I am a new member who has just obtained a garage full of Greeves parts from my father (who has decided, he's never going to get the bikes built!) He collected over many years and always bought stuff that hadn't been hacked about. There are the makings of at leasts three bikes (two Scottish trials and one Hawkstone Scrambler with banana forks). When I say makings, I mean 2 complete Villiers engines, plenty of parts to make a third, tanks, frame parts etc... Missing parts are things like exhausts, rims, mudguards and control gear... all stuff that should be available new.
The problem I have is that I have never been as mechanically adept as my old man and was hoping to find someone to help turn them into bikes for me...
My initial thoughts were to try and find someone reasonably close (I am near Leeds) who I could liaise with and help where I could with the builds... obviously the finer points would need discussion but I was thinking of offering up one of the finished bikes as payment for the work on the other two... Obviously, there is still additional costs involved but my aim would be to get to a point where the whole deal is fair for both parties - given a nicely restored early 1960's Greeves is now well north of £3k, this opportunity may be of interest to someone!
So if you are interested, relatively local and have the knowledge and contacts to get this done... please drop me a line!
I will look to post up some pictures later...