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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Bigbird
More "Bike Art"

Here are some of the pieces I've done recently -

"Vincent Black Lightning". watercolor & ball point pen, 10x14, oct 30, 2014...
Forum: Racing 12-11-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Bigbird
Google - correct ID od....?

Looking closely at the two riders, they really appear to be females. Not only the facial features and streaming hair of the driver, but look at how small across the shoulders the driver is - using...
Forum: Racing 12-11-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Bigbird
Georg Auerbacher & Herman Hahn

Yes! Got the same reply from anopther source. Photo at the1969-Belgian-Grand-Prix-at-Spa-Francorchamps . I guess the joke's on me:rofl. The faces sure looked like a couple of women, though - even a...
Forum: Racing 12-10-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Bigbird
Question Women's Sidecar racing photo - ID?

Found this photo on the web with no identification. Looks to be a pair of women on a mid-1960s BMW sidecar. Anyone have any ideas as to who this team is?...
Forum: Racing 12-10-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By Bigbird
My "Dream Bike"

After 48 years on two wheels, a bad accident made me promise my wife, kids and grandkids that I wouldn't ever ride again. But, I still have the love of bikes, and if I could have any bike in the...
Forum: Racing 12-08-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By Bigbird
Sixties Hondas

What's really amazing is that all these fantastic bikes were engineered before the computer! Or C.A.D. Heck, even before the electronic calculator! All this stuff was designed using a slide rule,...
Forum: Racing 12-07-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By Bigbird
Honda RC148 firing up

Found this you tube video of a genuine Honda RC148 firing up. This was Honda's five-cylinder, four-stroke, twin overhead cam with four valves per cylinder. Displacement was 124.8 cc. (33 mm. x 29.2...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-07-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Bigbird
I work from photos - my memory isn't THAT good :)

I work from photos - my memory isn't THAT good :)
Forum: Racing 12-07-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Bigbird
Cadwell sept 1967 - starting lineup?

Here's a thought - the race was probably at Cadwell, GB, in September,1967 - anyone have a copy they could look thru ? It would have the names and starting numbers of all the riders....
Forum: Racing 12-07-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Bigbird
Got one

Thanks! Tommy Robb it is!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Bigbird
Bike Art

Been doing some drawing of late& thought I'd post some of it as applicable to the site - Hope some will enjoy them, Cheers.

Chris Smith & John Robinson, BSA 650 at Brands Hatch, circa 1964 ,...
Forum: Racing 12-06-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Bigbird
ID of Race photo, 1967 GP

I'm trying to ID the riders in this photo. I believe it's the start of a 250cc GP race at Cadwell Park, GB in 1967. Mike Hailwood on a Honda 6 is certainly #35 and I think Rod Gould on a Bultaco is...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By Bigbird
Thanks! The photo was taken at Brands Hatch, UK,...

Thanks! The photo was taken at Brands Hatch, UK, in the '60s , Chris Vincent driving and John Robinson as passenger. Now, just have to narrow down the date :)
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By Bigbird
BSA sidecar photo - looking for info

I found this photo online and and trying to find the who-what-where-when. It's a BSA sidecar in a road race, but where, when and who's on the rig? I just finished a drawing of the scene and it'd be...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Bigbird
I believe quality copies of the "one dab" photo...

I believe quality copies of the "one dab" photo are available - $6.50 + postage from Classic Magazines in the UK -

http://www.classicmagazines.co.uk/product/372/jacksons-dab-print
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Bigbird
Yeah, Ilocated the exact same photo on the web. ...

Yeah, Ilocated the exact same photo on the web. Every little bit helps.
Forum: Trials 04-08-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Bigbird
Thanks for the tip. I've posted the question on...

Thanks for the tip. I've posted the question on his site - hope for an answer :)
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Bigbird
Looking for Info on 1961 Scottish Trials

I posted this under "Trials" section, but thought some "old School" might be able to help.

I'm looking for info on 1961 Scottish Trials - namely where exactly they were held and the specific...
Forum: Trials 04-07-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Bigbird
Looking for info on 1961 Scottish Trials

I'm looking for info on 1961 Scottish Trials - namely where exactly they were held and the specific dates of the event. Searched the web but came up empty. I working on an "event poster", done in...
Forum: Trials 09-14-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 111,001
Posted By Bigbird
Question 2001 Montesa 315R as a 1st trials bike?

I'm wanting to give trials a try and have a line on a 2001 Montesa 315R. Guy is asking $2000 for it. Haven't seen it yet or know the history. Is it a good "beginners" bike? And, assuming the bike's...
Forum: Trials 08-29-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,058
Posted By Bigbird
That sounds encouraging:nod Looking at the...

