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Old 26th June 2021, 04:59 PM
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That's the Chopper's baby brother (literally), the Tomahawk. Apart from size, only subtle differences including only a single gear. Aah, the halcyon days of Sturmey Archer gears.

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Old 26th June 2021, 09:57 PM
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I had a Tomahawk, as my working class Glaswegian parents couldn't stretch to "proper" Chopper
I'm not sure what my first bike was, but it was one of those fold up ones that my father bought secondhand.

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This old fella is suitably chastised and accepts the correction.
Would never chastise you Ray, just clarify.
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

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Old 26th June 2021, 11:11 PM
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100% right Sean, and yes Nick, we were discussing both. I had a Tomahawk, as my working class Glaswegian parents couldn't stretch to "proper" Chopper - still great fun and great memories. I recently tried to buy a lovely red Chopper from a vintage (clothes!) store in Glasgow, but they told me they wouldn't sell it...
Well this Tomahawk currently resides in an amazing reclamation yard. I say amazing because of both the astonishing variety of items and the fact that almost everything I enquired about was already sold. So this one might, just might be for sale.

Here's another of their offerings (or perhaps not)

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Old 5th December 2021, 03:58 PM
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...and very belatedly, I've attached the (final..) version of our tribute book to Mark. The hardcopy of this was actually presented to Lyn a few months ago, but a number of other things have got in the way of me posting this on here - so apologies for that, if you were wondering what had happened to this

Thanks to all of those on (and off!) this forum who provided input to this, in terms of photos, ideas and support generally in pulling this together, and in particular to Ray, who was closest of all of us to Mark, for providing the opening words to this short tribute.

A number of you have asked for a hardcopy of this, and I should finally get round to posting those out to you this week (provided I'm off crutches to post them, that is ), so please watch out for that.

There are still a few spare hardcopies remaining, so if you'd like one, then please let me know - priority will go to those who've provided photos for this book.

Lyn absolutely loves this book, and wanted me to thank everyone for their support since Mark's passing, and for putting this together in his memory. My copy is still on my coffee table, and not likely to be put away anytime soon.
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Old 5th December 2021, 04:18 PM
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That's a nice tribute.
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Old 5th December 2021, 07:06 PM
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A lovely fitting tribute to Mark.
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

Sold! 2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:LY7F Suzuka Grey Pearl Effect, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

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A lovely fitting tribute to Mark.
I couldn't agree more.
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Old 6th December 2021, 12:18 AM
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Stephen, perhaps I could request a hard copy of this album, to go with the car, please?

A very fitting tribute, thank you all for your efforts
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Old 6th December 2021, 03:35 AM
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Stephen, perhaps I could request a hard copy of this album, to go with the car, please?

A very fitting tribute, thank you all for your efforts
Thanks Stephen - you're on the list! - please PM me with your details.
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(1) 2015 Tesla Model S: (was 85D, now 90D ). Silent and deadly, and very fast... But not as fast as Ian's M3P-
(2) 2002 D2 S8 Final Edition: Bulletproof and faultless: Ebony Black with Extended (Red!) Leather. Three-times winner of Best D2 1st prize
(3) 1997 Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo: Scots (! ) Green. Fragile, but beautiful.
(4) 2010 Fiat Panda 100HP. White Pandamonium (Final Edition!!). Pure old-fashioned 6-speed go-karting.
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