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Forum: Events, meetings and shows Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Colin Sparrow
Got a Triumph, don't need another one. ...

Got a Triumph, don't need another one.

Seriously the Scott I was after - the 1929 TT Replica - turned out to be a real beauty - and at 11,500 hammer price exceeded its top estimate by 3500.
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Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat Yesterday, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,341
Posted By Colin Sparrow
The problem we have is that there is, as yet, no...

The problem we have is that there is, as yet, no definition of "substantial change" as it relates to motorcycles, so no way of knowing if forks will be included.

Incidentally, no TFS was ever used...
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 20/04/2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Off to Stafford in the next half hour. Do come...

Off to Stafford in the next half hour. Do come and say hello if you're attending.

No Greeves in the Bonhams auction this year.

I suppose I could bid for one of the half-dozen or so...
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 19/04/2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,341
Posted By Colin Sparrow
No guidelines yet on "substantial change"...

No guidelines yet on "substantial change" parameters for motorcycles so far as I can tell. Hopefully something will be published in the next month...
Forum: Scrambles machines 18/04/2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Check for witness marks so that you know you are...

Check for witness marks so that you know you are actually trying to address the right problem.

Apologies if that's too obvious...:o
Forum: Links & resources 17/04/2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Colin Sparrow
That's extremely useful, John, thank you for...

That's extremely useful, John, thank you for posting the link.

So sad to see that so much has been lost though.
Forum: General Greeves chat 16/04/2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Old Hawkstones never die...

Old Hawkstones never die...
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 15/04/2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Stafford Classic Motorcycle Show 2018

There will be a GRA stand at the International Classic Motorcycle Show at the Stafford Showground (ST18 0BD) next weekend, 22nd/23rd April.

I don't suppose I need to remind you what an excellent...
Forum: Scrambles machines 11/04/2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Colin Sparrow
1957 24MCS, eh? Someone doesn't know what they're...

1957 24MCS, eh? Someone doesn't know what they're writing about.
Forum: Road machines 09/04/2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,324
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Congratulations Tony. Always a relief to...

Congratulations Tony.

Always a relief to hear that one of my "customers" has actually managed to obtain a number - if only because it demonstrates that my authentication letter was sufficiently...
Forum: Road machines 09/04/2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,324
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Oh well done, Tony. What a great addition to an...

Oh well done, Tony. What a great addition to an already super bike! Do post a picture once you've got it installed.

Got fingers crossed for your registration.
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 07/04/2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Rob will be chairing the meeting. Just PM him...

Rob will be chairing the meeting. Just PM him with your apologies (and your actual name :) ).
Forum: Links & resources 07/04/2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Superb couple of finds there, John.

Superb couple of finds there, John.
Forum: General Greeves chat 04/04/2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Because sometimes works machines do not appear in...

Because sometimes works machines do not appear in the dispatch record - ownership was retained by the factory and they were never dispatched as such.

Not a hard and fast rule, though. Some...
Forum: General Greeves chat 04/04/2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By Colin Sparrow
All the UK-dispatched TJS Anglians had a TJSB***...

All the UK-dispatched TJS Anglians had a TJSB*** frame number.

103 isn't in the factory record but that just supports the claim that it was a works machine.
Forum: General Greeves chat 03/04/2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By Colin Sparrow
The UK dispatch records do not support that...

The UK dispatch records do not support that theory. None of the UK Wessex's had a suffix. I've just checked!
Forum: General Greeves chat 02/04/2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Been thinking and researching about the frame...

Been thinking and researching about the frame number on this bike.

An "E" suffix on a Wessex has cropped up on here before and the speculation then was that the "E" could mean "Enduro" - because...
Forum: Road machines 29/03/2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,324
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Oh dear. If that's the way things are going we're...

Oh dear. If that's the way things are going we're going to have problems in the absence of the export-bike factory dispatch records.

Also, most exported bikes were competition models and possibly...
Forum: General Greeves chat 28/03/2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Ken's sent me some photos of his new acquisition...

Ken's sent me some photos of his new acquisition to post on here.

Looks like a really tasty bike!
Forum: Trials machines 27/03/2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,564
Posted By Colin Sparrow
[QUOTE=tony;35999]Just got a new MOT, no...

[QUOTE=tony;35999]Just got a new MOT, no problems, though the rear brake is not brilliant. I had that issue with another rear cable operated bike, just does not seem to brake so well.
A little...
Forum: Projects 27/03/2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Sounds like another excellent candidate for...

Sounds like another excellent candidate for stage-by-stage photos and a nice write-up for Leading Link. How about it, Simon?

Considering that the TFS was only in production for one year, it's...
Forum: General Greeves chat 27/03/2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By Colin Sparrow
I can't help wondering if it started life as a...

I can't help wondering if it started life as a 24TJ Wessex. An Anglian from 1968 would be 24TJS. It could easily have been brought up to Anglian spec later.

If it is a Wessex then a steel tank...
Forum: New members 26/03/2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By Colin Sparrow
I most certainly am, Ken, should be no problem at...

I most certainly am, Ken, should be no problem at all.

But do try to buy one with an un-bodged frame number...

(I daresay you know where to look for it, but just in case, stamped into the alloy...
Forum: New members 26/03/2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Welcome to the forum, Ken, and do go ahead with...

Welcome to the forum, Ken, and do go ahead with acquiring your Greeves - you won't regret it (hopefully :rolleyes:).

There's all the help you need on here and within the GRA.

If you decide to...
Forum: Archives & historical information 17/03/2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,767
Posted By Colin Sparrow
My practice, when I was Chairman, was that the...

My practice, when I was Chairman, was that the AGM agenda be published in Leading Link prior to the meeting so that all members knew what was on the agenda.

Then if there was anything...
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