FAT MAX

Let’s play a guessing game, shall we? Do you know which film made by George Miller, the director of the four Mad Max films – Mad Max, The Road Warrior, Beyond Thunderdome, and Fury Road – is his most successful? Bet you can’t guess … are you ready for the answer?

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QUICK NURSE, THE SCREENS…

The Buell Cyclone wasn’t exactly the prettiest of bikes when it left Erik Buell’s loving hands… Words: Dave Pics: Garry Stuart IT had a long dual seat, deep side-panels and a deeply unattractive big suitcase-style appendage on the right-hand side of the motor that actually contained the air filter, but

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THEY SOWED THE WIND…

It may surprise you, but some of our readers have interests outside of motorcycles… and not just drinking beer and listening to loud music either.  Words and pics: Dave Take Alastair for example; aside from being a motorcycle nut – being of a certain age he was a ‘victim’ of

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GOT ANY SWAPSIES?

Most of us’ve heard the rather unlikely tales of people picking up a totally unbelievable bargain by being at the right place at the right time, haven’t we? And most of us put it down to a case of being who you know, and thus being offered parts at mates’

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Back to the Eighties

For a lot of gentlemen (and ladies) of a certain age, those of 
us cutting our teeth on the first rung of the biking ladder (he said, mixing his metaphors) in the 1980s, chops looked, or would’ve liked to look, 
like the bike you 
see here 
before 
you. Words and

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‘FRISCO FROLICS

For many custom bike builders, it’s their life’s dream to open a custom bike shop, building bikes and getting paid for it. The reality, though, is that if you do ever attain that dream, you’ll always be building bikes for customers, and you’ll never get another chance to build one

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SURVIVOR

Taking on a project bike build that someone else has already started can, but not always, be a little like taking on a rescue animal… no, no, really, it can. Pictures: Nik Stop looking at me like I’ve finally (finally?) gone mad, and let me explain. Taking on a rescue, be

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TWICE THE TIME?

It’s a long-established fact of custom bike building that any given project will take at least twice as long to complete as intended, and cost at least twice as much as the expected budget. Words: Dave M      Pics: Simon Everett Tom Russell had a H-D Softail Twin Cam

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DREAM OR NIGHTMARE?

I hate writing articles, although I’m reasonably erudite and inventive. I can never really think of any decent opening sentences, or ‘hooks’ as Mr Samson puts it. I could write “this bike began…” or “it all started when…” but it’s all a bit tedious, isn’t it? Words: Jim Ord  

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