Friday, 24 September 2010

Running Adjustments

Correct me if I'm wrong, I think this is 1932, Jimmy Simpson fettling his 500 Norton International Model 30 - judging from the architecture and the Shell sign, in Sweden or Norway???
My multi-adjustable Laverda Jota bars (then fitted to my Guzzi) once came loose ridding the big dipper of Paddock Hill, Brands Hatch. While still on the move my index finger had to double up as a 10mm Allen key. BP


Red Torpedo said...

Spa Francorchamps?

KrookStreetRacing said...

I would say Saxtorp in Sweden. The sign says "Bensin" - petrol in Swedish.


Anders said...

Sweden. For sure not Norway :)

Anonymous said...

Saxtorp 1930, Swedish GP, Jimmie Simpson adjusting the front brake. The year after he crashed in the lead, on an AJS.

Jan Leek

Sideburn Magazine said...

you are a veritable walking (riding) encyclopedia!

Anonymous said...

What the hell Ben, I have a Tommaselli made Laverda Jota multi-adjusting bar on my Speed Triple...
Wonder if my index finger is same size as yours.

Sideburn Magazine said...

do you also have Mole Grip toes as well?

RichM said...

I forgot my compasses for my GCSE maths exam and being too awkward and teenage to put my hand up and ask for one, i used my thumb and forefinger with pencil rubber banded to it.