RENWICK WEDGE

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RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby kermit » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:24 am

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To all thomases ,john Renwick masterpiece of design and engineering has been reborn from the doldrums ,is alieve and well in frogland,and i'm please to say,NO BUMPS...TEER !My thanks to jonh for is patience, help,and understanding.here there is BRITISH flair for design and engineering excellence at its best.
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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby ianw » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:56 am

Herve, is that an ex Biland Herman Schmidt outfit behind number 72?

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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby kermit » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:28 pm

ianw wrote:Herve, is that an ex Biland Herman Schmidt outfit behind number 72?

pretty sure it was a schmdt ex biland?? was very busy that week end with konig,i will enquire for answer.regards,HERVE

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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby G JONES » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:48 pm

ianw wrote:Herve, is that an ex Biland Herman Schmidt outfit behind number 72?
Do you mean this bike Ian ?

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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby kermit » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:25 am

G JONES wrote:
ianw wrote:Herve, is that an ex Biland Herman Schmidt outfit behind number 72?
Do you mean this bike Ian ?

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this was a 2 outfits team,at gedinne.went very well .was 2 scmihdt,but do not know if ex biland.

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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby Fanch » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:09 am

Not exactly the same fairings


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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby duncan » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:40 am

Bob Levy, previous Oz champ, is building a replica of his Chesterfield Wedge he raced here in the 70's running a Z900.

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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby Fanch » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:26 pm

From Odile Piétu who organized the meeting where the above picture had been taken :

the Schmid chassis is owned by Michel Bouton who put a GS 750 inside the frame.
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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby tonybsa2008 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:23 pm

Hence no radiator in the wheelarch,is it ex Biland?Its my understanding that the one Biland raced,was cut up after Mac Hobsons crash.

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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby oldbelly » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:03 pm

No Tony. Ken Graham rebuilt the one Malcolm crashed and John Mulcahy bought it later off Ray Hamilton. I dont know what happened to it after then.

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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby ACER » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:09 pm

Geoff weeks after John was killed his sister told me two guys had bought it,giving her a cheque,but the cheque bounced and the outfit has never been seen since!!!!

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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby tonybsa2008 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:19 pm

So,it could still be out there then?I knew it had been rebuilt by Ken Graham,but I was led to believe it was then involved in a strange near miss,and was then cut up,obviously I was mistaken.

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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby Yangi » Mon May 12, 2014 9:48 pm

kermit wrote::P
To all thomases ,john Renwick masterpiece of design and engineering has been reborn from the doldrums ,is alieve and well in frogland,and i'm please to say,NO BUMPS...TEER !My thanks to jonh for is patience, help,and understanding.here there is BRITISH flair for design and engineering excellence at its best.



Back to Original POST about the Renwick :) People may know from previous Comments, I Love the Renwick Bikes riden by the Borrett Brothers in late 70's.. Please post more pictures Kermit!!! :0

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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

Unread postby kermit » Tue May 13, 2014 2:49 pm

we have now had the first good track session after resolving rotary disc issue, we went to LE LUC, small twisty track near DRAGUIGNAN,and even with carburation not to top,(we are missing 1500 rev in top,we were fastest on speed trap.we are running a 500 konig.now when i started building the bike,i started to talk to my driver,jean pierre SANCHEZ, how good the design of john was, and may be i was talking to nostalgia,having passengered on renwick in the seventies!!.well after resetting front geometry slightly ,in the third session JP started to push it in a serious fashion and putting it in situations to see if the kike would bite back. he came back with a grin hear to hear!! in the fourth, he started to slide and drift in left hander. my brother was passengering and he was grinning at the end.from JP mouth, it slide left/right no probs,no lifting in left hander,handling dead neutral, steering sharp,light and precise.no pain in shoulder /wrist. me i am reunited with what i consider the best ever design to see the light of day.THANK JOHN!!!FIRST RACE IN SPAIN 2 WEEKS TIME!!

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Re: RENWICK WEDGE

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