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#151 Steve Bateman

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 23:30

I am sure Mark Ordidge bought one of the Harold Coppock RG's not sure if it was this one (don't think so), will do some research.

David

Hi David, I bought Steves Spondon framed MK7 at the end of 1983, great bike , great bloke :|

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#152 picblanc

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 23:45

Jack Middelburgh Silverstone 1983.
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#153 tdijam

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 22:06

Maarten Duyzers @ Silverstone 1985.
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Keep those Mk9 photos coming Graham !

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#154 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 16:58

Great thread guys.

After watching the classic GP races on Eurosport and ESPN classic im a two stroke 500gp convert!

Keep the images coming :)

Edited by tyrrellp346wheels, 17 February 2012 - 16:59.


#155 rd500

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:35

Great thread guys.

After watching the classic GP races on Eurosport and ESPN classic im a two stroke 500gp convert!

Keep the images coming :)


well as they say in church, when jesus returns it will be on a 2 stroke.

its in the bible, somewhere at the back.

it also says he'll have an extra pocket on his robe for spare plugs. :lol:


#156 Robin127

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 16:04

well as they say in church, when jesus returns it will be on a 2 stroke.

its in the bible, somewhere at the back.

it also says he'll have an extra pocket on his robe for spare plugs. :lol:


It's also a little known fact that Moses rode a bike too, it was a four stroke though, something about "The roar of his Triumph..." being heard all over the promised land :p

Edited by Robin127, 18 February 2012 - 16:05.


#157 picblanc

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 16:06

Dave Petersen 1985.
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#158 picblanc

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 16:15

Paul Iddon 1985.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 16:16

Didier DeRadigues 1985.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 16:17

Sito Pons 1985.
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#161 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 16:53

well as they say in church, when jesus returns it will be on a 2 stroke.

its in the bible, somewhere at the back.

it also says he'll have an extra pocket on his robe for spare plugs. :lol:


Amen to that!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 19:38

Thierry Espie 1985.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:14

Thierry Espie 1985.
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could someone tell me if espie is using a baker or chevallier frame on this or is a standard honda steel unit.

chevallier frame sticks out in my mind as being used but i dont have any documents to find out.

#164 philippe7

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:51

Definitely a Chevallier frame. One of those used by De Radigues and Le Liard in 1984.
http://www.highsider...liard_84_02.htm
http://www.highsider...igues_84_01.htm

There was a later generation of Chevallier frame, built in 1986 for de Radigues when he decided to "come back home" to Alain Chevallier after a not-so-satisfying 1985 season on a factory Honda NS . It was built along the same lines as the 1984 frame, but different/improved in some aspects ( and of course hosted a factory NS engine instead of the customer RS of the 1984 bike )
http://www.highsider...igues_86_02.htm

A 500 Chevallier-Honda was campaigned in the European Championship and the occasional Grand Prix by frenchman Rachel Nicotte around 1988/89. But I couldn't say wether it was the 1986 frame, or the old 1984 frame that EspiƩ had used previously.
http://www.highsider...cotte_89_01.htm



#165 rd500

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:48

thanks phillipe, it must have been this frame (or a copy) that randy mamola used instead of the standard honda item at hockenheim practice in 85. i believe he only got away with this as he was in the honda britain squad and not the factory team.

memory serves me right the bike was pure white and did not have the rothmans decals on.

note on some pics on manfreds site of espie he is using an onboard camera.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 22:25

Always nice livery on Mark's bikes, sponsored by Ian King of Royal Cars.

I always thought Mark was a very stylish rider, equally at home on the roads and short circuits and IMHO was greatly underrated and deserved a shot with one of the British factory teams, I believe he would have done very well.

Where's Sharon these days, not seen her on the forum for a while. :well:


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:27

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Shame on you Sharon!!
(For the Faecebook thingy anyway...) :D

Nice hearing fom you :wave:

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 19:17

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Hi Guys the next issue of Classic Racer has a feature on Mark Salle if you did not know. I think it is due out this weekend or around the 16th of April. Looking forward to it.
Mark


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:51

Hi Guys the next issue of Classic Racer has a feature on Mark Salle if you did not know. I think it is due out this weekend or around the 16th of April. Looking forward to it.
Mark

Sorry I have just checked and the last issue of Classic Racer it says is out on the 19th so may have to wait a bit longer.
Mark