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November 28th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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Don't know if this has already been posted but I found it fascinating.



http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/brit...visionary-1993
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November 28th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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If you can, dig up a copy of Hanna's biography of the man. Well worth it.
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November 28th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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Don't know if this has already been posted but I found it fascinating.



http://www.nzonscree...-visionary-1993


That was great. All that ingenuity and he was taken by one of the more curable cancers. The Irony

Thanks Lil Red. Great stuff
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November 28th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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I have said it before, this man was an untapped rarity of a genius among geniuses. Sadly, taken way too soon.
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November 28th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #5
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I have said it before, this man was an untapped rarity of a genius among geniuses. Sadly, taken way too soon.


I have a blockmounted poster of the V1000 in my front room (Sadly, the pink and blue one, not the awesome black and yellow CR&S), I had a sit on one at PI (I think) and I hassled and hassled my local tech bookstore to get the above biography in. I'm a fan.



That said, like all geniuses, he had his blind spots, mainly the front end of the V1000, which under cold scrutiny didn't work as well as forks. But what's a genius without flaws and what's a Britten V1000 without it's CF girders?
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February 17th, 2013, 01:31 AM   #6
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http://youtu.be/m9N1gfLQ--k





Britten bike story full film 90 mins
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February 18th, 2013, 01:23 AM   #7
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Very cool documentary from the day... so positive about the future, so sad...
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February 25th, 2013, 03:03 AM   #8
 
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The wife's cousin is the one on the right. He was the mechanical engineering side of the Britten equation.











He brought the original Britten Aero-D-Zero prototype to Manfield Raceway to a BOTT event - it was his SD Darmah that was hacked around to make the ADZ. I also had a Darmah, but an SSD, so we wuz tight











We swapped - he on my Agostini Guzzi LMIII and me on his SD Darmah-powered weird winged thing...





Manfield can be god-awful windy and the dustbin faired Guzzi was a handful on the corner before the main straight, but the ADZ was a complete nightmare. I lasted two laps and handed it back.





Little did we know at the time... I would have ridden it all day with hindsight
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April 15th, 2016, 07:06 PM   #10
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Didn't the bike break down whilst leading a TT race too. The faulty part being a 50 pence resistor or something really annoying?
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