Call­ing me an air­head?

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I know it’s not un­com­mon for oldies like me to write in prais­ing the bikes of yes­ter­year, but that’s ex­actly what I’m go­ing to do! Hav­ing had bikes for 45 years and sam­pled ev­ery kind of ma­chine, I am happy to see out my days on my lovely 36-year-old R65 air­head. No ABS, no ride-by-wire, no trac­tion con­trol and best of all, no com­put­ers at all. Thank good­ness be­cause I wouldn’t know where to start to main­tain a bike like that whereas this little beauty is a dod­dle. It’s not quite orig­i­nal though. My R65 is a thing of real beauty and a real head-turner thanks to some very tidy work by a skilled Pol­ish en­gi­neer. So, my ad­vice is, take a good old bike and pretty it up, you won’t be dis­ap­pointed and you won’t spend a for­tune ev­ery time it needs some work. Ho­race Tur­bridge, email

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