Author Topic: Those were the days  (Read 397 times)

Offline bikerbob

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 517
  • Karma: 7
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #15 on: 16.07. 2019 12:12 »
Those old Motor Cycle magazines make interesting reading I have a couple of earlier ones the one dated January 1955 has an article in, which is still a problem today mainly manhole covers it was in the Letters to the editor page, he was asking for a campaign to be started about manhole covers which according to him some were above road level by about 1inch and some were as much as 4inches below he mainted that if Borough engineers could not alter them then they should have a broad yellow band painted around them as a warning. Also in the same magazine in the situations vacant there is an advert for a Chief Motorcycle Mechanic wanted in the West Midlands to work on Royal Enfield machines the annual salary after a probationary period was £520.

Online Greybeard

  • Jack of all trades; master of none.
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 5681
  • Karma: 30
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #16 on: 16.07. 2019 13:52 »
Those old Motor Cycle magazines make interesting reading I have a couple of earlier ones the one dated January 1955 has an article in, which is still a problem today mainly manhole covers it was in the Letters to the editor page, he was asking for a campaign to be started about manhole covers which according to him some were above road level by about 1inch and some were as much as 4inches below he mainted that if Borough engineers could not alter them then they should have a broad yellow band painted around them as a warning.
No change since then! I have pondered carrying an aerosol of paint so I could mark those buggers myself.

Online duTch

  • Ricketty Rocketty Golden Flashback
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 4515
  • Karma: 40
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #17 on: 16.07. 2019 23:32 »


  I never saw one  of those 'Turbo Visors', but have pondered the concept since I was on a boat in heavy rain and saw how good theirs worked...... I never used a visor until mid  '90's for the last half of a four hour journey in torrential rain, and was surprised how good it was....faster I went, better it worked- maybe two smaller ones in front of eyes only  *eek*


 
Quote
...... and some were as much as 4inches below he mainted that if Borough engineers could not alter them then they should have a broad yellow band painted around them as a warning.  ......

 
Quote
........No change since then! I have pondered carrying an aerosol of paint so I could mark those buggers myself.

Same as GB- called to let Urban Utilities about a strategically placed one of them that I hit a couple of years ago which caused severe lower back pain for a couple of weeks, and they did exactly that in white ...they rightly passed the buck to the developer of the associated new complex who still hasn't done any more *pull hair out*


Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
Have a '74 850T Moto Guzzi since '92-best thing I ever bought doesn't need a kickstart 'cos it bump starts sooooooooo(mostly) easy
Australia