtained windows in each side.  The hammocks are suitable only for thin people, but my daughter and her cousin, who will come to Latitude with us, are thin.   If they make too much noise giggling, they will be thrown out into the tent that we will bring as a spare room/changing room.   That tent may be a 1970s/80s Vango Force Ten for period Air Training Corps detail (the ATC also had lots of Sherpas and old Landies in my days as a cadet) , but we may say feck that and go pop-up tent for easy life.  We will use another tiny tent to house the allegedly posh Italian-made Fiamma Cludgy-in-a-box that I ordered from the Bay.  

 

The rented Dub van had a rock and roll bed downstairs that went up and down in seconds.  The Sherpa double bed takes several minutes and some swearing to assemble, but has the advantage of leaving the kitchen area free, so that you can make tea in the morning while your beloved dwams.   The van is much more roomy inside than a Dubber, although obvs small compared to a camper based on a box van.

 

If anyone wants a classic camper and has 3K spare, the Renault one that I saw near Thame the other week is still for sale.   Big, looks good, well converted (Autosleeper again), but may be sloooow with a 1.6. pez, although owner says improved by Weber carb and custom exhaust. 


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 05:55 AM

Renault camper visible in background (djimbob's ex Mrs BV L'Orealmobile in foreground).  Bloke will take 3K, I reckon, "because it's worth it". 

 

 

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 06:34 AM

They both look superb. I reckon the Sherpa was a right bargain.

I don't understand why they aren't MORE expensive than VWs or even Transits: James Bond drove one and they share interior door releases with the Lotus Esprit.
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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:36 AM

The wee CG looks the sex in the pictures. Almost a shame to use it it's so nice but I'm firmly in the "bikes are made to be used" camp.

As for the camper, your DAD brownie points must be overflowing by now. Fancy adopting all of us?

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:50 AM

I have now owned, I think, a total of five vehicles with Marina inner door handles, but not one Marina.  

 

Any practical types got any suggestions as to pushing the mirror back on to its stalk on the bike?   The stalk ends with a ball, and there is a reciprocal socket on the back of the mirror, but getting the two to re-unite is proving tricky.  I wanted to unscrew both mirrors from the bike before loading it into the van but was persuaded by the seller that I need not do so, and being tired and keen to press on, didn't.  Bumz.

 

I braced the bike with straps and cushions, but despite this the left hand side of the fuel tank contacted the corner of one of the cupboard units en route, and a bit of paint at the line between the red and the silver has flaked off.  Mucho annoying.  

 

Even worse, the red of my Quasimodo armoured jacket clashes with the red of the bike, darleeeengs.  My helmet is mainly white as that is the safest colour (police bikers wear white helmets for a reason - black looks cool but isn't so visible), but it has red and green stripes on it as I used to have an Italian bike, so more fashion travesties, oh noes!  I have a silver full face helmet too, so maybe will wear that a bit, but the bike is more an open face helmet thing, and I prefer the peripheral vision afforded by open helmets.  If the colour clash gets too much for my inner Edna Mode, I have a tan leather double breasted arse length coat that I could wear on the bike (very thick leather, made mid 70s probz, found in a vintage shop in Seven Dials) .  

 

The red jacket is ugly, but it has kevlar spine, shoulder and elbow protectors, is waterproof, and is mucho warm.   I know that it's naughty to go biking in jeans, but bleh.   Proper Darth Vader gloves with Kevlar palms and knuckles. 

 

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:04 AM

What about an old fashioned G clamp to persuade the ball back into the socket? Bit of lube on both bits, and slowly tighten the clamp?
Also, the tan leather double breasted coat is surely the only thing a gentleman such as yourself should wear on a motorcycle? Coupled with a chunky hand knitted polo neck sweater, a pipe and a far away look in your eyes should ensure a veritable tsunami of clunge.
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