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Classic Dirt Bike - Issue 43

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03 In Balance
The fluid and volatile world of dirt bikes is food for thought as the editor looks back 56 years as Dougie Lampkin equals Gordon Jackson's one mark win.

06 News, views and reviews
Our regular look at what's happening in the off road world, events to go to, series updates.

16 Original and unrestored
Sometimes a bike just manages to survive in an untouched state as events surrounding the owner mean they dont use it in anger - such is this 310 Cota.

18 You need...
... a sidecar trials bike in your life, yes you do, you may not realise it but you do and this is where we tell you why. Feel free to disagree.

22 Super profile
The world yelled ' lightweight' the British said 'Cheney dear boy' and created a legend in ISDT, we look at the ex Jim Sandiford 504cc ISDT gold medal winner,

40 Subscribe!Subscribe!Subscribe!
As CDB is subscription onlyin the UK you've either subscribed, nicked a mate's copy or seen us at a show. if it's one of the latter two...subscribe here.

52 Dicko's view
More from the all encompassing eye of one of the off road world's most senior journalists, always thought - provoking,always interesting...what says you?

71 Cross words
An arch scrambles enthusiast suddenly notices some off - road riders go slower than others and don't put their feet down as much, it's called trials riding Ian.

72 Dirt Talk
What're you talking about in the CDB world ? All sorts of things as it happens, bring it on we say.

82 Moto memories
It's 1972, the Japanese have arrived and MX is shooting up a gear. Roger DeCoster is in the ascendency at Suzuki and showing he's a winner.


10 The winner...
...or one of them at least. Liston Bell won the Pre 65 part of our classic scrambles championship, John McCrink went to see him.

27 Husky happening
A slight tweak to our archive bit this issue as Norm De Witt went Husqvarna crazy and infected us too, great meet, great bikes.

34 Long travel time
For years scramblers had only a few inches of suspensin travel at either end of their bikes... then came long travel and the world moved on.


54 Sporting world
From a gaggle of SWMs in Wales,through the best of Stafford show to the ultimate Pre- 65 trial in Scotland CDB is out there.

62 The Classic Dirt Bike Show
We were at Telford with the best of the classic,twinshock and Evo world on display, with bits and bobs and bikesand blokes too, oh and a dinner as well.


44 King of the IT crowd
Assembly progresses as a problem is solvedand more information comes the editor's way.

48 Dirt products
Got something to help the off- road world go faster, keep their feet up longer or remain more on time in an enduro? Tell us, we'll put it in this bit.

50 Tech Talk
We know your bike should be reliable before starting the event but what happens if there's an incident? That's when you need your 'on bike' tools.