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Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Larkin Poe at The Watering Hole, Perranporth

Last Saturday we had a night in Perranporth, Cornwall to see Larkin Poe. A bit extravagant I guess but I particularly wanted to see them live after missing out on tickets for their Bristol gig a couple of months back. They totally lived up to my expectations with a great show from start to finish and being in such a relatively small venue probably helped too. They came on stage at after 10.30 pm bearing mind that they'd got off a plane at Heathrow just that afternoon where BA had actually mislaid some of their guitars - they heard later that they'd been found

Tried to upload two short video clips from the night inc their cover of 'Black Betty' but our old computer couldn't seem to handle the task

Guzzi G5 California

Neil from London  G5 with Cali looks which needed a new clutch due to a oil leak from the gearbox so while there fitted a new return spring made the supplied silencers fit with some welded on larger diameter tube stubs and brackets and also drilled and fitted three idiot lights into the headlamp

Friday, 21 June 2019

The Red Lion, Cassington Italian Day

Maybe not the largest or most varied turnout of Italian bikes the other Saturday but still a reasonable number in the pubs back garden. Possibly the threat from the grey skies was enough to curb more visitors and even though quite well wrapped up it was most definitely on the chillier side on the ride from Bristol.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Guzzi Cafe Racer for Sale

It's finally time to put a build of mine from last year up for sale but just not sure where's best to advertise it. It's based around a T3 frame with a Le man spec engine - cyl heads, pistons, carbs etc.
  All components were stripped and blasted (grit as I wanted a duller grey finish rather than vapour blasting. Engine was rebuilt with new cam followers, piston rings, big end shells, auto timing chain tensioner and clutch. All other components ie. valve guides, rocker spindles UJ etc were in excellent condition. Also fitted new fork stanchions, YSS shocks and tyres and battery were new last year with hardly any miles too. Wiring loom is custom made.
    Nothing particular is overly polished (alloy tank is scotchbrited with lightly polished knee indents) as I wanted the bike to have a slightly used look.

Italian Day - Red Lion, Cassington

It's the Italian Day at the Red Lion, Cassington, Oxfordshire this Saturday 8th June. This is pub garden event (also with parking on the road in front of the pub) and usually draws a reasonable turnout of varied bikes. The village / pub is literally just off the A40

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Aldous Harding - Trinity Centre

Last Thursday evening we went to the Trinity Centre which is a old church, now a music venue here in Bristol.
    Aldous Harding was a excellent and I believe that she's back in October but sadly that's at the O2 Academy probably the worst Bristol venue for seeing the stage .......unless you get there early and pick a prime spot.