Took the A7 crank down to Basset Down earlier today to get any potential vibes and wobbles exorcised. Really nice bloke down there, sorry but I didn't get his name, but that doesn't matter for now it won't have changed by the time I go to pick it up. He says it will be done for next week! I mentioned a guy on DB who was quoted 2 weeks (by A.N.Other Balancing Co.)and it took ten, sound familiar? The fellah looked genuinely mortified, saying that he does not accept the work in if he can't turn it around quickly, (hmmm? there may be a balancing joke there somewhere) so he's saying next week it'll be ready for collection. Oh happy day.
The eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted a new banner heading the left hand links column, The Historic Engine Co. to be precise. That's a company down in Dorset specialising in rebuilding all sorts of exotic motors, not just bikes but vintage car and aero engines as well. It's run by a guy called Eric and we've batted a couple of mails back and forth over the last 10 days or so, anyway I'm just getting in the car (actually got to borrow the missuses motor for the day)and there's a big GS Beemer standing there, giving it a cursory glance I noticed Historic Engine Co. stickers on the panniers. Eric has mentioned in posts on his blog that he commutes on a big GS, so I went back in and yep it was Eric, pretty darn freaky huh? Nice bloke, but he didn't have time to shoot the shit as he was dealing with the owner of a motor he is rebuilding, do yourselves a favour and check his site via the link, he's deep into some lovely engineering down there in Dorset.
Alan 'Blind Owl' Wilson
1 hour ago