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Old 11-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #61
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A fewI thought you might enjoy.








Trials champ Mick Andrews on it - sure put a smile on his dial.

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:38 PM   #62
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Sometimes you wonder about where bikes go. One day in the mid '70's I came home from work and was reading the newspaper when I saw a Rickman advertised, I rung about it and found it was only a mile away as the crow flies...so thought I better have a feed before I went and looked at it. Less than an hour later I rolled up at the address and saw a white Rickman Metisse with pre unit T100 engine and BSA gearbox being wheeled onto a trailer. Changed my tactics after that.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:16 AM   #63
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saw allot of metisse frames at the NEC motocycle live show i love the proportions on how they look especiallyin person.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #64
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I agree, tracks have changed dramatically as bikes have changed and I realize the differences as I have been blessed to ride and race thru both generations.

The new bikes are phenominal in many ways, but there is an arguement to be made that older bikes like the Rick actually "handle" better than modern bikes in pure cornering. they were much lower CoG and built purely for cornering and handling.
Modern MX bikes have fantastic suspension, braking, power and even reliabilty, but handling could be debateable.

Love that pic of the guys with the ear to ear grin....Jag I am sure yours will give you the same smile.

Better handling or not, I still want to own a Ricker before I die. That and a 380 Greeves

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:12 AM   #65
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A few I thought you might enjoy.



Trials champ Mick Andrews on it - sure put a smile on his dial.

I do indeed like these pictures!

The Flying Rickman action shot is fantastic.
And the grin Mick has is a real delight to behold.
Thanks for posting them!
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:24 PM   #66
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When I was a kid growing up in the UK these were the type of bikes you saw on the TV on a Saturday early afternoon. They showed Scrambles in that time slot as live TV Soccer wasn't invented yet so they filled the time until the soccer results started coming in.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #67
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If you haven't watched the Classic Red Marley Hill climb videos, here is a good one.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz2BHmV3WBo

Although watching the first bike being a Rickman loop over the jump and pop off the tail piece rather hurts...

Also some neat grass track bikes as well as other classics...
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #68
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I coulda swore I posted on this thread but I don't see it... anyway, if you are still looking for a B50 wheel go here....

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbth...Board=1&page=1

I used to spend a lot of time over there & the forum has some really good guys & resources. there are a couple guys that moderate the BSA board that have stuff... we traded a lot of things back and forth. ping Gordon Gray and Steve Ericson. there is also a Triumph board, etc.

as I recall the wet frame singles all have the same rear wheel.... B50, B25, and even the Triumph TR25W... that would be years from '71 and newer
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:34 PM   #69
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I coulda swore I posted on this thread but I don't see it... anyway, if you are still looking for a B50 wheel go here....

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbth...Board=1&page=1

I used to spend a lot of time over there & the forum has some really good guys & resources. there are a couple guys that moderate the BSA board that have stuff... we traded a lot of things back and forth. ping Gordon Gray and Steve Ericson. there is also a Triumph board, etc.

as I recall the wet frame singles all have the same rear wheel.... B50, B25, and even the Triumph TR25W... that would be years from '71 and newer
Thanks Beezer!
I will do that.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:18 PM   #70
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or here http://www.b50.org/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=35
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #71
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Old Dist. 37 Desert Racer Matchless Metisse

I raced a Matchess Metisse for a full season of Dist. 37 Desert events in 1970 while a member of the Vikings MC. Kick ass machine, heavy but what an engine. With all the low end torque, the bike would haul the mail when hitting the sand. Sure regret seliing that one after I moved to the PN Wet in '71.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:19 AM   #72
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Steve's Metisse

...ran across this, might be of interest:

http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com...-bike-and-why/


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Old 01-07-2013, 07:19 PM   #73
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Going under the hammer in Vegas , Saturday.


This one too. Some kind of aftermarket cylinders on this one and a big Italian front brake.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:46 PM   #74
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Question Auction action

Can you post what they go for at the auction?
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:10 PM   #75
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These bikes are in the Mid-America auction , which is one of three seperate autions going on this weekend.
A few days after the auction they'll have the results up . You can also check the past auctions.
If I had money I'd be dangerous at these auctions, I want so many of the bikes !
But in the real world , I have more bikes than I have room or time for. And a slim wallet.
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