Cast Wheel Repairs.

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Cast Wheel Repairs.

Postby herrman » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:39 pm

Hi All,
As part of the program of getting Alans bike back on the road his front wheel needed straightening after hitting a pothole some years ago (its been off the road for the best part of 4yrs) Took said wheel up to Ron Thersby in Stockton on Tees this morning and left it with him whilst we went for a coffee, 90 mins and £60 later one straight wheel. (Motorworks want £260 for a s/h wheel if they have one) Brilliant service for a reasonable price--Well recommended.

Someone is now like a kid before Xmas----"I'm getting my bike back on the road" MOT next Fri and we'll take it from there.

Regards Peter.

He had some wheels from the Honda UK BSB bikes @ over £2000 each which I thought would only be fit for the scrap bin but no he would be able to straighten them, If its good enough for Honda then that will do for me.

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Re: Cast Wheel Repairs.

Postby popsky » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:49 am

We can remember Alan saying all he wanted to do was ride his bike again, it may have taken a little longer than anticipated but it looks like that "dream" is coming true. Good luck with the mot and the 1st ride out, watch out for the gravel :wink:
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Re: Cast Wheel Repairs.

Postby Paul » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:49 pm

Nice work Peter. Looking forward to hearing that Alan's back on the road on two wheels as well as four.

Cheers,

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Re: Cast Wheel Repairs.

Postby herrman » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:30 pm

Alans bike passed its MOT today having covered just over 100 miles in the last 4 yrs!! Kit all dragged out from the back of the wardrobe, Helmet cleaned and ready for a rideout tomorrow. It may have been a long time coming but the moral is Never Give Up.

Thanks to all for your support and kind words over the last few years,
Peter & Alan.

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Re: Cast Wheel Repairs.

Postby dave the german » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:23 pm

Enjoy the ride!! Hopefully meet up somewhere next year
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Re: Cast Wheel Repairs.

Postby herrman » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:15 pm

Currently sat in Hawes this evening after a pleasant ride up this morning, I would never have known that Alan hasn't ridden for so long so all is looking good.

Peter

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Re: Cast Wheel Repairs.

Postby Mrs popsky » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:10 pm

:) :) :) :)

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Re: Cast Wheel Repairs.

Postby slparry » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:29 am

Way to go both .... so pleased for you Alan!
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Re: Cast Wheel Repairs.

Postby Topcat » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:05 pm

Great news, hope to see you both next year :D

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