Monday 12 November 2012

Got another gig at the Standard at the end of the month , a Saturday this time , come on down for Johnny and Ian on the decks , plus a longer set from thee Missing Finks .
Justin started a Facebook page for the band , just put `Missing Finks ` into Facebook`s search engine . I joined up after years of resistance (albeit under a psuedonym ) so I can interact with the bands page. Whilst I can see all the benefits the digital age can offer , there`s something I don`t like about a computer programme suggesting who I might want to be friends with (and the resulting potential for a social faux pas). If you`re my friend , you`ll already have my e.mail or my phone number .

Thursday 13 September 2012

New Highs in Low Fidelity

Just got back from our `Frat Cave` gig down at the Standard (see previous poster post ). Still trying to come down off the buzz , though I`m getting tired now . Really couldn`t be happier now we`ve got a settled line up , everyone seems to get it and enjoy doing it . Louis is down at the Brass Monkey tomorrow , his proper band , Admiral Cloudsley Shovell ,are supporting the Wet Nuns , who I suspect will be neither wet nor nuns .

Sunday 2 September 2012

TLS Brakeplate for Sale 8" #sold#

Nice Tls 8" brake plate , ready to use , probably the best brake Triumph ever produced.

Saturday 1 September 2012

Dr Who

Noodling around on the internet , I came across this article by the inimitable David Edwards... ...great article , which touches on three of my favourite things ; Triumphs , Flatrackers and Chopper History , got me wondering whether these frames were some of the inspiration for the Motor Shop frames that came later ? Check out this article from 74s Forever and see what you think ....
It`s probably easier to see in the `before`shot of the Triumph with the blue tank , the Trackmaster frame has the same curving downtube and Flat Track style Looptail , although I must say the Motor Shop style axle mounts inside the loop look neater .

Question ?

Why isn`t Greaser Mikes blog in the recommended reading list ? Answer ~ `cos I`m a fuckwit (it`s in there now ) .
Now go and take a look at his sweet new Pre Unit.

Sunday 19 August 2012

Coming Up

Shit! The thirteenth ! We better start taking practice seriously , instead of just talking about Seventies Teds and fishing .

Sunday 12 August 2012

Small City Stylin`

Todd from Small City Cycles has a distinct style , this Pre Unit is way out there . Dig the stance , then get lost in the details .

Punk Rock Classic

Born to Lose

Mike D`s been at it again . Classy as always .

Monday 9 April 2012

Tank For Sale ##SOLD##

Fifties moped tank with nice shape (somewhere between a Wassel Peanut and a Mustang scooter tank)and cool twin rib down the centre and nice cap .
Dimensions ;
Length 13"
Height 6.5"
Width 6.75"
Tunnel width 2"

Tap is seized but might be usable with some heat and lube , two dinks in the front where it`s been run on a bike with no lockstops . Love those screw on `Leopard ` badges. It`s on evilbay now , but drop me a line if you want to do a deal .

Saturday 3 March 2012

Vox Amp for Sale #SOLD#

Vox Bass 50 , works but has distorted output , pretty clean and tidy , nice classic look . Cabinet is the same as all the other `Escort` range amps , so if you `ve got a battered Lead 50 , all your internals should fit straight in .

Thursday 1 March 2012

Hippy Killer

Somehow , I don`t think the times were a`changin for Johnny Buckett in the sixties .
Can`t think of another record that has `lizard ` rhyming with `gizzard`.
Classy .


Me and Mrs Missinglink started a site for all the other stuff we like that doesn`t have wheels . If you like Mr Magoo and blurry photos of Pendletons , take a look at.......

Tuesday 7 February 2012

The Fabulous .....

If you believe what you read and see on TV , there was Elvis and then there was the Beatles .
If you know the truth , in between the two is when all the cool shit happened .

Friday 27 January 2012

Bates Seat for Sale ##SOLD##

Bates Cobra Seat for sale .
Sticker is only partially intact , but compare to this one.....`s the real deal.
Two small (approx 1")tears in underside where frame rails rubbed in previous application on an A65 (see pic of underside ) , you wouldn`t see these when the seat was mounted.
Otherwise in lovely vintage condition , thick leather with some patina but loads of use left .
More pics to come when I can get it out in the sunshine .
If you`re interested , drop me a line to

"Shawnee" The Premiers

Monday 23 January 2012

If you ain`t been...... Dudleys Basement before , you`re in for a treat.