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JimmieS24/12/2021 16:13:41
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Don't know if this topic has being discussed before.


Lee Rogers24/12/2021 16:31:34
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That is astonishing. If anyone needs to ask why they've missed the point.

Michael Gilligan24/12/2021 16:42:15
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Oh what joy !

Bonkers, but beautiful.


pgk pgk24/12/2021 17:40:38
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Jeez! Admirable or certifiable?
Superb end result.


Jeff Dayman24/12/2021 18:04:07
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Maybe the "bistella" or "two star" name represents reliability on a 0-100 stars scale - cause this thing is not going to be reliable. Pretty, but not reliable.(and probably a guzzler too) Just my opinion.

JimmieS24/12/2021 19:50:18
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Perhaps that is why the max power has been reduced from a calculated max of 120hp to 12hp for safety reasons, nevertheless it is an exciting project and so different to most other one off-bikes.


duncan webster24/12/2021 20:12:34
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Madness, utter madness! For a 500cc bike it has 9 too many cylinders!

peak424/12/2021 20:30:54
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I'm sure some will have come across this chap before, but it's always worth checking out Allen Millyard's Youtube channel.
Some of the other videos go into more detail of how he machines his projects.
e.g. making a V twin Velo, adding two more cylinders to a straight four, building a V12 etc.

I quite like the casual way he mentions that he couldn't get this creation to run on SU carbs, so he designed and made his own specials.

Happy Christmas folks, and don't let the turkey overcook when you get too absorbed in his videos.


Edited By peak4 on 24/12/2021 20:31:27

Mikelkie24/12/2021 21:02:39
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Posted by JimmieS on 24/12/2021 16:13:41:

Don't know if this topic has being discussed before.


A wonderful achievement, some adventure too well done

Graham Stoppani25/12/2021 08:19:35
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Most of the time "custom" bike builders are just adding someone else's prefabricated parts to a bike. More project manager than engineer. But this guy gives Alan Millyard a run for his money. Thanks for sharing.

Dave Wootton25/12/2021 09:29:19
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Have to agree with Michael G

Bonkers but beautiful, I'm so glad people do this sort of thing.

Merry Christmas


clogs25/12/2021 09:37:51
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bernard towers25/12/2021 11:24:38
568 forum posts
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It’s when you see projects like this that you realise how much of a beginner you are,

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