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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    Hmmm . . . Was it 'Ninja44DD' or similar who had several people fooled?
    You fell for the double bluff.

    Reader, I married her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    You fell for the double bluff.

    Reader, I married her.
    Ant will be along soon . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    Naively i thought it unlikely a fella would call himself " maria"....there again .....
    A lot of men around the world have 'Maria' as their middle name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Breaker View Post
    A lot of men around the world have 'Maria' as their middle name.
    Not to mention Big Mary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Breaker View Post
    Always start with a complete bike, preferably a runner.

    Oh!
    Can't overstate this. Despite all the info you can gather from owners clubs, shop manuals or t'internet there is no substitute for seeing one in the flesh and understanding why that odd shaped bracket is there. The more original the better, because the odds are that bit you had to destroy to take off is no longer available anywhere in the world.

    And don't underestimate how much it will cost. When I first restored my Commando back in the 90s it cost about £5,000 to finish a bike that was 90% complete. Re-restoring my LC last winter (from what I thought was fully restored before) cost about £2,000. Do it as a labour of love or not at all, don't expect to make a profit on the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    Start on one bike and stick to that job.
    Donít replace half-worn original parts with inferior new parts.
    Buy what you need when you need it, rather than buying stuff to use in the future.

    Take photos as you dismantle. Donít throw anything away.

    AJS and Velo have been served well by Yahoo Groups, but that format seems to be going through an upheaval.
    Great reply, honest and noble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruld1938 View Post
    Great reply, honest and noble.
    It’s high time I had that sort of recognition.

    Is it kitchens or “Russian matures?” Either way, count me in.

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