I have decided to write the definitive history with the help of a recently-discovered photo album from the 70’s and some of my old mates at the time.
1978 - Brighton & Hove Albion Scarf!
You can read it
here (opens in a new page)
The bikes described include:
Raleigh Runabout RM6
Honda CB500/4 (four of them)
Honda CB550K3 (three of them)
Triumph Sprint ST 955 (4 of them)
Triumph Tiger 1050
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… they just get used.
I could have titled this “Steve visits Steve” but Steve(2) is shy so I can only feature his bike.
This is a 1974 Honda CB500/4 that is used (almost) daily and has been maintained to do just that. You won’t find many NOS parts on this bike. Everything works (but may not be original), it is taxed and MOT’d.
And it sports a Scottoiler!
Here’s the bike:
The modifications list reads like a 1970’s dream:
Laser 4-1 exhaust
Braided brake lines
Here’s me (Steve) on the bike in the garden:
Note the 2004 10th anniversary SOHC4.net t-shirt!
This is the logo from the sidepanel of my black 1972 CB500/4 Honda. With a steady hand on the camera and a bit of careful cropping in Photoshop, I’ve designed my own t-shirt: