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Title: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: Richard on 06.06. 2009 19:24
Hi all
How many if any are going to the BSA open/ field weekend on the 12-06 ?
It would be great to meet up then you can all buy me a drink for my 60th!!
Richard
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: NickSR on 07.06. 2009 19:34
Hi Richard

Tried to send you PM, but may have sent it to the wrong person (Sorry) I will at the BSA Day, try and meet up, thanks for offering to buy me a pint for my 60th year.

Regards
Nick
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: LJ. on 07.06. 2009 20:18
Nick... I'll be there as well.. and will be handing over a wet sump valve to Richard, if you dont see him handing over the readies, thump him for me will you!  *lol*

Lets hope for some decent weather its been terrible here today, dont want these 60th beers watering down.
 *beer*
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: Richard on 07.06. 2009 22:04
Confused now,
1) Nick i did receive your message and have replied, however reading the above I think you have it the wrong way round its my birthday on Friday however if yours is on saturday well then of course my hand will be in my pocket (I may not bring it out though)
2) LJ how could you say such a thing as if I would not hand over a tenner for it!!
Richard
LJ incoming
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: A10Boy on 08.06. 2009 21:33
I'm going on the Sunday, would be great to meet with anyone from here, perhaps we should wear a badge ??

Maybe we could make a list of whos going;

1/ A10boy [Andy] - if its cold, and it will be, flying jacket and black BSA cap
2/ LJ
3/ Richard
4/ Nick
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: Richard on 08.06. 2009 22:19
I will be at the Wiltshire branch club stand on the Sunday or helping out with the marshalling in the arena or parking duties.
Prior to that from the Friday look out for a Chasson  Allegro 96 motor home reg WA08NEJ will probably have a Wiltshire branch banner across it.
I am a handsome chap with quite a receding hairline a distinguishing beard around the chin and a slightly pronounced stomach.
If you still do not recognise me just ask any one most know me
Richard
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: LJ. on 09.06. 2009 09:23
Richard... Here are the measurements for the sidecar front down tube. Needs to be these measurements OR longer!

Wicksteed Park... Not sure what bike I'll be on yet, one of the A10s or M21? I'll likely be wearing a black BSA baseball cap too and brown well worn leather American police bike jacket.

See you there, fingers crossed for good weather!
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: tombeau on 09.06. 2009 12:17
I'm going on the Sunday, would be great to meet with anyone from here, perhaps we should wear a badge ??

Red carnation in your buttonhole and carrying a copy of the dail mail *smile*
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: Beezageezauk on 09.06. 2009 20:05
I'll also be at Wicksteed Park and will be camping for the weekend.  Look out for a grotty green Alternator Model B31 (Reg No. 25 CUP) with light green Craven Dolomite panniers covered in rally stickers and introduce yourselves.  It's always good to put a face to a name!! 

Lawrence....are you there for the weekend or just the Sunday?  Let me know and I will meet up with you.

Beezageezauk.

 
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: LJ. on 09.06. 2009 21:48
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Lawrence....are you there for the weekend or just the Sunday?  Let me know and I will meet up with you.

Most definitely will be there on the Sunday! Not sure if I'm taking a tent Saturday though, it's not that far for me to travel and there is a bit of a classic bike show locally which I may go to.

But yes... Will see you there sometime!
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: A10Boy on 10.06. 2009 20:49
I know this is a long shot, but does anyone who's going to wickstead on Sunday have a spare front wheel spindle for a cast iron full width 8 inch hub they might want to sell ?

cash waiting...

Andy
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: Richard on 10.06. 2009 21:36
see my reply to the wanted post
email me direct and I will send my mobile so we can talk
Will be at wicksteed
Richard
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: LJ. on 11.06. 2009 12:26
I know this is a long shot, but does anyone who's going to wickstead on Sunday have a spare front wheel spindle for a cast iron full width 8 inch hub they might want to sell ?

cash waiting...

Andy

Andy... No can do, thought I had one but seems now that I used it for my blue A10 when I fitted the new wheels last year. I had changed from a 7" up to an 8" hub with remarkable difference in braking (Thanks again to ManorMike for his spare hub!)

