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Classic Dirt Bike

Issue 52 Autumn 2019

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

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our survey says…

❝Apparently we display psychopathic tendencies… Now I admit I get a bit antsy if things don’t go right in the workshop or when I miss a flag in a section and there is a certain amount of steering-wheel gripping as cars flash by at an undreamed of 60mph while a van-driver like me crawls along at 50mph, but psychopathic? Surely not!❞ There we were thundering up the road in the van and heading for Aviemore, but as we were in a van and not on a motorway, our thunder was a slightly muted 50mph – been on the course, got the certificate – when the news kicked in over the radio. You know what it’s like, the radio is on in the background and you’re not really paying attention to it, as…

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new home for dirt bike show

With a new venue for 2019, The International Dirt Bike Show, to be held on September 28/29, is focussing on the best of modern dirt biking. Lining up alongside big names in the off-road world, such as Yamaha and Talon Engineering, wheel builder and exporter Central Wheel Components has put its might behind the International Dirt Bike Show as it heads to the massive Stafford County Showground, booking more space at the event than ever before. Long considered the UK’s leading wheel builder, Central Wheel Components will be exhibiting its SM Pro Wheel range at the IDBS 2019 and has chosen Europe’s largest off-road show to showcase and launch brand-new products to the off-road world. The show has long been the place to see the latest of MX and post-race leisurewear too and…

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hen’s teeth

Anyone wanting to use a larger chain on their Bantam trials bike can thank Alan Wright for asking Talon Engineering to make a batch in 428 and 520 widths. Previously only available in 420 size, which can wilt under off-road pressure, those wanting an easier chain life can fit 428 pitch in 13 and 14 tooth sizes plus 10t in 520 pitch. The concept of using 520 sizing has been carried out by many northerners for some years and kept a closely guarded secret. They swear by its substantively longer life on both gearbox and rear wheel thus giving reduced wear and tear on the northern pocket – says Alan, a midlander! Ring Alan on 01789 751422 for all the prices but for example the 13T 428 costs a mere…

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guests of honour announced

With only one more issue of CDB to go before the 2020 Classic Dirt Bike Show at the Telford International Centre on February 15/16, we can tell you the hot news is that 1979 world trials champion Bernie Schreiber is to be guest of honour. Schreiber, long away from the motorcycle world has had his interest in the sport he was world champion in reawakened over the past couple of years. Here at CDB we have featured him in a few issues and the likeable Californian is sure to be a popular guest star. Speaking to him about the show Bernie told us: “I was pleased to be asked and happy to agree to being a guest and I’m looking forward to meeting trials enthusiasts of all eras and experiencing what the show…

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drumlanrig castle – scramble dates set

The dates have been finalised for the 2020 Classic Grand National Scramble of Scotland, to be held at the classiest venue for a classic scramble you’ll ever see – beautiful Drumlanrig Castle. Organised successfully by the Galloway Motor Cycle Club for three years running, the dates for next year's event are June 18/21. With the scramble being held on June 20/21, there are also many other events planned too – from a trial to a road run, a grasstrack – all of which make for four days of thrilling action not to be missed. There will be plenty of camping available, with all the facilities required. As it’s early days yet a guest of honour hasn’t yet been finalised, but as soon as we receive any more information we'll make sure to include it…

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bultaco day basingstoke

After the success of the inaugural Bultaco Day Basingstoke, hosted by Bultaco Club UK at Mike Fisher’s farm near Basingstoke, the organisers are intending to twin the event with Bultaco Day Bassella in Spain for future years. The weather played fair with the organisers for this year’s event on June 30, and quite a number of club members took advantage and camped over on Saturday evening ready for Sunday. For a newly formed one-make club, attracting a line-up of 50 or so Bultacos is an impressive first event. Though heavily biased to the off-road scene in the UK it should not be forgotten Bultaco have a considerable race and road heritage too. It is the club’s aim to enhance the Bultaco experience out there and encourage all aspects of ‘Bultaconess’ – be that…

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