***Update Sept 29th 2011 - Due to change of circumstances I am having to sell up - Items for sale right now here***
So it has been a quiet few months in the tool shed. The funds dried up and the project has slowed to a grinding halt. It has also been entirely too cold and damp in the tool shed to really enjoy a few beers, tinker away and then write about it. But Christmas is over, the days are beginning to getting longer and my tax return is due any day!
Being tied to the warmth of the house for the last few months I have been able to spend a lot of time searching the interweb for choice tit-bits and with the help of my flexible friend I have managed to score some choice parts. Growing up, Mr Tickle was always my favorite Mr Man, so imagine my joy when one of the greatest Cafe Racer part suppliers of the sixties turns out to be none other than a certain Mr Tickle himself. With that knowledge I set about collecting John Tickle parts. Here is a pictorial review of what I have found so far...
John Tickle TLS front brake...after a bit of a polish. Hardware still to get chromed. John Tickle top yoke. John Tickle clip-ons. NOS with box!And last but my no means least, John Tickle headlight brackets.There is still some more choice John Tickle parts out there, but I feel this is a good start to achieving my original goal of using as many original parts as possible. Next job is get all the bits to rebuild my forks and front wheel so that I can bolt up all of these goodies!