looking for a sidecar

im after another sidecar - [bike and rig]. im not overly fussy what bike base, im thinking probably 80s jap something - i dont want another project so needs to be all there and working. email me if you have anything vintagechop@gmail.com

bike returned

them canadian cops work fast - well chuffed

they found the bike - caught the thief foot clutching it across a field

stolen bike

friends bike stolen in canada - yea i know its very unlikely to find its way to these shores but any american/canadian readers if you catch a whiff of it get in touch please

shiny '33

and shiny things are starting to come back from the polisher for the '33 motor - bit of a spruce up eh... before and after

Tipple Run 2011

well - its on... no dates yet but the bones are coming together as i type.

2011 will be welsh bound at least for a good portion of it. i'm getting help this year to take some of the load off me planning everything.

all this years pics are now up on the tipple run blog. bring on next year


quick dig about and got the kliktronic off an old sidecar i had [the flat-bed one] last night.

need to have a work out of angle of the dangle but this is pretty close i think. should be an easy fit. just a tab on the frame. they are just an electromagnet so pretty bulletproof, the way the linkage was looking like it would have to go round corners, past frame tubes etc this is more reliable then a heath robinson mechanical setup.

we salute you

thanks to all who came and rode the TIPPLE RUN - it was a good time

if you took pics which i didnt...] please email them me and i will sort a photo-dump like i have in previous years - send to vintagechop@gmail.com


all is solved - heres the full itinerary

8th Sept
Pre-run nightcaps all round, early to bed early to rise... they serve a lovely pint - catch me for a free patch and stickers.

9th Sept - 170 miles
Roll out at 9.30am - if you arent camping and are late, know the route and catch us up. breakfast stop about 20 miles down the road in Marlborough. Bikes will be easy to spot on the main drag through
Melksham - Sudbury

10th Sept - 220 miles
Sudbury - Skegness
this is booked for everyone already so no need to call. we will just sort out paying on the day when they see how far se spread out/how many tents. they have helped out at the last minute and i was specifically asked if we are "well behaved" to which the answer was obviously a yes... as you would expect form a group of vintage motorcyclists. this is the only non-pub campsite but there is the Kings Arms about 200yards down the road

11th Sept - 200 miles
Skegness - Buxton
Im guaranteed to get lost around the bottom of Sheffield because i always do - anyone... feel free to take the pole position

12th Sept - home
depending on weather a little jaunt in the Peak District before lunch then homeward bound for all

Google map link - you know the drill - be self sufficient print and take a map so if you get lost you can find your way to the sites.

twin goodness

a couple of twins from bonneville this year

new biltwell helmets IN STOCK

the new biltwell helmet colours are in stock now here in merry old england. including this rather dashing pink number.