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Classic Dirt Bike Issue 50 Spring 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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interesting times

As this is the first Classic Dirt Bike of 2019, may I wish everyone a Happy New Year and may you keep your feet up if you’re a trials rider, be on time if you’re an enduro rider and as for MXers, well, be ahead of the pack into the first corner. The dawning of a new year often heralds a period of change in many areas, generally speaking it’s the resolutions to lose weight and/or gain fitness which are high on the list of our aims for the coming year, but these goals, while admirable, are only one aspect of how change can affect us. In the world of motorcycles, there are other changes which can have a more direct effect on domestic harmony... Now, I doubt I’m alone in having…

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telford 2019

If your postie got their skates on and you’re reading this copy within minutes of it arriving through your door, there’s just time for you to get to the 2019 Hagon sponsored Classic Dirt Bike Show, which is on this weekend (February 16/17) at the Telford International Centre. The show is easy to find as it’s on the outskirts of Telford and just off the M54. It will be packed full of the best in trials, scrambles/MX and enduro machines from all eras. There’ll be gnarly pre60 stuff rubbing handlebars with glitzy Evo models as each discipline tries to outdo its competitors. Even better, there’ll be enthusiasts like you on hand to talk about what it is which makes their scene and bikes tick. If you’re looking for a vital bit to finish…

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bultaco nostalgia

Former Bultaco star Bernie Schreiber will be the star turn at the Westmorland Motor Club’s Bultaco Nostalgia Trial, which is raising vital funds for the charity CancerCare. Before that though, and closer to hand, the club has some stage time at Telford this weekend during the Hagonsponsored Classic Dirt Bike Show when Robin Luscombe will conduct the Grand Charity Auction on Saturday, February 16 at 3pm. The auction has loads of special prizes from a pillion lap of the TT course by multi-TT winner Mick Grant, a truck load of memorabilia connected with AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee Schreiber and Bultaco, six spaces at the pre-trial dinner with all of the Bultaco stars, plus two trials bikes being auctioned. Both bikes are a little bit special, one being a Tiger Cub built…

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project it is back in business

Readers with a good memory will recall our Yamaha IT465 enduro project... which had been going well until some technical difficulties halted progress. Well things are sorted and the IT is on again, and in time for Telford show. There will be some rummaging in the autojumble for some missing bits and pieces – in particular the under-seat mud-guard which joins the rear mudguard, plus a throttle tube, the one with the cog. We're also looking for advice on alternatives to those bits in the realm of unobtanium.…

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hagon a life lived

The latest one-off publication from the people who bring you Classic Dirt Bike is a special bookazine about Alf Hagon. There can be few people in the motorcycle world who have influenced as many aspects of the sport as Alf Hagon. From his grass and speedway exploits, to his record-breaking successes with a patiently developed JAP v-twin, plus his work with alloy framed MXers and much more besides, this is the story of a man not constrained by conventional thinking. Crammed into 132 pages are features, photographs, reminiscences and thoughts of Alf, from his early days to the here and now. Written with the valuable help of the Hagon family and vetted by Alf himself, this is a snapshot of his incredible life at the cutting edge of motorcycle development. Get your copy from our…

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the sole of the matter

Good news for wearers of Alpine Stars boots comes from Kings 0f Somerset, where master shoe repairer – and MX racer – Al King is offering a repair service to such boots. When we spoke to him Al said: “Thanks to a chance comment by a rider/friend who asked if we could do anything with his worn Alpine Stars, we can now refurbish all types of Alpine Stars – subject to factory inspection – with new soles and buckles and supply cleaning and care products to keep them in good order.” Al did stress the service depends on his team’s inspection of the boots first. “Some boots are beyond help,” he says. The service doesn’t stop there either. If you fancy cutting a dash at the club awards dinner then Kings of…

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