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Bantam John
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October 21, 2021 - 11:53 pm
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I have heard today that Bantam John may have sold up, Can anyone confirm if this is correct? 

Lone Wolf
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October 22, 2021 - 7:55 pm
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I've not heard anything, but I wouldn't be surprised if he has.

I know he's not been too well lately.


Lancashire (A chip shop somewhere near Preston)
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October 22, 2021 - 11:57 pm
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I have heard nothing but I wish him well and a speedy recovery. I have known John for many years and have always got on well with him and if you want genuine NOS parts then if he does not have them ....possibly nobody will !!

I would also think that if his huge inventory of parts came on the market it would generate a lot of interest and scuttlebutt. Nothing heard on my circles unless some large concern ( like Draganfly) has made him an offer for it all. 

Bryan Price
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Anyone here heard anything more about this? I was contacted yesterday by a Club member who had tried John Phelan's phone number as given in an old advert - but he got no reply. The same member also pointed out that he hadn't seen any adverts for either Bantam John or Sheffield British Motorcycles (his new trading name) for some time. I've just done a quick flick-through of the recent OBM and true enuff, i couldn't find an advert. Any local Yorks members know anything about this? (I believe they call it 'owt?'). 


D1 Plunger, D3 Swing Arm, D14/4 . Also e-mail me: membership@bsabantamclub.org.uk

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November 8, 2021 - 11:25 am
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Just read this on bsawd m20 website, he  has P.S.P and is going down hill fast

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Nasty. I send my condolence to him and anyone close to him.

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