Welcome technophobes, grease monkies, and motorheads
Welcome to a new'ish' site written by and with the imput from people who,s brains are so full of;
Technical abillity, Insane ideas, and the love of wierd and wonderfull shit, that there is no time in their over stressed brains for "CRAP" like spelling and punktuation.
Sunday, 30 December 2012
Looks allright i reckon and it gives the steering loads more clearance.
After heating and beating i managed to get the steering stem out of some FZ750 yolks. Then after some Freezing and heating i managed to fit the stem to some SLABSIDE yolks ( triple trees if your American). Bloody result i just need some bearings then my forks will fit.
Only problem is that the tank i made dosn't fit the new frame. Oh well, i can sort that.
Friday, 28 December 2012
About 2 hrs drive away is the coast famous for Smuggeling and Tin Mining. In fact the inventor of the "high pressure steam engine-was built by Richard Trevithick (a Cornish man) also builder of the first full scale steam powered locomotive.
I cant remember the last time i went for a surf. It scared me a little as my lack of fitness made the possibility of "Puking my guts out in the line up" quite high. But i'm still alive and it feels good to have sea water running out of my nose once again.
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
If i find a publisher ill let you know, other wise ill just have to make more. But its' so time consuming ill have to charge £25 and know body would want to pay that.
I dont know Who it is , but ive done some poking around on the internet and I think it may be
Ed "Iron Man" Kretz Raced between the late 30's and 1940's and had many victories including
The Savannah 200mile road race
the Daytona 200
And the Langhorne 100 mile.
Imagine racing for 200 miles on an Indian Scout.
Does anybody Know any different?
Either way searching the internet and finding all these great pictures
is bloody inspiring.
Read more on
Ed Kretz..... HERE
Ed Kretz also rode for Triumph
I love the pic of him with the
Lovely Lady below, although
that may be his son.
Sunday, 23 December 2012
So i went for a nice blast over the moors LOVELY.....
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
"I eat my dinner, I eat my pork and beans, I eat more chicken than any man ever seen.."
The Doors "Back Door Man"
Wise word from Hank Williams. I cant remember which song though.
"The diners I eat aint wholesome, Think what you will about that"
"ladies and gentlemen attention please, I'm living on a diet of cold baked beans"
"I saw you play in London, your band was really shit and you forgot the lyrics to your one and only hit"
This album is BRILLIANT you must hear it. Nigel Lewis and the Zorchmen...
"Ride the Tiger, you can see his stripes but you know he's clean. Don't you see what i mean?"
Actually Ronnie, I haven't got a fuckin clue....
"I got an itch in my cosmic pocket and it wont go away."
"So wont you cover my dick in plastic, and put my brain in a Jar, their's something left of my spirit, it'll find you where ever you are."
I bloody love MONSTER MAGNET but i haven't got a clue what they're singing about. (which is ok. as Ignorance is bliss.)
Joey Ramone. by THE SKUFFED KNUCKLES........
The SKUFFED KNUCKLES were the best or worst band ever, but what they lacked in tallent they made up for with VOLUME...
If you have never seen the SKUFFED KNUCKLES then you have missed out, as I doubt you will ever see them again.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Sunday, 16 December 2012
I DECIDED TO CHANGE ONE OF THE FRAME SECTIONS AT A TIME, SINCE THERE ARE FOUR OF THEM, IT WILL SAVE ME FROM BOLTING IT INTO A FRAME JIG i hope
You can see how much difference there is, in the amount i can turn the forks now.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
There's not pictures though as i spent most of my time drawing and "Mulling"..
i had to figure out what forks i would use.
|Dave Aldana ,|
Feet up, head down , HAVIN IT
Idially I need 25 degree rake and 3.5 inches of trail. with my Fz 750 forks i have the 25 degree rake but 5" of trail.
Between 3 and 5 " of trail is normally ok so i think ill just have to try out what i have.
Now tommorro all i need to do is cut and reshape the front section of the frame to give me more movement in the stearing.
Then i can get seriously sideways like Dave Aldana here...
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Monday, 10 December 2012
But after an epic weekend of ...
Clearing out one shed.
Taking all the shit to the dump.
Re-roofing the old shed, so that i could have somewhere dry to put all the shit that was in MY shed.
Then finally making space so that i could fit my woodburner.
But now i have heat and tomorrow ill have Electric aswell.
Finally ill be able to sort out the DUKE./.
Lighting that wood burner again after so many years made me feel lovely. What also made me feel lovely was discovering an old hip-flask full of Taquila( i had to have a celibratery slurp, or two)
"NICK NICK....... INDIANS!"
Saturday, 8 December 2012
But not as cool as the next two..
RATBIKES KICK ASS
ESPETIALLY WHEN THEY ARE PARKED ON A SALTY DESSERT- TYPE PLACE..
Shame about the chemical toilets in the back ground.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I know it has nothing to do with bikes but.... as i was walking past a roomat work, looking to steel some biscuits, I spotted this inside.
It is a model produced by an Arcitect/Designer that we work with from time to time.
He is trying to get somebody interested in building this.
The model is laser cut ply-wood and would cost a packet ( i think).
The real thing would cost a lot more.
But how many bikes could you fit in it????
Sunday, 2 December 2012
I havent got much news on my Duke project as i changed the tyre today with a hangover, pinched the iner-tube, spat my dummy, then went to bed.
Tyre was a fucker to fit so ill take it to a workshop to get it done next time.