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This is what it should look like once finished.

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A little project I had to do. Brian Stonebridge nsu greeves scrambles bike.

Now I should sell it as other commitments.

Includes wheels.

Is the bike the original one or a replice/reproduction?

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It was purchased together by my father fitted with NSU engine and was running.

I fitted the fold up footrests and frame strengthener. There are no records to my knowledge of frame and engine number of the Brian bike

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My first bike was a Greeves Scottish way back in 1963. Had a few Greeves since then. When I retired a few years back I decided to bag another Greeves for old times sake and because it felt a bit odd not having a trials bike or, more specifically, a Greeves cluttering the shed, even though I'm now way too old to ride trials, and I'm retired in France where trials are few and far between, and my dodgy ticker would probably have a fit with the physical exertion of attempting to finish a trial, even an easy one. Anyways..., I was extremely fortunate to snap up this splendid TES a couple of years ago which was lovingly restored by Nick Cooke. Apparently it started life being built by Don Hitchcock for the 1964 Scottish complete with chromed bits as a tongue-in-cheek mickey-take statement of one-upmanship to Don Smith and his blinged-up chrome-plated TES. At the time Don Hitchcock was a Greeves semi-works sponsored rider who specialised in continental enduros and the ISDT, as well as acting occasionally as Dave Bickers' mechanic at continental meetings. Due to his close ties with the Greeves factory he was able to have access to various special parts such as (I believe) the original banana forks (now replaced). Whe I bought the bike it had a fibreglass Anglian petrol tank which, unfortunately, was blistering due to the ethanol additive in modern petrol. The tank was binned and replaced by a metal item hand made by Holtworks. Looks rather splendid, wot? Lack of use and old age dictate that I regretfully have put the bike up for sale. 

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Here is an action shot of my TFS after a trial last year. The front mudguard lost an argument with a tree!

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For anyone interested in all things Greeves, there is an old film showing the insides of the Greeves factory at Thundersley, with Bert Greeves hinself in action as well as Competition Manager Bill Brooker and Sales Director Derry Preston-Cobb it is posted in these 'tc' forums today under the heading "Look At Life 1960's Scrambling"

 

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How about this for Greeves enthusiasts - the start of a Greeves race at a classic scramble in 2016 - want to know more - look in our digital magazine, ORRe.

 

Enjoy

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Saw this topic and though i would add my greeves.

Its a 1960 with an anglian tank and barrel, wes exhaust, ty back box, norton fork and some other stuff

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Trailered the Greeves to my local, Show And Shine.

Then home and rode in my 77 Honda, CJ250T.

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