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john2000

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Re: mods in 1960
« Reply #121 on: August 21, 2011, 01:10:10 AM »
The Blue Duck`, ? :-\

It's a blue thing that has its ass to near the ground :2funny:
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Re: mods in 1960
« Reply #122 on: August 22, 2011, 04:02:12 PM »
   
Dunno if you're still in Brum, Steve, but they hold occasional scooter rallies in Gibb Street (off Deritend).      Hundreds of Mods with their scooters, plus sales tables where you can buy all those hard-to-get bits to keep your wheels on the road.      I went past last Saturday and there were a few guys there with mirror-encrusted scooters, so it might be a regular meeting place for the five-quid-a-week folk.    ;)


I'm not sure how regular these events are. There's usually one scooter parked by the period clothing place on the corner on Saturday lunch time. Sometimes you get 3 or 4 but that's about as many as I've seen around there for years. I could ask about dates for such things if you need to know but I've never seen this stuff advertised. Then again, I've never ridden a scooter.

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Re: mods in 1960
« Reply #123 on: August 22, 2011, 06:58:02 PM »
Alas, I no longer ride. I would never ride an old style scooter, tried one once and almost disgaced myself. The handling of it was so strange, felt totally unbalanced to me. My old beezer handled corners like it was on rails.
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Re: mods in 1960
« Reply #124 on: August 22, 2011, 10:35:57 PM »
Alas, I no longer ride. I would never ride an old style scooter, tried one once and almost disgaced myself. The handling of it was so strange, felt totally unbalanced to me. My old beezer handled corners like it was on rails.

Yes they where dangerous, because of the small wheels the centre of gravity was too high, so if the road was wet/icy away you went, ..J2
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Re: mods in 1960
« Reply #125 on: September 03, 2011, 12:42:12 AM »
Do you/anyone remember Bloggsie,Shudy Welch,The Ritz crowd?

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Re: mods in 1960
« Reply #126 on: September 03, 2011, 07:37:45 AM »
Do you/anyone remember Bloggsie,Shudy Welch,The Ritz crowd?

I'm thinking with a name like Shudy, and Bloggsie, they must have after our time.?
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Re: mods in 1960
« Reply #127 on: September 24, 2011, 09:50:41 PM »
  I am just returning to the Forum and am dipping in and out of Threads, so thank you all for the hillarious first few pages of this one!  The chat with Tomjotomojo was a true classic! I could not stop laughing!! Well done everyone for a truly welcoming 'happy moment' x x