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Taff 19-07-2006 03:28 PM

Proper Bike Shops;
 
Fancied an MOT this year, apparently its all computerised and you gotta have one now, and there ain't nowt wrong with me bike so i thunk i'd get one.
Had a ride up me mates shop, seefing he did 'em.
He never, but knows A Man Who Can.
So one of the guys jumped on his Shytster and led me to see The Man.
What a fkin awesome place, was like stepping back into the 50's.
Definitely the Arkwrights of the mosickle world.
A proper treasure trove, you had to be there really to get the full effect, but i papparrazi'd it anyway:

First port of call, Polar Cycles.
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/8568/mot002ph8.jpg http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/2521/mot004ii9.jpg

'Arkwright and G-g-granvilles'.
http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/9501/mot011vx6.jpg

http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/1148/mot008qt0.jpg

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/7286/mot005qz5.jpg

http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/1496/mot009uf6.jpg

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/3117/mot010yo7.jpg

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/8202/mot012zt7.jpg

cxdemon 19-07-2006 03:35 PM

Jeez Taff, what a find!! we use to have someone like that here in Plymouth years ago when i were a lad, Terry Hobbs who did all the Triumph and BSA stuff. closed years ago after he died, but got nowhere like it since. :(

slob 19-07-2006 03:54 PM

wow that's real nice!!!!

fatty 19-07-2006 04:16 PM

bean ther taff we billy its rite what you say its like goin back in time
did you go in the backrome we the old stove. the man that runs it must be 90 + sum old **** on them shelfs :D

Spike 19-07-2006 04:30 PM

Looks like a cool place :)

Womble_Lancs 19-07-2006 04:39 PM

So are you going to tell us the name and location of the shop then? :)

Yoda 19-07-2006 04:44 PM

I was up at Boneshaker Choppers today
http://www.boneshakerchoppers.co.uk

been stuck in the past two days cuz of plasterers so a break was needed

There new place in bromsgrove is great - semi rural also have a cobra (car) builders and the fiero factory up there

good blokes, good bikes.

Yoda

Bosun 19-07-2006 05:39 PM

cool, find taff
excellent shots

Bassman 19-07-2006 06:03 PM

what a great place!!..Some nice old British iron in there!

Next time I need an MOT, I know where i will be taking it.

Where about was it Taff?

Taff 20-07-2006 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Womble_Lancs
So are you going to tell us the name and location of the shop then? :)

Nope.
Its MIIIiine
Dont want you power ranger faced bastards going, it'll all go tits up and end up being a authorised Piaggo dealer.

:eek: :mad:

pepperami 20-07-2006 01:39 PM

Cool shop, there's a place a bit like that in Oxford, Dave Clarkes, anyone who wanted a no quible MOT goes there. Alas yet to find a place in Aberdeen!!!

Womble_Lancs 20-07-2006 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taff
Nope.
Its MIIIiine
Dont want you power ranger faced bastards going, it'll all go tits up and end up being a authorised Piaggo dealer.

:eek: :mad:

Shame, cos the Reverend is always on the lookout for spare bits for his Nortons.

slob 20-07-2006 05:56 PM

I blew up the shop pics thinking the name would be above the door... they are just advertising hoardings!

critch 21-07-2006 10:39 PM

mersey motorcycles in liverpool is very similar....

churchill 21-07-2006 10:49 PM

its not real its just a few stills from a new speilberg movie theres only him could come up with a cool place like that :) ..nice try taff

Taff 22-07-2006 07:48 AM

And i'd have got away with it, if it wasn't for those pesky kids...

:mad:

chazz 22-07-2006 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by churchill
its not real its just a few stills from a new speilberg movie theres only him could come up with a cool place like that :) ..nice try taff

dunno, sids place in ramsbottom was like that till he moved 5 years or so

pyro 22-07-2006 10:21 AM

Hamrax in West London is still old skool!

Lyn 25-07-2006 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taff
Fancied an MOT this year, apparently its all computerised and you gotta have one now, and there ain't nowt wrong with me bike so i thunk i'd get one.
Had a ride up me mates shop, seefing he did 'em.
He never, but knows A Man Who Can.
So one of the guys jumped on his Shytster and led me to see The Man.
What a fkin awesome place, was like stepping back into the 50's.
Definitely the Arkwrights of the mosickle world.
A proper treasure trove, you had to be there really to get the full effect, but i papparrazi'd it anyway:

First port of call, Polar Cycles.
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/8568/mot002ph8.jpg http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/2521/mot004ii9.jpg

'Arkwright and G-g-granvilles'.

(jenks here not lynne) i know this place Taff,Stez sent you to a good bloke. they do mot,s like in the good old day,s ;)

STEViE 26-07-2006 06:57 PM

http://totalbikebits.com/assets/imag...es/gu104qs.jpg


This is Rockerbox, not too far from me an' just outside Farnham.
Darrell an' Arthur have a fair amount of spares an' stuff for old brits.
I love goin' in the shop as there's a load of old stuff in the windows
an' on the walls to look at.

rob 26-07-2006 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STEViE
http://totalbikebits.com/assets/imag...es/gu104qs.jpg


This is Rockerbox, not too far from me an' just outside Farnham.
Darrell an' Arthur have a fair amount of spares an' stuff for old brits.
I love goin' in the shop as there's a load of old stuff in the windows
an' on the walls to look at.

fuck me!! thats a blast from the past!! i remember that place from......oooh.... gotta be 35 years ago! :)
there used to be a similar one between portsmouth and chichester called Barreg motors, dunno if its still going??

STEViE 27-07-2006 10:34 AM

The stuff in the windows looks like it may have been there that long rob :)

bunbag 29-07-2006 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taff
Nope.
Its MIIIiine
Dont want you power ranger faced bastards going, it'll all go tits up and end up being a authorised Piaggo dealer.

:eek: :mad:

you got a gold mine taff :D

Astroid 01-08-2006 03:56 PM

i think the one between portsmouth and chi is now a cycle shop (push bikes). all the good old shops from this way have gone. :(


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