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2 hours ago, The White Knight said:

He must have tied a bit more string to his Bike. ;):D

...remember looking at 'Joe' Gooddy's bike at Poole once and it was literally tied together with bits of string and tape!

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20 hours ago, The White Knight said:

He must have tied a bit more string to his Bike. ;):D

WK i can remember going to Eastbourne one afternoon ( hated there dam claxon!!) and seeing the Italian rider Nano Righetto ride. His bike god it looked like he had just picked it up from Steptoes junk yard what a heep.!!!

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I know Sidney. You saw some wrecks of Bikes in those days. But they worked, that is always what amazed me.

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18 hours ago, The White Knight said:

I know Sidney. You saw some wrecks of Bikes in those days. But they worked, that is always what amazed me.

I think in those days WK when the riders went to the tapes most of them were on the same sort of aquipment a level playing field the skill element track craft then came into the equation.That is why IVAN was so special aquipment immaculate he ploughed money into his aquipment and got his rewards later on.

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5 hours ago, Sidney the robin said:

I think in those days WK when the riders went to the tapes most of them were on the same sort of aquipment a level playing field the skill element track craft then came into the equation.That is why IVAN was so special aquipment immaculate he ploughed money into his aquipment and got his rewards later on.

I wonder how many World Championships Briggo would have won if he had paid the same attention to detail, and organised his equipment, in the way Ivan did?

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24 minutes ago, The White Knight said:

I wonder how many World Championships Briggo would have won if he had paid the same attention to detail, and organised his equipment, in the way Ivan did?

That might depend on whether Ove Fundin did the same!

 

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15 hours ago, The White Knight said:

I wonder how many World Championships Briggo would have won if he had paid the same attention to detail, and organised his equipment, in the way Ivan did?

 

15 hours ago, The White Knight said:

I wonder how many World Championships Briggo would have won if he had paid the same attention to detail, and organised his equipment, in the way Ivan did?

I dont know WK a great question   maybe i am wrong  but Briggs was pretty professional really fit as well physically.

stronger than most.Mauger was good really top class he  took the sport forward  but Briggs like you have said endless times was very unlucky and I believe he would  and should of won his fifth title in 72.

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