Malcolm Holliday - Back to 'STAYING SINGLE'

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Malcolm Holliday - Back to 'STAYING SINGLE'

Post by Malcolms Lad » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:48 pm

Hello all

I am sure most of you are aware of the article "staying single" in Bike Magazine 1978 May.

Just to inform you all the man behind that story was my father and i am pleased to announce having not so long ago turned 50, is back on a BSA Unit OIF.

Being a postman these days his legs ain't what they where so when i built the bike the B50 wasn't an option I'm afraid so it is running a quite lovely fully rebuilt B40 lump.

I will post photos and full detail in the near future if anyone is interested.

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Post by beat » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:09 pm

always intrusted on pics and detayls of this <069 bikes....

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Post by beat » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:12 pm

sorry ,"interested".....terrible gramma... <056

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Post by JB » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:31 pm

<135 to the forum Joe
If it's the Bike magazine article I remember it's where a brand new CCM MX engine was fitted into an oif B25? Really good write up as I recall. It would be great to hear more about the bike in the intervening years and some photo's would be even better.

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Post by Malcolms Lad » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:24 pm

Thank you all for you kind words and persued interest i am currently digging through the cupboards for the photos of the original bike and sorting some of his new baby.

Basically after completion of his CCM he road it for about a year around the Longbridge area, he used to win pints in the pub betting big blokes that they couldn't start the thing.

He had a couple of events with it: Riding the bike down the motorway going only the distance of one junct he held it at the ton and by the time he got to the next exit, the vibration had snapped the head steady clean destroyed the front mounting bolt and the engine was leaning forward in the frame.

He came to sell the bike after about 2500 miles as the conrod sheared clean in half, he stripped it down and headed to C&Ds when he put the conrod on the counter and asked for a B50 one the bloke brought one back and said i dnt know what the f**k this is out of but if your gonna put a B50 on in sell the thing fast. So he took it out of its unique colours and made it more classic style then sold it to a shop in northfield.

The shop sold the bike 4 times and had it brought back because people couldn't deal with starting it.

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Post by minetymenace » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:58 pm

Welcome to the forum Malcolm's Lad. Maybe get your father signed up as well!!

Maybe we could re-publish the article for those who havn't seen it!

Looking forward to the pictures...

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Post by Malcolms Lad » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:51 am

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Thats one of the early build photos!
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Post by Bill » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:28 pm

Picture is just a red X on my pc

Maybe post a link instead

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Post by Malcolms Lad » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:32 pm

http://www.stevelockton.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/b40_i.JPG

there u go tht is one of many to come!

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Post by minetymenace » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:56 pm

Ah! Who got the filler cap sprayed with the frame then? Glad to see someone with a toolkit like mine too!!

I remember I had a Tiger Cub with a distributor like that, but the thread had gone on the pinch bolt and you had to correct it on the move with your foot!! Horay for electronic nishers on the camshaft!!

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Post by Malcolms Lad » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:19 am

Yeah completely forgot about will tell a lil story about the powder coating when i got all the pics available. I made a lil mess up that nearly destroyed the bike engine and my dads bank balance bloody kids ay?

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Re: Malcolm Holliday - Back to 'STAYING SINGLE'

Post by Malcolms Lad » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:04 pm

Hi All,

Sorry to have taken so long to get on here nearly two years its incredible.

Well this time i'm back and my father is now sharing the membership to the forum. Will post up some pics of the bike now it is up and running if any of you are interested.

Also would be idea if i could locate a 580 CCM lump without the fins chopped if possible so any help there would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by minetymenace » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:49 am

Welcome back Malcolms lad, look forward to the photos, keep your eyes peeled here for CCM stuff, or give Mark Cook a call, if anyone knows of a CCM going, it will be him...
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Re: Malcolm Holliday - Back to 'STAYING SINGLE'

Post by b50root » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:14 am

Hi Joe. Do you think you can upload those photos in the above topics again??

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Re: Malcolm Holliday - Back to 'STAYING SINGLE'

Post by Malcolms Lad » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:58 pm

Hi all,

Sorry its been so long, but finally got back to this. Here's the pics of the bike complete and I'll post some very interesting pictures from the original Bike Magazine feature soon too. Hopefully convinced my old man to set up and make an appearance on the forum.

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Re: Malcolm Holliday - Back to 'STAYING SINGLE'

Post by skippy » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:39 pm

Nice looking bike :thumb
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Re: Malcolm Holliday - Back to 'STAYING SINGLE'

Post by Barry Creary » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:16 pm

Very nice bike and the stand has a great levelling block :shock:

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Re: Malcolm Holliday - Back to 'STAYING SINGLE'

Post by Malcolms Lad » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:36 am

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Post by HPbyStan » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:36 pm

Joe, that IS one good looking ride imo.... Stan

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Re: Malcolm Holliday - Back to 'STAYING SINGLE'

Post by Malcolms Lad » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:39 pm

Sorry I missed that one Stan, thanks for the compliment.

hopefully mine will turn out just as well. Me dads is now sporting the small headlamp and the 3/4 adventurer seat. Really need to get that hammer down now if i'm to make Red Marley (the car park there that is).
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Re: Malcolm Holliday - Back to 'STAYING SINGLE'

Post by Nambo » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:03 pm

Looks good, but you might want to put the kickstart cotter pin in the other way around.
My friend is putting a B40 into an Oil in Frame, so can I ask what exhaust pipe that is please and the silencer?, what sound level?
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Re: Malcolm Holliday - Back to 'STAYING SINGLE'

Post by Malcolms Lad » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:26 am

Well it's been some time but she's had some tax to head back in the road for the wedding. Dads been busy.

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Re: Malcolm Holliday - Back to 'STAYING SINGLE'

Post by Ian Hingley » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:25 am

Needs some black tape on the back of the seat cover! ;-)

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