That sounds encouraging:nod
Looking at the overall weights of the modern bikes, they seem to come in well under 200lbs, yes?
Forum: Trials 08-29-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,058
Posted By Bigbird
Not yet. Hope to check it out shortly.

Not yet. Hope to check it out shortly.
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,769
Posted By Bigbird
Jeez! You can just buy the DOT decal:eek1! In...

Jeez! You can just buy the DOT decal:eek1!
In your last statement, "They are awesome vented, weigh as much as a potato chip and if you go with the Bell, it has the quick strap, the 661 is normal.......
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By Bigbird
TR33...or water cooled bike& hydraulic clutch...

The big plus is that the TR33's a dealer bike, so I believe it'll be gone thru and prepped.




Thanks, I'll keep that in mind:norton
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,769
Posted By Bigbird
Full-face MTB Helmets for Trials??

Good point! Falling face first on some rocks could ruin my whole day! I do like the additon of a face guard and on my road bikes I always used a full face helmet. But as these helmets are MTB-types,...
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,058
Posted By Bigbird
I checked the back pages of my owners manual -...

I checked the back pages of my owners manual - says the hitch is a Class 1, so looks like I'm out of luck for a carrier. Ditto on my old Forester as well:cry

Guess my only option would be a Class...
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,058
Posted By Bigbird
Carrier on back of a Subaru??

Anyone hauling their trials bike using a trailer-hitch carrier like this? My Outback lists only a 200lb limit for the hitch weight.:eek1
...
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By Bigbird
Choosing a First Trials Bike

OK, one of the bikes is out - the Montesa Cota - as the owner only wanted to trade for my Honda NX650, which I've sold outright.

The bikes I'm looking at now include:

1986 Beta TR33 ...
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,864
Posted By Bigbird
Nope:cry

Nope:cry
Forum: Trials 08-26-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By Bigbird
:evil Hmmmmmm........Verrry Interesting! ...

:evil

Hmmmmmm........Verrry Interesting! So, which is "easier" to ride - as a beginner, vintage or modern? I kind of lean toward vintage - tho maybe I'm way off there. The trick tho is to find a...
Forum: Trials 08-26-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By Bigbird
I'm altogether new to trials. Yeah, back in...

I'm altogether new to trials. Yeah, back in college - that was in the '60s - I gave trials a try and had a bit of fun, but nothing serious. Now I'm the one who's "in the 60's" and figure to give...
Forum: Trials 08-26-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,769
Posted By Bigbird
Nice vented helmet....Brand??

Saw this helmet this weekend, but pic not good enough to ID brand. Has loads of "mesh" venting. Anyone know what it is??

http://bigbird.smugmug.com/photos/i-fpM96C7/0/M/i-fpM96C7-M.jpg
Forum: Trials 08-26-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,769
Posted By Bigbird
POC bicycle helmet for trials?

Just bought POC helmet to use on my MTB and road bicycle. Very comfy, very light and great venting. It's also rated as the best protection out there in it's class. Back "in the day" when I tried...
Forum: Trials 08-25-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By Bigbird
Question Thinking of trying Trials:PartII neither Vintage nor Modern?

Went to a local event this weekend to talk to some folks and get an idea of the sport circa 2013. I mentioned that I was interested in the vintage aspect and a couple of the bikes I'd been...
Forum: Trials 08-25-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By Bigbird
Question Hauling the bike: Options?

I'm looking into getting a trials bike but as I only have a couple of Suabarus as our vehicles, the problem arises as to how to transport a trials bike to/from events. I attended a local event this...
Forum: Trials 08-22-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,864
Posted By Bigbird
Ormstown

Gordo - Hey thanks for the tip on the Ormstown Weekend!! I planning to go to the Mini Trial over in Swanton Saturday, and will head up to Ormstown Sunday. This Canuck event looks too good to pass...
Forum: Trials 08-22-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,864
Posted By Bigbird
Question Tlr ?

tlr????
Forum: Trials 08-21-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,864
Posted By Bigbird
Search for my 1st trials bike

OK, plan to attend - as an observer - an event over in Vermont this weekend.
I've also started to search about for a suitable mount to start my fledging career as a trials rider :)
I have a lead...
Forum: Trials 08-20-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,864
Posted By Bigbird
Thinking of trying Vintage Trials

I've been enjoying riding on the highways less and less the last couple of years. Increased traffic, crazy cagers texting, phoning, and so forth, have made riding on the highways way more risky...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4,017
Views: 988,133
Posted By Bigbird
No side stand cut-out - normally start it leaning...

No side stand cut-out - normally start it leaning on the side stand - and I normally pull in the Clutch when starting. BTW, lights, etc work ok.
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