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Old 01-15-2014, 08:22 AM   #616
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This is something I have been working on for some time, its a 1977 Enfield.
Looks like fun! Stock frame?
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:46 AM   #617
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Yes, it’s a stock frame. I am slightly skeptical that it will handle good enough but Dick Mann says it will work fine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vOgzdOoKws#t=39
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsE9cnaJRGM
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:17 AM   #618
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that is really cool. I am not familiar with that era bike but the frame looks like that velocette that was on CL. It's gonna be a battleship.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:40 PM   #619
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Great interview with Mick.
http://www.retrotrials.com/2014-excl...interview.html
This is a life long Rider!
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:33 AM   #620
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This is something I have been working on for some time, its a 1977 Enfield.
WOW! Very nice!
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:07 AM   #621
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WOW! Very nice!
Thanks LC, now I gotta take it apart and paint it. Traditionally the frame is painted a light green and the tank should be chrome like this picture found at
www.vintagebike.co.uk
I don't know if I can handle a green frame..
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:03 AM   #622
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Great interview with Mick.
http://www.retrotrials.com/2014-excl...interview.html
This is a life long Rider!
Too long, but DID read. That was fantastic! The Retro Trials dude is sure thorough. If Mick ever decides to declutter his house and shop, I'm buying a plane ticket. The photos and posters! Just a sampling:




And my favorite one:




Now that we're in the mood, how about a little Bilstain vid?:

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Old 01-17-2014, 09:22 AM   #623
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Great interview with Mick.
http://www.retrotrials.com/2014-excl...interview.html
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Great article. I met him at the Ormstown Off-road festival shown on the bathroom door poster here! Super nice guy and one of the times that meeting a hero lived up to expectations!
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:30 AM   #624
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Now that we're in the mood, how about a little Bilstain vid?:

Ha, Bilstain, the backyard of Eddy Lejeune and my bacyard too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XT0b...ypq0Ts9csm-nWE

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Old 01-18-2014, 05:58 AM   #625
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Great article. I met him at the Ormstown Off-road festival shown on the bathroom door poster here! Super nice guy and one of the times that meeting a hero lived up to expectations!
I got to ride with him locally in 2008 at an ARHMA event. Great guy, loads of fun that day!!

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Old 01-18-2014, 08:36 AM   #626
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That really was a great article about Mick. Thanks for posting!!.
I met him at Ormstown as well. At one point during the Trials school he and I switched bikes. He rode mine for a while and I rode his. He is also a great motocrosser and was at Unadilla two years ago.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:44 AM   #627
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Great story.
I've been a fan for many years!
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:58 PM   #628
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I think a classic trial should be like this youtube video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHHTj98Etl0&feature=youtu.be
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:37 PM   #629
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Classic trials and maintenance.

After a muddy trial I have been doing some maintenance and that involves removing wheels and cleaning out brake drums and shoes. I also noticed a cut in the sidewall of the rear tire and was shocked when I removed the tire and found the insides coated with mud! How did it get in there and what to do now? No way do I have enough energy and time to remove the tires after every muddy ride let alone cleaning out the brakes. I changed the tire as it was old but the cut didn't go all the way through. What is everyone else doing for maintenance after a muddy trial?
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:11 PM   #630
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After a muddy trial I have been doing some maintenance and that involves removing wheels and cleaning out brake drums and shoes. I also noticed a cut in the sidewall of the rear tire and was shocked when I removed the tire and found the insides coated with mud! How did it get in there and what to do now? No way do I have enough energy and time to remove the tires after every muddy ride let alone cleaning out the brakes. I changed the tire as it was old but the cut didn't go all the way through. What is everyone else doing for maintenance after a muddy trial?
I used to live in western WA and race MX. After every muddy race, which was most of them, I had to clean out the brakes and wheel bearings. I always hated doing it.
I fixed the problem by moving to eastern WA, where it's much dryer.
Eventually disc brakes came along and made life much easier. Now when I ride a muddy Trial I leave the vintage bike home and ride the modern bike. Vintage bikes need vintage maintenance.
Lucky for you your Bul is old enough to have steel brake drums. The later models with the chrome lined aluminum drums not only didn't work when wet, but the mud quickly ground the chrome out of the drum.
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