MARY BERRY'S GOREFEST
Back Street Heroes|September 2020
NOT EVERYONE HAS THE TALENT OR WHEREWITHAL TO BUILD THEIR VERY OWN CUSTOM BIKE. WHILST WE LOVE TO SEE HOME-BREWED BUILDS, HENCE THE ‘SHED-BUILT’ TAG WE RUN ON VARIOUS FEATURES, WE KNOW THAT SOME PEOPLE’LL NEVER BE IN THE POSITION TO DO THEIR OWN SPANNERING/ FABRICATING, WHETHER IT BE DUE TO CONSTRAINTS BROUGHT ON BY FINANCES, TIME, TALENT, OR SPACE... OR ALL FOUR.
DAVE MANNING

Mark ‘Paddy’ Parish was all too aware that he’d never get around to building his dream bike, so talked to a company who he’d bought a few parts from. They said they could build him just the machine that he wanted so he sold his bike, paid out a sizeable wad of folding, and waited for his new bike to be built. Various emails arrived to show him the progress, and a few trips to see the frame and other parts arrive gave hope but, after a few months, that hope started to fade away. More parts, and more bills, arrived, but the bike didn’t seem to be getting any closer to a complete and running motorcycle. Several thousand pounds later, Paddy got the idea that he’d never see the bike finished, so he paid the company a visit, viewed what was essentially little more than a pile of parts, and decided there and then that the sorry tale had to be brought to a halt. He took that pile of bits away before any more excuses could be made as to why he still hadn’t got a finished bike...

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