The spindle I had was everso slightly worn (came off the red A10, false economy really but I was skint at the time) and has worn moreso over the last year. There is only a one millimeter rock of the wheel top and bottom, rocking with wheel off the ground. I need to replace the spindle and probably the bearings too. I've just looked at my reciept for the spindle that I replaced July 07 on my red A10 and this was about £26 at that time from C&D. Draganfly also have them at about £27 I think you'd be better off getting a new one as the slightest wear will give your bike back end the snakey feeling, you probably already know this... I'll be doing mine in the next week or two.

http://www.draganfly.co.uk/shop/pi575244748.htm?categoryId=595
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: A10Boy on 12.06. 2009 12:47
Thanks for all you comments, Got a spindle now.

Richard, I will see you at show.

Cheers Andy
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: Richard on 14.06. 2009 20:44
Well had a great weekend I never seem to learn *sad2* I always seem to have a sore head the morning after, never happens at home! Met up with LJ,Nick,Beezageeza (I have forgotten your name already)was it Andy? or was that another person *dunno*? someone was with Dianne (would not forget that name), sorry about not being with it but had a sore head and a very bad back,it just went saturday pm putting up our winning branch stand branch funs £100 better of now. *smile*
just in case I have forgotten anyone I would add that I do seem to have short term memory problems, but give me a couple of years and it may all sink in I always recognise LJ now.
Thanks to all
Richard
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park... With Pictures!
Post by: LJ. on 14.06. 2009 21:47
Indeed as Richard says it was a very good BSAOC weekend! I only attended the one day and must get back into this camping lark as from what I head... much ale was consumed, eh Richard?  *lol* But hope your ok now.

As usual some fantastic bikes there, thinking of you A7 & A10 owners, I grabbed some A seris shots, in fact there were so many that I ended up taking a general view of them all!

Always some jammy M21 owner who walks away with a prize!   ;)
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: Richard on 14.06. 2009 22:45
LJ
What? *dunno*
not one of my A10 plunger
Thanks feeling a lot better head wise but back not right
Richard
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: a10gf on 14.06. 2009 22:52
The top one, at last an A with decent brakes and suspension ! Nice shots, LJ, your M21, no? congrats with the prize.
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: A10Boy on 15.06. 2009 18:40
We went on Sunday afternoon, had a good look around and caught up with Richard what a nice job he did on the Police bike. Sorry we missed most people, everyone seemed to be moving around too fast for me, we did see Beezageezauk on his way out on his much travelled B31.

lots of nice bikes to look at, but not as many traders as last year and we had a good day.

Andy and Diane.
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: LJ. on 15.06. 2009 18:57
Andy...

I was gutted not to have met you, There I was looking for this crazy guy wearing a fleece flying jacket in that heat!  *lol* *lol* But your right, there was not that many traders there this year and the day ended quite early with the raffle being held Saturday evening. I could not understand why the bikes were not all parked around the arena like most years. Seems my M21 was the only one parked up away from the others.

Appologies Richard, I should have took a piccie of the plunger!
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: Beezageezauk on 15.06. 2009 21:33
Had a great time at Wicksteed Park and the weather was fantastic.  My only criticism was that I thought the beer in the bar was a bit expensive at £3.10 for bitter and £3.30 for lager.  Maybe it's just me from "up north" not being used to these prices.

Anyway, I enjoyed meeting up with Nick and Richard and had a good natter with them.  Sorry I didn't see LJ.  I knew you were there mate but we must have been like ships that pass in the night.  Also Andy....at least you saw me abeit not to talk to.  I did leave a bit early because I wanted to visit relatives in Derby and needed to be home before dark.

Maybe I should have stayed for the presentation because I found out today that I was awarded the Long Distance Award.  Still, I'm not a gong collector so it didn't bother me that I was not there to collect it.

Well, that's the BSAOC National Rally over for this year....so who is going to the International Rally in the Netherlands in September??

Ray Jackson (Beezageezauk)

 
Title: Re: BSA Wicksteed park
Post by: A10Boy on 16.06. 2009 20:54
Yes sorry LJ, did call in at your stand but you were in the arena. Maybe next year.

I knew if I predicted cold weather it would be a scorcher, so I wore a BSA tee shirt and burnt the back of my "£^%$£* neck.

Ray, your B31 looks like it had a very interesting life, nice to see bikes like that. Did you say the lager was £3.30 a pint, that cant be right, last time I bought a round, Mild was 12 1/2 new pence.

Yes we had a great time, even the ride on the train around the lake - Diane's idea not mine, but just reward for her listening to my long and fascinating explanations of the differences between side valve and overhead valve engines - which she no doubt found immensely interesting..

Role on next year.