Classic Dirt Bike Issue 59 Summer 2021

Classic Dirt Bike magazine: is about the bikes and personalities of the sport, covering pre-65 machines, classic and twin shocks, trials as well as scrambling/motocross and enduros. There are reader rebuilds from the UK/Europe and North America, event coverage, personality interviews/profiles, letters, products and so much more.

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4 min.
focussing attention

In the days when I was still riding modern trials and changing my bike on a regular basis, there was little sentiment involved as last year’s model was replaced by the latest from Spain. As the proprietor of our local trials shop was a regular competitor in the events I was riding in, it would be a simple thing to ask what he had in the showroom and possibly do a deal there and then at the event before heading into the shop the following week. Once there the old bike was pushed into the dealer’s workshop and forgotten as all attention was on the spangly new machine and its forthcoming weekend debut. These days in the classic world, bikes are held onto for a little longer, and often rebuilt rather than…

2 min.
full steam ahead for our show... with a difference

Well, what a year and a bit it has been! This pandemic has certainly made its mark on the sporting and show world but, thankfully there are signs of normality returning and as events start to happen so do shows. The big news for CDB is the Classic Dirt Bike Show, backed by Hagon Shocks, WILL happen in 2021. The pandemic continues to influence things so, for one year only, the Classic Dirt Bike Show is at a different venue and at a different time of year – namely Stafford County Showground and on September 18-19. It combines the International Dirt Bike Show too, so expect a mix of classic and modern dirt bike delights. Our shows team is working flat out to make sure 2021’s event is as spectacular as it can…

1 min.
come to our non-traditional classic

In our world so much is about tradition... and 'usually' the International Classic MotorCycle Show is held at Stafford in April. But like so many other events the Covid pandemic altered this, so instead of April (when the country was in lockdown) the date is now July 3-4. Latest government guidelines suggest most lockdown and social distancing restrictions will be clear – though personal hygiene is still a good idea. So 'Stafford Show', with bikes, clubs, people, autojumbles and the like will be held in dry, warm and sunny weather…but don’t quote me on this. There is a precedent for a July Stafford, as 20 years ago a different virus caused the show date to be moved to later than April when the country was in the grip of a foot and…

1 min.
kosmospolitan mix

Literally right on the deadline for the mag, at 10pm the evening before press day, came this pic of an ultra rare Kosmos MXer from Dave Cameron-Trevail. It’s taken Dave 10 years to get it to this stage and he’s looking to finish it, but info is rare. By a coincidence we used a pic of a Kosmos at the Racing and Sporting show at London at least 30 years ago (I can’t remember the exact magazine I put it in). Dave would love to hear any more information about Kosmos, I would too as Dave has promised us a feature on the bike. If anyone knows anything, get in touch and we’ll pass it on to Dave.…

1 min.
fancy a dirty weekend?

Galloway club is certainly embracing the removal of restrictions by hosting as many events as possible, and on a fabulous piece of ground near Lockerbie members are planning a weekend of off-road sport with a scramble, trial and grass track – with camping available on site. The format will take in a trial on the Saturday afternoon, a grass track on the Saturday evening, while Sunday will be for the scrambles enthusiasts. When is all this happening? It’s on June 19-20 and this is likely to become a regular event. Keep an eye on our pages and the club website for more info.…

1 min.
power without crazy

Leaping into engine tuning isn’t a good idea, it’s okay the bloke down the pub saying ‘what you want is…’ He may be correct, but when we spoke to Norrie Pattie – engine builder on quite a number of rapid MXers featured in these pages recently – he placed more faith in Lewis Shand’s dyno at 2 Wheel Developments near his base in Fife. Norrie stressed the importance of knowing what an engine is actually doing before carrying out work on it, and a dyno reading will provide this. Lewis Shand has been involved in this sort of work form most of his life, not just his working life, and the 30-year-old told us he started 2 Wheel Developments about three years ago. “We’re happy to do all sorts of work…