Relax you can stop blushing now!
A 'Tiddler' is a vintage bike 25 years or older and 250ccs and under.
This is my friend Jason on his vintage 1964, 2 stroke, 50cc, Suzuki N15. The bike is a family heirloom with a very rusty patina and it is showing it's 53 years, it needs a little TLC and moto-botox! Finally something a little rustier than me!
There is quite a story about this little bike, Jason's dad bought it new, he used to ride this little bike to university from Hope to Kelowna over Hope Princeton Highway 3. Remember this bike is only 50ccs! The Hope Princeton is a very twisty windy mountain highway with lots of sheer cliffs and drops, but the scenery is spectacular! If you aren't familiar with it, check out the link to google images
That is quite a daily commute for a 50cc bike! Can you just imagine the whine of the motor and probably more than a few nervous moments. I can picture Jason's dad as a young man riding this gnarly little Suzi over the might Hope Princeton.
Check out the roachy rusty patina on this bike. Jason is doing a partial restoration on the bike, but the rusty patina lends a certain charm. Probably the biggest restoration is going to be the seat being recovered and possibly a few of the parts rechromed, but the paint is going to stay as it is at this point. It is a cool looking little thing. Jason is happily riding around and plans to hand it down to his kids when he is done, who know maybe they will decide to restore it a little more. The last time this bike was insured and on the road was in 1969! All I can say is keep on running old lady you aren't looking too bad for 53 considering what she has been through!