Consumed with passion…

Consumed with passion…

By now, you’ll know that we specialise in café racer, scrambler, streetfighter and brat bike parts, along with some kit for adventure and Enduro bikes, but here’s the thing…Motorbikes are like beer; you can’t just have one, and so because a lot of our customers have more than one bike, we cater for the commuter market. By this, I’m talking about someone’s main bike that’s ridden the most, that requires common-or-garden indicatorstaillightsgrips and mirrors in which to function and be safe. If you look carefully through our website, you’ll see our choices. I say “carefully”, because we’ve got circa 1,200 products for sale (believe it, or not) and it takes time to go through it. This time, however, is well spent, as you’ll not otherwise know the depth of product that we offer without talking a good look.

So, I was riding through London town today (a rarity in itself) and I can’t help but get very annoyed at the amount of scooterists riding with one, or indeed both legs out. This is extremely sloppy, let-alone stupid. Moreso, I don’t know what it’s supposed to do; are they going to motocross it round the bend if the back-end gives way? Can they all slide a bike around a corner like a speedway star? Is it more comfortable? “No” to answer all these questions. However, what’s even worse is that, should their foot grip the ground and yank their leg through sideways movement, they’ll badly damage their pelvis and now’s a properly bad time to be in hospital for some months, especially in traction. Even at low speed, it’s a token bad idea and they need proper training.

When I learnt how to ride, I wasn’t allowed out on the road until I could ride a tight area with 4 corners set out in cones, that I had to pass through without touching any of them, as well as do a perfect figure of eight. OK, that was in the ‘80s and I get that it’s changed, but only for the worse (sic).

In other news...stock coming through is still a bit intermittent because of the usual virus and Brexit reasons, but it’s reasonable at the moment. Don’t forget that if you don’t see something on our website, it’s always worth checking our Amazon store, in case it’s there, or at the very least, calling/emailing us to see when it’s into stock.

That’s all for now folks,

Roy

15th Apr 2021 Roy @ Alchemy Parts Ltd

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