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#1 gricelouise

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 00:02

;) HELLO, Louise here, my uncle is Mick Grice, who rode and still does, although not in racing manner, some years ago, I was reading a thread about him, and can not find the bloomin thing now ive registered, so................anyone interestd can put ya in touch. He still has a passion for bikes along with his many brothers, he rode a yam, and was lucky enough to be a record holder for sometime at the manx, so if anyone interested in the slightest or not, let me know... he's still a nrtwest lad, and worked with Aprillia for a while........all the best and happy biking to ya all.

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#2 renzo

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 00:52

check the*motorcycle racing nostalgia*thread . i raced with mick in the mgp a few times.

#3 Twin Window

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 01:00

renzo's right; Mick gets a few mentions in there.

#4 Cadders

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:30

 Hello Louise Grice and others who may have seen her Uncle Mick race. Only just joined this forum hence the several years gap in responding to her post.

 

I used to ride with Mick occasionally, before he took up racing.  My last ride out with him was to Oulton Park. He was on an Ariel Arrow that he'd done quite a lot of modification to. I volunteered to be tail end charlie with him as he was running in the motor which was very tight. By the time we'd ridden from Ormskirk to Tarporley I was pretty much deaf from having ridden behind the ack ack ack of those expansion chambered pipes for an hour :drunk: .

He was just the nicest guy you could wish to meet and a rock steady, safe road rider.

 

If you get this, tell him to get in touch. I'm still in the saddle 46 years later, but these days in East Anglia. I'm still in touch with my old riding pal in Lancs and would welcome the chance to meet up again.


Edited by Cadders, 05 June 2014 - 13:52.


#5 knickerbrook

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 13:27

I remember Mick Grice! I was racing about the same time as him. I remember a scary moment when he fell off in front of the pack at the bottom of Devil's Elbow (Mallory) :eek: - I just missed him!

Nice chap, always very well turned out (Vladivar Vodka Maxtons). 

 



#6 Cadders

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 13:50

Thanks for such a prompt rsvp knickerbrook. I have found a pic of what was labelled the winning three in the 76 Manx GP where Mick came 3rd. The label says No. 29 was Brian Robinson, but according to the MGP database he was 8th and Mick was 3rd.

I know Mick is about because an old Lancs pal told me Mick came into his shop last year and Mick asked after me. Just need to pin him down. As you said, a good stick and a very sensible rider, who I never worried about following into a bend.



#7 Cadders

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 13:51

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#8 knickerbrook

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 19:30

Mick is listed on Friends Reunited - I have sent a message to him inviting him to join us!

Hopefully he will look us up. 

(I got in touch with John Cowie a few years back using this method!).



#9 billlawrence

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:07

I remember following Mick at Scarbrough he was good there so I thought I would get a tow .I was on a brand new TZ 350 E and was so keen to try it didnt change the Japanese tyres  all went well until the exit of monument and a large damp patch under the trees Mick went over ok but I ended up with a bent new Yam .I went back to Scarbrough last year I was on holiday from Perth Australia nothing had changed I think even the cups and plates in the cafe are the same 30 years on    Bill Lawrence



#10 Alan1959

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 13:08

Hi Louise...I bought Micks Yamaha TZ250F off him years back.


Edited by Alan1959, 13 January 2015 - 13:09.


#11 knickerbrook

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 16:07

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#12 Robin127

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 18:30

A genuine race bike.  Interesting that the gear lever is on the right, I would have thought that most at the time would have been using left foot change.



#13 greg1953

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 19:35

A genuine race bike.  Interesting that the gear lever is on the right, I would have thought that most at the time would have been using left foot change.

Thats a Maxton chassis but if it was the same as the Yamaha you could swap sides easily, the gear shaft ran right through the box.

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 21:56

;) HELLO, Louise here, my uncle is Mick Grice, who rode and still does, although not in racing manner, some years ago, I was reading a thread about him, and can not find the bloomin thing now ive registered, so................anyone interestd can put ya in touch. He still has a passion for bikes along with his many brothers, he rode a yam, and was lucky enough to be a record holder for sometime at the manx, so if anyone interested in the slightest or not, let me know... he's still a nrtwest lad, and worked with Aprillia for a while........all the best and happy biking to ya all.


.... along with his many brothers?

 

could any have emigrated to Oz (the best country in the world!)? I know of a racing and motorcycling family of Grice's :up:



#15 Robin127

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 00:41

Thats a Maxton chassis but if it was the same as the Yamaha you could swap sides easily, the gear shaft ran right through the box.

Greg

Yes, I knew that, I just thought it was unusual to see, I don't know what bike he would have learnt to ride on but I assumed it would have been a Japanese one with the lever on the left.  Looking at the photo again there are no silencers on the exhaust pipes which would put it pre 1976?



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 08:46



Yes, I knew that, I just thought it was unusual to see, I don't know what bike he would have learnt to ride on but I assumed it would have been a Japanese one with the lever on the left.  Looking at the photo again there are no silencers on the exhaust pipes which would put it pre 1976?

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This is me at Croft, March '76 on open pipes, I know that the "C" model TZs came out in '76 with silencers fitted,  I sent mine to Harris who fitted Vesco cans to mine so it must have been for the '77 season.

Greg



#17 tonyed

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 10:00

Silencers became mandatory for the 1977 season. I ran my Crescent in the '76 and '77 seasons and ran no silencers for '75 and fitted a set of Swarbrick silencers (I think they were from Swarbrick) for '77. 



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 15:02

meatCroft1976TZ350B2jpg.jpg

This is me at Croft, March '76 on open pipes, I know that the "C" model TZs came out in '76 with silencers fitted,  I sent mine to Harris who fitted Vesco cans to mine so it must have been for the '77 season.

Greg

C model TZ's did indeed come out in early 1976, but had did not have sliencers fitted.  As Tony correctly states, they became mandatory for the 1977 season.