The demise of the British classic

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 13 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:153
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. University College London

    Old friends from medical school often greet me with “Hi Trish, how's the bike?”

    I had a Japanese motorcycle that worked and a British vintage classic that spent most of its time laid out on newspaper in my room. I was no great mechanic, but with British bikes you didn't need to be. You undid the nuts and bolts, blew hard through any hollow tubes, replaced worn parts with better ones from a breaker's yard, …

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