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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Poor Cubbie...

If only Cubbie knew what I'm planning, it would probably sneak out of the shed and hide in the woods for at least the next 3 weeks. I've only gone and booked myself and the Terrified Terror Test Pilot in for the Mick Andrews Trials Training Day, and neither of us have a working trials bike. So, the plan is this....finish assembling my Bulto (just a wheel nut and some cables required, I think, I hope) and then get it running so that the TTTP can ride that, and then take one road going Tiger Cub and strip the lights off it, swap the petrol tank for an ally one that someone has been going to send me for the last two years, get a spare pair of wheels and fit some knobblies to them (that way I shouldn't have to worry about not having the wider swingarm on Cubbie), maybe fit the heavy duty forks that are already in the shed, fit the bash plate that Scott the Cub Man sent me a while back, maybe try and put the high level zorst on so that Cubbie's immaculate low level one doesn't get bashed to bits when I fall off, oh, and get a trials seat from somewhere. And possibly if one turns up, a smaller, more sleek oil tank could go on and what do you think, should I invest in a pair of hefty shocks? The ones on there are from the 70's and I will be building a proper trials Cub in the future and they could then go on there... Anyone got a spare trials seat....oil tank....wide swing arm (for the future project) some decent second hand trials shocks....trials handlebars...and anything else that might come in handy for a trials Cub project....?

10 comments:

Stuart said...

Ooh 'eck, Cubbie will never be the same again!

What size knobblies will you need? Got a pair 19"x4.0 if they help.

tonuptony said...

Bet cubby cant wait to lose some weight & get dirty

mfmf

Bodger said...

What Stuart said....never be the same again!

Hairy Larry said...

Sounds like a good plan, Cubbie gets to go play in the dirt.

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Darn Stu! Am hoping to go for a 21/18 combi, or even a 19/18.

Cubbie getting dirty will be just how it should be, its too clean at the moment!

You're probably right Bodger....but I'm thinking it might give me the chance to get a few jobs done to Cubbie while things are apart. Lick o' paint here, bit of de-rusting there...

Phew, hi Larry, glad someone things its a good idea!

Stuart said...

Cubbie going to play at trials is a bit of a shock, it reminds me of when my granddad took up skateboarding!

Mrs BC said...

You guys are sharp!

Hairy Larry said...

Now, I get a kick out of seeing the word "Knobblies"...I take it the "L" is not silent? Over here they are Knobbies. Ok, so I'm easily amused in my old age...
I like the idea of bikes that are convertible. One of my SL 350 Hondas has been a dirt bike, a sidecar tug for the street, a cafe racer, and now looks to be heading back to the dirt.

Stuart said...

Come to think of it, it was a bit of a shock for Grandma, the time he went off to play in the mud with a biker chick! ;-)

Darrell said...

Poor Cubbie won't know himself.
But then, life is an adventure, even for a Cub.

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