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Post by masterblader on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 11:55

Decided to have a follow up to Wild Bill's posting just to have a laugh at the past.
The photo taken 1962 Spalding on my first bike 1961 Triumph Tiger Cub 200cc.


Soon progressed onto a Triumph Bonneville which was heavily modified and went to the
TT for 6 consecutive yeras, surprised to see I had hair on the old barnet.




As the years rolled on went into the classis bike scene.

Pictured is a 1964 5TA Speed Twin 500cc
1958 5TA Speed Twin 500cc which I still have
1962 T100 SS 500cc





Bought my first blade in 1992 then followed up with the 1995

Here with the 92 blade camping at the Spa Francochaphs circiut.
Riding the 95 blade.




On the 95 blade on the way down to Jerez GP in 1996




Two of my heroes at the Festival of Thousand bikes at Mallory
Randy Mamola and John (moon eyes) Cooper






Here in 2000 Phillip Island for the WSB which was won by Gobert the second race put paid to Foggys career after he belted Rober Ulm up the backside.
Here is Colin Edwards, the other shot is Frankie boy and Paola Casoli

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Had a get together with some old timers and had a dam good laugh.

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Post by Tazfiend on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 12:54

Long and interesting history with bikes and some cracking machines there.
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Re: 50 year old photos

Post by wild bill on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 15:33

Great pictures Masterblade, i don't think anyone can say you havn't got the t'shirt!
You certainly have been involved with bikes forever and a day.
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Post by cabbie on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 15:50

Good pix mate, always fun to look back over the years.
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Post by JT on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 16:31

Now then MB

Great phot's Mate clap Spot on thumbup
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Post by Guest on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 16:48

Great pix Mique, wish they were a bit bigger though? Bet you could bore us to death with your stories, oh hang on , you do anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by lloydiecbr on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 17:03

rofl LOL some good pics
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Post by masterblader on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 17:26

Thanks fellas left the more embarrassing ones like binning it entrying pit lane at Assen.
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Post by wild bill on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 18:22

megawatt wrote:Great pix Mique, wish they were a bit bigger though?
Agreed, you should see if you could get them blown up a little, love the pic of the Bonnie and would like to see it in a bit more detail thumbup

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Post by Guest on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 18:33

Yeah that would be NICE!!!
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Post by FIREBLADE MATT on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 20:47

cracking pics m.b
your the same age as my dad,and he had the same bikes as a young man.
bsa,norton,ect.
soz,not meant to make you feel old buddy. thumbup
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Post by masterblader on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 21:01

[quote="FIREBLADE MATT"]cracking pics m.b
your the same age as my dad,and he had the same bikes as a young man.
bsa,norton,ect.
soz,not meant to make you feel old buddy. thumbup [/quote

No problem Matt.
Was called many things back then " Little shit" now its old git but cant take that from that reprobate you know who, rofl
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Post by ginger nutz on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 21:02

nice history there mate
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Post by masterblader on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 21:17

The TT was probably in it's heyday during the sixties. It was not just the bike maufacturers but also people like Girling, Ferodo, Reynolds plus others who were not there solely for the races but the likes of the ordinary biker where I got a new set of pistons from Triumph Engineering fitting and timing was free, a mate got a free Girling suspension just because he was tinkering all spares were dished out like sweeties. Them days are now gone.
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Post by bazza on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 22:11

great pic,s MB and a nice wee bit of your bikeing history ... respect to you.
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Post by danidge on Sun 20 Feb 2011, 11:59

awesome!
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Post by Kaiser on Mon 21 Feb 2011, 09:01

Nice one Mickey , great pics sunny
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Post by stuart on Mon 21 Feb 2011, 09:08

Nice pics you have there.
I had a 1959 3TA many yrs ago, sadly it was in a bad state when I got it, so took a long time to put it on the road. Don't have any pics tho.
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Re: 50 year old photos

Post by mr pie on Mon 21 Feb 2011, 20:57

Mickey you are an ineresting person for sure buddy and we could chat all day...!! and you have some great pics and momories to reflect on. you cant buy that..

about 6 of us are off to Assen this year mate so I hope its gona be a hoot....
looking forward to it.
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Re: 50 year old photos

Post by masterblader on Mon 21 Feb 2011, 22:48

Thanks Dave. On reflection where did I find the balls to throw up a high paid and stressful job at 50 and take a government early retirement package is beyond me. Glad I did coz I spent the next ten years doing as many MGPand WSBK with another colleague and seriously considered going to India and onto OZ before Nick Sanders.


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Post by masterblader on Mon 21 Feb 2011, 23:04

Funny nobody yet has asked me about the Bonnie'
Tank strapped up, yellow bodged seat, dented silencer and missing timing cover. Simple went off at Governors Bridge thinking I was Percy Tait.
That bike was fast with an 8valve Weslake/ Nourrish head, a pukka works close ratio box with IOM gearing it did 101mph in first had to have the Boyer transistor ignition as the standard unit was not able to cope with the amount of advance.
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Post by wild bill on Mon 21 Feb 2011, 23:56

masterblader wrote:Funny nobody yet has asked me about the Bonnie'
I think you should go back up and check out my last post and Megawatts reply mate. Both of us would like to see the picture of the Trumpet enlarged to get a better look at the ole girl, i know bugger all about brit bikes but even i can see yours is totally tricked up, just a shame about the image size sir No
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Post by masterblader on Tue 22 Feb 2011, 08:58

It was the damage I was reffering to WB.
Not good on computers will post an enlarged copy when my visitors pop in this morning/evening.
Still have the 5TA in the leanto and three Tiger cubs awaiting restoration.
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Post by Kaiser on Wed 23 Feb 2011, 11:17

Loving the Bonneville Mique thumbup
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