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Colin Oldham

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PostSubject: Old gits racing?   Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:23 am

Hi Guys.
My name is Colin I am a self employed engineer.
My first encounter with “The Bantam” was at the age of 14, passed my test on a 175 at 16, at 17 tried to build the fastest Bantam going, I failed but I still have the engine.
I my early 20’s another 125 and chassis, I still have them too.
Motor bikes have always played a part of my life; I sold my ZX7R last year after deciding that there were too many motorist trying to kill me, riding a bike was no longer fun.
I have a number of questions to ask, the answers will decide my next move.
1 How old is too old to race.
2 Is there an age limit to when you can start to race or apply for a license.
Depending the above.
3 Where can I get current regulations.
4 Where can I get modern tuning information
5 Where can I get racing parts I have engines with close ratio gearbox’s and Todd heads,
One engine I made into a short stroke with Yamaha conrod and piston and motorplat ignition.
Sorry it is so much for a first posting.
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Edward Pickering

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PostSubject: Re: Old gits racing?   Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:37 am

Good Evening Colin,


Welcome to the site, we are new to this ourselves but will try to help.

My Dad is 64 and has just got his licence

The current regulations and tuning are on the main site and split between 175 and 125 depending on which way you go.

Wiith regards to parts i would say the best idea is to get to a race meeting and chat to the gents when they arent busy, nice bunch of people and will always wlling to help.

Hope that helps a little bit.

Kind Regards


Edward and Malcolm Pickering
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ROBBIE

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PostSubject: Re: Old gits racing?   Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:57 am

Hi try and get to Mallory park this sunday Smile
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john bass

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PostSubject: Wish I could...   Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:31 pm

Wish I could get to Mallory, Robbie...
Last time I was there it was all GRASS...
and Derek Yorke, Chelmsford & District MC&C Club won the ACU Sidecar-Grass-Track-Championship ---
-- full of beer, on my little RE Flea I fell alsleep and woke up in a ditch somewhere in Hertfordshire ---
That after celebrating in a pub, somewhere near Mallory -- on the way home....
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Colin Oldham

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PostSubject: Re: Old gits racing?   Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:43 pm

Hi Guys
We are on route to Mallory (my local circuit only 5 miles away) so hopefully get to meet some of the guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Old gits racing?   Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:57 am

Hi Colin,

Hope you got the chance to chat to some people today and got a few ideas.


Kind Regards


Eddie
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PostSubject: Re: Old gits racing?   Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:18 am

Hi Eddie.
Today I died and went to heaven, saw some great 2/3 wheeled speed machines, and meet some great petrol heads and cannot wait for the next encounter.
The wheels are in motion.
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PostSubject: Re: Old gits racing?   Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:03 pm

Hi Colin,


Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and got to chat to people, luckily the weather held out.


Nice bunch the bantam guys as we were there getting advice on bits for our builds.



Kind Regards


Eddie
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PostSubject: What about the racing...?   Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:13 am

Hey Ed!
What about the racing or did you only go there to chat??
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PostSubject: Re: Old gits racing?   Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:22 am

Hi John,

We went to do both! cant hurt to ask questions in between racing.


Eddie
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PostSubject: Ed -- the racing results...   Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:26 am

Ed -- what about the Bantam racing? Who did the winning?
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PostSubject: Re: Old gits racing?   Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:37 am

Hi John,

Ian scutt won both races, im sure someone will be on later to set up the reults rather than us stomping all over colin's topic.


Eddie
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PostSubject: Re: Old gits racing?   Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:38 am

Hi Eddie
Sorry I missed you at Mallory, we must have walked passed each other.
I am trying to upload a photo of the forthcoming project but not getting on to well, but I will get there.
Are you going to Cadwell?
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PostSubject: Re: Old gits racing?   Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:08 am

Hi Colin,

We were round chatting to the bantam guys but trying not to get in the way as a few were in bits. The best program to use i have found is one called photobucket which you can set up an account and then copy and paste them straight to here. Not to sure if we are going to cadwell yet but hope to.


Kind Regards


Eddie
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PostSubject: Thanks Ed...   Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:48 am

Good for Ian -- that´s all I wanted to know Ed.
Ian should about do the championship this year and he deserves it ....

Sort of out of things -- stuck here in Germany -- I´m sure Colin won´t mind me taking up a bit of his space....

Thanks, JayBee...
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PostSubject: Mallory Results...   Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:17 am

Should I dare to ask who was 2nd & 3rd in the Bantam races at Mallory... or should I be treated as an ancient Old Git, to be treated as a mushroom -- kept hidden in the dark....??
Cheers!
A.O.G....
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PostSubject: John, please try this link   Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:24 pm

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PostSubject: Thanks Peter!   Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:13 am

Thanks Peter! was Nick on your Bantam?
Just sent you an e-Mail about Irmy & I being in Cherlmsford 21st to 29th.
I promised to cook Isobel & the Boiler a meal one evening so if you can
make it... shepsherd´s pie, if a suitable shepherd can be found?
Ian must be leading on points by now....???
Cheers!
JayBee.
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