Building a new Bantam Pre-65 (Start) by Rob Sloggett

Started on March 09, 2018 at 7:00 PM

It came from a simple idea. I am turning 50 this year and I was planning to maybe treating myself to a newish Vertigo or Scorpa. But hang on, I'm in a Classic Trials Club! Observing on the Aqueduct 2018 Kia opening round sealed it. "Come on stupid, what are you doing looking at newish monoshocks. Pre 65's is the way forward isn't it" ?

So the decision was made. Sell the TY Mono and the Evo, use a bit of savings to start the build and parallel to that restore the Bultaco. The plan being at the end of 2018 I should have a Pre 65 as my regular ride and the Bultaco as the occasional ride / back up bike. The article is built in stages and you can use the links below to follow its progress as they develop. I hope you enjoy reading this and if you want to get in touch to discuss, please feel free to drop me an email.

How we got here, building the budget and networking!





Putting it all together

First run

Powder coat and re-assemble

Budget Tracker

Baseline Budget = £3460

Current Projected Spend = £3428 (-£32)

Actual Spend To Date = £1822

Target Date to Complete = Dec 2018