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Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« on: 25.08. 2013 22:07 »
Have been enjoying watching episodes on BBC 2 (got a good sat dish here), some are on YT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD9dswMt2WE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp0p7QSDaXk

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Re: Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« Reply #1 on: 26.08. 2013 02:01 »
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Haven't had a chance to watch the UK version you've posted yet, but there is a US version, as well. Basically, it's a cooking show.

http://youtu.be/Vv-zXap1kbE

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Re: Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« Reply #2 on: 26.08. 2013 09:03 »
Watched first episode, its not cooking its all about restoration, steam,  mining winding gear etc, with new features each week. I was more interested in the bikes they are riding, as transport to restoration projects around the UK, a RGS or look a like and Triumph (Orange tanked) might be Bonnie, but no focus or discussion on them.
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Re: Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« Reply #3 on: 26.08. 2013 10:21 »
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a RGS or look a like and Triumph

I've watched a few of their series, pretty sure most of them have them on modern stuff, perhaps they've gone Classic as it's a restoration theme (they always have a theme)

It's the done thing the UK (probably elsewhere also) to get a NAME/NAMES to front shows about just about anything, get a bit irritating if you know more then they obviously do.
Mind you it's not easy you got speak in that "dramatic" way

think I'm in grumpy mode
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Re: Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« Reply #4 on: 26.08. 2013 18:12 »
The actual episodes in the 'steam' series I'm referring to all have a great mix of history, places, the industrial revolution, enthusiasts working hard to renovate unique antique machines etc. Maybe I'm seeing episodes other's don't see?

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Re: Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« Reply #5 on: 26.08. 2013 18:51 »
e,

The US series called "Hairy Bikers" is really a food show featuring two friends on Harleys. Still haven't had the time to view the UK version, except in bits, and it does look quite interesting to the mechanic in me.

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Re: Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« Reply #6 on: 27.08. 2013 12:00 »
This series caught my attention over the weekend as with billy it was the RGS that hooked me but no mention at all about the bikes ,the other guys triumph would be expensive if it were a Bonnie ,that'd be a tangerine dream wouldn't It ? I seem to remember trophys having a tank that shade .Oh dear sounds like I know something about trumpets I don't just used to sell'em (unfortunately sold more than BSA's )but only way I could remember the year was by the tank colour !! Not much cooking in the series ,thankfully BobH
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Re: Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« Reply #7 on: 27.08. 2013 12:42 »
thanks for sharing I enjoyed watching it.
I love all those old steam engines and machinery its good to see it being restored.
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Re: Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« Reply #8 on: 27.08. 2013 13:46 »
The BSA is indeed a RGS as you know, the Bonnie is the 59 model which is the only year the Bonnie came with a nacelle. I've seen both in the flesh. If you look closely at the credits you will see mention of the National Motorcycle Museum, [which is about 8 miles from home].

The shots on the bikes are suposed to give the impression that they are doing big miles, but I think these are edited into the normal story. I have visions of a Museum van parked around the corner waiting to take the bikes safely back to the ranch after they have done a bit of filming....

All in all, a very good series. Top blokes.
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Re: Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« Reply #9 on: 27.08. 2013 16:28 »
I'm afraid those two idiots leave me cold. Fred Dibnah covered the same sort of ground so much better. Even the recent series with Guy Martin was better.
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Re: Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« Reply #10 on: 27.08. 2013 17:10 »
I quite liked them when they did what they do - Cooking.

I'm sure they could find much better suited presenters - like someone who could talk about the stuff without a script
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Re: Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« Reply #11 on: 27.08. 2013 21:38 »
Am not over-amazed by the presenters, but highly appreciate the stories, places, machines, historical stuff etc which is presented in the steam-related episodes. Last episode on BBC2 was about steam-train restoration. Love it.

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Re: Hairy Bikers, steam restoration (BBC)
« Reply #12 on: 27.08. 2013 23:53 »
I have participated in steam locomotive preservation and restoration for over 20 years on a voluntary basis. It's great fun.

I do enjoy those two Geordie blokes, working class lads getting stuck into the muck and grime. And, showcasing some good old Brit stuff.
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