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Classic Dirt Bike - Issue 48


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Regulars

03 In Balance
We’ve all done the push of shame when a
normally reliable bike gives up for little or no
obvious reason.

06 News, views and reviews
If it’s happening, going to happen or
happened then this is where you'll find it…
and the season is hotting up.

16 You need…
… yes, you really do need a project in your
shed – be it a trials, enduro or MXer – and we
tell you why. But park it carefully because…

18 …you also need…
… a Bultaco Matador in there too. There’s just
room if you push one or two of your other
bikes closer to the wall.

22 Super Profile
We take an in-depth look at Ariel’s four-
stroke single trials bike of the Fifties except
this is an HT3 not an HT5. Talk about rare…

41 Subscribe! Subscribe! Subscribe!
As CDB is subscription only in 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 John Dickinson column
The elder statesman of trials journalism
always has a view on something and he puts
it across here.

72 Dirt Talk
What’re you talking about in the CDB world?
All sorts of things as it happens, bring it on
we say and so you did, we've a packed letters
page this time.

75 Ian Berry column
That Mr Berry knows a thing or three about
MX which is why we give him a page here
for his views.

82 Moto memories
These moto memory images are carefully
chosen by the editor as he trawls through
back issues of magazines and spots
something which piques his interest.

On the cover
We caught Wayne Partington in action at
Drumlanrig on his 380 CZ.

Contents
There's a lot happening in the classic world, we've
been out and about quite a bit.

Features

11 And the winner is…
…Gary Macdonald! For the second year in a
row the Kinlochleven joiner won the Pre-65
Scottish. We check out his bike.

27 From the archive
Sometimes it’s easy to find an archive
piece, other times it’s hard, but occasionally
something special leaps out at you as you’re
searching for something else.

34 An educational masterpiece
In order to up their game, Greeves
approached Queens University Belfast for
help in developing their big two-stroke. We
look at one taken a bit further.

66 An hour with…
… Gerrit Wolsink, guest of honour at Telford’s
Classic Dirt Bike Show and top MX star of the
Seventies.

76 Earth mover’s delight
When the Rickman brothers developed their
Metisse, the MX world was in awe, then
suddenly club riders could get one too…

Events

54 This sporting world
CDB heads to Scotland – twice – and to
Cumbria for three cracking events which
enjoyed mixed weather.

62 Scottish Classic Grand National
No, not horses but lots of horsepower as
the cream of MX heads to Scotland for the
superb setting of Drumlanrig Castle MX
track.

Technical

44 Rebuilding to ride
It is best to plan during rebuilds – it doesn’t
always work out that way of course, but it’s
nice to have a plan.

50 Tech Talk
Oh no, what happens when a vital thread
strips, one which a stud screws into and its
position is critical to component alignment?