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Ryan Spencer  says:

Classics lost at sea

These WW2 military spec BSA M 20, Matchless G3L and Norton 16 Hs are rotting off the coast of Egypt near the popular resort of Sharm El Sheikh. They form part of the cargo of SS Thistlegorm, along with British army trucks and even a train, all lost when the ship sank in 1941. The Nortons, BSAs and Matchlesses were all...

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snev

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snev says:

its good to see these haven't been looted. respect to the 9 brave people who died all those years ago.

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stevieboy1962

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I've seen more rust on a Yamaha that's been used through a British winter ! they were made to last in those days

 

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

The tyres have stood up well. Very nice to see them in situ undisturbed.

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coliwobble

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coliwobble says:

They're in better nic than my GPZ!

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valiantboy

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valiantboy says:

Biking 'n' Diving

This is my favourite dive site in the world; where else do you get to mix scuba diving and motorbikes at the same time!! Interesting observation: much higher proportion of bikers among the scuba diving fraternity, often I find at least half the people on the dive boat also ride bikes.

 

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petergwilson

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petergwilson says:

Thistlegorm

I first dived this wreck back in the 90s when the railway engines were still on the deck.  It was absolutely amazing especially as a solo night dive (no flaming, I'm more than qualified to do that).  There are bedford lorries and bren gun carriers as well but it is the rows and rows of bikes that really stood out.   The government  are quite keen to keep this wreck as intact as possible and do imprison people caught nicking anything.  Maybe our government could take note.

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X2Glider

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X2Glider says:

More pics?

Does anyone know of a link to some more pics.  Fascinating stuff.

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petergwilson

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petergwilson says:

More piccies

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ss+thistlegorm&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=o3I&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=KSJJTuvqOcaWhQe_vIHHBg&ved=0CDwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=893

 

Or just do a google search for SS Thistlegorm and click on the Images button.

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stevecase

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stevecase says:

WTF r u on about? an M20 worth £4000. If I gold plated my last shit would I get £4000 for that as well?

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LaughingGas

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LaughingGas says:

How long does it take for tyres to disintegrate

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